Job Details

  • Title: Chemical Plant R&D Technician
  • Code: RCI-11509
  • Location: Kankakee Illinois (IL) 60901
  • Posted Date: 04/07/2021
  • Duration: 12 Months

  Job Description

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8 AM - 4:30 PM) -- candidate will be working onsite

  • Must be able to multitask.
  • Must have a technical background.
  • College degree not required, but preferred.
  • Must have aptitude to learn technical processes.
  • Must be able to work independently.


  • The Chemical Plant R&D Technician will provide testing of raw materials, intermediates, and finished products, in a safe manner, for the Client within the scope of the ISO 9001 procedures for Chemometric models on NIR instruments and standardize solutions according to documented procedures and complete required records.
  • Experience supporting method development projects using HPLC Chromatography, NIR Spectroscopy, and automated titration equipment.
  • Prepare standards and solutions needed to maintain calibration of instruments.
  • Assist analytical chemists with analysis of samples and method development as needed.
  • Ability to prioritizing and managing sample testing for multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Manage the accumulation labeling, inspection and storage of hazardous waste generated in the Laboratory.
  • Performs variety of chemical and physical laboratory tests, both standard and non-standard in nature, to obtain information necessary for the development NIR calibrations.
  • Works independently and with team members supporting development projects and other tasks as assigned, reporting atypical sample or equipment behavior to supervisor.
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs as a part of routine work in the lab.
  • Participate in laboratory housekeeping, safety inspections, troubleshooting and root cause analysis
  • Additional duties which a R&D Technician may carry out include routine chemical reactions or bench-scale tests of plant processes; sample collection in the plant; environmental monitoring; or plant analytical instrumentation maintenance/calibration.
  • Assist with lab supply management including restocking lab supplies

Data entry

  • Utilizing analytical equipment and data collection software programs.
  • Analyze, interpret SPC charts
  • Enter in-process data in LIMS.

Processing paperwork

  • Evaluating raw material COAs versus approved specifications to authorize material into plant using SAP.
  • Assist with writing or revising work instructions.
  • Optimize existing procedures
  • Manage archival of Quality Documents

Additional Duties

  • Trainer for testing, data entry and processing paperwork.
  • Participate and make recommendations in safety meetings.
  • Maintaining housekeeping.
  • Preparation / labeling of samples for shipment.
  • Ensure compliance with all assigned training.
  • Perform assigned duties as outlined by supervisor, management or designee.

Basic qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED with 10 years’ experience in a lab environment or Associates degree in Sciences or 2 year Technical degree in Analytical Testing with 3 years’ experience in a lab environment
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5+ years’ experience working in a R&D lab environment supporting manufacturing demonstrating skills outlined in principle responsibilities section, preferable in positions of increasing responsibility.