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Laboratory Technician

Akron, OH 44317

Posted: 04/11/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 614850 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

Performance of tasks in an R&D laboratory environment, may include: rubber mixing, processing, sample preparation, physical testing, and chemical testing. Responsible for weighing, mixing and milling rubber compounds, along with performing various physical tests and/or chemical analyses utilizing specialized equipment/instrumentation. Will maintain and improve safety, quality and productivity levels. Learn and consistently demonstrate proficiency in skill sets within and potentially outside the normal work area. Proactive identification and communication of safety or quality issues to management. Ability to complete tasks under minimal supervision.

The Teammate in this position will work toward meeting or exceeding the needs of customers through laboratory level rubber processing and testing. The ideal candidate will be energetic and team focused, while delivering high-quality results in a timely fashion in a challenging environment.

Responsibilities:
• Follow all safety and quality processes/policies/laws
• Handle and weigh raw materials using analytical techniques
• Potentially stand most of the workday
• Potentially lift items weighing up to 50 pounds
• Use rubber Banbury mixers and mills to produce rubber compounds
• Use industrial cure presses
• Use general hand tools/knives to prepare rubber specimens
• Use various laboratory rubber processing and testing equipment
• Grasp concepts presented within a reasonable timeframe
• Work with chemicals and in areas that may have nuisance fumes, dust, heat and noise
• Troubleshoot equipment, software and/or processes
• Communicate with internal customers (Engineers/Scientists)
• Complete work considering priority and turnaround goals
• Learn and understand required computer software and programs
• Assist in other areas where trained with limited supervision
• Some job duties may vary depending upon the specific work assignments with the lab
Minimum Required Qualifications:
• High School diploma or GED, and minimum of 1-2 years of related experience.
• Basic computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite, email and web based navigation.
Preferred Qualifications:
• 1-2 years of mechanical and/or testing rubber/polymer work experience
• 4 years of relevant experience or 2 year degree + 2 years of relevant experience

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• Top 3 Skills: Communication skills, Basic to advanced computer skills, ability to work in a team
• Can this be worked remotely?: No
• Is there opportunity for this to go FT: Yes
• What will your interview process look like? (1 or 2 interview? In person, phone?): Initial phone interview. If needed a small panel interview may be conducted
• Years of experience Required: Ideally 3-5 years of experience, but we are willing to consider less years of experience
• Work Hours/Schedule: Monday - Friday 8 hours. Lunches are not paid so work day would be 8.5 hours.
• Training Schedule/Hours: Monday - Friday 8 hours; Start time can be flexible
• Education Required: High School Diploma
• Is this position also being worked on internally?: No
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