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Lab Calibration Technician

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INVISTA is a global manufacturer of chemical intermediates, polymers, and fibers. From parts for the automotive industry to medical equipment, air bags, food packaging, carpet and clothing, our ingredients in the nylon 6,6 and polypropylene value chains help bring many of life’s essential products to market. A subsidiary of Koch Industries since 2004, INVISTA is committed to innovation and responsibly creating more value for its customers and society while consuming fewer resources to make these products. See the bigger picture at INVISTA.com.

Our INVISTA Orange, TX facility is seeking entrepreneurial innovative leaders to join the team the Quality Lab team as a Calibration Technician. We are looking for individuals that have ability to produce accurate, high quality work in a time-sensitive, fast-paced environment with strong communication skills and proven success in communicating effectively. A successful candidate would need to have the ability to organize, prioritize, and own multiple tasks while meeting and/or exceeding deadlines, show strong initiative and the ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team. Above all you will be expected to carry out all your activities with integrity, compliance, and in a safe and efficient manner. Are you IN?

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Ability to perform chemical analysis, including, but not limited to titrations, distillations, wet chemistry, GC, LC, IC, UV-Vis, XRF, and TOC as needed
  • Ability to perform preventative maintenance, repairs, and calibrations for lab analytical instruments.
  • Maintain calibration documentation and instrument troubleshooting data as per lab quality standards.
  • Ability to create and conduct training sessions for laboratory shift technicians
  • Participate and lead lab/operations projects and method development studies.
  • Document and communicate issues regarding quality data, instruments, production, or supply and participate in critical investigation
  • Maintain knowledge of plant processes, general chemistry, and theory of lab analyses.
  • Use LIMS to communicate results and manage lab data.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment with lab technicians, operators, process engineers, research technicians, and exempt professionals.
  • Ability to problem-solve, use critical thinking skills, and perform root cause analysis.
  • Strong organization and planning skills.
  • Ability to prioritize work based on highest value and critical instrumentation.
  • Maintain calibration inventory and purchase parts as needed.

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Biology or related field OR 2-3 years of calibrations experience in an analytical laboratory PLUS High School Diploma/GED
  • Experience using Microsoft Word such as creating, editing and formatting documents and preparing reports and tables.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Excel such as creating and modifying spreadsheets and using functions, filters, and graphs to analyze data.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be capable of regular lifting and moving up to 10 pounds, frequently lifting and moving up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lifting and moving up to 50 pounds.
  • Capable of working with a glove box and air free chamber
  • Must be able to discriminate subtle color differences
  • Required to work an 8–12 hour day shift
  • Required to be available for on-call overtime (nights and weekends) as required by the business.

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Experience in calibrations, maintenance, and repair with GC, LC, IC, UV-vis, TOC, XRF, KF titrators, etc.
  • 3 years or above work experience with GC and LC instrumentation.
  • Experience working with Sample Manager, Atlas, and Chromeleon
  • Knowledge of instrument theory
  • Masters degree in chemistry, biology, or other related science field

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

This role is subject to a pre-hire physical abilities test.

This role is not eligible for Visa sponsorship.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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