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Lab Technician at Careerbuilder in Port Neches, Texas

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

Job Description:

We are currently looking for a dynamic individual with proven capability to work as a Lab Technician. "This position will support Indorama Ventures Olefins and Oxides Businesses in Port Neches, Texas."

As a Lab Technician, you will be responsible for completing and recording a variety of Laboratory based analytical tests. Our Lab Technicians perform process tests, finished product testing, and specialized sample testing for applications such as water quality and contaminant identification. Strict testing procedures are required to assure repeatability and reproducibility of testing results. Stringent health and safety procedures are involved for technicians who may find themselves exposed to hazardous chemicals, dust, and fumes. Correct recording and sharing of testing results is a critical aspect of the job.

What will be expected from you

Safety and Environmental Issues (10%)
  • Comply with all applicable government regulations for safety and environmental issues.
  • Perform regular walk-arounds of assigned areas to ensure good housekeeping, safety equipment/procedure compliance, safety hazard recognition, etc.. Maintains a sanitary contaminate free work area which includes cleaning work surfaces, washing, sterilizing and distributing clean glassware as needed.
  • Report safety & environmental issues so they may be addressed.
  • Support the Health and Safety Walk Around Committee and other Safety Processes.
  • Attend safety meetings and safety training sessions as required.
  • Respond to emergency situations as required. May be required to be a member of the Plant Fire Brigade.

Sample Analysis / Laboratory Instrumentation (60%)
  • Monitor laboratory instrumentation and ensure performance is within desired ranges by performing calibrations, running SQC samples, etc.. Lab techs must be proficient in using the laboratory instrumentation and some complex lab machinery and computer programs necessary to conduct required tests. Lab techs must check the instruments for calibration, recognized the beginning of malfunctions and be able to make adjustments as necessary.
  • Perform required sample analyses and record results as required. Perform special analyses as required by unit supervision and report results.
  • Review laboratory analyses for accuracy of data. Investigate discrepancies or inconsistent results. Notify operations personnel of suspected or know quality issues.
  • Ensure products to be loaded meet required shipping specifications and communicate results in a timely manner.
  • Make required rounds to ensure proper instrument operation and to perform required visual and olfactory inspections. Complete all quality records/compliance documents properly. If tank or other inventory rounds are made, make sure data is accurate including level and other required information.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the equipment, instruments and testing procedures in all areas of qualification.
  • Help train other lab technicians as required.

Maintenance (10%)
  • Handle all maintenance items in assigned area including equipment/instrument safing and writing and issuing work permits. Sign and issue permits as necessary (i.e. Start Work, Hot Work and Confined Space Entry Permits).
  • Complete equipment/instrument checklists each shift or as often as required. Monitor and maintain instruments as required to ensure proper operation.
  • Maintain good housekeeping in all assigned areas including break room.

Personal Development (5%)
  • Attend necessary training on process and procedures.
  • Attend required EH&S and other mandatory training.
  • Communicate additional training needs/issues to unit supervision.
  • Updates job knowledge by cross-training and completing special assignments as required.

Continuous Improvement (5%)
  • Identify problem areas within the lab. Examine and evaluate data, identify corrective steps and validate conclusions with trained chemists.
  • Communicate suggestions to unit supervision, chemists or other appropriate means of communication.
  • Help identify inefficiencies and work towards elimination. Participate in investigations or audits related to lab issues including Incident Investigations, EH&S or Quality audits, PHAs, HAZOPs, etc..

Communication / Other (10%)
  • Review daily guidelines and inform supervision of any issues affecting ability to follow guidelines. Review log books since last shift worked.
  • Inform unit supervision of any issues that may impact other areas in the plant.
  • Communicate area status and challenges to the Operation Team Leader and shift relief at the end of the shift. Prepare written and/or electronic shift handover report as required.
  • Request technical support when necessary for resolution of problems.
  • Assist other employees in accomplishment of Huntsman company goals.
  • Work collaboratively with team members with different backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Follows instructions and performs other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.

Work Schedule
  • Work schedules in the lab are either 12-hour rotating shift schedule or 8 hour day schedule.
  • Work schedule includes nights, weekends and holidays.
  • On occasion, may be required to work overtime.

What are we looking for in the ideal candidate?
  • A high school degree or equivalent is required.
  • Bachelor Degree in (Chemistry, Biology, or related science discipline) or 5 years of specific laboratory experience in a petrochemical or refinery setting is required.
    * Must have or be able to quality for a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

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