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Lab Technician-3rd Shift

Job Id:  1073

Kingstree, South Carolina, United States

Department:  QC Lab
Function:  SCM
Employee Type:  Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level:  Not Applicable

About UPL

UPL is a leader in global food systems and with the acquisition of Arysta LifeScience, is now one of the top 5 agricultural solutions companies worldwide. With revenue of US$5 billion, UPL has presence in 130 countries. With market access to 90 percent of world’s food basket and focused on high-growth regions, UPL represents a compelling value proposition for growers, distributors, suppliers and innovation partners in a consolidating market. UPL offers an integrated portfolio of both patented and post-patent agricultural solutions for various arable and specialty crops, ncluding biological, crop protection, seed treatment and post-harvest solutions covering the entire crop value chain.

Job Summary:   

Perform routine physical property and analytical testing of commercial formulations using standard test methods. Perform analysis of pesticide formulations using HPLC and GC methodology in support of development, regulatory, and storage stability programs.




Production Support:


  • Perform analysis of commercial formulations in accordance with lab & ISO 9001 standards.
  • Perform physical testing on commercial formulations in accordance with lab testing standards.
  • Report testing results to supervisor and production team.
  • Maintain records and data entry into excel/SAP tracking programs
  • Work closely with and communicate with other lab associates to complete daily activities efficiently.

Verification of Product Quality:


  • Maintaining sample retain program. Evaluation of retain samples.
  • Properly store specimens for short term and long-term storage; retrieve and re-file samples for testing.
  • Maintaining sample retain program. Evaluation of retain samples.
  • Analysis of production and field complaints.
  • Root cause failure investigations.

Other Duties:


  • Database administration, as needed
  • Troubleshoot issues with new and existing formulations.
  • Evaluate field complaints.
  • Performs routine instrument maintenance.
  • Performs basic instrument troubleshooting.
  • Assist laboratory personnel in cleaning duties per policy/regulations.
  • Adhere to all quality and safety standards in compliance with corporate and applicable regulatory agencies.
  • Complete all required annual trainings in a timely manner.
  • Any additional responsibility deemed necessary by management.






  • Minimum requirement is two years of university chemistry laboratory classes. BS in Chemistry is

preferred. Persons with a BS degree in related sciences, or an Associate’s degree with relevant

experience may be acceptable.

  • Relevant industry analytical experience is desired.
  • Strong preference will be given to individuals with working knowledge of chromatographic instrumentation and techniques experience
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel/Word/Outlook)
  • Demonstrated familiarity with safe laboratory practices.
  • Must have excellent written & verbal communication skills.




  • Flexibility/Adaptability - Responds to changing needs of the business; personally identifies and champions new ideas for improvement and growth
  • Technical Expertise - Understand manufacturing practices and standards
  • Business Acumen - Degree to which an individual understands and applies business knowledge to maintain and advance organizational effectiveness
  • Productivity/Quality - Ability to produce work product that is thorough and accurate. Must be

able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Initiative: Recognizes what needs to be done and takes action and accomplishes results as the situation demands
  • Results Orientation - Holds self and others accountable for accomplishing work commitments

and deliverables. Understands the targeted results he/she is accountable for and actively strives to achieve them. Sets high standards of performance for self and/or others.

  • Customer Orientation – Strives to understand and fulfill the needs and expectations of internal
  • and/or external customers
  • Problem Solving - Identifies root cause of a problem and works with others to permanently fix problems



  • Number of Direct or Indirect reports – 0
  • Revenue responsibilities - 0


HOURS: 11:00PM-7:30AM

We are one team, for maximum impact. One team with shared goals. We all play for the team and no-one plays against team. We have a laser-like focus on what our customers need and want, on anticipating their future needs and how we can create innovative solutions and experiences for them.