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Lab Technician

Company: Evonik Industries
Location: Selma
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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Conducts thorough analyses and evaluates a variety of lab procedures, tests, and assays. Provides analytical results to production for various chemical processes. Assists Quality Control Management team in projects, studies, evaluations, and improvements to the department. Contributes to training procedure for new employees in accordance with the standard operating procedures. Carries out cleaning, maintenance, and minor repair work as necessary. Works a twelve-hour rotating day shift and is assigned designated relief for PTO coverage.


  • Analyze routine samples from production and warehouse a safe manner adhering to all safety guidelines.
  • Interpret and evaluate all results before reporting to production.
  • Analyze incoming raw materials before use by production.
  • Perform routine maintenance on laboratory instrumentation.
  • Start up and shutdown instrumentation for routine and emergency situations.
  • Validate and calibrate instrumentation using references and standards.
  • Troubleshoot problems using Plan-Do-Check-Act methodology together with co-workers, technical and/or supervisory personnel to resolve conditions affecting safety, efficiency, and product quality.
  • Perform data entry into Excel spreadsheets and the SAP system.
  • Review and follow written SOPs while assisting in maintaining all ISO documentation, including notating necessary changes, editing, and notifying management.
  • Maintain storeroom supplies including proper min and max levels.
  • Make specified operating adjustments on equipment.
  • Make repeated trips through the entire lab area to visually inspect instrumentation for leaks and hazards and to record instrument readings, process conditions, and other operating data on CLIs.
  • Maintain quality records such as reference sheets, checklists, e-logbook, etc.
  • Assist external personnel in lab area (i.e., Airgas and other vendors)
  • Assistance includes pulling, pushing, lifting, carrying parts, equipment, and tools. Use appropriate tools to properly open, close, remove and secure items.
  • Perform TPM tagging, Lock-out, Tag-out operations when preparing equipment for maintenance and return to service.
  • In event of malfunction and/or escape of toxic materials, immediately alert ESH engineer and lab supervisor.
  • Perform Job Tasks as outlined in Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Respond to emergency situations as defined in emergency action plan.
  • Perform duties as assigned to include loading/unloading and moving materials within or near the lab.
  • Perform routine/non-routine housekeeping jobs to keep work area clean and safe.
  • Write and/or review job task breakdowns and standard operating procedures.
  • Act as area owner, complete CLIs and perform monthly audits as part of the CX TPM program.
  • Participate in BBS program including, but not limited to safety observations and toolbox meetings.

    • Meet regulatory requirements assigned to this position including ADEM, OSHA, and DOT regulations.
    • Continue to learn and abide by requirements of ISO9001/RC14001/ISO50001 - Learn and master the SAP system and any associated LIMS
    • Become familiar with all product lines and analytical requirements, including learning, and mastering all aspects of instrumentation and methodology in wet and instrument labs.
    • Place emphasis on safety, environmental, quality and productivity.
    • Continuously improve laboratory processes through application of Lean Manufacturing Principles, making practical recommendations on the quality requirements of the Quality Control Department.

      • This position reports administratively and functionally to the CX Laboratory Supervisor. This position will provide support to the Quality Control Lab Manager, Quality Control Coordinator, and other plant personnel. Communication and Technical/Mechanical ability play a key role in fulfilling the requirements for the position.
      • BS degree in a science related field is required. Previous experience in a laboratory environment is desired but not required.
      • Membership on Site Emergency Response Team is optional.
      • Use of electronic calculator, personal computer, MS Office, two-way radio, explosion meter, telephone, personal HCN detector, forklift, pallet jack, chocks, hand tools, chemical suit, fire retardant suit, self-contained breathing apparatus, ladder, pH meter, chain pulley, drum dolly, breathing air equipment may be required.
      • Detailed knowledge will be required concerning the equipment and laboratory processes including the operation of various analytical instrumentation, such as GC, GCMS, FTIR, NIR, viscometers and titrators preferred.
      • Decision making authority encompasses the full range of requirements to ensure continued protection of personnel safety, health, and the environment. The incumbent interfaces with the Safety, Environmental, Production, Logistics, Purchasing, and Maintenance Departments.
      • Functional support and guidance are provided by the Lab Supervisor and other members of CX QC Management.
      • Sources of information are various plant and company manuals, instrument manuals and other technical resource material.
      • This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).

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Keywords: Evonik Industries, Montgomery , Lab Technician, Professions , Selma, Alabama

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