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Quality Control Lab Chemist


Channelview, TX, US, 77530

Req ID:  80242
Facility:  Channelview/North Ops-Lyo
Department:  Quality Technicians
Division:  Americas Manufacturing


Basic Function

The Quality Control Lab Chemist will provide technical, operational and analytical support to the quality control lab, production units and business teams for driving improvements to product quality operating process, and the QC laboratory. The Chemist is responsible in supporting compliance requirements in QC lab for ISO, USP, ASTM and other industry standards. The focus of the position is to ensure the laboratory provides accurate, reliable and timely data and support to internal and external customers in a safe and efficient manor while maintaining a low cost approach.

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Assist with recommendations and setting direction for lab HSE, methods, procedures, techniques and technical guidance for Quality Lab through guidance of senior chemist and lab specialist
•    Work with senior chemists, lab technicians and lab specialists in understanding of laboratory systems, methods, troubleshooting for technical assurance
•    Develop ability to challenge the status quo in lab practices and methods to provide better response and data to the supporting units and business teams
•    Learn and lead efforts on troubleshooting of laboratory issues and ensure calibration and maintenance of equipment
•    Provide technical training on laboratory quality systems for laboratory technicians
•    Learn industry best practice knowledge and apply to quality control environment, as career advances develop and maintain best practice knowledge for lab
•    Provide technical input on process chemistry for operating targets, troubleshooting or improvement projects
•    Work with the Engineering, Global Engineering, and R&D to plan and execute industrialization plans including plant trials, where needed
•    Maintain a strong emphasis on safety.  This includes responsibility for conducting thorough safety analysis of experimental programs and new instrumentations.
•    Focal point for operating units to interface with Quality Control Lab
•    Assist operating units in resolving issues through understanding of chemistry
•    Support business teams to develop testing protocols and methods for new product development, is a technical resource for customer audits in addition to troubleshooting issues on existing products or feed stocks
•    Identify opportunities for improvement for laboratory testing and methods and cost reduction

Min. Qualifications

•    A Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry is required
•    8-10 years of experience in a refining, petrochemical, or chemical environment or related industry preferred. Knowledge of manufacturing processes relating to olefins and olefins derivatives a plus.
•    Working knowledge of industry standards such as ISO, USP, ASTM, EPA a plus
•    Working knowledge of analytical instrumentation (GC, LC, FTIR, UV/VIS, Titration, N/S analyzer, TOC, F/AA, GF/AA, XRF, etc.) a plus.
•    Demonstrated IT capability in Microsoft Office Suite
•    Basic understanding of troubleshooting techniques with ability to communicate results
•    Must be self-motivated with the ability to initiate continuous improvement


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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 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.


We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.

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