Job Posting: Chemical Technician – Mississauga

Siltech Corporation, a privately held silicone manufacturer, is looking to hire immediately a full time, permanent Chemical Technician in for their technical group located in Mississauga, Ontario.

This opportunity offers a full Benefits and Pension package.

Reporting to the Senior Chemist the successful candidate will:

Be responsible for the preparation of both laboratory and pilot scale batches of new and existing products offered by Siltech.

Main Duties will include, but are Not limited to:

  • Operation of pilot reactors to help transition new products from lab scale to commercial production in a plant based setting.
  • Follow SOP’s to prepare lab scale batches of products for customer evaluations.
  • Under the direction of the Senior Chemist, help develop new routes to synthesize new developmental products.
  • Perform full chemical analysis on prepared products using wet chemical analysis (titrations, pH, viscosities, acid values etc.)
  • Operation of instrumentation to further analyze prepared products (IR, GPC, GC and HPLC)
  • Assist manufacturing with re-working off spec products
  • Document, validate and interpret data obtained from analysis.
  • Assist in evaluating new or existing raw materials.
  • Prepare technical reports on completed experiments and accurately summarize and present findings.
  • Compile data and suggest pathways forward or reasons results were obtained.
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment

Required Skills:

  • BSc or college diploma specializing in chemistry or chemical technology is required with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a chemical manufacturing plant being preferred.
  • Knowledge of silicone chemistry is an asset.
  • Is comfortable working in a plant environment and around a pilot production plant.
  • Excellent attention to detail with a strong ability to document subtle changes in chemical processes.
  • Has experience in the lab scale synthesis of organic or inorganic compounds, resins, surfactants.
  • Has experience in wet chemical testing (titrations, pH, viscosities, and acid values) and is familiar with IR, GPC and GC analysis.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Computer literate and comfortable working with Microsoft word, PowerPoint, excel.
  • Understanding of manufacturing process.
  • Is able to comfortably lift up to 20 kg as required.

Essential Work Experience (Number of years in related work experience):

  • 5 years working in a chemical environment is an asset.

Note: Applicants should apply via email at hr@siltech.com with the Job Title in the Subject line.

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