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Lab Technician

Do you feel like building a global champion in the field of engineering plastics? Then apply for a job with us! LANXESS Performance Materials GmbH is already a global leader in the development, production and sale of engineering plastics for use in diverse industries such as automotive, electrical and electronics, and sports and leisure. As a strong partner to these industries, we drive developments in our industry. This also includes the sustainability of our processes and products. As a global company, we live a strong value system: diversity, creativity, working as a team are just a few of them. A next important step for us is the planned joint venture that we intend to launch next year with our partners Advent and the Engineering Materials business of DSM. United, we want to open a new chapter in the market. In order to continue to be successful, we are looking for you. If you have a sense of adventure, shape the future with us! Are you curious? Then contact us.

Job Highlights

This position executes lab testing as required to assure product quality.

  • Accurately perform routine and non-routine in-process and finished polymer testing
  • (Thermoplastic Materials). Examples include:
    • operation of injection molding machine
    • mechanical testing (e.g. impact strength, bending strength)
    • viscosity testing (e.g. MVR, solution viscosity)
    • other physical testing (moisture, ash content etc.)
  • Record results in appropriate database and report data in a timely manner.
  • Have knowledge of all in-process and finished product tests as well as test schedules.
  • Maintains required lab equipment and supplies. Insures cleanliness and good housekeeping of lab areas.
  • Perform additional testing as required to cover unusual sample loads, customer issues, limited personnel, etc.
  • Interact with the other unit personnel to complete all required testing in a timely manner and to also handle non-routine communications.
  • Monitor instrument performance (Standards, Control Samples, SPC, etc.
  • Knowledge and use of site/work area HES procedures and work practices at all times
  • Maintaining a clean and uncluttered work area.
  • Immediate reporting of incidents, injuries, illnesses, exposures (e.g. to chemicals) and near hits.
  • Immediate correction and/or reporting of all hazardous acts and conditions.
  • Cooperation and participation in the site HES Performance Indicator programs core elements including work area inspections, job safety analyses/observations, training and meetings.


  • Former lab testing experience recommended with one year experience
  • Minimum High School graduate. Some college coursework or two-year degree preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of hazardous materials and the appropriate handling and disposal of such products preferred
  • Requires quick learning and flexibility on the job
  • Requires a self-starter
  • Requires excellent attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • SAP and previous LIMS experience preferred, but not required
  • Willing to work in a team environment
  • Requires basic knowledge of statistics including control charting
  • Superior oral and written communication and comprehension skills
  • Knowledge of ISO Quality and Responsible Care standards preferred
  • Familiarity with and ability to use MS Office software (Word, Excel). SAP experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with polymer pigmenting and coloring of polymers a plus, but not required.
  • This position should be prepared to work any shift


What we offer you:

Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program.
Comprehensive Benefits: We provide a variety of benefits to support your financial security, health and wellbeing including retirement plans, health programs, life insurance and medical care.
Work-Life & Flexibility: We support you in maintaining a balance between working hours and personal life. With our global “Xwork” program, we offer flexible working arrangements in all countries in which we operate.
Training & Development: We are committed to your professional and personal development and encourage you in the ongoing pursuit of education, training and knowledge through both formal and informal learning.

Diversity: LANXESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.

Join the LANXESS team!

Must include a resume.

Requisition ID:  5207

Gastonia, NC, US, 28034

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Entry level

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord

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