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QA Lab Technician

QA Lab Technician

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Ashland has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Lab Technician.


**This position is located at our facility located in Columbus, OH.


As a Lab Technician you will test and inspect products at various stages of the production process and compile and evaluate statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products by performing the following duties:  

  • Adhere to all plant, Ashland corporate, & governmental regulatory safety rules and regulations.
  • Adhere to all ISO 9001 quality management requirements.
  • Adhere to all RC-14001 environmental health, safety, & security policies.
  • Participate in all job related and safety related training as required.  Travel to training site is sometimes required.
  • Select and use appropriate personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety goggles, hard hat, steel toed shoes, gloves, respirators and other personal protective equipment as required by OSHA and/or Ashland policies.
  • Use analytical equipment to accurately test & disposition raw materials, intermediate products, finished products and customer returned product for a variety of properties such as performance, appearance, and other physical and chemical characteristics.
  • Record test data in SAP.
  • Make batch adjustment determinations through product analysis using standardized procedures and methods.
  • Recommend product formulation modifications based on historical or test data.
  • Approve products for packaging when evaluation determines compliance to product specifications.
  • Enter AIR’s incidents related to supplier certificate of analysis and other nonconformance’s to Ashland requirements
  • Participate in the determination of corrective and preventive actions in continuous improvement programs.
  • Participate in gage R & R studies.
  • Participate in laboratory instrument calibrations.
  • Communicate known or suspected raw material or finished product quality issues or trends.
  • Maintain stocks of laboratory consumables.
  • Prepare finished product certificates of analysis.
  • Effectively respond to Ashland sales, technical service, and product development requests for information.
  • Fill in for absent laboratory technicians.

 **This job is based on a ladder structure and the job level (salary) will be determined by the quantity and quality of your experience.


There will be limited exposure to chemicals, including but not limited to solvents, monomers, amines, acrylates, glycols, ketones, quinones, and quaternary salts.


Required Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Basic understanding and ability to perform simple tasks in Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

Preferred Education and/or Experience:

  • College degree; Associates or Bachelors degree in Chemistry preferred
  • Quality Control lab experience and/or training, especially quality control of coatings 
  • Experience in the composites industry
  • Experience with SAP software or other formula and quality management software
  • ISO quality management
  • Experience working in an industrial setting, especially those handling hazardous materials
  • Experience reading and understanding hazardous material labeling systems such as, but not limited to, Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS) and the NFPA Hazardous Materials Label
  • * No relocation authorized for this position


TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland's Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2017-6856 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply on-line.


NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.


Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are 6,000 passionate, tenacious solvers - from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators - who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Ashland also maintains a controlling interest in Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a premium consumer-branded lubricant supplier. Visit to learn more.


Ashland. always solving


We are passionate, tenacious, solvers who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


Our people—molecular scientists, chemists, process engineers, logisticians, research scientists, economists, analysts, compliance auditors, salespeople, safety experts and more—are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications.


The Ashland Way


Our vision, mission, way and values are the foundation for what makes Ashland, Ashland. What we aspire to accomplish, how we work every day toward that vision, and the way that we do things are what give substance to the promises we make to each other, customers and investors.


Our vision is to make a better world by providing creative solutions through the application of specialty ingredients and materials.


Our mission is to develop practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


Our way is to respect, protect, and advance the people we work with, companies we serve, shareholders who invest in our future, communities we’re a part of, and planet we share.


Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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