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Laboratory Technician

Date: Apr 27, 2021

Location: Richmond, VA, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Chemist - Release Coatings


Location: United States : Richmond, VA

Function: Innovation Management (R&D)

Career Level: Experienced professionals (2-5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Interface & Performance


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 supports Evonik's radiation curable silicone release coating Quality Control and Product Development activities.  The successful candidate will own responsibility for testing and releasing all production batches of release coating products, including communication with plant personnel and the product development team.  The role is also responsible for coating and laboratory testing of customer specific projects and innovative new product development and launches.  The position will require frequent communication with external customers, including product recommendations and with the internal global technical and commercial teams for product development.



  • Operate an industrial coater and complete all quality control testing to ensure accurate and timely release of all production batches
  • Report test results in SAP
  • Communicate with production management and plant personnel
  • Conduct testing of customer specific samples and communicate test results and product recommendations through email, phone and meetings.  Prepare and package samples for customers and internal testing
  • Conduct testing in support of innovative new product development projects
  • Maintain coater, lab equipment and lab area in a safe professional manner


  • BS in Chemistry or related field and 2 years experience in a QC or manufacturing role is preferred, OR 5+ years in a related manufacturing or QC role 
  • Previous experience operating heavy industrial equipment is required.  Experience with equipment used for label or tape manufacturing is preferred
  • Previous experience with coatings, silicone chemistry is preferred
  • Must have experience interacting with customers, or desire to do so
  • Must take initiative and be self-directed

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: Richmond