Job: Lab Technician I

Job Summary:

This position has the primary responsibility of supporting the development of resinous flooring system formulations in Epoxy, MMA or Polyurethane, among other chemistries.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with Research Scientists to test experimental and commercial polymers for the  Market.
  • Complete laboratory projects to support Polymer Research & Development for the Dur-A-Flex Business.
  • Coordinate lab activities to finish lab project on time and report lab results according to scientist requirements.
  • Perform maintenance and calibration activities required to maintain Quality and Safety compliance.
  • Develop the necessary knowledge in the equipment and procedures to provide expertise to internal and external customers.
  • Serve within a laboratory team in such activities as equipment repairs, including interfacing with manufacturers, contractors and site facilities.
  • Assist other technicians in the completion of development projects as necessary.
  • Generate ideas that improve the safety, efficiency and overall effectiveness of the laboratory and its team.

Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities Required for Consideration as a Candidate:

 

  • High School diploma is required with 3 years practical laboratory experience in a chemical related field – OR – Bachelors or Associates degree with 0-1 years practical laboratory experience in a chemistry related field.
  • Must have basic computer skills and be comfortable with email, MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Must be able to work with little supervision.
  • Must be flexible and capable of adapting to priority changes on a daily basis.
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must operate with a high sense of urgency.
  • Must be able to work comfortably in a team environment and also effectively on individual efforts.
  • Must have a strong work ethic and self motivation.
  • Must have the highest standards of integrity, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Must have basic computer skills and be comfortable with email, MS Word and MS Excel.

Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • 2 + years experience in lab positions of increasing responsibility.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment on a rotating shift.
  • Experience with MMA, Epoxy or Polyurethane products, laboratory testing and practices.
  • Experience running GCs, HPLC, FTIRs, Viscometers.

Location: East Hartford, CT

Disclaimer: The statements included herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  The Company retains the right to add to or change the duties of this position at its discretion.

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