Quaker Chemical Chemical Services Tech II in Kokomo, Indiana

Chemical Services Technician II

Job Summary: Perform experienced level of on-site technical and administrative duties within the manufacturing environment of Quaker customers. Generally working under limited supervision and with independent judgment and discretion.


  • Collect, analyzes, test and record machine samples as directed.

  • Perform and interpret bio-stick dip tests of all machine sumps and central systems, with limited guidance.

  • Inspect, monitor and maintain coolant filters, washers, paint systems, air handling systems, etc. for sump changes and cleaning, as required to keep fluids within proper limits under limited direction of Site Manager.

  • Make addition of chemicals; including coolants, greases, oils, lubricants, cleaners and biocides to fluid systems.

  • Report and interpret all results and usage on a daily basis, via report generation; initiates corrective action.

  • Properly maintains tools and utility equipment such as pumps, sump suckers, coolant dispensers, etc. in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Inspect and perform routine maintenance on all above equipment and fluid systems including product additions, filter changes, emptying gons, sump cleaning, etc. with limited guidance from site staff.

  • Assist in disposal of contaminated articles (i.e. pails, gloves, samples, etc.) in accordance with prescribed measures, including waste management and recycling initiatives.

  • Maintain and calibrate all laboratory equipment; such as scales, pH meters, glassware, incubators, etc. in accordance with site control plan.

  • Has responsibility for general cleaning of oil storage rooms, laboratory, equipment and areas of the production floor (i.e. chipping, mopping, sweeping, emptying trash, etc.).

  • Support site staff general organization initiatives (inventory, storage rooms, labeling, etc.)

  • Work in manufacturing environment with union employees.

  • Interact with Quaker CMS/FMS as well as with customer’s production and technical personnel and other suppliers.

  • May require the ability to operate industrial equipment, such as: fork trucks, sump suckers, power washers, tuggers, etc.

  • May require working flexible hours.

  • Carries out other duties as directed.


  • High school diploma or GED required. May be required to obtain certifications/licenses.

  • Two to three years’ experience in a manufacturing environment required.

  • Must have basic working knowledge of: Internet software, e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, project tracking.

  • Must be able to successfully train & be certified in all Quaker & AK Steel safety and

  • environmental procedures. Excellent safety orientation is a must!

  • Must be able to be fork lift certified.

  • Basic mathematical ability.

  • Demonstration of mechanical aptitude and problem solving/troubleshooting ability.

  • Required to lift 50 lbs. Will be required to walk long distances, often over slippery and/or oily surfaces.

  • Must be able to wear PPE equipment.

  • Will be required to stand for long periods, climb ladders and stairs carrying sample equipment and samples.

  • Be able to work independently and in extremely hot conditions with temperatures up to 100 degrees.

Company Overview:

At Quaker Chemical, we are experts in the development, production, and application of process fluids, lubricants, and coatings for the steel, metalworking, and many other manufacturing industries. With approximately 2,000 Associates in more than 20 countries, we enable our customers to be more efficient - and ultimately more profitable. It's our obsession. And we achieve this through our intimate knowledge of the industries we serve and each one of the moving parts that comes with it. Quaker is a global publicly traded company with a unique collaborative culture that supports career growth for its associates and offers competitive compensation and benefit programs.