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Lab Technician

Location US-IL-Sauget



Responsible for performing laboratory work assigned by a Chemist or Chemical Engineer in support of product process development. This position has a rotating shift schedule. 


Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform industry and other laboratory tests using established procedures. Assist in development and modification of tests as needed. Develop project plan for testing.
  • Complete preliminary analysis and interpretation of test results. Prepare reports, memos, presentations, etc., and/or enter into database(s), to communicate results to appropriate parties.  Handle requests and report results in a timely fashion.
  • Operate specialized test equipment specific to product area in accordance with established procedure. Perform tests accurately to insure reproducibility. Assume responsibilities for the maintenance and troubleshooting of the laboratory equipment and/or instrumentation necessary to perform the laboratory tests.
  • Purchase, maintain, and/or obtain adequate inventory of samples and lab supplies for testing and work area. Maintain work area in a neat, clean, and safe condition.
  • Maintain adequate level of specific as well as general technical expertise through training, seminars, etc., to support required activity.
  • May blend components and/or develop new or modify existing formulations to meet objectives and may analyze various blends and base stocks to determine physical properties.
  • May represent Afton with customers, industry organizations at the direction of the manager and may train other personnel as necessary.
  • Assure that complete ISO documentation is maintained on all ISO or quality related activities. Participate in ISO related activities and maintain an up-to-date understanding of the ISO function.



  • Computer literacy
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to attend to details
  • Able to complete basic laboratory procedures with intermediate to minimal supervision
  • Able to demonstrate basic knowledge of safe laboratory practices and procedures
  • Able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of laboratory terminology and basic equipment use


  • Associates Degree or equivalent combination of experience and education


  • Bachelor’s degree

Afton Chemical Corporation develops and manufactures petroleum additives that help fuels burn cleaner and more efficiently, engines run smoother, and machines last longer. 


Afton Chemical supports global operations through its corporate headquarters in Richmond, Virginia, and operates globally through local offices, research facilities and manufacturing plants strategically located throughout the world.


We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) matching contributions, pension, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and a casual working environment.


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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