Cabot Corporation

  • Laboratory Technician

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    # of Openings
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    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    We have a job opening for a Laboratory Technician, who will be responsible for completing analytical testing of all samples in accordance with Cabot’s Quality System, Work Instructions and SHE requirements to ensure a safe and timely response to both production and customers.  They will ensure that all analytical test results are accurate and reliable, and are recorded, documented, and reported in the appropriate laboratory records ledgers, LIMs system and in accordance with Cabot control plans in a timely way.

    Job Responsibilities


    • Effectively carry out routine analytical testing to monitor all compliance criteria.
    • Effectively carry out routine analytical testing of products, processes and raw material supplies.
    • Carry out any other testing as required / instructed by the Quality Manager.
    • Fulfil testing and reporting requirements as part of the Cabot quality assurance system.
    • Carry out repeat sampling and testing of products, processes, or raw materials which do not comply with quality or compliance specifications.
    • Work effectively as part of a laboratory analysis team.
    • Report laboratory analysis exceptions to the Quality Manager of depute, or in their absence, the appropriate Shift Manager.
    • Be conversant with and operate at all times within current health and safety at work legislation and comply with Cabot standards and policies.
    • Co-operate with the introduction of new procedures and or new equipment/ technology.
    • Develop an understanding of the applicational and commercial criteria for product success.
    • Develop an understanding of activated carbon science and technology.
    • Accountable to the Quality Manager for all daily test routines.
    • Undertake all training required to fulfil required duties and improve skill sets.
    • All other duties that may be reasonably required within the remit of the role


    It is anticipated that whilst employees will predominantly work within the basic functions as outlined above, a degree of flexibility will be required to respond to changing organisational demands.


    • Qualified to degree level in a science based discipline or qualified by experience.
    • Capability to demonstrate and deliver timely, accurate and repeatable test results.
    • Experience in the use of Analytical Instruments and Wet Chemistry.
    • Understanding and application of required lab test methods and GLP.
    • Chemical safety requirements for laboratories, including proper disposal of special waste materials.
    • Ability to organise/prioritise workload.
    • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

    About Cabot

    Founded in 1882, Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is a leading provider of rubber and specialty carbons, activated carbon, inkjet colorants, cesium formate drilling fluids, fumed silica, aerogel and elastomer composites.


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