Chemical Technician Job Descriptions

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Chemical Technician Job Description

Chemical technicians assist chemists and chemical engineers in a laboratory setting. They use their specialized knowledge and various laboratory equipment to conduct research. A chemical technician’s main goal is to help their supervisor develop and test various chemical processes and products. Chemical technicians also sometimes work in manufacturing facilities. In this work setting, they use their chemical knowledge to monitor the facility’s production processes, ensuring that it’s being carried out as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Most chemical technicians have an associate’s degree, but some employers will hire a candidate for this role if they have the right training and no formal degree. A good amount of the training that chemical technicians receive takes place on the job.

As of 2019 data, chemical technicians make an average of about $50,000 annually. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the demand for chemical technicians will increase by 3% over 10 years.

Chemical Technician Job Description Template

We’re searching for a skilled chemical technician to join our growing laboratory team. In this role, you will perform a variety of tasks that assist our chemists in their work. Some of your responsibilities will include, analyzing substances to determine their chemical compositions, setting up lab equipment, and performing experiments.

To do well in this role, you will need to have formal training in chemistry. We prefer to hire a candidate who has an associate’s degree in a relevant field but may hire the right applicant without a degree.

It’s also important that you’re able to work well in a team setting. You will need to be flexible and capable of completing complex tasks with minimal supervision. If you think that you have what it takes to do well in this position, then we’d love to see your resume.

Chemical Technician Responsibilities:

  • Conduct lab tests to analyze various materials
  • Set up lab equipment
  • Follow the instructions given to you by our chemical supervisors
  • Do your part to keep the lab and its equipment clean and sanitary
  • Interpret test results and technical reports
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the field

Chemical Technician Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree in chemistry or a related field
  • Familiarity with common lab tests and procedures
  • Ability to complete your tasks with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to follow all lab safety protocols
  • Previous lab experience is strongly preferred

Chemical Technician FAQ

What tasks does a chemical technician complete?

Chemical technicians complete a wide variety of tasks in a laboratory setting. They do what’s asked of them by supervising chemists and chemical engineers. Some of these tasks may include setting up lab equipment, performing tests, and analyzing substances. Chemical technicians also spend some of their time cleaning the lab and the equipment inside of it.

What should I include in my chemical technician help-wanted ads?

When creating your chemical technician help-wanted ads, we recommend that you follow the same format that we’ve used in our template above. You should begin by highlighting the information that you think will appeal the most to your applicants. Do this with a few paragraphs that talk about the most important aspects of the job. Then, create two bulleted lists. These should highlight the responsibilities and the requirements of the job, respectively.

Can I use your chemical technician job description template?

Yes! Feel free to use all of our job description templates in whatever way you think is best for your help-wanted ads. Our only recommendation is that you add to what we’ve written instead of copying it verbatim. Doing so will help you attract the interest of more qualified candidates.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Chemical Technician

What is the best way to find and hire a Chemical Technician near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Chemical Technician applicants. Employers posting their Chemical Technician job on Indeed get about 12 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Chemical Technician applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Chemical Technician are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 12 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 23 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Chemical Technician positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Chemical Technician role?
SMS has 80% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Chemical Technician job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Chemical Technicians are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 153% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Chemical Technician applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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