Process Development Technician 1

Posted 06 Oct 2022

Tamaqua, Pennsylvania - United States

Req Id 256983


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:

In this role you will perform the activities necessary to support Process Development efforts in a laboratory and pilot plant environment. These activities will focus mainly on new product synthesis of Organo-Silane or Organo-Metallic compounds. This would include construction of experimental equipment and routine analytical analysis of process and product samples. You will also perform all duties consistent with manufacturing various compounds in a laboratory or pilot plant setting and should be familiar with the operation of pilot scale chemical reactors, filtration equipment, heater/chillers, gloveboxes and inert gas/liquid handling manifolds as well as packaging solids, liquids and gases. Safety is key, so the ability to safely handle hazardous materials is of utmost importance. This position works on a variable schedule. Flexible availabiity would be ideal.

  • Responsible for safety, environmental protection, productivity, quality, and Continuous Improvement initiatives
  • Resolve of daily operating issues
  • Diagnose malfunctions
  • Perform preventive and operating maintenance
  • Record and report all deviations from normal operating conditions
  • Maintain up-to-date notebooks
  • Maintain a safe work environment
  • Follow all EMD Electronics corporate standards for laboratory and pilot plant EH&S

Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • HS Diploma or GED 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with laboratory/pilot plant operations
  • Experience with handling hazardous chemicals (toxic, reactive, pyrophoric, corrosive, oxidizer)
  • Mechanical skills relevant to the assembly, installation and maintenance of glass and metal chemical reactor systems
  • Familiarity with analytical instruments
  • Post secondary education, particularly chemistry or technical field
  • Good communication skills

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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