Laboratory Technician I/II

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Date: Jun 24, 2022

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 14,300 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 ​Laboratory Technician I/II​ to join our growing team.



This position will ensure efficient quality control and analytical support for the plant and the process support units. This position will be responsible for refining analytical aspects of in-plant testing. This position will carry out routine analyses and none-routine lab experiments for trouble shooting.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform laboratory analyses duties
  • Follow company policies
  • To independently conduct all steps of the analyses required for in-plant testing
  • To use existing software for evaluation and documentation purposes
  • Ability to work safely and independently or in a team
  • Interact with databases and computer software; enter data and retrieve data
  • Observe/differentiate between standard conditions and deviations from normal
  • Cooperate with the other qualified staff in scheduling and coordinating servicing, trouble shooting and preventative maintenance
  • Ensure environmentally compatible disposal and recycling of waste
  • Contact appropriate personnel when additional expertise is required
  • Documentation – electronic and physical record keeping
  • Identify opportunities to improve processes in area of responsibility
  • Follow company policies regarding health and environmental protection, work safety, plant safety, and quality
  • Participate in the planning, implementation, and control of experiments
  • Evaluate test results
  • Refine analytical methods and equipment used in the analyses of trichlorosilane samples
  • Prepare and update test specifications
  • Communication of results and deviations/observations from non-routine analyses
  • Provide technical assistance to other lab employees regarding analytical and data-processing aspects
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Associate degree in science related field is required; Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related field is preferred
  • Safe working skills with openly handled highly hazardous chemicals
  • Strong team attitude; able to train new team members
  • Specialist knowledge of instrumental analysis (ICP-OES, FAAS, GFAAS or GC-FID, GC-TCD, GC-MS)
  • Specialist knowledge of the chemistry and technology associated with the production of polysilicon preferred computer skills including database experience (SAP)
  • Able to understand and carry out complex instructions and maintain confidentiality and integrity
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • Safety, detail, and quality oriented; having environmental consciousness
  • Bend, crawl, crouch, lift up to 50 lbs., reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, climb up to 100 feet
  • Must perform routine, repetitive tasks with hands and stand longer periods of time
  • Be able to work overtime (including weekends and holidays)
  • Must pass pre-employment testing


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: 10677 



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