2018 - 2019 Laboratory Technician Co-Op

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Olin Chlor Alkali Products & Vinyls division of Olin Corporation, has an opening for a Laboratory Technician Co-Op, located in McIntosh, AL. The candidate conducts and analyzes routine and non-routine samples from Production to ensure product meets customer specifications. Prepares solutions for laboratory and production plant use. Maintains and troubleshoots instrumentation to ensure proper calibration when analyzing products.
Olin Corporation is a leading vertically-integrated global manufacturer of chemical products and a leading U.S. manufacturer of ammunition. Olin is the world's leading producer or chlor alkali products and vinyls, the number one supplier of epoxy materials, the number one global seller of membrane caustic soda and chlorinated organics and the number one North American seller of chlorine, bleach and hydrochloric acid. Winchester's principal manufacturing facilities produce and distribute sporting ammunition, law enforcement ammunition, reloading components, small caliber military ammunition and components and industrial cartridges.
Essential Job Functions:
Conducts daily routine and non-routine analytical testing of chemical products and reagents, including raw materials, in process and final product stages using a combination of wet chemistry and instrumental analytical techniques
Uses a range of methods from standard and well-established routines to specially adapted processes
Prepares standardized lab reagents for lab and plant use
Maintains and troubleshoots laboratory instruments and equipment
Interprets data and makes or recommends adjustments based on findings
Records data, observations and conclusions in spreadsheets and databases
Tracks inventory levels and orders necessary supplies
May assist in the development and/or modification of new procedures
Works on special projects under guidance of technical specialist/chemist
Minimum Requirements:
Ability to work a minimum of 20 hours per week.
Must have obtained or be actively pursuing an Associate's, Bachelor's or Master's degree in Chemistry or science-related discipline (Bachelor's or Master's preferred).
Must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (documentation required)
Knowledge of basic laboratory instrumentation
Must be able to understand and prioritize initiatives; be flexible and adaptable
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, verbally and in writing
Must have basic computer skills including use of Microsoft Office
Strong attention to detail
Must be able to obtain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential)
Desired Experience/Skills:
SAP proficiency
Knowledge of environmental, OSHA and DOT regulations
Degree must be from a school that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of Education of the U.S. Department of Education
This position is not eligible for an expat assignment
Olin does not provide any form of sponsorship to applicants not authorized to work in the US.
Olin is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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