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Chemical Lab Tech

Iselin, NJ

Posted: 09/15/2023 Industry: Science Job Number: 37756

Job Description

Major chemical manufacturer has an opening for a Lab Reactor Technician to join their  team in Iselin, NJ 

This is a long-term contract position with the possibility of extension or direct hire and has a pay rate of $ 27.85  hourly. 

The position of Lab Reactor Technician is located at catalyst research facility in Iselin, New Jersey. The lab evaluates prototype samples and provides test data to research and application teams developing next generation automotive catalysts.

The primary responsibility of this position is to operate simple and sophisticated lab reactors. This includes:
1. Daily preparation of reactors for operation (handling of compressed gas cylinders & liquid nitrogen, safety inspection)
2. Installation of catalyst samples in the reactor and conduct required testing
3. Monitor reactor operation and document activities through databases and log sheets
4. Perform routine inspection, cleaning, and repairs
5. Complete routine scheduled preventive maintenance on reactor and basic checks of analytical instrumentation
6. Advise supervisor and reactor engineer when standard procedures are not applicable
7. Candidate should have a strong desire to work within research laboratory environment and understands principles and importance of safe operation
8. Basic computer skills including MS office software, especially MS Excel
9. Clear oral and written communication skills 
SHIFT - M-4 40 hrs/wk 



Job Requirements

Basic qualifications:
• High School Diploma and five years of experience working with reactors or repair of industrial equipment.
• Associates in a related discipline with up to 5 years of relevant lab experience (or 2 year technical school for some roles)
• Bachelor’s in a related discipline with no lab experience
• Strong hands-on skills in mechanical repair and installation
• Strong troubleshooting skills
• Be able to climb ladders
Able to life 50 pounds
• Proficiency in MS Office software, Word and Excel
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Basic knowledge of electronics/electricity, hands on mechanical skills with instrumentation scale tubing and plumbing.
-Mechanically inclined; good with diagnostic and hands-on equipment/machine repair work
-Safe working mindset
-Effective communication with team members about problems and progress
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