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Reporting directly to Quality Control Supervisor, the Laboratory Technician is responsible testing chemical, physical, and mechanical properties of materials to determine conformance to standards and specifications. Education & Professional Requirements • Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, or related degree and 3-5 years’ laboratory experience • PC proficiency in Microsoft Office products, specifically excel tabling and charting. Lotus Notes, SAP, and other database experience preferred. • Experience with analytical equipment, wet chemistry techniques, and/or mechanical testing apparatuses. • Strong work ethic, self-motivated and ability to drive projects to desired results. • Sound communication skills, focused on problem solving and interdepartmental teamwork. • Ability to balance changing priorities in a dynamic team environment. • Desire and ability to work on requested shift. Training rotations may occur on a different shift than the application states, and can take 1-3 months to complete. Shifts may include 1st, 2nd, 3rd shifts as well as weekends. Please see detail in posting. • Strong commitment to safety, with demonstrated investment in safety improvement activities Physical Requirements • Work with and around hazardous materials, chemicals, and equipment • Frequently sit, view a computer screen, and type on a keyboard for extended periods of times. • Stand continuously and walk frequently during the shift. • Lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. • Tool use including operations requiring dexterity in hands • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision. Corrective lenses are adequate for job requirements
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Inspects and decides accept/reject status of incoming raw materials, semi-finished goods, and finished goods according to defined instructions, procedures and methods. • Performs and interprets results of chemical analytical tests including but not limited to: o DSC reports (differential scanning calorimetry) o HPLC chromatograms (high performance liquid chromatography) o FTIR spectra (Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy) o Rheometer reports o Auto titration curves • Performs and interprets wet chemical and physical testing including but not limited to: o Density measurements o Titration o pH • Performs and interprets results of mechanical tests including but not limited to: o Micrometer and caliper measurements o Durometer o Tensile strength o Compressive strength o Modulus of elasticity o Extensometer offset and strain o Climbing drum peel • Performs and reports calculations using basic arithmetic. • Uses MS Excel to chart results using the tools of SPC (statistical process control) & SQC (statistical quality control) to analyze and interpret data. • Records data in lab notebooks, process documentation, computer databases such as SAP, and creates professional test reports. • Maintains lab equipment in proper working order and performs verifications. • Troubleshoots instrumentation failures. • Reviews and provides recommended improvements to QC standard laboratory procedures (SLPs). • Participates in measuring system analysis testing. • Participates in customer and regulatory audits. • Participates in continuous improvement efforts. • Identifies root causes for testing related out of specification results. • Complies with all Safety, Health, and Environmental rules, procedures and regulations.
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