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Lab Technician

Company: Verdant Specialty Solutions, Inc.
Location: Odessa
Posted on: March 28, 2024

Job Description:

About Verdant Specialty Solutions

Verdant Specialty Solutions is a global specialty chemical company. Its customers include world-leading personal care and home care brands, energy solutions providers, and industrial companies. Verdant's vision is to be the go-to provider of batch specialty surfactant-based chemistry for applications in the consumer and industrial markets. Based in Houston, the company has nine locations in the US and Europe. Verdant's international team of 280 employees are committed to safety, quality, and supply reliability.

Why Join Verdant?

Opportunities for growth Verdant is a fast-growing company that has the spirit of a small business. The company was formed in May 2021, so every employee plays an important role in culture and performance. It offers a dynamic 'start up' atmosphere with opportunities for professional growth.

Committed to safety Despite having the spirit of a small business, Verdant rivals' larger companies in its commitment to safety. Verdant prides itself on industry-leading environmental, safety, health and quality standards. At Verdant, there is no priority higher than safety.

About the position Lab technicians are responsible for performing routine and non-routine lab tests on raw or bulk liquid materials, in process goods and finished products to ensure conformance with established specifications.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain current, detailed knowledge and understanding of lab testing protocol -Perform routine and non-routine lab tests per customer product requirements.
  • Perform routine lab tests on waste.
  • Analyze lab tests and evaluate results for consistency.
  • Maintain communication with Production and Process Support on all materials and/or products exiting the facility.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance/calibrations on lab equipment.
  • Perform daily testing of instrument controls and report, troubleshoot and correct equipment.
  • Monitor lab equipment to ensure proper operation and report, troubleshoot and correct any abnormal situations.
  • Responsible for maintaining lab testing documentation and data entry in various databases and customer systems.
  • Assist in analyzing special projects/pilots and other requests, as needed.
  • Prepare and assist with audit documentation.
  • Participate in quarterly round robin for performance analytics.
  • Responsible for packing and shipping materials and samples as requested in compliance with all regulations.
  • Provide basic lab analysis training to Unit Operators.
  • Maintain familiarity of safe handling, regulatory compliance, and emergency response for products in responsible area
  • Observe and adhere to all safety policies and procedures and participate in plant safety processes.
  • Clean and prepare equipment as required for maintenance.
  • Maintain good housekeeping in assigned area and elsewhere, as required.
  • May be required to perform other duties, as assigned.

    Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or some college chemistry courses
    • Three (3) to five (5) years of work experience in a chemical plant environment
    • DOT and IATA Certification a plus.
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Mechanical aptitude and good mathematical skills.
    • Good communications skills with the ability to deal tactfully with all levels of employees within the Company, vendors and/or customers.
    • Good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize projects and multi-task.
    • Detail oriented and be able to meet deadlines.
    • Must be able to work in a team environment as well as function independently.
    • Must be able to work a 12-hour rotating shift (DuPont schedule and work overtime as required (including weekends and holidays)
      Benefits

      • Competitive and comprehensive health, dental and vision benefits.
      • Competitive 401k match
      • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
      • Health Savings Account with employer contribution and yearly roll over (cannot be combined with FSA)
      • Health advocacy and services
      • Company paid life insurance
      • Company paid short term disability insurance
      • Paid Vacation and Holidays
      • Employee Assistance Program
      • Other company paid programs including identity theft resolution, travel assistance, will preparation, discounts on gym membership and equipment, massage therapy, nutrition programs and smoking cessation.

        EOE AA M/F/Vets/Disabledhttp://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

Keywords: Verdant Specialty Solutions, Inc., Odessa , Lab Technician, Professions , Odessa, Texas

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