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Date:  Jun 27, 2024
Location:  Ann Arbor
Company:  Wacker Chemical Corporation
Do you want to take responsibility and make a difference with your work? With your expertise, we can achieve great goals together. We are WACKER - Reliable. Determined. Ambitious. As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we've been making countless products that are an integral part of your everyday life possible for over 100 years. From vegan food to resource-efficient buildings to solar cells, we develop sustainable solutions that change the future.
To strengthen our team in Ann Arbor,
we are looking for you as a(n) Lab Technician.


We are looking for a Laboratory Technician to join our successful Consumer Care team in Ann Arbor. The responsibility of the Laboratory Technician is to provide laboratory support to the Home Care and Personal Care market segments in our Consumer Silicones business team.  You will support product development, application testing, and scale-up all focused on providing solutions for our customers. Working within a team, you will complete complex assignments, which aim to provide product and application understanding.  As the Laboratory Technician gains experience, there is the opportunity for career growth through professional development and increased responsibilities. The position will be located at our Innovation Center in Ann Arbor, MI.


Essential functions include:

1.         Assist in the development of new products and formulations through lab testing and experimentation. Use a variety of application processes to generate samples for testing. Develop proficiency in the use and maintenance of laboratory, applications, and testing equipment

2.        Maintain a safe, organized, and clean laboratory environment.  Order and stock laboratory consumables and samples to support the efficient operation of the lab.

3.        Record and organize data and supporting technical information using lab best practices which include but aren't limited to Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN), SAP, Microsoft programs (Excel, PPT, and Word).


Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering or closely related field
  • 3 years experience in a laboratory setting
  • Knowledge and experience with safely executing laboratory practices.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision by following guidelines and procedures, as well as collaboratively in a team
  • Attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple projects
  • Good analytical skills with aptitude for root cause analysis
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Basic understanding of math , specifically ratios, percents and conversions
  • Experience working with computers
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Comfortable using laboratory PPE
  • Ability to move up to 20kg (pails, containers, etc.)
What do we offer?
WACKER is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability. We are innovators, researchers, and pioneers and we believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We foster an inclusive environment that promotes individuality, celebrates diversity, and builds cohesive teams. Together, we create exceptional value for our employees, our customers, and our communities by creating a culture of inclusion and equity that enables, empowers, and values our diverse contributions. 
WACKER strives to reward its employees in a fair and equitable manner. Our Total Rewards Package considers employee wellbeing and is comprised of compensation, benefits, work-life balance, performance & recognition, and career development.
  • Compensation and Incentive plans
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance effective day 1
  • Paid Time Off in addition to personal days and holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellbeing fund
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • Support for Community Involvement
We are looking forward to your online application at
Reference Code: 26857 
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

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