Chemical Analysis Technician
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Perform analysis of materials and components utilizing standard chemical/laboratory instrumentation for R&D, Product Development and Manufacturing activities. Work with partners to solve analytical requests and communicate results accordingly. Ensure adherence to good laboratory practices when required, in the areas of Laboratory Safety, Instrument Calibration, Instrument maintenance, Instrument troubleshooting and problem solving, Method Development, Laboratory Documentation Share Ownership Plan (SOP), Quality System Support (R&R). Continue to develop the capability of the current instrument set. Applies extensive knowledge of the job skills, company policies and procedures to complete complex, specialized assignments/tasks in creative and effective ways. Comprehensive understanding of the general/technical aspects of the job. Works on assignments that are complex in nature and require judgment, initiative, and technical/specialized knowledge to resolve problems and/or develop recommended solutions. Work is completed with minimal supervision and assignments may be completed without established procedures. May determine methods and procedures for new assignments. May provide guidance to other non-exempt employees.
Education and Experience Required:
- Typically a First Level University Degree in Natural Sciences with 4 - 6 years' experience operating Analytical equipment.
- May include highly experienced individuals performing senior equivalent work who are non-degreed or degreed in a related field.
- Comprehensive and advanced theoretical knowledge/experience of chemical concepts and principles acquired through education, prior work experience or on-the-job training.
- Comprehensive and advanced technical knowledge/experience in operating multiple types of modern analytical instruments.
- Recognized as an expert on one or more analytical instruments and analytical protocol.
- Take the lead in recommending, evaluating, and setting up of new analytical instrumentation.
- Experience in providing leadership to enhance and develop analytical methods and statistical analysis of data.
- Comprehensive technical knowledge and experience of good laboratory practices and safety rules.
- Experience in mentoring and training laboratory personnel.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
- Expert knowledge of routine chemical laboratory procedures, equipment, chemical nomenclature.
- Thorough knowledge of the theory and operation of simple analytical testing (pH, conductivity, viscosity, etc.) and/or routine chemical formulation procedures.
- Thorough knowledge of the theory and operation of more complex analytical instrumentation (particle size, contact angle, etc.).
- Thorough knowledge of general chemistry and/or materials analysis theory.
- Working knowledge of advanced analytical instrumentation theory and operation (chromatography, spectroscopy, etc.).
- Working knowledge of chemical synthesis techniques.
- Has thorough chemical and/or materials analysis knowledge to recommend testing procedures for technologies supported.
- Ability to operate advanced instruments in a non-routine fashion including set up, calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting (ICP/MS, GC/MS, LC/MS, etc.).
- Ability to perform advanced, non-standard lab practices (titration, purification, etc.).
- Ability to develop complex experimental/analytical methods.
- Ability to design experiments (DOE) and to perform chemical synthesis.
- Ability to perform data analysis and interpretation.
- Ability to make effective written and verbal presentations to multiple levels.
- Ability to develop instrument capability.
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