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Posting date : 06/07/2024

Reference : USA09254

Lab Technician

  • United States , Massachusetts , Billerica
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Research and Development

Why do we need you ?

The Lab Technician role is responsible for assignments related to the day to day performance of the material testing laboratory (including mortar, concrete, and aggregate testing) in a manner that results in high quality products according to established standard tests required for research, development, quality control and/or technical service.

 

Essential Functions

% TIME

Prepares/processes materials samples including:

- Active involvement in standard and exploratory experiment design,

- Routine laboratory activity to make or prep materials, test samples, run lab trials per ASTM Standards

- Development work with non-routine R&D assignments such as design of fixtures for experimental set-up and establishing proper data acquisition.

50%

Collects and reports scientific & engineering data obtained from laboratory equipment through an effective plan/coordination and maintains laboratory notebook.

20%

Maintain laboratories and equipment including set-up, general maintenance, operation and trouble shooting of experimental equipment or instruments

20%

Other duties within the department as assigned

10%

Is this job for you ?

Education

Education Level

Degree or Program of Study

Required/Preferred

High School Diploma or GED (demonstrated equivalent)

Technical related field of study/interest

Required

Associates or Bachelors degree in an engineering, technical, or science related field (or demonstrated equivalent)

Including technical related independent project

Preferred

 

Work Experience

Experiene

Years or Relevant Details

Required/Preferred

Lab Work and chemical handling – routine laboratory activity to make or prep materials and test samples

2+ years

Required

Mechanical aptitude and construction experience

2+ years

Preferred

 

Leadership & communication skills

Description

Required/Preferred

Capability to use personal computer and Microsoft Office applications, such as Excel and Word, is a must.

Required

Troubleshooting skills—to aid in fixing equipment and improving processes

Required

Maintenance of lab equipment including lab-scale furnaces, saws, drills, and coordinate required maintenance from outside sources if necessary

Preferred

Basic knowledge of HSE and 5S for maintaining chemical inventories, safety programs

Preferred

The individual would also be proficient in rudimentary calculations required to prepare adhesive/coating mixtures and solutions, calibration of equipment, and project planning. Experience with polymer materials is preferred.

Preferred

 

Practical/Technical/Digital Knowledge

Description

Required/Preferred

Familiar with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)

required

Makes simple mathematical calculations requiring some knowledge of chemical/engineering technology (basic statistical analysis such as average, standard deviation)

 

preferred

Steps to join us

Quality & Safety Expectations

Employee is responsible to:

· Know and understand the quality and safety policies.

· Follow written procedures while running experimental tests – internal/ASTM

· Complete all quality and safety training required for the specific position.

· Follow all quality and safety rules and procedures and remind others.

· Commit to addressing and reporting any unsafe condition or quality issue immediately.

· Be empowered and speak up when unsafe behaviors are observed or quality issues arise and to not place blame while investigating these issues.

· Adhere to the principles of data integrity.

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