Chemical Manufacturing Operations Technician

Posted 07 Nov 2022

Carlsbad, California - United States

Req Id 256619


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.



Your Role:

The Chemical Manufacturing Operations Technician will be part of the Chemical Manufacturing team in Carlsbad, CA. Specifically in the High-Volume Manufacturing Distillation (Purification) department, responsible for purifying 12+ chemicals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This position will start out on the day shift and will move to a night shift after 1-3 months.


  • Operate / Monitor multiple purification systems at once
  • Sample finished product and raw material
  • Perform data entry
  • Flex to monitor other department’s systems
  • Operate forklift / electric pallet jack
  • Manual and Automated vessel decontamination
  • Chemical Packaging (Filling vessels with chemicals)
  • Perform hazardous waste consolidation
  • Acid wash stainless steel
  • Maintain a clean and organized manufacturing environment
  • Assist with unloading Isotainer truck
  • Assist the Engineering team with troubleshooting system issues
  • Inspect vessels and documentation for correctness and completeness
  • Follow Safety/Quality practices
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects
  • Routine communication with Engineering, QC, QA, RGA, and Materials teams.


Physical Attributes:

  • Wear a full-face air-purifying respirator and other PPE
  • Lift up to 50 pounds


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in a science discipline


  • High School Diploma
  • 5+ years chemical industry experience.  


 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience handling chemicals
  • Previous experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Strong troubleshooting, documentation, and communication skills
  • Ability to read and understand Safety Data Sheets and written work instructions
  • A strong focus on quality and safety
  • Experience using Microsoft suite including (Word, Excel, Access, SharePoint)
  • Experience using SAP and LIMS systems
  • Ability to use hand tools


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!

If you would like to know more about what diversity, equity, and inclusion means to us, please visit

If you are a resident of Colorado or New York City, 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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