Lab Technician

Job Title: Lab Technician
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Houston, United States
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-11-04
Reference: BH-116952
Contact Name: Annalise Lemmons
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 07, 2019 17:36

Job Description

R&T Lab Technician

Essential Duties:
  • Train to work with minimal supervision, independently carrying out experiments to support the development of improved catalysts and catalytic ingredients.
  • Work productively in a group environment, exhibiting dependability when coordinating with team members.
  • Perform laboratory experiments such as synthesizing inorganic materials by precipitation, wet compounding, sol gel, and high-pressure techniques.
  • Analyze material properties via pH, viscosity, titration, and other methods.
  • Conduct trials such as milling, filtration, and ion exchange on pilot plant equipment.  Provide technical support for manufacturing trials as needed.
  • Offer chemistry input for evaluation of new opportunities.
  • Demonstrate meticulous work quality through attention to detail, completeness, accuracy, and timeliness.
  • Observe, document, analyze, and communicate results of work to others.
  • Adhere to data handling and sample submission procedures (LIMS and Excel-based).  Display keen time management ability by understanding priorities, anticipating problems, scheduling tasks effectively, and juggling multiple projects.
  • Commit to company's Health, Environmental, and Safety policies.
  • Bachelor of Science degree required; B.S. Chemistry preferred.
  • High degree of analytical and synthetic ability; attention to detail.
  • Mastery of chemical stoichiometry and dimensional analysis.
  • Proficient at using sensitive analytical instrumentation including calibration, operation, and routine maintenance.
  • Experience in rheology, particle size distribution, potentiometric titration and zeta potential measurements is a plus.
  • Adept at technical troubleshooting; uses logic to solve difficult problems.
  • Solid mechanical aptitude.
  • Motivated; shows competence and willingness to perform hands-on work
  • Strong skills in computer-based data manipulation, particularly MS Excel.

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