Laboratory Technician Advanced Mineral Development RDS

Omya (Schweiz) AG
Oftringen, Switzerland


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Laboratory Technician Advanced Mineral Development RDS

Omya is a leading global producer of industrial minerals, mainly fillers and pigments derived from calcium carbonate and dolomite, and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals.Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya has a global presence extending to more than 180 locations in over 50 countries with 8,000 employees.

We are looking for a

Laboratory Technician Advanced Mineral Development RDS
Job main responsibilities
  • Execution of various experiments, procedures and analysis in the area of functional white pigments development
  • Responsible for the safe execution of dry and wet surface treatments, surface coatings, small synthesis reactions, purifications, upconcentration and scale-up reactions, polymer processing and analysis on polymeric products
  • Complete and precise reporting of the experimental work to ensure the reproducibility of the trials
  • Support of chemists for various research projects
  • Work in a ISO-certified environment
  • Use of various analytical techniques such as TGA, GPC, rheometers,?viscosimeters, pH-meters, conductimeters, colorimeters, FTIR, Polymer testing equipment.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness/safety of the lab on a daily basis and the regular quality tests on equipments
  • Responsible for logistics in the lab (ordering of small laboratory equipment and consumables when needed)
  • Ability to work 20% in Egerkingen / SO is required
Candidate profile requirements
  • Successful completed apprenticeship as Laboratory Technician or Bachelor's degree in Science or Chemistry
  • Minimum 5 years of laboratory experience
  • Good practical knowledge in analytical, mineral and organic chemistry
  • Knowledge in polymer science is a valuable asset
  • Excellent computer and software skills in Word and Excel
  • Proactive personality
  • Target-oriented
  • Excellent team spirit
  • Good command of both, German an English (oral and written), French is an asset

Oftringen / AG

Omya (Schweiz) AG, Nicole Gebhard, Baslerstrasse 42, 4665 Oftringen, Switzerland