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Quality Lab Technician

Date: Sep 16, 2021

Location: Dover, OH, US, 44622

Company: Kraton

Make a +Difference at Kraton!

At Kraton, we make a Positive Difference, and we are looking for individuals who are also looking to make a difference in their jobs, for our customers and to the world.  We are looking to hire a key member of our Quality team at our Dover, Ohio location. 


The Quality Technician is an important part of the team who will work a rotating shift schedule, within a lab setting of a manufacturing plant, and is responsible for sample analysism data entry, equipment care, communication and housekeeping.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for analysis on in-process samples from the plant
  • Responsible for troubleshooting/calibrating all equipment in the QC Lab.
  • Prepare certificate of analysis (COA) for shipments.
  • Meet all OTIF (On Time/In Full) objectives within your control. 
  • Communicate results thoroughly within the Quality Department and with other departments.
  • Conduct routine final shipment analyses.   
  • Communicate with Operations on quality matters. 
  • Work with Quality Engineer and Quality Manager to track, report, & improve key quality indicators for laboratory compliance and efficiency.
  • Report instrumentation issues and remove faulty instruments from service until a disposition can be made on the instrument.
  • Participate in the internal auditing process and Gage R&R studies to identify training opportunities.
  • Interact with the plant’s EHS Department to ensure the proper disposal of chemical waste and general compliance with applicable policies.
  • Keep laboratory area, instruments, and tools neat and orderly.

Required Skills

  • 0 to 2 years of relevant work experience; preference will be given to individuals with work experience in a QC chemical manufacturing setting.
  • Demonstration of ability to think critically
  • Ability to accommodate schedule changes/flexibility
  • Demonstration of good communication skills
  • Comfortable with a team and individual environment

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • An accredited Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology preferred.
  • High School diploma with the equivalent combination of advanced education and work experience required.


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification.  Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


Kraton’s internal talent acquisition team manages our recruiting efforts and from time to time works with pre-selected/pre-approved external staffing agencies. We do NOT accept unsolicited resumes or candidate referrals from recruiters and/or agencies who are not pre-selected/pre-approved.


Kraton is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Canton
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron