Lab Technician

at Solenis in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals for water-intensive industries, including the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets and minimize environmental impact. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 41 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of approximately 5,200 professionals in 120 countries across five continents. For additional information about Solenis, please visit |Twitter | LinkedIn.

Solenis is staffed with great minds and powered by ingenuity. When you join the Solenis team, you become part of a global community of 5,200 experts who work together to provide advanced process and water treatment solutions. Our team members take pride in their ability to think dynamically and help solve our customers’ unique challenges. If you’re interested in becoming a part of our elite team, please explore our current career opportunities.

The Laboratory Technician will participate in the day to day operations of a global research and development lab to meet the expectations of our internal and external customers for topics related to the Solenis Polyacrylamide (PAM) platform. Initial assignments for the technician will include support for PAM projects related to the Oil & Gas industry. Routine support of other PAM product lines will eventually follow. The technician would support activities related to innovation, business applications, manufacturing, and external technologies. The technician will be responsible for the safe execution and accurate documentation of research including experimental design, polymer synthesis, and performance applications testing. Laboratory tasks will include operation of lab reactors to prepare PAM samples, generate process information, product characterizations, and material performance evaluations for product development. Method development may also be required as new technologies evolve. The technician will be responsible for laboratory management and maintenance with emphasis on safety and good chemical hygiene. The successful candidate should be flexible with respect to changing priorities and work well in a team environment.


+ Bachelor’s degree in the field of Chemistry or Chemical Engineering is a plus

+ Hands on experience with standard laboratory equipment

+ Familiarity with organic and polymer synthesis

+ Previous experience with water-soluble polymers is a plus but not required.

+ Ability to work M-F, 8 hours per day

+ Strong organizational skills

+ Attention to detail

+ Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

+ Ability to work well individually and as part of a team

+ Ability to follow directions and a willingness to ask questions when uncertain

+ Basic math skills

+ Ability to handle multiple assignments and to work effectively under deadlines and changing conditions

At Solenis, we understand that our greatest asset is our people. That is why we offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and numerous opportunities for professional growth and development. So, if you are interested in working for a world-class company and enjoy solving complex challenges, whether in the lab or the field, consider joining our team.

Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including Minorities / Women/ Veterans / Disabled.

Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Should you require assistance in applying to this opportunity, please reach out to Solenis Talent Acquisition at 1-888-756-2701. #LI-Pf1

Workday Req Number: R0006487

External Company Name: Solenis LLC

Street: 500 Hercules Road

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Job Posting: JC191116550

Posted On: Aug 28, 2021

Updated On: Oct 16, 2021