NewMarket Services

Chemical Lab Technician - Analytical (Off-Shift)

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. 


Off-shift Chemical Lab Technician for the Physical Properties group.  Hours are ~ 1:00PM to 9:30PM.  Primary test responsibilities are Karl Fischer water titrations, and off-shift coverage for ICP, viscometrics and potentiometric titrations.   


  • Active participant in company safety culture including following current industry and government safety procedures and regulations.
  • Perform safe and sound laboratory practices in general.
  • Provide back up support for a broad range of tests with an emphasis is on maintaining our highest throughput tests.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in a high throughput and dynamic work environment.
  • Participate in company quality procedures (ISO) and maintain up to date documentation of related activities.



  • 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 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 along with knowing when to ask for help.


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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