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Laboratory Technician
Ref No.: 18-18366
Location: Pleasanton, California
Temporary Technician for its Litter lab and pilot plant. This individual will be working full time in a laboratory and pilot plant (majority in lab), supporting pilot plant work and conducting lab testing under the supervision of scientists. Applicant will assist scientists and pilot plant personnel with receiving and unloading materials for use in our pilot plant or lab. Applicant will assist scientists in raw material preparation, equipment handling for making litter formulations at various scales, and packaging. Work scope includes working under supervision around pilot plant equipment for transporting, weighing, mixing, batching, and packaging litter.

· Perform lab tests: bulk density, particle size distribution, dust, clumping and more
· Receive and manage inventory of materials (biohazardous, geological, chemical, other)
· Maintaining and overseeing lab cleanliness and housekeeping
· Compliance with Good Lab Practice and lab safety rules

We are looking for candidates with previous test lab and manufacturing plant experience. At a minimum, candidate will have a BS or AA degree and some experience in Materials Science, Geology, Chemical Engineering Technology, Chemistry or some other related field. Position will be located at the Pleasanton campus.

Key Skills Required:
· Attention to detail
· MS Excel to facilitate data entry, analysis, charting, and recording
· Ability to comfortably lift 40 lbs
· Ability to wear proper PPE including respirator
· Ability to stand for extended periods while sorting, weighing, batching, bagging, etc.
· Forklift operation experience is preferred, not required
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Reliability, flexibility, and accuracy