Chemical Technician

HP - Corvallis, OR 97330+1 location

Job details Job Type Full-time Full Job Description

This is a hybrid position working with Production/R & D fluid builds. With a team of Chemists, Engineers and other Technicians on larger scale production and R& D fluid formulations.

Applies developed knowledge of the job skills, company policies and procedures to complete a wide variety of difficult assignments/tasks. Thorough understanding of the general/technical aspects of the job. Works on assignments that are moderately complex in nature and require ordinary problem resolution and independent judgment. Works under limited supervision and normally receives no instruction on routine work and general instructions given for new assignments.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Typically a First Level University Degree in Natural Sciences and/or 0-4 years experience operating Analytical equipment.
  • May include highly experienced individuals performing entry-level Analytical equivalent work who are non-degreed or degreed in a related field.
  • Strong theoretical knowledge/experience of chemical concepts and principles acquired through education, prior work experience or on-the-job training.
  • Experienced and ability to independently use common laboratory equipment in the preparation of chemical mixtures and analysis of materials.
  • Knowledge of theory and operating principles of several analytical instruments.
  • Has experience in independently operating analytical instruments.
  • Technical knowledge and experience of good laboratory practices and safety rules.

Knowledge and Skills Desired:

  • Thorough knowledge of routine chemical laboratory procedures, equipment, chemical nomenclature.
  • Working with large fluid containers using a pallet jack/forklift. (some lifting of containers required)
  • Working knowledge of the theory and operation of simple analytical testing (pH, conductivity, viscosity, etc.) and/or routine chemical formulation procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of the theory and operation of more complex analytical instrumentation (particle size, contact angle, etc.).
  • Basic knowledge of general chemistry and/or materials analysis theory.
  • Ability to operate basic instruments in a non- routine fashion including set up, calibration, maintenance, trouble shooting (pH, UV-VIS, balances).
  • Ability to perform basic, non- standard lab practices (filtration etc.).
  • Ability to set up experiments Ability to properly use a lab notebook.
  • Ability to perform non routine work following clear directions.
  • Ability to conduct simple experiments.
  • Ability to discuss simple theoretical concepts.
  • Ability to perform chemical formulations.
  • Ability to understand and interpret the periodic table.
  • Ability to use and understand IUPAC chemical nomenclature.
  • Ability to understand and apply chemical stoichiometry.

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