• Lab Technician

    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/17/2019 7:46 AM)
    City
    Houston
    State/Province
    Texas
  • Overview:

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    Celanese is a Fortune 500 global chemical innovation company that engineers and manufactures chemicals used in products essential to everyday living. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, we employ over 7,700 dedicated people working between 43 facilities across 18 countries. We are committed to employee growth and creating shareholder value to ensure continued opportunities make a difference. Our company focuses on the safety of its employees, provides competitive compensation (including benefits starting day 1), and emphasizes giving back to the community. For more information about Celanese and our products please visit www.celanese.com

     

    As a Lab Technician you will:

    • Assist in design and construction of R&D testing units including laboratory and pilot scale reactors and distillation columns. Select, install, and calibrate lab and pilot scale instruments and equipment.
    • Perform hands-on laboratory experiments to accomplish project goals: monitor process variables and make adjustments to maintain experimental parameters, collect samples, monitor and evaluate analytical data, assist with data analysis and written reports for internal presentation.
    • Maintain clear communication with all stakeholders regarding progress of experiments, experimental results, and issues with unit/facilities.
    • Safe operation and maintenance of lab units and equipment. Be aware of and maintain compliance with periodic unit maintenance, functional, and safety documentation requirements.
    • Participate in site safety program, contribute to developing safe operating procedures for new and existing equipment, participate in pre start-up safety reviews, demonstrate good laboratory practices and abide by lab procedures

    Responsibilities:

    • Experience in design and construction of lab and pilot testing units, i.e., reactors and distillation columns, including instrumentation; knowledge and skill handling and working with glass equipment
    • Extensive hands-on experience and high attention to detail in operation and maintenance of laboratory and pilot-scale testing units
    • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Strong technical skills and ability to quickly learn chemical processes and technology
    • Ability to multi-task, manage time effectively, organize work, and meet deadlines.
    • Good mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting/root cause analysis skills
    • General foundation in chemistry nomenclature and safe handling of chemicals
    • Maintain good housekeeping practices to ensure high quality and compliance with Environmental, Health and Safety practices and policies.
    • Although not the norm for this position, must be able to work overtime when required (including evenings and weekends).

    Qualifications:

     

    • 8+ years of experience in a chemical or petrochemical laboratory, pilot plant or semi-works facility.
    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • Chemical Process Technology program or training desirable.  Coursework in chemistry desirable.
    • Knowledge of Thermo Scientific software packages such as Atlas, Chromeleon and Sample Manager (LIMS).
    • Computer software skills including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
    • Experience with operating process control software (i.e., LabView)
    • Ability to read technical drawings (P&ID's)
    • Knowledge of basic analytical methods and strong desire to learn new ones
    • Ability to conduct routine analytical tests using gas chromatography, titrators, etc.
    • Ability to develop specifications for instruments and equipment per project needs, identify suitable vendors, and obtain quotes for suitable products
    • Capable of independent work as well as the ability to work well with others
    • Ability to work in an environment where priorities may change quickly

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