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Polymer Testing Lab Technician


Cincinnati, OH, US, 45249

Req ID:  84598
Facility:  Cincinnati Technology R&D-Lyo
Department:  R&D NA Physical Testing Lab Support
Division:  Innovation


Basic Function

LyondellBasell’s Cincinnati Technology Center is seeking a laboratory associate for the polymer physical testing laboratory.  This position will perform physical testing, interpret data, and document results.  The Lab Associate will participate on teams to achieve department goals. 


The Cincinnati Technology Center provides research, development, and technical service for polymers and polymer recycling in a laboratory setting.  The physical testing lab performs testing, (Melt Flow, Density, Tensile, Flex, ductile – brittle, film, pipe, flame, and more) to determine the physical properties of the sample.  The site has 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.
  • Perform polymer physical testing, analyze data, and document results.  
  • Become a subject matter expert in performing assigned tests.
  • Support researchers to solve complex polymer problems.
  • Maintain instruments in good working condition and perform routine calibrations.
  • Participate on project teams to help achieve department goals.

Min. Qualifications

  • Associates degree in Applied Science, Polymer Chemistry, or a related technical field preferably with experience in an R&D, manufacturing, or industrial laboratory. 
  • Experience with lab techniques and/ or polymer physical testing is desirable.
  • Highly self-motivated individual, focused on providing high quality laboratory data in an efficient manner, while exhibiting excellent workplace skills
  • Solid background in Microsoft Office and computer-based instrument control systems for lab equipment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to make competent, independent, decisions in a timely manner to ensure excellent progress on assigned tasks.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple and or changing priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Must possess the ability to interact effectively and professionally with internal customers, external customers and vendors. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Plastics Engineering Technology or related technical field.


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


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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