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Interested in a scientific career with future growth opportunities?  We're looking for a Chemical Technician in Allentown, PA that wants to build something great with an incredible group of people.  By joining Intertek, your contributions will be valued as we continue to help the world Build Back Ever Better. 

Our Value Proposition 

We offer a salary and benefit package competitively placed within the local market, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k) with company match, and more. In addition to our comprehensive benefits package, our Technicians are offered: 

  • Tuition reimbursement programs
  • Day to day variety with the ability to work in a clean environment on high profile projects 
  • Opportunity for growth (over 100 locations with opportunity for growth/advancement/relocation) 
  • Employee referral bonuses 

What will you be doing? 

The Allentown site focuses on providing advanced analytical testing services to a wide variety of companies in the chemicals and materials industrial spaces. This exciting role is critical to our analytical services that provide trace metals analysis using inductively coupled plasma coupled with optical emission spectroscopy or mass spectrometry (ICP-OES or ICP-MS) and chemical analysis using titrations.

We are seeking a detail-oriented chemical technician who takes pride in helping others, wants to improve the effectiveness of our offerings, and is willing to learn.  

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities: 

The Chemical Technician I will contribute to projects in both ICP-OES/ICP-MS and titrations and the individual's duties include:

  • Works under immediate supervision
  • Is a key contributor within the laboratory in the areas of safety, maintenance, operation and quality assurance
  • Ensures continuous operation of instruments and machinery by performing preventative maintenance
  • Ensures lab is stocked with appropriate chemicals and supplies Prepares samples and solutions including volumetric and gravimetric solutions
  • Accurately prepares samples, standards and solutions for analysis with some preparations requiring basic or advanced sample extractions
  • Performs sample preparation for metals analysis using acid digestion and microwave-assisted digestion
  • Prepares samples and titration unit for various titration methods
  • Sets up, adjusts, and operates basic laboratory equipment following defined methods in support of projects within the trace metals and titrations laboratories
  • Performs general lab housekeeping including analytical waste disposal, cleaning glassware, and ordering supplies as needed
  • Uses computer systems and software programs - Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook), data acquisition programs - to acquire and document results within databases
  • Effectively collaborates with colleagues on laboratory techniques, sample preparation, instrumentation, data analysis, documentation, and safety
  • Ensures compliance of company/client SOP, protocols, safety policies, methods, or other procedures with government rules and regulations

Intertek's Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals team serves the chemical and pharmaceutical industries with a diverse range of services. Our chemical experts provide testing, consultancy, inspection, to ensure a variety of chemicals are produced efficiently and in compliance to regulatory standards. Our pharmaceutical specialists support drug development and products through contract laboratory services, regulatory guidance, and supply chain assurance.

What qualifications do you need?

  • Knowledge of analytical chemistry, demonstrated through having achieved one of the following:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Sciences, Chemical Technology or Chemical Engineering and 0+ years of laboratory experience
    • Associate's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Sciences, or Chemical Technology and 2+ years of laboratory experience
  • Experience with titrations and ICP sample preparation and analysis or similar methods is preferred
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety precautions and protocols for safe handling and the disposal of hazardous agents/reagents, chemicals and materials
  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate technical and business information, both oral and written to others, including co-workers, supervisors, and vendors
  • Intermediate mathematical skills, including algebraic functions, statistics (mean, median, standard deviation, variance, probability), basic geometry (area, volume calculations), and scientific calculators 
  • Ability to work varied and extended hours/days, as business dictates
  • Strong computer skills (Windows, MS Office)

A career with Intertek means joining a global network of professionals dedicated to bringing quality and safety to life. Our vision is to become the world’s most trusted partner for Quality Assurance and we offer our employees the chance to make an impact with attractive growth opportunities in this industry on a global scale.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status or on the basis of disability.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. 

​​​​​​​Intertek is a drug-free workplace. As a condition of employment, all hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug test. 



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