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Laboratory Technician Specialist

Date: Oct 15, 2021

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 19452 

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 a Laboratory Technician Specialist reporting to the lab Chemist / Engineer at our Columbia, MD R&D facility! This position supports laboratory work for polyolefin catalyst development. This is a 40-hour week schedule with 10 hour days including possible night and weekend overtime coverage. 


  • 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, synthesize lab-scale polyolefin catalyst samples and perform basic chemical and physical catalyst characterization
  • Support polymerization evaluations and perform basic polymer characterization on the materials generated during polymerization testing.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot issues with lab-scale synthesis and polymerization reactors, gloveboxes, 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


  • Analytical instrumentation
  • 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


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

Preferred Qualifications


  • Background in air-sensitive chemical manipulation preferred
  • Experience with reactive materials is considered a plus


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Nearest Major Market: Baltimore