LaMotte Co.

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$21 /h
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Newark, DE

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

There has never been a more exciting time to join our team! LaMotte Company is looking for a QC Technician who is hands-on, works well in a team environment, along with being an excellent team player with a positive attitude. 

We are looking for candidates who can grow, think, dream and execute with us. Our culture is results-oriented and we recognize that our people are our greatest asset. We invest in equipping our teams with technology, healthy living options, team incentives, flex work schedules, and ongoing education and training opportunities. We value collaboration and personal initiative, and we are committed to ensuring employee satisfaction and success. If you are looking for a great career opportunity, come join our team. Our growing company is looking for high-energy employees to join our NEW facility in Newark, DE! 

  • Minimum requirement of high school chemistry or general lab work experience. The position requires handling chemicals, using volumetric glassware, analytical balances, pH meters, and SPIN meters.
  • General computer knowledge and the ability to use Microsoft Works and Excel.
  • Excellent math (algebra) and problem-solving skills are required.
  • Must be able to work both independently and as a team, and works overtime as needed.
  • Must be able to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills are a must. The position requires communication with SPIN production personnel as well as QC and R&D personnel.
  • Individual must be focused on tasks and not easily distracted.
  • Must be able to transport up to 40 lbs.


  • Responsible for preparing standards and vats used in the daily testing of SPIN disks. *
  • Conducts performance tests on start-up and hourly disk samples. *
  • Conducts physical/vacuum testing on pouched disk products. *
  • Responsible for interpreting data and making reagent adjustments as needed. *
  • Investigates customer complaints pertaining to SPIN products. *


  • Participates in lean activities, including but not limited to:
     •    Lean training and lean events such as kaizen or a 5-day event. 
     •    5-S program in department or other areas assigned. 
     •    DMAICs.  Continuously looks for ways to improve both the department’s 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. 
  • Notifies Supervisors/Managers of any production, 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. 
  • Provides Supervisors/Managers with feedback to determine where additional training would benefit, and obtains additional training as necessary. 
  • Assists in other department activities as needed. 
  • Floats to and works in other Production areas as needed. 
  • Complies with all Company policies (i.e. personnel, safety, etc.). 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.   (Such duties may or may not be essential functions of the job.) 

* Denotes essential function of the job

 Environmental Factors & Physical Capabilities: 

  • Works indoors in a temperature-controlled environment. 
  • Position requires handling various chemicals and occasionally working in a fume hood.  
  • Requires good judgment, good problem-solving, communication, and math skills as well as good color perception. 
  • Position requires walking, standing, sitting, and transporting up to 40 lbs.


  • $21.00/hr. and $1.00/hr. shift differential


  • Insurances:  health, dental, vision, life, short-term disability, long-term disability, critical illness, and accident
  • 401(k):  Company provides 4% discretionary contributions each pay period and matches 25% up to the first 6% of employees’ contributions each pay period
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Vacation Time
  • Sick Time
  • Holiday Pay
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Travel Assistance
  • Corporate discounts for YMCA membership and AquaFit membership

LaMotte Company, a 100+ year-old global industry leader in developing and manufacturing premier water testing solutions, employs 250+ employees at its existing manufacturing site in Chestertown, MD, and is opening a new manufacturing site due to expansive business growth. The new facility, located in Newark, DE will operate 24/7 and will employ 50+ employees within the first year and 100+ soon thereafter.  We have an amazing culture and have been ranked as the Best Place to Work in Kent County, MD for the 3rd year in a row now!!!
LaMotte is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, disability, military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local laws.


Sunday - Saturday, rotating days, 6:30 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
The work day is 12.25 hours, 11.75 hours paid. The employee will receive two paid 15-minute breaks and a 30-minute unpaid lunch.