Technical recruiting agency seeks a Process Technician

Kappa Search, Inc. is the city of Chicago’s leading technical recruiting firm that specializes in the permanent placement of manufacturing roles. Currently, we are seeking a Process Technician. This will be a Sunday through Thursday position, between the hours of 9:00 PM – 5:30 AM (although times and days are flexible). There may be occasional overtime required.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Calibrate equipment on a daily basis (FTIR and FIDs)
  • Prepare samples
  • Operate and oversee synthetic gas testing tools
  • Ensure quality of analysis
  • Update and track all data
  • Trouble-shooting electrical and operational issues and communicate to supervisors
  • Change out gas cylinders
  • Monitor gas cylinder inventory
  • Maintain high throughput and sample output expectations


  • High degree of drive and flexibility
  • Perform well with minimal supervision/guidance, post-training
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal


  • Experience with FT-IR and FIDs
  • An understanding of catalytic systems (processes, chemistry, and supports)
  • Experience with demanding manufacturing processes
  • Some electro/mechanical training
  • Understanding of process control/process trending in high-volume manufacturing environment
  • Some college, with a technical emphasis