QC Lab Tech- Metals Lab

Posted 05 Jan 2022

Tamaqua, Pennsylvania - United States

Req Id 238031



A career with EMD Electronics is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 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.


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.

Starting Pay for this position is between $25.96 - $31 per hour


Your Role:

As a QC Laboratory Technician at our Hometown facility you will support the analysis of organosilicon, organometallic and specialty gas products used in the semiconductor fabrication industry.  The Laboratory Technician will be responsible for routine trace metal’s analysis of finished goods and raw materials for existing and new product lines. The Laboratory Technician may be required to assist with safety, health, environmental, and product quality improvements under general guidelines and supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor and Manager. This position will be for 1st shift (Monday – Friday 7am – 3pm) and other responsibilities include:


  • Provide routine trace metal’s analytical support for operations, quality, and R&D teams
  • Analyze samples and communicate results to respective business unit
  • Operate and maintain analytical equipment
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks within the laboratory
  • Operate equipment such as ICP-MS, analytical balance, microwave digestion system, pipettes, and pH meter
  • Adhere to and support the ISO 9001 Quality Assurance program at the site


Who You Are:

 Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology or related science field


 Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of hands-on laboratory experience
  • 2+ experience with handling hazardous chemicals (toxic, reactive, pyrophoric, corrosive, oxidizer, Fluorine and HF)
  • Hands on experience with ICP-MS and microwave digestion systems
  • Experience working in a clean room environment
  • Experience with data entry into a laboratory data management system
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to multitask, work as an individual contributor and as a member of a diverse team, a skilled problem solver, and have a strong passion for continuous improvement and quality
  • Ability to function independently and efficiently under the guidance of management and have good communications skills.
  • Ability to recognize existing problems, foresee potential problems, and implement measures to eliminate or reduce the probability of occurrence and/or minimize their impact.



What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


Curious? Chat with one of our curious minds on our interactive Q&A platform and catch a glimpse of our people, values, and culture. You can also apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com
If you would like to know more about what diversity, equity, and inclusion means to us, please visit https://www.emdgroup.com/en/company/press-positions.html


If you are a resident of a NYC, 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.


As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.

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