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Lab Technician

Location: 

Columbus, GA, US, 31907-9477

Pay Grade: LAB 

Applicants must satisfy job qualifications including work authorization, residence and/or language skills for the country in which the job is located unless Company-sponsorship is specifically stated as available.  

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Laboratory Technician to work in our Columbus Manufacturing facility in Columbus, GA, reporting to the QA Manager. This position will perform routine analysis and approval of incoming raw materials, in-process production samples, and final product. The candidate will also provide close production support to help ensure batch quality.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Independently perform chemical and physical analyses and tests on incoming raw materials, in-process batch samples, and final product samples.
  • Using established procedures and analytical results, provide close process support to operations, including batch adjustments and quality assessments, escalating issues to management as needed.
  • Maintain effective shift documentation of reactor and batch status, plant issues and safety concerns, and provide effective shift relief with the QA team
  • Provide accurate and appropriate documentation of results, equipment maintenance, and calibration in laboratory logbooks, spreadsheets, SAP-QM, etc.  Execute batch approvals in SAP for Certificates of Analysis.
  • Perform routine maintenance and upkeep tasks for the lab areas, such as:  solution preparation/ standardization, laboratory waste disposal, maintenance of retain samples, chemical inventory. and general lab housekeeping
  • Troubleshoot analyses and equipment, communicate findings to supervision, contacts and work with outside sources to correct. Actively participate in safety/waste programs, adhere to safety policies & standards, attend monthly safety meetings, and attend shift meetings. Participate in departmental and continuous process improvement workgroups; contribute ideas and suggestions for improving department infrastructure and work processes
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as requested.                     

Associated Working Conditions

  • Working environment: Controlled environment 
  • Typical Hours of work: 7:00 am – 7:30 pm, 7:00 pm – 7:30 am; 12 hour shift with rotation each time scheduled to report.  The current opportunity is to fill openings on the 7:00 pm – 7:30 am. shift.
  • Travel: Occasional travel required for meetings, training, etc.      
  • Workspace: Works primarily within QA lab with occasional tasks to be performed in plant areas.                                    

Qualifications/Education

  • 1-3 Years Lab Experience Preferred
  • Bachelors Degree in Chemistry/Biology preferred

Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.

 

We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

 

 

 

 

Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for 88 years. Today, Stepan is a $2 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,200 employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
  5. Value Driven Culture

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