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Analytical Technician (Catoosa, OK)

United States, Catoosa

Precious Metals Chemistry

EHS/Quality, Research & Development, Production

External Job Description

To add to our valuable team of dedicated employees, Umicore is currently seeking an Analytical Technician in our Umicore Precious Metals Chemistry business unit, located at our Catoosa, OK facility.

Umicore is a global materials technology and recycling company currently employing over 14,000 employees, with industrial operations on all continents and serving a global customer base. We focus on application areas where our expertise in materials science, chemistry and metallurgy makes a real difference. Our activities are centered on three business areas: Catalysis, Energy & Surface Technologies, and Recycling, and each business area is divided into market-focused business units offering materials and solutions that are at the cutting edge of new technological developments and essential to everyday life. To learn more, visit us at (

Job Responsibilities

Within the framework of PMC’s operational policies and procedures, the Analytical Technician will coordinate, conduct, and manage the analysis of the PMC products with the objective of timely and accurate analysis of intermediate and finished product samples.  The technician will ensure analytical services are provided in accordance with customer and quality system requirements and will support new / improved analytical methods for greater sensitivity, accuracy, precision and faster turnaround time. 

Purpose of the Job

Performing ICP, gravimetric, wet chemistry, ion chromatography, titration, and other analyses. Technician will coordinate and ensure timely and accurate ICP analysis and wet chemistry processes for the support of production and development products.  Responsible for the strict control, maintenance, and improvements of existing analytical test methods, equipment, and calibration requirements to guarantee accuracy and precision.  Maintains overall laboratory cleanliness and a safe work environment.  A laboratory information management system is used to manage data.

Education and Experience

A BS degree or an Associate’s degree in chemistry is preferred.  BS degree with a minimum of 1- 2 years laboratory bench work, or a minimum of 0 – 4 years laboratory experience with an Associate’s degree.  (Candidate may be considered if substantial experience with specific job functions, without a degree).  Laboratory bench work experience required with proven expertise in Spectroscopy and applications software.  A thorough knowledge of the equipment and chemicals used is required.  Training and experience in the operation, calibration and method development for specialized equipment such as ICP and wet chemistry is required. 


The position requires a specialist in metal analysis with proficiency in accurate and on-time results.  Proficient in analytical chemistry.  Other important attributes are adherence to methods, people skills, resourcefulness, good numbers sense, ability to work with hands, and problem solving. High regard to Health and Safety issues and regulations pertaining to laboratory facilities.


Umicore is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Persons with Disabilities, and Veterans


If you need assistance in applying for this position, please contact Diane Hammons at or by calling Umicore Human Resources at (918) 266-8078