Process Chemistry Technician

Location: Wayne PA
Country: United States
Company Order Number: 7379
# of openings: 1


The Process Development (PcD) Technician II is responsible for hands on preparation of developmental emissions control catalysts for mobile and/or stationary source applications as called out in a program plan with the guidance of the Process Development Supervisor or other technicians.  Work consists of utilizing plant equipment to batch and coat prototype samples on a lab scale up through pilot scale.

Key responsibilities

  • Operates all process equipment and laboratory apparatus for catalyst preparation and experimental studies in a safe and clean manner.
  • Utilizes mixing and coating equipment to prepare prototype samples with support from supervisor or other technicians meeting all quality requirements and submits finished samples for all relevant testing.
  • Effectively collaborates with other departments such as scientists, maintenance, analytical services, quality control, and engineering to overcome processing obstacles and complete prototype sample preparation within expected timings.
  • Maintains clear and accurate records of catalyst preparation and experimental data using appropriate documentation.
  • Begins to familiarize self with rationale for prototype requests through review of relevant documentation and interactions with technical staff.
  • Performs standard calculations required to prepare 0.5 liter through 80-gallon sample batches.
  • Completes monthly responsibilities such as inventory, 5S activities, and monthly report.
  • Actively participates in continuous improvement projects seeking to improve processes and procedures to ensure best practices.
  • Develops effective work relationships within PcD and with other groups and works to build a network of resources to aid in troubleshooting.
  • Develops the ability to problem solve and adapt procedures, techniques, tools, and equipment with guidance from engineers and lead technicians in order to complete required sample preparation. 
  • Comply with all federal, state, and local environmental, health, and safety regulations and requirements.
  • Comply with company policies.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.

Are you the ideal candidate?

  • Must have one of the following:
    • Bachelor's Degree (Degree in Chemistry or Applied Science Preferred).
    • Associates Degree (or equivalent college coursework) or Advanced Training Certificate in related field with 0 - 2+ years of related experience.
    • High School Diploma with 4+ years of related experience; or any equivalent relevant combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
  • Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office applications.
  • Knowledge of general chemistry and strong math skills desired.
  • Comfortable using and working around power tools and equipment.
  • Capable of routinely lifting up to 35lbs from floor to bench height and occasionally manipulating 50lb loads at or below waist level.
  • Capable of standing or sitting for extended periods and able to crouch, kneel or otherwise reposition oneself while inspecting and maintaining product or equipment.
  • Capable of being fitted with a full-face respirator.


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