Chemical Lab Technician

Job#: 2007447

Job Description:

Chemical Laboratory Technician
Job Overview
Title: Laboratory Technician
Reports to: Chemical Processing & Environmental Manager
Location: Kent, WA
Type: Non-Exempt, Full-Time
Schedule Type: 1st Shift (Monday – Friday; 7am - 3:30pm)

Salary Range for position: $20.54 - $29.49 *DOE, dependent upon years of experience and/or experience with highest level educational background. 
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k Matching, profit sharing org – they are paid quarterly bonuses based on how they do as a team and hitting their milesotnes. 3 Weeks PTO – including sick and vacation time, tuition reimbursement – work for 1 year to be eligible.
10 Paid holidays, onsite health services, and massage therapist, casual work attire, business casual with jeans welcome
Job Summary
Responsible for coordinating and analyzing chemical and process control tests in the lab of an Aerospace and Defense surface finishing facility.
  • Ensure that required chemical solution testing is performed according to established schedules.
  • Ensure that process control tests (test panels, etc.) are performed according to established schedule. 
  • Maintain control of laboratory documentation.
  • Review and implementation of testing for Aerospace Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) specifications.
  • Data entry into True Chem (LIMS-data collection Software).
  • Participate in environmental reporting as directed.
  • Maintain preparation standardization of lab solutions.
  • Responsible for ordering of lab supplies and maintaining inventory.
  • Responsible for calibrating equipment as necessary.
  • Maintain a tidy work environment in the lab.
  • Participate in process improvement efforts.
  • Works closely with supervisors and employees throughout the facility.
  • Responsible for cross-reviewing test data of other Laboratory personnel.
  • Review and implementation of quality assurance requirements.
  • Ensure safe work practices are performed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Must be a self-starter, able to work independently and as a team, and have the ability to work with customers (both internally and externally). 
  • Must have excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Strong computer skills using MS Office products as well as ERP system (Syteline) experience is preferred.
  • Must have a regular and dependable attendance record.
  • Read/Write/Communicate in English.
  • Must be able authorized to work in the U.S. An export license will be required to work in all areas of the facility.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screening.
  • Must be able authorized to work in the U.S. An export license will be required to work in all areas of the facility.
Education/Previous Experience Requirements:
  • BS/BA in Chemistry or other similar science.
  • Minimal work experience required as we are able to train from within.
  • Prefer basic wet chemistry skills, titrations, analytical skills, and spectroscopy experience. 
  • Data collection and interpretations experience are also required. 
  • Desire to work in the Aerospace and Defense industry including learning processing, specifications, and equipment used throughout the facility.
  • Previous work history in a Six Sigma/Lean environment is a plus.
Essential Mental/Physical Demands:
Standing for long periods in a laboratory and production environment.  Ability to lift and carry up to 35 lbs.  Use of safety equipment when necessary (goggles, gloves, hearing protection, etc.).  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


















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Employee Type:

Kent, WA, US

Job Type:

Date Posted:
December 14, 2023

Pay Range:
$42,827 - $61,339