Chemical Operator - Clean Lab

Posted 21 Jul 2020

Haverhill, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 208480


A career with EMD Performance Materials is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Performance Materials is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role:  

At EMD Performance Materials the Chemical Operator is responsible for the operation, monitoring and maintenance of small-scale chemical manufacturing processes and equipment.

  • Cleans and maintains glassware, storage vessels and equipment
  • Adheres to safe chemical handling procedures for pyrophorics and other hazardous materials
  • Performs all activities associated with manufacturing of air/moisture sensitive or pyrophoric chemical products
  • Maintains manufacturing parameters within established control limits
  • Documents and reports required process data in lab notebooks, batch records and SAP
  • Assists in the manufacturing and monitoring of other chemical processes as assigned.
  • Performs inventory transactions/reporting to ensure accurate receipt of goods and issuance of raw materials
  • Properly identifies, labels and disposes of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes according to established procedures and requirements
  • Follows company health, safety and environmental policies
  • Adheres to company quality procedures and requirements
  • Maintains stock of equipment and manufacturing consumables as assigned
  • Participates in physical inventories as required
  • Undertakes calibration, basic repair and preventive maintenance tasks
  • Participates in process hazard evaluations
  • Participates in process improvement activities and other special projects as assigned.
  • Drafts procedures describing processes and associated manufacturing/operations activities
  • Contributes to technical or process investigations and material review board meetings
  • Shift: M-F 1:45pm - 10:15pm


Physical Attributes:

  • Lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Working in a glove box environment; wearing a full-face respirator


Who you are: 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 3+ years of experience in an industrial, manufacturing, laboratory or chemical setting


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience with safety procedures relating to chemical handling
  • Ability to understand and follow work instructions
  • Basic problem-solving abilities
  • Basic PC skills across e-mail, MS Word and Excel
  • Experience or skill in repairing or maintaining equipment
  • Experience utilizing PPE in a chemical handling environment


What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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