NewMarket Services

Chem Tech

Location US-IL-Sauget


Responsible for performing laboratory work assigned by a Chemist or Chemical Engineer in support of new product process development. This support includes evaluating changes proposed by R&D and the Business Group to specifications and processes. 


  • Prepares equipment and carries out laboratory simulations of plant and new processes using standard or non-standard procedures.
  • Conducts laboratory experiments under the direction of a SBU Specialist.
  • 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.


            LAB TECHNICIAN

Chemistry degree preferred



   Formal wet lab training (trade school)


   Minimum of 2 years working experience in a chemical laboratory

   Completion of advanced high school chemistry


   Minimum of 2 semesters of college level chemistry




   Demonstrates computer literacy with regard to Afton’s routine applications

   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 and basic equipment use



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