Lab Tech


Northlake, IL, US, 60164

Remote or On-Site:  On-Site
Req ID #:  2760


Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, color and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical is continuously working to promote and develop sustainable solutions to exceed customer expectations and better the world around us. With combined annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and 22,000+ employees worldwide, the DIC Group companies support a diverse collection of global customers.

Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. For more information, please visit our website at or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter

Lab Tech II - Northlake, IL

Day Shift


Working under the supervision of the project or technical lead, the lab technician executes experimental work for the Functional Materials Applications team. The main tasks of the position involve: wet sample preparation and proofing using a variety of methods; wet chemistry and product performance evaluation using a variety of standard test methods. The lab technician should be self-motivated and able to work smoothly as a member of a flexible, fast-paced team. Basic computer skills, ability to communicate progress and results in a concise manner, and good organization skills are required. The technician is expected to follow lab safety and standard ISO operating procedures, and will be in charge of certain lab equipment maintenance and basic lab supplies.



  • Accurately and quickly perform routine lab tasks, physical or chemical testing of finished goods, materials in process, or raw materials. Interprets these results with minimal supervision.
  • Assists in developing new test methods, running non-routine and new tests.
  • Develops special customer tests and assesses new equipment by running trials.
  • Performs routine calculations as required by testing procedures.
  • Documents and prepares final reports.
  • Operates and performs minor maintenance on lab equipment used in testing procedures.
  • Provides direct technical support to customers and internal employees.

Education & Experience:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent
  • 2+ years hands on laboratory testing or related technical experience  
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and attention to detail skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Basic Understanding of color computer operation
  • Flexible and able to work in waterbase, solvent, and energy curable labs


  • AS in Science field
  • Exposure to wet chemistry, 


We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k)+match and life insurance. Eligibility of benefit timing may vary.



It is Sun’s policy that applicants for employment are recruited, selected, and hired on the basis of individual merit and ability with respect to the position being filled. Sun prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employment agencies are an important component of our talent acquisition strategy, and we value the partnerships we have built with our preferred vendors. We will not accept unsolicited resumes from employment agencies for any employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Sun Chemical or directly to hiring managers in any form without a signed contract on file, and search engagement for that position, will be deemed unsolicited in nature, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired as a result of the referral or through other means. Additionally, any resume submitted without a contract in place will be considered property of Sun Chemical and no fees will be paid to the agency if the candidate is hired.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago