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Lab Technician

Location US



Responsible for performing laboratory work assigned by a Chemist or Chemical Engineer in support of product process development.


Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepares equipment and carries out laboratory simulations of plant and new processes using standard or non-standard procedures.
  • Completes preliminary analysis and interpretation of test results. Prepares reports, memos, presentations, etc., and/or enters into database(s), to communicate results to appropriate parties. Handles requests and reports results in a timely manner.
  • Analyzes raw materials, intermediates and products as required. 
  • Maintains records of experimental work in laboratory notebook and compiles data in prescribed form.
  • Purchases, maintains, and/or obtains adequate inventory of raw materials and lab supplies for testing and work area. Maintains work area in a neat, clean and safe condition.
  • Maintains adequate level of specific as well as general technical expertise through training, seminars, etc., to support required activity.
  • May blend components and/or develops new or modifies existing formulations to meet objectives and may analyze various blends and base oils to determine physical and chemical properties.
  • Responsible for safety, time and scheduling, good housekeeping and work relationships with others.
  • Assures that complete ISO documentation is maintained on all ISO or quality related activities. Participates in ISO related activities and maintains an up-to-date understanding of the ISO function.
  • Potential occasional travel.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Chemistry degree preferred from 4 year university.
  • Formal wet lab training (trade school).


  • Minimum of 2 years working experience in a chemical laboratory.
  • Demonstrates 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 & basic equipment use.


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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