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Laboratory Technician Specialist

Date: Nov 18, 2021

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 19454 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description


Grace is hiring an entry-level Laboratory Technician Specialist at our site in Columbia, MD. The Technician will report to the R&D Lab Supervisor supporting warehouse, operations and polymer processing areas. This is a Monday through Friday, 8-hour day schedule. Responsibilities include:


  • Foster a safety-centric culture, fully engaging in all aspects of corporate and work group specific safety initiatives
  • Warehouse Operations
    • Receive incoming shipments and notify recipients
    • Operate a narrow aisle forklift and pallet jack to store, retrieve and move drums / samples for project work
    • Record and report sample locations for inventory purposes
  • Formulations
    • Prepare resin samples for extrusion by blending with solid and liquid additives
    • Repackage and distribute samples for analysis
  • Perform routine maintenance on laboratory and processing instrumentation and equipment
  • Demonstrate a culture of operational excellence and continuous improvement
  • Maintain good housekeeping in all work areas

Required Skills


  • Forklift certified or willingness to train
  • Required to stand, walk, sit, and climb or balance. Employee must regularly lift and move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and move 25 pounds, rarely lift and move up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work independently according to priorities with minimal daily supervision
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team with a dynamic group of co-workers
  • Familiarity with office-based computer software (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

Required Experience


  • High school diploma or equivalent with 2+ years relevant experience OR a two-year Associate or technical degree

Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience in a manufacturing or warehouse environment


Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore