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Lab Technician


USA - TX - Port Arthur - Oxbow Calcining LLC

Job Category: 


Education Level: 

Associate's Degree


Full Time

Job Description: 

Collects, prepares and analyzes samples representing raw materials, finished products and customer shipments, adhering to ASTM or accepted company procedures to ensure customer requirements are being maintained.

Essential Job Duties:
• Analyzes representative samples of raw materials, plant production and shipments using ASTM or accepted company procedures.
• Collects and prepares samples when necessary.
• Maintains work areas for a clean and safe work environment.
• Knows and follows plant and lab safety rules and guidelines and the chemical hygiene plan and support the loss control management program.
• Calibrates, maintains and performs preventive maintenance on laboratory instrumentation. Completes appropriate documentation and control charts.
• Monitors inventory and order supplies or parts with approval of lab supervisor.
• Prepares standards and monitors for the purpose of calibration of instruments and equipment.
• Responsible for proper use, storage and maintenance of analytical logs.
• Maintains statistical process control charting and monitoring.
• Maintains and organizes laboratory retain inventory for possible retesting and/or customer sample requests.
• Enters compiled data into laboratory database.
• Responsible for monitoring and reporting to laboratory supervisor non-conformances to customer or product specifications.
• Participates in special testing which may include researching methods, preparing samples, performing analyses, collecting data, troubleshooting, preparing reports.
• Implements ISO program requirements into daily activities.
• Supports management with special projects and workflow process improvements and other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Communicates clearly and concisely in a variety of communication settings and styles. Effectively tailors the message to the needs of the audience.
• Establishes goals and objectives which are specific, measurable, achievable and relevant.
• Lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner.

Education and Experience:
• Associate degree in a physical science required, Bachelor degree preferred.
• One year of industrial laboratory experience required

Physical Requirements:
• Typically stands for extended amount of time.
• As needed, lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 35 pounds.
• May be required to move about to coordinate work.
• Ability to communicate or exchange ideas by means of verbal or written word to impart information to clients or to the public and to convey detailed instructions to other workers.
• Work may require occasional weekend and/or 12 hour shift work.
• Must be able to travel as needed.
NOTE: This job description reflects the company’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Assigned tasks are subject to change at any time due to company discretion, job requirements, reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Oxbow Carbon LLC is an EOE/ADA employer

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