Lab Technician I/II Automotive

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Date: Mar 15, 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 about 14,500 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 I/II Automotive​ to join our growing team.


Job Overview: 

  • Support product development with focus on Automotive and supporting other market segments (including Industrial, Mold Making and Wound Care) by mixing, testing formulations with lab mixers and various physical/mechanical test equipment, and reporting results promptly and concisely.  
  • Operate within SAP and other internal databases to access or record information relating to product quality, safety and / or production
  • 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. 


Job Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a related field
  • 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.
  • Travel will be minimal at this level.
  • Work environment is in a laboratory with an occasional trip to observe work in a production facility or to perform test in a production QA lab for R&D purposes.
  • Physical requirements.  Expected to be able to lift 20 lbs (or possibly more using mechanical aids)


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



Contact Person: Jessica Seguin 


We are looking forward to your online application!

Reference Code: 23933 



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.

In accordance with the Internal Placement Policy, you must be in your current role for at least one year, and must inform your current supervisor prior to applying for a new position.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local HR department.

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