Lab Technician - Coatings

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Date: Sep 7, 2021

Location: Allentown, PA, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG



WACKER POLYMERS is the global technology leader in the development and production of redispersible powders, dispersions solid resins, powder binders and surface coating resins.
At our Allentown site, we are currently looking for a Lab Technician - Coatings to be a part of our growing team.




The Lab Technician - Coatings will support the Polymers Coatings business in the NCA region by preparing and testing paints as part of the Coatings applications development and technical service team.


Job Responsibilities

  • Manages workload of multiple projects with limited supervision.
  • Prepares coatings formulations and tests them via ASTM or MPI standards.  Relies on own creativity and insight to develop new testing methods and identify unforeseen issues in technical projects.
  • Documents and communicates results.
  • Follows all safety protocols and procedures.
  • Maintains a clean lab and equipment at all times; ensures required maintenance on equipment is completed when necessary.



  • 3 to 5 years laboratory experience with High School Diploma or 0 to 3 years laboratory experience with Associates or Bachelor's Degree in science. 
  • Coatings experience preferred
  • General laboratory safety and operational skills
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office programs 
  • Experience with laboratory equipment such as mixers, pH meters, KU/ICI viscometers a plus
  • Experience with formulating and application testing of coatings preferred
  • Independently manages time and project workload
  • Ability to understand and conduct standardized tests in a laboratory environment. 
  • Technical aptitude and creativity
  • Ability to run basic application tests.






WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.


Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations !


We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com.
Reference Code: 4609 



The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).


WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Allentown