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Senior Technician Specialist

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W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.

Columbia, MD

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This position is for an experienced chemical technician to support laboratory work and polyolefin polymerization evaluations

Major Responsibilities

Foster a safety-centric culture, fully engaging in all aspects of corporate and work group specific safety initiatives

Under the direction of an R&D chemist, perform experiments using air/moisture-reactive reagents in a safe and time-effective manner using a glove box and Schlenk line

Under the direction of an R&D chemist, execute laboratory experiments including raw materials processing and catalyst synthesis, and operate a lab-scale polyolefin polymerization reactor to evaluate new R&D catalysts

Perform basic analysis of samples using techniques such as GC, GC-MS, SEM, and particle size analysis

Compile, document, and manage data from experiments, generating concise and accurate data packages for the scientist in charge of the projects that the position supports

Perform laboratory housekeeping and procurement duties

Maintain cost controls for specific maintenance project activities, including raw materials procurement for the lab

Required Skills

Analytical data collection and equipment maintenance

Ability to work as a team with chemist and technician co-workers

Proficiency in office-based computer software (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

Effective interpersonal communication skills

Strong mechanical aptitude

Required Experience

B.S. in Chemistry or related science field, or equivalent industrial experience

Significant expertise in air-sensitive chemical manipulations

Preferred 2 years of industrial experience in a chemical laboratory or manufacturing environment

Job Location

Columbia, Maryland, United States

Position Type


Company info

W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
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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.

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