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Silica Production Technician

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Agilent Technologies, Inc. Newport , DE 19804

Posted 2 months ago

Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life.
We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise.
Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us.
Information about Agilent is available at We have an open position at our Newport, Delaware site where we manufacture High Performance Liquid Chromatography columns.
We are looking for a highly motivated operator to work in our silica production department on 1st shift (3.30am-12:00pm). The successful candidate will be working as part of an operations team, synthesizing chemically modified silica particles.
There is an excellent benefit package, four weeks' vacation the first year, health, dental and eye care, 401K plan, HSA plan and some tuition reimbursement.
Role &

  • Silica Manufacturing
  • Coordinates workload to meet production schedule.
    Prepares bonded silica for the column loading group and ensures production has the materials needed on schedule and in an efficient and organized manner.
    Sets up chemical reactions in addition to other chemical processes and material handling.
    Maintains documentation and historical records.
  • Troubleshooting/Special Processes
  • Assists in improvement projects and works directly with technical group to assist with troubleshooting efforts.
  • Teamwork
  • Leads by example through demonstration of standards of business conduct, good work ethic and respectful communication skills.
    Participates, cooperates and contributes as part of a team.
    Serves as a change agent who actively supports management programs and encourages new idea generation.
    Escalates any issues requiring management attention.
  • Flexibility: Ability to work on a variety of processes, learn new procedures and new skills, adjust rapidly and effectively to change.
    In addition to the above, all Agilent employees are expected to:

  • Provide feedback to supervisor and team lead on safety, quality, interpersonal and process related issues.

  • Actively participate and contribute to continuous improvement

  • Maintain a clean, safe and unobstructed work area.
    Practice good safety and environmental habits and utilize appropriate safety equipment

  • Demonstrate and promote Agilent values.

  • We are looking for a candidate who has experience in industrial chemical/mechanical operations.

  • Min 5 years manufacturing/production experience

  • Must be comfortable working with bulk chemicals

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.

  • Basic computer skills

  • Demonstrated ability to bend, reach, stoop and remain standing for extended periods of time (up to 6-8 hours per day).

  • Ability to pass a 7 year background check.
    Desired Experience:

  • Experience with setting up and monitoring chemical processes.

  • Experience with chemical reactors and associated equipment.

  • Experience handling and disposing of hazardous chemicals safely.

  • Familiar with reading control charts and understands when charts require escalation to management/engineering.
    Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.
    We value diversity at all levels.
    All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.
    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, religion or religious creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation and will not be discriminated against on these bases.
    Agilent Technologies, Inc., is committed to diversity in the workplace and strives to support candidates with disabilities.
    If you have a disability and need assistance with any part of the application or interview process or have questions about workplace accessibility, please contact email . EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
    For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please see all of our notices for EEO below.
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Job Type: Full-time

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Silica Production Technician

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Agilent Technologies, Inc.