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Lab Technician - 2nd Shift


Akron, OH, US, 44310

Req ID:  75604
Facility:  AKRON ICC-5001
Department:  APS Akron Technical Center MBS/SP/PM
Division:  Global APS and Supply Chain

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

Basic Function

This position provides technical support for product sample testing, analysis, consultation and other related services for production.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Conduct product sample testing and analysis as directed and report the results to the requestor as needed
  • Understand and apply technical information, diagrams, and procedures related to test methods and standards (ASTM/ISO), instrumentation and quality control pertinent to physical and analytical lab operations.
  • Assist with test method development and work instructions as needed
  • Observe and record data in an accurate, precise and organized manner as required
  • Assist in laboratory equipment calibration, verification and maintenance as needed
  • Assist in certification initiatives
  • Continue training of all test methods that are related to the physical testing performed in the laboratory
  • Operate pertinent laboratory equipment for test specimen creation
  • Conform to safe work practices and compliant to corporate safety program
  • Handle hazardous materials in a safe and cautious manner

Min. Qualifications

  • Ability to apply basic concepts of math.
  • Ability to analyze data and make decisions according.
  • Possess a professional attitude.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Knowledge of processing equipment
  • Good communication skills, verbal and written
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint



  • High school diploma
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in a plastic-related field with prior employment in an analytical/physical-testing laboratory is required
  • The successful candidate will have a fundamental knowledge of plastic test methods and standards.


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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