Laboratory Technician

Date: Jan 21, 2023

Location: Harvey, IL, US

Company: FUCHS Group

Welcome to the FUCHS Group, the world’s number one independent manufacturer of lubricants and related specialties. As a global company with roots in Germany, we expand the possibilities of whole industries, such as the automotive and aerospace sectors. More than 5,000 employees look closer, dig deeper and think further to create innovations and develop markets. That is what drives and connects us. We encourage our employees to expand their potential and grow together with us. Explore your specialties by joining us as
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What You Can Expect

The Sr. Technician - R&D Automotive OEM (Driveline, Shock & E-Mobility) will support the OEM Fluids Sr. Scientist through making and testing formulations. In your role, you will have a significant impact on the success of Automotive OEM projects, and the whole business segment. Main tasks of this position are the following:

  • Blend samples according to recipe and run several laboratory tests to confirm quality and performance.
  • Prepare samples for shipment to our international customers.
  • Run diverse laboratory tests to improve performance aspects of newly developed and existing automotive fluids.
  • Document test results according to automotive quality standards.
  • Maintain existing lab tests and establish new methods based on customer requirements or standardized methods.
  • Work with operations when making larger samples for field trials and supervise first production batches for OEM products.
  • Analyze customer samples and document results for review in cooperation with the Sr. Scientist as a response to possible customer complaints and to support our sales team in their customer communication
  • Test new raw materials to evaluate their performance and discuss results with the Sr. Scientist.


FUCHS supports the personal and professional development of its employees. As part of this support, FUCHS may contribute to the costs for a higher degree if beneficial for the role.



  • B.S. in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). B.S. in Chemistry preferred.
  • At least one year of previous laboratory experience
  • Excellent record keeping and documenting skills, e.g., able to keep a well-organized lab notebook.
  • Strong problem solving, interpersonal, teamwork, lab work, and communication skills.
  • Precision and high attention to detail.
  • Able to conduct hands-on laboratory experiments and tests in an organized and safe manner.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Must be proficient with computers and Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).
  • Familiarity with raw material databases and/or LIMS preferred.
  • Stays up to date on current trends and technologies related to Fuchs‘ business.
  • Experience in product development and product modifications is preferred.
  • Experience working in an ISO 9001/ IATF 16949 environment strongly preferred.




Fuchs Lubricants Co. offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. The benefits package offered to full-time employees includes: medical, dental, vision, vacation, 401(k), life insurance, LTD, flexible spending accounts, and tuition reimbursement.


Fuchs Lubricants Co. is an equal employment opportunity (EEO)/AA employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace (m/f/d/v).

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