Chemist-Lab Tech

Pasadena, TX

Posted: 06/21/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 188.24SK Pay Rate: up to $34/hour Remote: On-Site Experience: 1 - 2 years

Job Description

Are you an experienced Lab Technician who's looking for something less routine? 

Are you adept at handling delicate distillation apparatus, and doing GC analysis?

This is an entry level role for a new graduate with a BS level Organic chemist, or an experienced 2 plus years lab technician and will report to a Sr Chemist in an R&D environment.

The R&D Technician/Chemist analyzes samples, maintains laboratory facilities/equipment, and conducts laboratory experiments to test separations (primarily distillation) and reactions for internal and external customers. In addition, the R&D technician records data, contributes to laboratory safety/housekeeping, and assists in the preparation of reports and presentations. For the right candidate, this position has the potential to grow in scope and responsibilities.

1. Practices good laboratory hygiene and housekeeping, including inventory management and documentation.
2. Works safely and proactively helps the R&D team maintain a safe working environment.
3. Collaborates extensively with the laboratory supervisor for distillation/reaction start-up and operation.
4. Supports R&D other Chemists in the laboratory by conducting accurate analytical testing of feedstocks, intermediates, and finished products. Engages with QA/QC personnel if specific or non-routine analyses are needed.
5. Performs routine maintenance on laboratory equipment such as: GCs, titrators, vacuum pumps, liquid pumps, combustion analyzers, flash point, boiling point range, and thermal testing apparatus. Basic mechanical skills, competence with hand tools, and troubleshooting experience are highly desired.
6. Assembles, cleans, tests, and operates distillation columns to perform laboratory scale (approx. 0.5 to 4 kg) separations.
7. Assembles, cleans, tests, and laboratory scale reactors (approx. 0.5 to 2 kg) reactors.
8. Conducts corrosion experiments under given conditions to protect the mechanical integrity of the plant equipment.
9. Organizes, tabulates, and performs simple analyses of data from laboratory experiments.
10. Creates drafts of laboratory reports including all technical and analytical information.
11. Identifies opportunities for process improvements.

If you'd like to hear more about this position or other opportunities we have, contact Stephanie Kemp at

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Job Requirements

LOCAL to Pasadena TX- 

Ideal candidate is an experienced  lab tech with 2+ years or a BS Chemistry Fresh Grad with experience in some organic synthesis and handling delicate lab glassware, who enjoys tinkering with mechanical things.  GC analysis experience is also ideal.


Experience / Required Skills

  • A minimum of two years of hands-on laboratory experience, organic synthesis is preferred.
  • Basic knowledge and familiarity with distillations, glassware handling, and analytical chemistry to characterize organic compounds.
  • Excellent manual skills to properly operate, maintain, repair and troubleshoot delicate equipment.
  • Knowledge of routine wet chemical techniques and general laboratory practices
  • Working knowledge of gas chromatography.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Computer and writing (English) skills to accurately and succinctly summarize experimental observations for written reports.
  • Ability to follow detailed procedures and instructions with a high level of detail.
  • Ability to work effectively with intermittent supervision once trained.
  • Ability to generate reproducible lab test results that can be used with confidence for scale-up.
  • Good interpersonal skills, fostering cooperation and communication with R&D members and other Monument employees.


JO: 188.24SK


Meet Your Recruiter

Stephanie Kemp
Sr Market Recruiting Specialist

Senior Level Recruitment Professional with more than 19 years of experience in the recruitment and placement of Industrial Chemists and Scientists Nationwide from Entry level to Executive level. Resins, Adhesives, Coatings, Plastics, Lubricants, specialty chemicals, additives, inks, and more!!
I have been very successful bringing top valued talent to my clients, and providing expert level guidance to candidates in career searches.

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