NewMarket Services

Chemical Lab Technician - Analytical

Location US-VA-Richmond
Research and Development


About Us

Afton Chemical Corporation is part of the NewMarket Corporation (NYSE: NEU) family of companies, and is one of the largest global suppliers of lubricant additives and offers a broad line of fuel additives worldwide. 


Chemistry lab technician with a primary role executing day-to-day operation of the sample inventory laboratory. 


  • Active participant in company safety culture.
  • Maintain up-to-date understanding of company, industry and government safety procedures and regulations, and ensure compliance.
  • Perform safe and sound laboratory practices in general.
  • Receive and log samples into the Laboratory Information Management System (StarLIMS).
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of the sample inventory lab.
  • Perform color analysis as a lead analyst, and assist with sample preparation for various physical properties tests on petroleum-based products, including but not limited to viscosity, density, and potentiometric titrations.
  • Participate in ISO related activities with an up-to-date understanding of the ISO function.
  • Maintain quality documentation.



  • High school graduate, or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Demonstrated lab and/or chemistry training, experience, or aptitude.



  • Associate degree or Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related science.
  • At least 2 years of experience working in an analytical chemistry laboratory.
  • Customer service.
  • Experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).



  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of safe laboratory practices and procedures.
  • Basic computer literacy (i.e. Microsoft Office, Word, Excel).
  • Ability to perform standardized laboratory procedures with intermediate to minimal supervision.
  • Effectively manage multiple tasks and changing priorities to achieve completion within the agreed-on timeframe.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with fellow analysts, researchers, and stakeholders across Afton's organizational matrix to achieve business objectives.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate information clearly in an engaging and convincing manner.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving.

Working at Afton

Who We Are - We're a diverse, global family of individuals, who share a passion for developing innovative solutions. We build our professional relationships on respect, integrity and a commitment to safety and quality. Just as these values apply to our professional relationships, they also apply to the way feel about our neighbors and communities.


Our Work - At Afton, our innovative R&D programs lead to global growth. Our lubricant and fuel additives are among the most highly developed and widely used in the petroleum industry. Afton is a recognized and trusted supplier of driveline lubricant additives, engine oil additives, fuel additives and industrial lubricant additives.


Benefits / Compensation - We offer competitive compensation and benefit packages that reflect our commitment to our employees. Our employees are our most treasured asset and we have dedicated resources that allow us to reward our employees for their commitment on an ongoing basis - ensuring our compensation packages are competitive in the industry.


An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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