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R&D Laboratory Technician

Company: Chemours
Location: Newark
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

As we create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through chemistry, we invite you tojoin our team to harness the power of chemistry to shape markets, redefine industries and improve lives for billions of people around the world.


From the frontline to the back office, every Chemours employee is part of something bigger than themselves as together we work to create a better world through the power of our chemistry.

Chemours is a $6.3 billion company with a portfolio of products and processes that enable technologies and products that people use every day in their lives. From cellular phones to lower emission vehicles, to 5G communications and clean energy from hydrogen, we're collaborating with customers to make these innovations more capable. Simply said, we use our chemistry to change lives, shape markets, and redefine industries-one improvement at a time.

Chemours is seeking an R&D Laboratory Technician to join our growing Operations team! This position will report directly to the R&D Staff Supervisor at our Newark, DE location.

The technician position will be shift work with either of the following schedules:

  • Twelve hour rotating shift available in a chemical process area that operates 4 days per week, 24 hours per day. This position you will have all CHEMOURS holidays off.
  • Twelve hour rotating shift available in a chemical process area that operates 7 days per week, 24 hours per day. This includes all CHEMOURS holidays.
  • Day work only. This position includes all CHEMOURS holidays.

    With guidance from supervision, assists technical personnel in general laboratory operations and routine laboratory or information handling tasks in support of scientific research at varying scales and levels of complexity.

    The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Lab and pilot scale operation of high hazard chemical processes at the 100 mL to 200 gal scale, including polymerizations, batch and continuous reactions, distillations
    • Handling and manipulation of chemicals: compressed gas cylinders, 55 gal drums, half ton cylinders, tube trailers.
    • Management and safe execution of lab work of wet chemistry experiments using corrosive, toxic, and flammable chemicals.
    • Monitor and adjust chemical processes using automated control systems to successfully complete batch and continuous chemical synthesis.
    • Documenting and auditing specific operating, safety, and environmental requirements.
    • Troubleshoot reaction, mechanical process, controls, or laboratory issues.

      The following is required for this role:
      • Minimum High School Diploma
      • Chemistry: General, Inorganic, Organic
      • Basic Unit Operations: Distillation, Heat Exchange, Mixing, Reactions
      • Process Control & Instrumentation
      • Basic analytical familiarity
      • Basic skill for reading and understanding "Process and Instrument Drawing" (P&ID)
      • High safety awareness and standards
      • Read and understand complex Standard Operating Procedures
      • General computer skills: Word, Excel, data entry
      • Accurate record keeping.
      • Self-motivation, able to work independently to complete given tasks
      • Ability to multi-task and have good time management
      • Basic mechanical skills for using small hand tools
      • Ability to wear an air-line respirator and acid suit, work in close quarters, and climb ladders/steps Donned in full PPE
      • Ability to lift 45 lbs. and move drums/containers using correct ergonomic methods

        The Following is preferred for this role:
        • Associates degree or higher in chemical process operation or chemistry
        • 3+ years related industrial experience
        • Knowledge of process control and instrumentation concepts


          Competitive Compensation

          Comprehensive Benefits Packages

          401(k) Match

          Employee Stock Purchase Program

          Tuition Reimbursement

          Commuter Benefits

          Learning and Development Opportunities

          Strong Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives

          Company-paid Volunteer Days

          We're a different kind of chemistry company because we see our people as our biggest assets. Instead of focusing just on what our employees do each day, we look at how they do it-by taking a different approach to talent development, employee engagement, and culture. Our goal is to empower employees to be their best selves, at Chemours and in life. And we're proud to be Certified--- by Great Place to Work - .

          Learn more about Chemours and our culture by visiting

          Chemours is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. Jurisdictions may have additional grounds for non-discrimination, and we comply with all applicable laws.

          Chemours is an E-Verify employer

          Candidates must be able to perform all duties listed with or without accommodation

          Immigration sponsorship (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status) is not currently available for this position

          In our pursuit to be the greatest place to work, we know that a critical element to enhancing our employee experience is to assure we're operating with a solid foundation of trust. At Chemours, this means being transparent about how we pay our employees for the work that they do.

          Pay Range (in local currency):
          $28.00 - $43.75

          Chemours Level:

          Annual Bonus Target:

          The pay range and incentives listed above is a general guideline based on the primary location of this job only andnot a guarantee oftotal compensation. Factorsconsidered in extending a compensation offer include (but are notlimitedto) responsibilities of the job,experience, knowledge, skills,and abilities, as wellas internal equity, andalignment with marketdata. The incentive pay is dependent on business results and individual performance and subject to the terms and conditions of the specific plans.

          At Chemours, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future. If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, join Chemours and discover what it means when we say "We Are Living Chemistry."

Keywords: Chemours, Newark , R&D Laboratory Technician, Engineering , Newark, Delaware

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