Chemical Technician Job Description

A chemical technician is a skilled professional who is responsible for the planning, carrying out, and completing chemical experiments.

A chemical technician is responsible for organizing and managing a chemical laboratory, testing and analyzing samples, completing reports and calculations, producing publications, and presenting chemical findings.

A chemical technician may also supervise and perform chemical quality control.

The salary for a Chemical Technician will vary depending on experience, educational qualifications, and the employer.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates that the median annual salary for a Chemical Technician was $59,930 in 2010.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Chemical Technician who can help us with our experiments. We need someone who is experienced in handling chemicals and knows how to use the equipment. The right candidate will be able to work independently and be able to take direction when needed. We're looking for someone who is reliable and can work well under pressure.

Chemical Technician Duties:

  • Stock, maintain, and make chemical and additive mixtures for specialized and high-performance products
  • Operate and maintain a range of lab equipment, including spectrometers, chromatographs, and liquid-chemistry equipment
  • Develop new chemical processes and compounds
  • Procure chemicals and raw materials from suppliers when needed
  • Assemble, test, and calibrate various products
  • Create reports and analyses as needed

Chemical Technician Responsibilities:

  • Perform preliminary analyses and safety studies for risks associated with chemical processes, such as storage, handling, and disposal of chemical products
  • Develop safety procedures for handling, storing, and disposing of chemicals and related equipment
  • Measure and document the performance of chemical process equipment, write operational procedures, and make recommendations
  • Communicate with safety personnel as well as vendors, customers, and other personnel
  • Train junior personnel on existing and new procedures
  • Use test equipment, such as sampling, weighing, and analytical instrumentation and methods
  • Use computer-aided drafting software to develop process diagrams and drawings
  • Understand, apply, and advise customers on EPA, OSHA, and other environmental regulations
  • Responsibly manage all aspects of the chemical process, including operating and maintaining chemical plant equipment, performing chemical process analysis and testing, preparing process flow charts, and producing process reports

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Technician or degree in a chemistry or closely related field
  • 2-5 years experience as a chemical technician or in related area
  • Knowledge of laboratory procedures and equipment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines

At [Company Name], we value diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. We believe that a diversity of voices leads to better decision-making and drives innovation. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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