Lab Technician – Gilbert

The primary responsibilities of the Lab Technician will be to provide support in Product Development, Quality Assurance, Metrology and Analytical Lab Testing. Additionally, performs the operation of all equipment and processes related to molded fiber to meet production and all goal areas for the facility on a day to day basis. Conducts laboratory testing and evaluation of packages, packaging products and related materials to support the new product development projects, manufacturing, and customer inquiries.

Qualifications

  • Associate degree in Material Science, Sustainability, Engineering or closely related field.
  • Proven experience as a Lab Technician or relevant position.
  • Excellent skills in collecting data and accurately maintaining laboratory notebooks and records is required.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel) and database systems
  • Flexibility and the ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Knowledge of plant safety, environment, and good manufacturing practices
  • Dependable
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Good data recording ability
  • Strong math skills and ability to perform calculations as needed
  • Must be very detail-oriented and appreciate the value of accuracy
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to deal effectively with time pressures, stress, and changing demands of job on a regular basis
  • Ability to handle highly confidential business information

Responsibilities and Duties

Run designed experiments using a DOE (design of experiment) or data collecting Excel spreadsheet.

Record all data and results in specified forms (paper and electronic) with accuracy and responsibility

Present results in Power Point format

Organize and store all chemical substances, fluids and compressed gases according to safety instructions

Maintain equipment and assist in ordering laboratory supplies

Demonstrated ability to work with multiple researchers and different departments and manage priorities.

Willing to learn operation of new equipment for production, material processing and analytical measurements

Self-motivated individual with a strong attention to detail who can efficiently complete tasks outlined in experimental test plans on schedule.

Other work as assigned based on the project and company needs.

Responsible for general clean-up of the laboratory to ensure a clean, safe work environment for working, training and touring.

Works as part of the team, communicates well with personnel at all organizational levels in a professional manner, and maintains a respectful work environment

Performs preventive maintenance of the equipment and facility

This job does have exposure to water, pulp and loud noises. PPE is provided

Physical Requirements

Requires walking, ability to climb stairs, stoop, kneel, and reach above shoulder heights and below waist throughout the day.

Lifting as required with proper lifting techniques up to 50 pounds on occasion.

Specific vision abilities required. I do not know of any specific restrictions or requirements for this.

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