ICL Lab Technician in St. Louis, Missouri
Date: Jun 3, 2021
Posting End Date: June 25, 2021
St. Louis, MO, US, 63111
Company: ICL Specialty Products Inc
Position is eligible for a sign-on bonus*
ICL is a leading global specialty minerals and specialty chemicals company that creates impactful solutions for humanity’s sustainability challenges in global food, agriculture and industrial markets. ICL leverages its unique bromine, potash and phosphate resources, its passionate team of talented employees and its strong focus on R&D and technological innovation to drive growth across its end markets. With approximately 11,000 employees worldwide, ICL operates mining and production sites located in Israel, Europe, North and South America and China which are supported by worldwide distribution and supply chains. Due to strong synergies between its business units and their mutual support, ICL benefits from its advantageous size, geographical spread and operational flexibility. With a culture based upon leadership, innovation and sustainability, ICL is well positioned to be an Employer of Choice within the communities in which we operate.
The QC/QA/Shift Technician provides analytical data for raw material, in-process product, finished product, and special project samples in a safe and timely manner, which meet agreed upon internal and external customer requirements. The technician provides final approval and release of shipments. They are expected to perform their job in accordance with all HR, EHS, cGLP, cGMP and Food Safety requirements. When the need arises, they must be able to change their work schedule to fill lab vacancies. Must also be able to sign up for and cover open lab shifts when needed (minimum of 1 shift per month). Must be able to stand for long periods and wear all personal protective equipment.
I’m interested! What will I get to do in this position?
Participate and support the EHS process: special sampling, BBS, perform safety checks, properly clean lab spills, properly dispose of samples, etc.
Attend monthly safety meetings, toolbox meetings, etc.
Complete all required training in a timely manner.
Assess laboratory hazards and communicate to management.
Maintain/clean laboratory equipment in main lab and satellite labs.
Maintain/monitor calibration supplies.
Perform, document and verify required calibrations; monitor SQC charts.
Communicate out-of-spec results to Quality Manager.
Request maintenance as needed; maintain service records.
Read, understand and follow all laboratory standard operating procedures.
Complete chain of custody requirements.
Document sample identity in laboratory hard copy records.
Run analysis per controlled laboratory methods: raw material, in process, finished product, special samples, extra testing, etc. as assigned by manager.
Retain file samples per laboratory requirements.
Document analytical and microbiological results in hard copy records and SAP.
Approve analysis (as appropriate) in SAP.
Communicate status/results via shift notes, Excel, fax, email, phone as required.
Prepare certificate of analysis (C of A) as required.
Prepare customer product samples on shipments as required.
Assist Research, MTS, and plant personnel as necessary.
Participate in ISO/FSSC/customer/supplier/regulatory audits as necessary.
Contact necessary plant management and governmental agencies as required.
Respond to plant emergencies; provide first aid; summon medical professionals.
Document all injuries/incidents and communicate to appropriate plant personnel.
Assist in development of laboratory methods; evaluating new instruments; etc.
Assist in training of lab personnel.
Document and investigate non-conforming product and customer complaints.
What skills and experience do I need to be successful in this role?
Associates or bachelor’s degree in Laboratory or Science Technology or related; and/or minimum 3 years' experience as a Laboratory Technician.
Great interpersonal skills. Emphasis on positivity and teambuilding. Clear communicator.
Very high attention to detail.
Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
Proficient in Microsoft applications, SAP, Lotus Notes, Chromeleon, Tiamo Lite, Mini-tab, etc.
Proficient in analytical and microbiological techniques.
Able to learn new analysis/techniques as required.
Proficient in learning and operating analytical instrument software.
What will set you apart:
Preferred Technologies: Atomic Absorption; Ion Chromatography; electrode meters; auto titrators/ titroprocessors, spectrophotometers, microtrac, and densitometer.
Preferred Analyses: Assay, specific gravity, particle size distribution, moisture, pH, alkalinity, P2O5, color/turbidity, titrations, and some additional testing as required.
Preferred knowledge of or experience in phosphate chemistry.
Preferred microbiological background and or experience.
ICL Job Level: 12
*Subject to terms and conditions