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Sun Chemical Lab Tech I in Valparaiso, Indiana

Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $7.5 billion and over 20,000 employees supporting customers around the world.

At this Union facility your shift will be NIGHTS (6pm - 6am). Duties include sampling, testing, measuring and analyzing results related to raw materials, in-process materials and finished goods. Coordinates with Production to maintain product quality. Responsible for lab equipment repairs, calibrations and standardizations. Provides technical support to Paints and Coatings / Construction business lines as needed. Maintains a clean and orderly lab and office area. Performs other duties as assigned.

Provides assistance to: Impacts:

Laboratory Associates QA Department

Plant Operations Production / Maintenance

Sales Persons R&D Department

Principal Accountability:

Perform laboratory tests in order to produce reliable and precise data in all test systems that support

all manufacturing processes.

Test systems include:




Chemical Purity



  • Carry out routine tasks accurately and follow strict procedures to carry out analysis.

  • Maintain, repair and operate standard laboratory equipment.

  • Prepare chemicals, solutions and reagents as required.

  • Maintain accurate data bases and records:

  • QI analyst

  • Lab notebooks

  • Other (excel files, etc.)

  • Maintain quality standards for testing and sampling:

  • Proper labeling

  • Proper documentation

  • Proper distribution

  • Proper testing

  • Ensure the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced

  • Assist with trouble-shooting / maintaining test systems.

  • Assist in test method development .

  • Assist R&D effort

  • Assist with sample requests (sample gathering and SRF completion)

  • Assist in training of new personnel

  • Adhere to safety and environmental regulations

  • Assist with production and process control functions as needed

  • Bachelors Degree in a Scientific discipline preferred

  • High School Diploma required

  • Prefer 2 years experience in industrial lab setting

  • Demonstrate an understanding of laboratory operations

  • Experience using MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Good communication / teamwork skills

  • Passing scores on internal math tests


  • NIGHT (6pm-6am)


  • $20.51/hr.

Sun Chemical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


Job Posting Title: Lab Tech I

Job ID: 2020-4426

Street: 4901 Evans Ave

Job Posting City and State: Valparaiso, IN