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Technician, Lab 3, HTC


Channelview, TX, US, 77530

Req ID:  76939
Facility:  Channelview-Htc-130
Department:  HTC Research Technicians
Division:  Research & Development, Technology & Sus

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

The R&D Technician will be responsible for laboratory and pilot scale unit based research and development (R&D) tasks, including running experiments, sampling, testing, measuring, recording and analyzing results to meet Chemicals R&D project goals

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Setting up, modifying, trouble-shooting and running bench-scale laboratory equipment and operating pilot-scale units.
  • Observing and recording laboratory and pilot unit data, and will operate computer-based equipment control systems and use various software tools in performing job functions.
  • Prepare and/or implement clear operating instructions, procedures, and other key communications required in a chemical R&D setting.
  • Lead on-the-job training of fellow technicians on an as-needed basis. To accomplish this, the position requires good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Interface effectively with R&D researchers, other technicians, design engineers, site HSE, crafts, and supervision for the planning and execution of efficient experimental programs with the highest attention to personnel and process safety.
  • Exhibit excellent safety leadership in the workplace, consistent with company and site HSE goals.
  • If assigned to a shift position, may include shift leader responsibilities requiring supervision of other technicians and site facility coverage during day and off-hours operation.

Min. Qualifications

Associates Degree in Chemistry or related technical field with 2 years of relevant experience working in an R&D laboratory, or significant related industry operations or laboratory experience. A Bachelor's degree in chemistry or related technical field is preferred

• Synthetic chemistry experience will be preferred
• Basic knowledge of analytical techniques such as GC, they will be expected to operate computer based equipment control systems and use various software tools in performing their job functions
• Solid background in process chemistry, manufacturing processes, laboratory or chemical process safety, lab/industrial hygiene, and personnel safety
• Solid background in chemical process equipment, computer-based process control systems, and office software tools
• Highly self-motivated individual, focused on providing quality laboratory data in an efficient manner with the ability to exhibit excellent workplace leadership in the pursuit of site HSE goals, project goals, and site/company workplace initiatives
• Problem-solving skills and be able to make competent, independent decisions in a timely fashion to ensure excellent progress on projects
• Ability to adhere to the highest performance standards of personal and process safety and exhibit good leadership in the workplace for accomplishing site/company HSE goals
• Team player with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with internal/external customers
• Standard work schedule will be 5 days per week during normal business hours, however successful applicants must be flexible and willing / able to provide overtime coverage which may require working a 12 hour rotating shift schedule to support business or project requirements
• Must be willing to work with hazardous and/or flammable chemicals (with proper safety precautions, training, and equipment)
• Must be willing and able to work in environments that require frequent bending, reaching, and lifting up to 50 lbs
• Must be willing and able to work in tight or confined spaces, including wearing fresh air breathing equipment for some tasks
• Must be willing and able to work at heights above 25 feet by climbing stairs and vertical ladders


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: Houston

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