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Technician, Lab Entry, LP/BC at Lyondell Chemical Company

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: La Porte, Texas





Job Description:
LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell ( www.lyondellbasell.com ) manufactures products at 55 sites in 17 countries. LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including; packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.
Basic Function
Laboratory Technicians provide accurate, reliable, and timely results from analytical and physical testing in order to support production units and ensure final products meet all quality requirements. The La Porte quality control laboratories consist of a polymers laboratory supporting polyethylene production and a chemicals laboratory supporting acetyls and olefins production.

Roles & Responsibilities
  • Accountable for personal safety, the safety of co-workers and promoting a safe work environment
  • Perform routine and non-routine sample analyses in accordance with test methods to ensure validity of sample results.
  • Understand targets on intermediate streams, product specifications on finished products, and the specific testing requirements for each.
  • Ensure all instruments are available and in statistical control, correcting or escalating issues as needed.
  • Understand LIMS application and workflow relative to testing jobs.
  • Work with Chemist & Supervisor on implementation of new technologies, including installation, calibration and validation of new test equipment or methods.
  • Document lab methods and processes by writing, reviewing and editing lab procedures.
  • Document, communicate, and archive analytical results.
  • Test quality control standards to ensure validity of sample results.
  • Troubleshoot and perform minor maintenance on laboratory instrumentation and equipment.


Min. Qualifications
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED equivalency
  • Must have one of the following:
    • Minimum of 4 years' experience performing either polymer testing or wet chemistry in a petrochemical manufacturing facility or related industrial experience.
    • A minimum of 12 completed credit hours of progressively more difficult college-level chemistry with associated laboratory coursework.
  • Must be willing and able to work 12 hour rotating shifts and provide overtime coverage.
  • Must be willing and able to work occasional plant call-outs.
  • Understand computer use in the QC laboratories, including computer-controlled instrumentation and LIMS used in QC operations.
  • Must be willing and able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Must be willing and able to work in environments that require frequent bending, reaching, and lifting.
  • Must be capable of climbing, lifting up to 50 pounds, and working from elevated platforms


Preferred Qualifications

Competencies
Builds effective teams:
Collaborates:
Cultivates innovation:
Customer focus:
Demonstrates courage:
Drives results:
Ensures accountability:
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity:

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell (www.lyondellbasell.com) manufactures products at 55 sites in 17 countries. LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including; packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.
Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.
LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicitedrésumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.
LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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