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Technician Specialist

Date: Dec 15, 2018

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 3099 

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 3,900 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

This position is for an experienced chemical technician to support laboratory work and polyolefin polymerization evaluations.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Foster a safety-centric culture, fully engaging in all aspects of corporate and work group specific safety initiatives
  • Under the direction of an R&D chemist, operate a lab-scale polyolefin polymerization reactor to evaluate catalyst performance
  • Perform basic polymer characterization on the materials generated in the polymerization evaluations.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot problems with the reactors, purification systems and downstream analysis equipment.
  • Compile, document, and manage data from experiments, generating concise and accurate data packages for the scientist in charge of the projects that the position supports
  • Perform laboratory housekeeping and procurement duties

Required Skills

Strong mechanical aptitude

Background in air-sensitive chemical manipulation preferred

Ability to work as a team with chemist and technician co-workers

Proficiency in office-based computer software (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

Effective interpersonal communication skills

Required Experience

Preferred 2 years of industrial experience in a chemical laboratory or manufacturing environment

Preferred Qualifications

B.S. in Chemistry or related science field, or equivalent industrial experience

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