Quality Control Chemist
at SGL Carbon

Date Posted: 1/23/2020

Job Description

Provides technical guidance in the activities of personnel engaged in performing chemical and physical tests required for quality control of raw materials, chemical and products. Conducts instrumental methods development, QC test method evaluation, testing, data analysis, data reporting, and test method training by performing the following duties.

Key Accountabilities

•Sets up laboratory equipment and instrumentation required for acceptance testing, research, or process control.
•Tests and analyzes materials and products such as carbon and graphite products to determine the strength, stability, purity, chemicals content, and other characteristics.
•Conducts chemicals analysis through Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emissions Spectroscopy (ICP-OES), Ion Chromatography (IC), etc. Conducts calibration, set-up, quality control, trouble-shooting, and basic maintenance for these instruments.
•Prepares chemicals solutions for use in analysis.
•Prepares and revises SGL test methods based on ASTM or other standard methods.
•Provides instrumentation troubleshooting and methods evaluation and development.
•Trains other QC lab technicians in statistics, general chemistry, quality program, and general lab work skills.
•Compiles and analyzes test information to determine operating efficiency of process or equipment and to diagnose malfunctions.
•Recommends measures to improve testing procedures and use of equipment.
•Documents and maintains records of test results and analyses.
•Confers with Quality Control Supervisor to coordinate daily activities of the laboratory.
•Prepares and presents reports to management as required or requested.

Job Requirements

Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Chemistry or related field from a four-year accredited college or university and a minimum of two (2) years related
SGL Technic LLC

Preferred Qualifications

•Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, employees, and the general public.
•Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, statistical analysis, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
•Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms.
•Rarely is required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
•Frequently required to walk, sit, and climb or balance.
•The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
•Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

•While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes, or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals; and will handle acid, base, solvent, and lab chemicals following the safety procedures. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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