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Laboratory Technician

Date: Jan 31, 2021

Location: Allentown, PA, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Laboratory Technician


Location: United States : Allentown, PA

Function: Innovation Management (R&D)

Career Level: Experienced professionals (2-5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Comfort & Insulation


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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This position will support technical service, application development and new product development for the High Density Polyurethane (HDPU) related products and applications.



  • Conducts experimental tests required to successfully formulate new products in a variety of high density PU markets (froth foam, microcellular, coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers, composites) and evaluates products in industry-relevant applications tests with limited supervision.  Makes modifications to applications tests or develops new test methods to simulate field performance of products as needed. 

  • Analyzes and interprets data obtained from technical experimentation and effectively communicates these results, as well as any observed inconsistencies and proposed improvements, to his/her supervisor

  • Coordinates sample shipments, routine analytical analysis, regulatory set-up of experimental samples, and purchasing of supplies for lab

  • Coordinate and complete the Versalink product qualifications for Military customers

  • Efficiently manages laboratory on behalf of all other laboratory occupants and users (including his or her supervisor and other senior managers), ensuring all site safety requirements are consistently met. 

  • Writes Safe Work Practices, Design Hazard Reviews and Management of Changes as needed.  Actively participates in company safety program.

  • Shares knowledge of specific expertise with other colleagues in order to advance the overall competency of the technology team and business

  • Activities include handling of hazardous and non-hazardous chemical in quantities of 5-55 gallons. Candidates should be able to lift 40 lbs.  



  • Associates or B.S. Degree in Chemistry, Chemistry, Material Science, Polymer Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering or related
  • Minimum 1-2 years of laboratory experience or related production experience

  • Experience in polyurethanes or CASE application testing is preferred

  • Experience handling hazardous chemicals


  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs on a daily basis
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).

Your Application

To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at https://careers.evonik.com.


Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.

Nearest Major Market: Allentown