Lab Technician 1

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Date: Jan 21, 2023

Location: Ann Arbor, MI, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG


Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 14,600 employees from 70 nations.


WACKER SILICONES is one of the world’s biggest silicone manufacturers with silicone-based system solutions and over 3,000 different products. At our Ann Arbor site, we are currently looking for a ​Lab Technician 1​ to join our growing team.


Job Responsibilities


This position will report to the Technical Manager within Industrial Silicones and support various activities in  Wound Care Adhesives team and Automotive, Industrial and Mold Making market segments. The responsibilities of this position support product development for room temperature (RTV) and heat curing silicone elastomers to contribute new business generation. 

  • Support product development with focus on General Industry applications by mixing and testing formulations with lab mixers and various physical/mechanical test equipment.
  • Prepare customer samples, conduct quality tests by following company internal and ASTM methods to ensure materials meet specifications.
  • Maintain lab equipment and manage material inventory; keep a clean, safe and orderly lab working environment



  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related field required.
  • Minimum one year of experience in a similar role , 3 years of experience preferred
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision by following guidelines and procedures
  • Attention to details and the ability to handle multiple projects.
  • Good analytical skills with aptitude for root cause analysis
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, a team player
  • Experience in using lab mixers and elastomer test equipment a plus


Life at Wacker:
Wacker is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We encourage our employees to be their authentic selves and desire team members that share these interests. You will be valued for your contributions and perspectives as we continue to grow together. Your career is important to us, and we want to foster a mutually beneficial relationship where you feel heard, understood, and fulfilled. We consider our employees’ overall health and satisfaction when creating a benefits package. Below are some of the additional incentives our employees enjoy.

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance effective Day 1
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Time Off in addition to personal days and holidays
  • Support for Community Involvement
  • Bonus Plans


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
Reference Code: 23548 





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: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit