JOB PURPOSE: The Materials R&D Lab Technician performs various technical tasks related to the development of new materials based on new company technology under the direction and supervision of more senior level employees.
  • Conduct tests, interpret and analyze data, compile results, prepare reports and present technical conclusions for the development of new or improved resin formulations
  • Maintain careful records and other documents to meet technology dissemination, patent protection, and/or quality control needs
  • With guidance from senior level employees, perform lab scale preparation of monomers, polymers or additives
  • Prepare proprietary resin formulations for internal use and customer sampling
  • Conduct resin and polymer tests as part of quality assurance & quality control
  • Perform other laboratory tasks that may be required to support the efficient development of new polymeric materials including thermoset resins, reactive adhesives, and composites resins
  • Lead organization of laboratory with other technicians including waste management & sample storage
  • Compliance with safety procedures and practices

POSITION Qualifications and Experience:
  • Willingness to learn laboratory techniques, become adept in handling equipment and instrumentation & to assist in the development of new products
  • BS Degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or equivalent
Some lifting, stooping, pushing, pulling, sitting, standing, and additional activities may be assigned to meet the business needs.