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Chemical Production Technologist


Catoosa, US

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About Umicore
Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Powering the cars of the future. Giving new life to used metals. We are the leading circular materials technology company fulfilling its mission to create materials for a better life. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?


About Precious Metals Chemistry
Life-enhancing chemistry. Umicore is an expert in metals-based catalysis for applications that improve our quality of life. Automotive emission treatment technologies, active pharmaceutical ingredients for cancer treatments, the production of fine chemicals and advanced electronics – all are made possible by our organometallic technology know-how. To bring the magic of metal-based chemistry and catalysis to new customers and new applications we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.


What you will be doing
The position coordinates the manufacture of PMC products with the objective of delivering product on time and within spec. The position requires an individual with strong skills and experience from a laboratory, chemistry and chemical manufacturing environment.

  • Production of precious metal organic compounds on time, in spec, with appropriate metal balances
  • Packaging of orders in compliance with transportation, QHSE standards, and customer requirements
  • Work with ERP system for metal tracking, analytical data, inventory, issue/receipt of materials, metal balance, etc.
  • Perform weekly inspections, track inventory of wastes, maintain standards and labeling defined by RCRA and established company procedures
    • Dispose of materials in a timely manner while maintaining appropriate documentation and compliance
    • Develop general awareness required to competently participate in and maintain PSM compliance to Corporate EHS standards
      (Training will be provided)
  • Process improvement


Who we are looking for

  • BS/BA degree in chemistry, engineering technology, or relevant science is required
  • 0-5 years' experience in a chemical manufacturing environment may be substituted in the absence of a degree if substantial experience with specific job functions

Work Experience:   

  • Laboratory bench work experience is a plus
  • Production of chemical compounds/products is preferred
  • Mechanical aptitude and work with PLC/HMI systems is a plus
  • Experience with chemical manufacturing is a plus


  • Experienced in the preparation of chemical compounds (large and small scale) with a proficiency to produce in spec and on-time product
  • Skills in inorganic or organic chemistry are a plus
  • Proficient with spreadsheets and simple calculations
  • Adherence to methods
  • The ability to interact with various levels of people within the Plant
  • Resourcefulness
  • Ability to work with hands
  • Outcome focused, when balancing a number of priorities
  • High regard to Health and Safety issues and regulations pertaining to laboratory and production facilities
  • This position may require working nights


What we offer
We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organization, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

If my expertise can contribute to life-enhancing chemistry, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO?

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