Analytical Technologist

Job Info

Dow has an exciting opportunity for an Analytical Technologist in South Charleston, WV.

Job Summary:

Supports manufacturing operations by consulting with the plant client to understand their needs, conducting complex routine and non-routine laboratory analyses, evaluating standard and non-standard results using statistical tools as needed to ensure high quality data and results are delivered to the client and customer. Uses data systems to monitor analytical system performance, makes modifications, as needed, for changing requirements and improvements and reports results to clients and customers. Performs complex calibration and preventive maintenance of analytical equipment and methods. Provides implementation and qualification of new analytical equipment and methods. Requires full proficiency in a range of technical, operational, or analytical/scientific processes and procedures through job-related training and considerable on the job experience to perform a variety of work assignments. Acts as an informal resource for team members with less experience.

Responsibilities / Duties

  • Performs complex routine and non-routine analyses, modifies routine methods for non-routine analysis as needed, and coaches team members with less experience to gain proficiency in these methods.
  • Facilitates the sample submission process for routine and non-routine samples, reviewing all submissions for value and alignment with plant goals.
  • Manages raw materials and product retain samples and storage.
  • Schedules and performs advanced calibration and preventative maintenance of analytical systems.
  • Monitors analytical systems for reliability and performance, evaluate validity of routine and non-routine data, applies statistical tools to ensure accurate interpretation of results and takes appropriate action.
  • Conducts high level troubleshooting on analytical instrumentation and methods and escalates to experts for unique problems as appropriate.
  • Performs troubleshooting, improvement and maintenance on Laboratory Information Technology (LIT) and data handling systems.
  • Implements and qualifies new analytical equipment and methods.
  • Implements improvements to lab work processes and tools.
  • Escalates non-routine requests to appropriate subject matter experts for follow-up.
  • Train and serve as an Emergency Squad Member at the Institute site

**This role will have an assessment to complete during the application process. Please allow 30 minutes - 1 hour to complete the assessment at the time of application. You will not be able to save your application for later. Even if you have taken this assessment before please click on the link. An assessment is required for each position you apply to.**

Required Qualifications:

  • 3 or more years of industrial lab experience.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed.
  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, or related science.
  • 5 or more years of industrial lab experience.
  • Experience with lab-based quality control programs and laboratory information technology systems (Focus EMI, LIMS,etc.).

Physical Requirements:
Able to meet the following physical demands of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Bending, reaching, and lifting.
  • Stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Wear all required personal protective equipment, including but not limited to earplugs and goggles.
  • Ability to work on the rescue squad.


  • High School diploma or equivalent is required.
  • 20 college credit hours of chemistry is required.

Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:

  • Ability to use an organized and methodical approach to problem solving (i.e., Six-Sigma tools and processes).
  • Working knowledge of key core analytical technologies (e.g., titrations, XRF, etc.).
  • Good verbal and written skills (English).
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Effective and contributing team member
  • Effective technical coach
  • Good prioritization and organization skills.
  • Ability to interpret complex analytical results.
  • Practical experience and breadth of knowledge in analytical chemistry
  • Basic understanding of applicable Dow manufacturing processes and chemistries.
  • Ability to build effective relationships and network with colleagues across the organization.
  • Provide leadership in safety by setting the example to satisfy all safety and quality requirements.
  • Ability to optimize, improve and utilize LIT systems.
  • Practical knowledge of statistical data analysis.

**The Dow Chemical Company does not offer relocation assistance for this position. This includes reimbursement for travel expenses incurred to and from test sessions/interviews. If you apply for a position that is not within the area in which you reside, you will be responsible for all costs that you incur. **

Dow Offers:

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world
  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on

Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is committed to providing opportunities without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at or you may call us at 1-833-My Dow HR and select option 0, then press *.

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