Research Technician

Posted 29 Oct 2021

Carlsbad, California - United States

Req Id 232896



A career with EMD Electronics is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. 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 Electronics is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.



US employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your start date unless an accommodation is granted by The Company. The Company uses the definition of fully vaccinated assigned by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention for purposes of considering satisfaction of this requirement which is a condition of employment.



Everything we do in EMD Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers. 


This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.


Your Role:

The Research Technician will be a part of the Small Volume Manufacturing team in Carlsbad, CA supporting small scale manufacturing process and the experimental products M4Ward™program. The Small Volume team works closely with the R&D, Quality Control, and Engineering teams.  This position is on day shift: 6am - 2:30pm, Wednesday to Sunday


  • Chemical purification
  • Chemical sampling
  • Chemical packaging
  • Vessel cleaning and break down
  • Maintain a clean and efficient lab environment
  • Maintain a current chemical inventory
  • Equipment maintenance


Physical Attributes:


  • Wearing full face air-purifying respirator and other PPE
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Standing, sitting, or walking for up to 8 hours
  • Raising arms up to and possibly above 90-degree angle


Who You Are:


Minimum Qualifications:


  • High school diploma or GED
  • 1+ years’ experience handling chemicals or chemical containers


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Knowledge of P&ID’s
  • Prior chemistry lab experience handling acids and bases
  • Knowledge and experience performing small-scale purification and packaging of specialty chemicals
  • Strong troubleshooting, documentation, and communication skills
  • Ability to read and understand Safety Data Sheets and technical drawings
  • A strong focus on quality and safety
  • Experience using Microsoft suite including (Word, Excel, Access, SharePoint)
  • Experience using SAP and LIMS systems
  • Strong data analysis, attention-to-detail, and organizational skills



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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If you are a resident of a Connecticut or Colorado, you are eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday, for assistance.

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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