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TAPPI Industry Career Center: Solenis seeks Lab Technician Staff

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Solenis, Wilmington, Del., USA, is a leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals for 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 operates 30 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of 3,500 professionals in 118 countries across five continents.
 
Solenis is staffed with great minds and powered by ingenuity. When you join the Solenis team, you become part of a global community of 3,500 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 the company's current career opportunities.
 
The Solenis Research Center is located in suburban Wilmington, Del., and is one of the central R&D facilities of the corporation. The center is a modern research complex on a scenic 55 acre campus.
 
The Lab Technician Staff* opening is located at our Research Center in Wilmington, DE. The Lab Tech Staff position is a non-exempt position reporting to a principal investigator and work at our Solenis Research Center. Duties would include:
  • Planning, conducting, analyzing, and reporting laboratory experiments
  • Maintaining laboratory equipment
  • Maintaining consumable supplies inventory
  • Conducting laboratory applications testing, writing methods, learning new analytical techniques, operating instrumentation, performing data analysis and reporting the results to principal investigator(s)
  • Managing lab with strong focus on safety compliance; for example, assisting in writing job safety assessments, assisting in writing or leading hazard reviews
  • Completing all safety accountabilities
  • Interacting with applications engineering staff, sales staff, and customers to gain application information and solve problems.
The candidate would work in pulp and paper contaminant control R&D. He or she would be responsible for assisting the primary investigator in developing INNOVA Stage gate projects from concept through commercial launch, and general business support.
  • BA or BS in Scientific area OR a 2 year degree
  • 10-15 years pulp and paper industry / specialty chemical lab experience with focus on process chemistry/contaminant control applications
  • Must understand and practice safe work habits
  • Possess knowledge of responsible care
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Knowledge of LIMS is a plus
  • Must be a good team player
  • Possess good communication skills
  • Able to work in a high volume laboratory setting
  • Capable of working with little direct supervision, be driven and a self starter
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Basic knowledge of surface and colloid chemistry including laboratory techniques
  • Chemical formulation experience a plus
  • Able to carry out advanced, complex technical procedures as well as being capable of explaining to others the details behind the work
  • Able to run a basic project, develop methods, and design and execute experimental plans
  • Ability to devise well organized record keeping system that lends itself to easy and quick retrieval of data that cross references records to allow for easier data tracking, and a candidate must be able to write conclusions and suggests future work for projects
  • Desirable to be able to demonstrate an understanding how different factors influence results and makes adjustments accordingly
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
At Solenis, the company understands that the greatest asset is people. That is why they 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 this team.

About Solenis:
Solenis is a leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals for 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. The company operates 30 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of 3,500 professionals in 118 countries across five continents. . Solenis 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 this elite team, please explore current career opportunities.
 
More information about Solenis is available on the company website. 
 
 
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