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Lead Lab Technician Job


Geneseo, NY, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Engineering & Technology
Posting Date:  Jan 25, 2023

Performs all aspects of Quality Control testing, sampling, and associated data entry into LIMS relating to production paperwork for production and technology departments.  Leads quality improvement efforts; develops and documents procedures and methods as necessary.  Serves as Trainer/SME for all lab tasks and as back-up/designee for routine Quality Manager tasks.  Performs support activities such as ordering/receiving supplies, helping to maintain satellite labs, attends BBS Steering Team and Joint Health and Safety Committee as QC Lab representative.

Quality Control 

  • Quality Control testing for certification of products following current test procedures for all products.
  • Perform Maintenance, calibrations and verifications of all QC lab equipment.
  • Maintain required documentation and filing of test records, as required all relevant Quality Systems.
  • Prints and inventories all labels in accordance with weekly production schedule
  • Maintain and prepare assigned equipment and standards to ensure accurate and precise analytical results.
  • Maintain knowledge of Arkema test procedures and qualification for testing.
  • Assist the Quality Manager and Research Chemists with special studies and method development.
  • Create corrective action plans to address audit findings.
  • Oversee corrective actions to ensure implementation and verification.


  • Maintain a safe work area in the lab.
  • Enter Near Miss events in IMPACT to facilitate learning/REX.
  • Attend BBS Steering Team and Joint Health and Safety Committee as QC Lab representative.

Training/Quality Assurance 

  • Serve as liaison to other departments for Quality issues.
  • Train all new technicians.
  • Generate reports from LIMS as needed.
  • Champions all aspects of Plant Quality Policy.
  • Initiate, track and complete IMPACT actions as needed (e.g. eMOC, Near Misses, Action Items).

Quality Manager Backup 

Perform back-up duties to Quality Manager, including:  Pharma Batch Record Review, EZ9s micro test tracking and product release, and audit program maintenance.


Required Education/Qualifications/Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or related field
  • 10 - 15 years of experience in an analytical chemistry lab.
  • Experience of interactions with auditors and regulatory authorities such as the FDA.
  • Strong technical writing skills to create, update or correct standard operating procedures.
  • Proficiency with troubleshooting laboratory equipment issues (HPLC and GC).
  • Experience with the supervision of technical staff preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office, LIMS and SAP.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.



Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €9.5 billion ($10.6 billion) in 2021, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.

The diversity of its employees is an asset that the Arkema group wants to preserve. Its non-discrimination policy applies to recruitment, salary levels and career management. The Arkema group is committed to ensuring diversity among its employees.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

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