Chemical Technical Professional
Baton Rouge, LA 
Posted 25 days ago
Job Description

Are you inspired by "what's next"? So are we.

When you join the Albemarle team, you contribute to a better tomorrow. You will play a role in powering many of the world's largest and most critical industries, from energy and communications to transportation and electronics. We are putting innovation to work to improve people's lives and we want YOU to be a part of it.

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct lab experiments.
  • Maintain excellence in safety, health and environment practices.
  • Apply research acumen to independently draft experimental plans and execute to conclusions.
  • Contribute intellectually to project technical strategy, analyze experimental ideas from others, and identify opportunities for improvement in the proposed lab studies.
  • Able to safely operate, diagnose problems, and perform preventative maintenance on a wide variety of plastic processing equipment and analytical testing instruments.
  • Analyze samples with accuracy and precision, detect errors, appropriately document results, and author and follow SOP methods for lab experiments.
  • Assist in the scheduling of lab work for yourself and other team members.
  • Train and mentor less experienced colleagues.

Physical Requirements

  • Demonstrate safe work practices and philosophy. Proactively identify opportunities to improve operations, repetitive tasks, ergonomics and housekeeping.
  • Independent and has ability to work alone without supervision. Follow tasks to completion including good housekeeping practices.
  • Demonstrated capability to work in a highly collaborative team environment.
  • Able to clearly and concisely communicate experimental results and conclusions.
  • Able to wear required PPE, lift up to 50 lbs (once/shift) with necessary assistance, and stand/walk for long periods of time
  • Standing for ~6 hours/shift
  • Required to be able to climb a 6' ladder, to safely navigate stairwells using handrails at all times
  • Safely operate hand tools, power tools, and compressed gas cylinders
  • Feel confident to operate large machinery, such as extruders, injection molding machines, Brabender mixing bowls, and fork lifts (with specialized training).
  • Operate very hot process equipment while using the appropriate engineering controls and PPE.
  • Willing to work nights, weekends, and/or overtime if necessary

Education And Experience Requirements

  • Associates or higher degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) field is desired.
  • Experience conducting lab work is required.
  • Extrusion, compounding, injection molding and plastics testing experience is desired.
  • Experience in the manufacturing and testing of wire and cable is desired.
  • Experience in the preparation and testing of printed circuit boards is desired.
  • Experience using SAP, Microsoft Office, Teams, and LIMS software is desired.
  • Strong strategic thinking and analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to balance individual and team responsibilities.
  • Highly organized and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Chemicals And Equipment To Work With

  • Polymers and resins
  • Additives for plastics including fire retardants
  • Brominated materials
  • Organic solvents (for example acetone or xylenes)
  • Mixing and handling of powders
  • Work in labs adjacent to other chemical hazards including bromine and organic solvents
  • Hot resins and/or flaming test bars
  • Equipment that gives off high radiant heat
  • Rotating equipment and/or injection molding machines
  • Compressed gas cylinders and cryogenic materials such as liquid nitrogen

Process Development Center, Baton Rouge, LA

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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