Lab Technician

Shift/Hours
1st Shift
Department
Technical
Reports To
Lab Supervisor
Position Summary

Responsible for preparing and testing fluoropolymer materials (synthetic rubber and plastic) to ensure the product meets established quality standards.

Primary Responsibilities
  • 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.
Skills
  • 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
Qualities
  • 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.