Chemical Operations Lab Technician

Chemical Operations Lab Technician


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Org Unit:

Chemical Operations



Selkirk, NY


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NY Salary Range:

$28.08 – $42.89/hr





Chemistry that Matters™

A career at SABIC provides you with an opportunity to leave a lasting positive impact to the world and yourself. From excellent health and well-being benefits to our comprehensive learning programs. We offer a wide range of benefits and offerings that recognize that our people have unique motivations and ambitions. It’s all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. Let’s explore what matters!


As one of the world’s largest diversified chemical companies, we activate the power of human capital to address society’s future challenges. Through partnerships, we enable life-saving medical innovations and help fight world hunger. We are driving the circular economy for the benefit of communities and our planet through sustainability initiatives, such as our TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio.  Our success is built upon the collective excellence of our 32,000 employees in 50+ countries.  Our values – Inspire, Engage, Create, and Deliver – are the foundation of our success. To learn more about these and how we strive to Be the Impact, click here.


Our purpose is "Chemistry that Matters". This is what drives us to do what we do. "Chemistry" goes beyond applying science and technology to enhance the supply of essential materials to the world. It is how we work, to build long-lasting relationships of trust. “What Matters” is making a meaningful impact for the world – through the customers and communities we collaborate with, so that we succeed and grow together.


It is all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. We are mindful about the importance of the team we are building and how our team members impact to our culture.   We believe that good ideas come from anywhere, being inclusive to diverse perspectives is stimulating, encourages innovation and is critical to our mission. Let us explore this together!


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Job Summary

Responsible for the safe daily operation of the Chem Ops Process Laboratories. Interfaces extensively with Operations. Responsible for all aspects of evaluating/testing quality of Chem-Ops products for internal & external customers. This includes obtaining samples from the process and accurately communicating and recording of all test data to operations in a timely manner. Additionally, works with Lab Leader to maintain lab equipment and inventory, and performs troubleshooting as necessary.


How You Can Be the Impact

  • Performing analytical testing and/or use of laboratory instruments to measure process and product parameters.
  • Maintain a safe work environment by active participation in ICAARE activities as well as performing required safety audits and inspections.
  • Fosters a culture of shared learning on the team and across the unit. Makes information available to document learnings and help others through open communication and institutionalization of learnings in Qualtrax SOPs.
  • Identifies and eliminates barriers to executing the work processes as documented. Assists in providing guidance, training, resources, clarification, or cross-site team/unit coordination and communication as necessary to facilitate improvement in work process execution. This includes being a work permit issuer for relevant lab tasks, and potential to support other operational tasks related to product handling.

What Matters to SABIC

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 6 months of consistent work experience (Lab/Manufacturing a plus)
  • Must qualify in the AP & Resin Lab areas
  • High safety and environmental awareness
  • Work well within an inclusive team environment
  • Ability to communicate with team and other individuals
  • Identifies opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills and professionalism
  • Takes initiative and demonstrates the desire to learn and develop
  • Intermediate level skills in problem solving, trouble shooting, and analytical thinking
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work overtime as required


Desired Skills:

  • Chemical Laboratory experience with an understanding of a variety of lab instruments, method development and computer data base management systems.
  • Demonstrated mechanical, instrumentation and troubleshooting skills.
  • Prior lab experience


Eligibility Requirements

  • You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the “Apply Now/Apply” option on this page.
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work for SABIC in the United States on a full-time basis.


Work Availability

Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this position. Applicants must be regularly available and willing to work a rotating shift schedule during assigned hours of operation and such other hours as the company determines are necessary or desirable to meet business needs.


We are proud to be a diverse and an equal opportunity employer. We are fully committed to a culture of respect and inclusion.

Nearest Major Market: Albany