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W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.

R&D Lab Technician

W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn. - Columbia, MD

R&D Lab Technician


May 30, 2018


Columbia, MD, US, 21044


W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 2299

Grace is built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company's two industry-leading business segments-Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies-provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,700 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

The Technician Specialist supports the Materials Technologies business in various R&D projects by performing laboratory work in making and testing new materials for applications primarily in the coatings and personal care fields.

Major Responsibilities

Assists engineers and scientists with a variety of laboratory tasks

Performs chemical and/or physical analyses or scientific tests using both routine and special techniques in compliance with all safety standards

Collects, analyzes and processes laboratory samples

Records results of tests, organizes data, performs basic computations, and prepares reports and analyses using standard procedures and guidelines

Provide technical support to Sales, Marketing, Technical Service and Manufacturing organizations as needed.

Active participation in required local safety program, along with the ability to work safely and maintain a clean and orderly lab environment.

Installs, operates, maintains and repairs laboratory test equipment, apparatus, systems and supplies

Required Skills

Commitment to maintaining a safe and organized laboratory environment

Familiarity with computer programs such as MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Ability to work well in a team setting

Candidate should have good interpersonal skills and exceptional oral and written communication skills

Ability to work with minimum supervision

Be able to communicate with other functions, including sales force and marketing on regular basis

English language proficiency

Required Experience

Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or related technical field or High School/Post-Secondary with 4 years related technical experience, Associates degree and 2 years related technical experience.

Knowledge of basic chemical and engineering principles; Strong knowledge of basic wet-chemistry laboratory techniques

Experience in paint, coatings or personal care applications is a plus

Preferred Qualifications

Proficient with operation of typical computer controlled laboratory instrumentation

Good manual dexterity and mechanical aptitude

Diligent at keeping written and/or electronic records

Some prior knowledge of colloid chemistry

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

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Location: Columbia, MD

Company Profile:
Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace high-performance specialty chemicals and materials improve the products and processes of our customer partners in more than 150 countries around the world. In partnership with our customers—including many of the world's most recognized brands—we develop, manufacture, license, and support industry-leading technologies through our Catalysts Technologies, Materials Technologies, and Construction Products business segments. We have strong franchises in large global markets, with more than 70 percent of our sales from segments where we rank first or second. This leadership is earned through the value of technically differentiated, specialized products; material science expertise and technical support; flexible worldwide manufacturing; and financial strength. We are committed to delivering value, safely and sustainably, to our customers, to shareholders, and to the communities where we operate in more than 40 countries.