Test Technician II in Lakeland, FL at ITW Polymers and Fluids

Date Posted: 10/2/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carry out assigned tests with minimal supervision and properly document all results and/or observations.
  • Follow predefined testing procedures and methods.
  • Runs analytical or other testing equipment.
  • Analyze quality control samples throughout process.
  • Serve as gatekeeper for approval to move forward at each stage of production.
  • Respond appropriately to production priorities.
  • Perform some troubleshooting of nonconforming batches.
  • Maintain and calibrate laboratory instrumentation.
  • Prioritize and complete tasks assigned by supervisor.
  • Assist others with daily tasks, as well as short and long term projects.
  • Follow company security policies. Protect all test data and company property.
  • Understand and follow all safety rules and procedures.
  • Follow document control procedures for record retention.

Competencies:

  • Highly motivated individual with strong desire to learn.
  • Ability to read and follow work instructions and SOPs describing chemistry laboratory procedures.
  • Must be able to operate machinery safely and proficiently
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with Excel, Word, SPC for Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Mini Tab – DOE.
  • Must be flexible to work occasional overtime 
  • Education and /or Experience
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  • Associates degree in chemistry is desired, Bachelors degree preferred in chemistry or related field.
  • 2-5 years direct applicable experience in a chemical laboratory
  • Runs analytical or other testing equipment is required (mechanic aptitude to use and testing apparatus / equipment)
  • Lab testing include mixing product, and raw material or finished good handling.
  • Monitors experiments, makes observations, calculates and records results, and often develops conclusions.
  • Experience working in a lab and manufacturing environment
  • Based out of Lakeland, FL
  • 10 % Travel Required  
  • Physical Requirements
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The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently.
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; expansive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly of fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.
  • The worker is subject to vibration: Exposure to oscillating movements of extremities or whole body.
  • The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
  • The worker is required to wear a respirator.
  • The worker frequently is in a small, enclosed rooms, for limited time frames which could cause claustrophobia.

Language Skills

    • Must be able to understand and carry out oral and/or written instructions.
    • Must recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers.Mathematical Skills
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  • Must possess the ability to count and make simple arithmetic additions, subtractions, multiplications and divisions.Reasoning Ability
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  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. 
  • 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.

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