Research and Development Tech

at Chemours in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

As we create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through chemistry, we invite you to join our team to harness the power of chemistry to shape markets, redefine industries and improve lives for billions of people around the world.


From the frontline to the back office, every Chemours employee is part of something bigger than themselves as together we work to create a better world through the power of our chemistry.

Chemours is a $6.3 billion company with a portfolio of products and processes that enable technologies and products that people use every day in their lives. From cellular phones to lower emission vehicles, to 5G communications and clean energy from hydrogen, we’re collaborating with customers to make these innovations more capable. Simply said, we use our chemistry to change lives, shape markets, and redefine industries-one improvement at a time.

Chemours is seeking a Lab Operating Technician to join our growing Chemours Experimental Station Operations team! This position will report directly to the Research Lab Supervisor at our Wilmington, DE location.

This key role is responsible for operation of high hazard chemical processes of varying scales, as well front-line troubleshooting and maintenance activities for assigned equipment. This role is largely shift based, with 12 hour rotating schedules.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

+ Lab and pilot scale operation of high hazard chemical processes at the 100 mL to 200 gallon scale, including polymerizations, batch and continuous reactions, distillations, and supporting utility operations.

+ Handling and manipulation of chemicals: compressed gas cylinders, 55 gal drums, half ton cylinders, tube trailers.

+ Management and safe execution of lab work of wet chemistry experiments using corrosive, toxic, and flammable chemicals.

+ Monitoring and adjustment of chemical processes using automated instrumentation and control systems and strategies.

+ Documenting and auditing specific operating, safety, and environmental requirements.

+ Troubleshooting chemical reactions, mechanical processes, controls, analytical, or laboratory issues.

The following is required for this role:

+ High school diploma or GED equivalent

+ 1 – 2 years of industrial or manufacturing experience

+ Understanding of basic chemistry and math principles

+ Effective written and oral communication skills

+ Ability to read and understand complex Standard Operating Procedures

+ Self-motivation, able to work independently to complete given tasks

+ Proficiency in Microsoft applications with a focus on data entry, such as Word, Excel, SharePoint

+ Ability to wear an air-line respirator and acid suit, work in close quarters, and climb ladders/steps Donned in full PPE

+ Ability to lift 45 lbs. and move drums/containers using correct ergonomic methods

+ Basic mechanical skills for using small hand tools

The following is preferred for this role:

+ Associates degree or higher in chemical process operation or chemistry, or 3+ years related industrial experience

+ Familiarity with various chemical process unit operation – reactions, distillation, solid-liquid separations, heat exchange, gas blending, etc.

+ Ability for reading and understanding “Process and Instrument Drawing” (P&ID)

+ Knowledge of process control and instrumentation concepts


Competitive Compensation

Comprehensive Benefits Packages

401(k) Match

Employee Stock Purchase Program

Tuition Reimbursement

Commuter Benefits

Learning and Development Opportunities

Strong Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives

Company-paid Volunteer Days

We’re a different kind of chemistry company because we see our people as our biggest assets. Instead of focusing just on what our employees do each day, we look at how they do it-by taking a different approach to talent development, employee engagement, and culture. Our goal is to empower employees to be their best selves, at Chemours and in life. And we’re proud to be Certified by Great Place to Work® .

Learn more about Chemours and our culture by visiting (

Chemours is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. Jurisdictions may have additional grounds for non-discrimination, and we comply with all applicable laws.

Chemours is an E-Verify employer

Candidates must be able to perform all duties listed with or without accommodation

Immigration sponsorship (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status) is not currently available for this position

In our pursuit to be the greatest place to work, we know that a critical element to enhancing our employee experience is to assure we’re operating with a solid foundation of trust. At Chemours, this means being transparent about how we pay our employees for the work that they do.

Pay Range (in local currency):

$28.00 – $43.75

Chemours Level:


Annual Bonus Target:


The pay range and incentives listed above is a general guideline based on the primary location of this job only and not a guarantee of total compensation. Factors considered in extending a compensation offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, and alignment with market data. The incentive pay is dependent on business results and individual performance and subject to the terms and conditions of the specific plans.

At Chemours, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future. If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, join Chemours and discover what it means when we say “We Are Living Chemistry.”

A new company. A new purpose. A new commitment to customers and chemistry. We are Chemours. And even more exciting is how our employees are committed to be catalysts for better. The word “ours” is in our name intentionally. It is about our employees, our customers and our world. Our values are simple: We seek to put our customers first always. We encourage creativity and simplicity. We give you the ability to operate with the innovation and enthusiasm of an entrepreneur. We are obsessed with making our world safe and we do this all with unshakable integrity – doing what is right. See chemistry in a different way at Chemours.


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Job Posting: JC255734720

Posted On: Feb 23, 2024

Updated On: Feb 29, 2024

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