LaMotte Co.

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Chestertown, MD

Job Description

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Job Overview:

LaMotte Company, a 100+ year-old global industry leader in developing and manufacturing premier water testing solutions, based in Chestertown, MD, is seeking a summer intern -Chemical Technician. We have an amazing culture and have been ranked as the Best Place to Work in Kent County, MD for 3 Years in a Row Now!!!

Primary Responsibilities:   Prepares reagents and standards & assists in data generation, computer input and analysis for development projects

 Reports To:  Vice President - R&D                                                                                                        


  • Minimum of 2 years college chemistry or equivalent experience working in analytical lab in a related field.  
  • Good laboratory skills to safely handle chemicals used in R&D laboratory.
  • Familiarity with standard laboratory equipment, e.g., analytical balance, pH meters, spectrophotometers, automatic pipettes, and volumetric flasks.  
  • Must be able to prepare standard solution by serial dilution. 
  • Proficient computer skills for data entry into spread sheets, plotting data and the ability to analyze results.  
  • Ability to follow established laboratory procedures and maintain accurate laboratory notebook records.  
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.  
  • Good judgment, problem solving and communications skills.
  •  Ability to work with other staff members, as well as work independently.
  • Good organizational skills.  
  • Must be able work efficiently and complete tasks on time. 
  • Requires good color perception and ability to pass a color test. 
  • Must have the ability to transport up to 30 lbs.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

 * 1.  Prepares reagents and standards according to specified procedures in a safe manner.

 * 2.  Prepares test paper formulas and assembles test strips.

 * 3.  Assists in data generation, computer input and analysis for development projects.

 * 5.  Completes routine performance testing of instruments and stock test kits.

 * 6.  Maintains accurate notes in laboratory notebook.

 * 7.  Assists in the preparation of data sheets and specifications of new and existing products.

  *8. Assists in the preparation of Spin reagents

  *9. Perform interference and stability tests on new and existing products


*  1.   Participates in lean activities, including but not limited to

         a.  Lean training and lean events such as kaizen or a 5-day event.

         b.  5-S program in the various departments assigned.  

         c.   DMAICs.  Continuously looks for ways to improve both departments’ and own  individual efficiencies and time management, as well as ways to improve any aspect of the Company’s operations, and develops and implements DMAICs accordingly.

 *  2.   Notifies Director of any work, equipment, safety, personnel problems, etc. and cooperates in resolving such issues as well.  For example, requests assistance when systems prevent the efficient performance of duties or when a system fails.  

*  3.   Provides Director with feedback to determine where additional training would benefit, and obtains additional training as necessary.

*   4.  Complies with all Company policies (i.e. personnel, safety, etc.).

    5.   Performs other duties as assigned.  (Such duties may or may not be essential     functions of the job.)

*Denotes essential functions of the position.

Environmental Factors/Physical Demands: Works indoors in temperature controlled environment.   Handles various chemicals.   Requires walking, standing, sitting, good manual dexterity & color perception, and some transporting up to 30 pounds. 

Benefit Package:

  • Insurances:
  1. Health
  2. Dental
  3. Vision
  4. Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  5. Short Term Disability (STD)
  6. Long Term Disability (LTD)
  7. Critical Illness
  8. Accident
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for both medical and child care expenses
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 401(k):   The company provides a 4% discretionary contributions each pay period and matches 25% up to the first 6% of employees’ contributions each pay period
  • Vacation Time
  • Sick Time
  • Holiday Pay
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Travel Assistance
  • Corporate discounts to YMCA membership and AquaFit membership 

To apply, access and under About Us, click on Employment Opportunities.  Then click on any openings you are interested in and apply!  Otherwise, you can also use the following link:

LaMotte Company is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected class. 

Thank you for considering LaMotte as your next employer!