REHAU is the premium worldwide brand for polymer-based innovations and systems in construction, automotive and industry from furniture to appliances to aircraft. You encounter our systems every day, without noticing them. While they may be invisible, their benefit is always tangible. More than 20,000 employees at 170 locations worldwide apply their expertise and innovative capabilities to ensure the continuous growth of our independent privately-held company.
REHAU, a leading international polymer manufacturer, is seeking an experienced Chemistry Technician at our Americas headquarters in Leesburg, VA. The successful candidate is a professional who understands and practices the principles of material and product performance evaluation.
Specific job responsibilities for the Chemistry Technician include:
Development and application of material and product/article testing, analysis and reporting
Design, application, and analysis of testing and inspection procedures, including the incorporation of customer specific requirements (such as ASTM, ISO, DIN)
Problem identification, analysis, reporting, and correction and preventative action methods
Calibration and maintenance of test equipment and tools
Teaching and training of laboratory practices and methods
Administration and planning of laboratory equipment, chemicals and tools
Identification, evaluation and selection of third-party laboratories
Handling of internal and external audits
Knowledge of and adherence to OSHA regulations related to lab safety (tools, equipment and safe handling of materials and chemicals)
- Consult and communicate with internal customers and adherence to customer timeline.
- Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, physics, engineering or equivalent level of experience
At least five years experience in a polymer materials laboratory
Knowledge of ASTM, ISO, DIN, etc. testing methods required
Knowledge of OEM performance specifications and experience dealing with customer requirements desirable
Knowledge of statistical data evaluation methods as well as data handling software(s)
- Proficient with common MS Office applications
- Excellent communication and organizational skills
- Must work independently, prioritize effectively and plan and execute lab testing with minimal consultation.
Please note: this position is not eligible for visa sponsorship or relocation reimbursement.
REHAU offers excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience.
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REHAU is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that appreciates and leverages the diversity of our team. We provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, gender, physical or other disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.