Ashland Corporate

  • Quality Control Laboratory Technician

    Job Locations US-AR-Fort Smith
    Job Post Information* : 4 weeks ago(9/25/2018 4:13 PM)
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  • Overview

    Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?


    Are you always solving?


    Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.


    Ashland LLC has an exciting opportunity for a Quality Control Laboratory Technician to join our Quality Control group at our Fort Smith, AR facility. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Quality Control function. This position will report to the Quality Control Supervisor.


    The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Adhere to all ISO quality management system requirements
    • Use analytical equipment to test products at specified stages of the production process for a variety of properties such as performance, appearance, and other physical and chemical characteristics.
    • Record test data, applying statistical quality control procedures.
    • Make batch adjustment determinations through product analysis using standardized procedures and methods.
    • Recommend product formulation modifications based on historical or test data.
    • Evaluate products in association with customer or departmental incidents.
    • Participate in the determination of corrective and preventive actions in continuous improvement programs.
    • Must deal with problems involving several concrete variables in mostly standardized situations and devind problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
    • Limited travel requirements


    In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline
    • Experience working in a laboratory that handles hazardous materials
    • Quality Control lab experience and/or training
    • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form

    The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

    • Experience in the composites industry
    • Experience with SAP software or other formula and quality management software
    • ISO quality management


    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 2018-7332 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 approximately 6,500 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. Our people 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. 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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