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Lab Technician (1705051)- Huntsville, AL
We provid e a challenging and rewarding work environment with strong emphasis process safety, as well as safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.
Operates laboratory equipment and instruments such as centrifuge, agitators, rheometer, chemical balance scales, spectrometer, colorimeter, and other equipment
Generates data from a variety of laboratory techniques and analytic instrumentation, such as catalytic reactor systems, total surface area analyzers, thermographic, gravimetric analyzers and spectrometers
Adheres to company procedures and work instructions and industrial standards regarding sampling and testing techniques and proper handling and preparation of samples in support of company's environmental objectives
Participates in routine validation studies to replicate results and to verify results with industry or scientific literature standards
Prepares and tests routine raw materials used as ingredients in catalyst slurry production for such qualities as purity, stability, viscosity, density, chemical composition and concentration
Prepares and tests routine intermediate and final product samples for presence and content of elements or substances such as: hydrocarbons, organics, and impurities
Tests samples of manufactured products to verify conformity to specifications
Accesses data acquisition software and inputs test records and report results using a variety of computer software systems
Work environment/Physical demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.
The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear.
The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms.
The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The use of personal protection equipment is required including, safety glasses, safety shoes and gloves. Use of breathing respirator may be required.
May be required to work mandatory overtime and/or twelve hour shifts.
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