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Geismar Quality Lab Technician

Geismar, LA 70734

Posted: 06/15/24 Employment Type: 12 Months Industry: Other Job Number: BASFJP00016120

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 Quality Lab Technician Description This position will work rotating, 12-hour shifts: (5am-5pm) and (5pm-5am) Every other weekend off Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday5am-5pm 5am-5pm 5pm-5am 5pm-5am 5pm-5amMonday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 5am-5pm 5am-5pm This position is responsible for quality assurance testing of in process samples, raw materials, intermediates, and finished goods within the scope of the Company Quality Policy. Using appropriate software to evaluate data based on internal and external specifications, support the continuous improvement of lab and plant processes through QA/QC activities and meet and/or exceed customer expectations.- Analyze raw materials, intermediate products, finished products and other chemical samples and evaluate suitability according to established specifications to ensure quality and availability of final product- Analyze samples, provide quality data and become an active member along with the Lab Supervisor and Production personnel to provide innovative ideas to improve lab and plant processes and demonstrate continuous improvement- Know, understand and use software tools such as Lotus Notes, LabWare, SAP, Microsoft Office Programs, etc. which enhance quality reporting- Ensure the suitability of laboratory equipment through proper operation, maintenance, calibration, verification and good quality control and assessment activities.- Generate quality data and significant statistical data to support plant personnel in their efforts to enhance process control, meet customer requirements and continuously improve our product quality characteristics.

Qualifications: The selected candidate must have the ability to work as part of a team, understand chemical and instrument measurement processes, be self-motivated, and willing to develop technical knowledge and understanding of the chemical and measurement processes involved in the their respective units. - Minimum 2-year Associate's degree in Chemistry or 2 year technical degree in analytical testing in Chemistry or related field is preferred, or at least 2 years? experience working in a chemical manufacturing laboratory environment.- Basic understanding of general chemistry- Basic understanding of theory, operation, calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting of laboratory instrumentation such as gas chromatographs, viscometers, spectrophotometers, pH meters, titrators, etc.- Basic understanding of the techniques of quality assurance and quality control- Basic understanding of math and statistics- Basic understanding of ISO/RCMS quality system requirements- Basic computer skills using software packages such as Microsoft Office, Power BI, SAP, Lotus Notes, etc.*****Perform analysis of raw materials, intermediates, and finished goods, in a timely manner, to verify conformance to or prescribe appropriate adjustment to product so they meet specifications that have been agreed upon by Company and their customers or suppliers. Associate must be willing to work in a team-oriented atmosphere. This includes learning all tasks and equipment associated with product testing, helping coordinate the flow of work within the team and with other departments, and helping team associates to meet changing work demands (i.e. go where the work is).

Skill and Education Requirements: Perform all tests on applicable products Analyze and record the test resultsEffectively communicate with operations Interpret and follow documented procedures and STI?sEffectively communicate results to the appropriate personnel Participate in safe work practices Perform equipment control plan to verify conformanceMaintain a clean working environmentPerform effectively in a team based environment Perform all required health and safety inspections at prescribed frequenciesComputer literate; scientific minded and detail orientedMust be willing to work nights, weekends, and occasional overtimeHigh School diploma Desired

Skills:Previous quality control experience including preferred2 years chemistry related , environment preferred

Physical Requirements: Occasional lifting, bending and twisting of various range and motion requiring physical exertion when handling materials, drums or equipment Ability to lift 30-50 poundsAbility to stand and walk in work environment majority of timeOccasional use of stairs required Occasional use of respiratory protection

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