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Catalyst Lab Technician


Cincinnati, OH, US, 45249

Req ID:  84541
Facility:  Cincinnati Technology R&D-Lyo
Department:  R&D NA Catalyst Lab Support
Division:  Innovation


Basic Function

LyondellBasell’s Cincinnati Technology Center is seeking a laboratory associate for the catalyst laboratory.  The technician will be responsible for maintaining laboratory and process equipment and conducting laboratory experiments supporting technical projects. Systems include laboratory-scale reactors, feedstock, and inert atmosphere gloveboxes. 


The Cincinnati Technology Center provides research, development, and technical services for catalysts, polymers and polymer recycling in a laboratory setting. The catalyst lab enhances catalyst performance and identifies new catalyst systems that provide polyolefins with unique attributes, resulting in superior resin products. The site has a strong HSE performance and a positive work culture.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Work safely and participate in activities to improve safety performance of site.
  • Contribute to the site’s positive work culture.
  • Conduct laboratory experiments related to catalyst chemistry, olefin polymerization, polymer characterization, polymer processing, and document results.
  • Maintain existing processes and equipment and upgrade to improve the quality of data.
  • Troubleshoot and coordinate repairs of assigned equipment, including working with site maintenance personnel when appropriate.
  • Support researchers in planning, executing, problem-solving, and communicating experimental results.
  • Work effectively with others to achieve group and site goals in a safe and effective manner.

Min. Qualifications

  • Associates degree in Chemistry or a related technical field preferably with experience in an R&D, manufacturing, or industrial laboratory
  • Excellent chemical handling skills and willingness to work with hazardous and/or flammable chemicals with proper safety precautions, equipment, and training.
  • Highly self-motivated individual, focused on providing high quality laboratory data in an efficient manner, while exhibiting excellent workplace skills
  • Good mechanical skills
  • Solid background in Microsoft Office and computer-based instrument control systems (LabView preferred).
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple and or changing priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds from waist to shoulder occasionally.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with 0-5 years relevant experience.




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We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.


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: Cincinnati

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