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Chemical Operator - Scientific

Kelly Services

Freeport, TX
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Job Title Chemical Operator - Scientific

Jobid US5879DG_BH1435128

Location: Freeport, TX, 77542, USA

Description **Chemical Operator**

Kelly Services is now hiring for the role of Catalyst R D batch reactor operator Technician/Technologist at its Freeport Texas Location.

The successful candidate will operate a lab scale solution polymerization batch reactor.

The candidate will assist a team of research chemists in the catalyst R D Group by generating catalyst performance data. These data are critical to the development and evaluation of novel polyolefin catalysts for the Packaging Specialty Plastics business.

In addition to the reactor operation itself, the daily tasks include, but are not limited to, Packaging and disposing of waste per RCRA regulations

Preparing polymer samples, preparing catalyst samples

Documenting and/or communicating experimental results

Basic lab analysis such as gravimetric analysis, titrations, etc.

General housekeeping tasks.

Reactor maintenance e.g. tubing and valve replacement, pump repair, vessel opening and cleaning, instrument replacement etc.

There is potential for heavy lifting of up to 50lb.

This role is based on a 12hr rotating shift 4 days/week with 4 technicians covering 2 reactors


The role requires mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills, attention to detail, critical thinking, computer knowledge software systems, excel, word, etc , and math skills.

The candidate is expected to calculate solution dilutions, concentrations, unit conversions, molar ratios , etc.

Knowledge of flammable and pyrophoric solids and liquids and their safe handling is required as well as the ability to work with and maintain the integrity of reagents that are highly sensitive to air and moisture.

The candidate is expected to look up information such as boiling points, flash points, vapor pressure, molecular weight, density etc.

The candidates work will be directed by the lead coordinator, however, the candidate will be responsible for directly contacting either the lead coordinator or the research chemist for additional questions or clarifications if needed.

The candidate will be accountable for the quality of the data generated.

Good verbal and written communication skills and the capacity to interact effectively with coworkers at all levels.

The role requires a high level of independence, motivation, interpersonal effectiveness and reliability.


Minimum High School Diploma In addition, successful candidates must have either: A minimum of an Associates degree in a technical curriculum.

A minimum cumulative 2.7 GPA in all coursework is required Or A minimum of 2 years relevant work experience as a lab tech, reactor operator, Chem tech, computer science, etc

**Growth opportunities**

The expectation is for the incumbent to be in this role for a period of three years before the move to a different role can be considered.

Possible new roles may include but are not limited to lab technician in the catalyst group, expanded polymer characterization and handling role, expanded batch reactor operation responsibilities.

**Why Kelly** **®** **?**

With Kelly, you’ll have access to some of the world’s highest-regarded scientific organizations—providing you with opportunities to work on today’s most challenging, research-intensive, and relevantprojects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to helpadvance. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and found opportunities for more than 9,000scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the worlda better place. Let Kelly fuel your career—connect with us today.

**AboutKelly Services** **®**

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connectwith us on Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and iscommitted to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunityis The Law.

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