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Lab Technician in Solon, OH at ITW Polymers and Fluids

Date Posted: 6/3/2019

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Summary:

This position entails all aspects of product testing and development, as well as product attribute enhancement and performance troubleshooting under the supervision of the R&D Director.  A high degree of independent work ability and individual initiative will be expected in fulfilling the requirements of this position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and test lab and plant batches of current and potential new Engine Repair products under the supervision of the Director of R&D. Fill samples for field testing.
  • Evaluate and provide comparison attribute data on competitive products vs. their associated Engine Repair counterpart products
  • Assist in locating and procuring any laboratory supplies, equipment and instrumentation that is needed by the department
  • Perform regular calibrations and validations of test equipment and laboratory chemical solutions
  • Ensure safety by identifying potential hazards and by observing all laboratory and plant safety requirements
  • Test potential new raw material alternatives provided by Purchasing Department for evaluation for stability and compatibility in product formulas
  • Additional job activities as may be required by the R&D Department

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or applicable field
  • 1-2 years relevant practical laboratory experience
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer literate and excellent organization skills
  • Must have excellent math skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. This job description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this position.  Incumbents are required to perform other related functions as assigned.