Responsible for preparing and testing fluoropolymer materials (synthetic rubber and plastic) to ensure the product meets established quality standards.
- Utilize laboratory mixing, molding, and test equipment to support quality control, development projects, and customer requirements.
- Material preparation to include material weigh-up and mixing in lab Banburys and mills.
- Test specimen preparation to include Brabender, lab presses, post-cure ovens, and die-cutting.
- Lab testing of materials to include Rheometer, Tensile & Tear Die, Durometer, Specific Gravity, Compression Set and other tests as required per the Lab Skills Matrix.
- Adhere to procedures for product approval and rejection as appropriate.
- Maintain test data in a database.
- Coordinate assigned lab work to ensure timely completion of requests.
- Comply with all laboratory rules and regulations including health, cleanliness, and safety policies.
- Other duties as requested.
- Quality Control Analysis – Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
- Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
- Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Instructing – Teaching others how to do something.
- Operation Monitoring – Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Learning Strategies – Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
- Decision Making – Errors are usually detected through routine verification/review.
- Supervision Received – Works under general supervision. Makes decisions within area of responsibility, and follows policies.
- Budget Responsibility – N/A
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
- Must be detail-oriented.
- Basic computer skills (Email, spreadsheet, and word processing) is beneficial.
- Basic math, science, and language skills are required.
Experience and Education
- High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
- Previous experience in test laboratory and production environments is preferred.