The R&D Technician

Company: Nesco Resource ( Learn More )

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Job Description

Job Description

Position Summary:

The R&D Technician I performs routine laboratory procedures under the direction of Formulation and R&D management staff. The individual performs basic evaluations, interpretation of data and appropriate reporting.

Job Responsibilities

  • Sets up and operates laboratory equipment for analysis and physical testing

  • Utilize correct processes from clearly described methods, past practices or instruction

  • Ensure observations and conclusions are well organized, reported and documented

  • Works individually, or in teams as necessary, to meet schedule and deadlines

  • Maintain and requisition materials, as required

  • Accurately record and report experimental data according to established guidelines

  • Understand and appropriately use MSDS's

  • Use chemicals, materials and equipment safely, following Chemical Hygiene Plan, lab SOPs, and procedures described in the Hazard Communication

  • Wear appropriate task-specific PPE

  • Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner

  • Maintains equipment, keeps work space clean, neat and organized

  • Occasional over-night travel can be possible

  • All other miscellaneous duties as assigned

  • Skills Required

  • Zero to two (0 2) years of R&D technical experience preferred

  • Capable of grasping technical concepts and ability to apply logical observational process

  • Ability to recognize anomalous results and bring them to the attention of the formulator

  • Present ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and written

  • Use tools and equipment appropriate to testing of adhesives, operate power and non-power tools

  • Dependability, accountability, adaptability, detail-oriented, and responsiveness are essential

  • Must be able to work overtime and weekends when required

  • Must possess an excellent work ethic, including good attendance

  • Is customer focused internal and external; principle focus will typically be internal customers

  • Be able to effectively manage time and organize tasks

  • Flexibility in adjusting to changing requirements

  • Positive, enthusiastic attitude

  • Excellent listening and problem-solving skills

  • Must be able to follow directions

  • Able to bend, stoop, crawl, kneel, and reach, stand, sit, and walk for extended periods of time

  • Able to lift from floor to waist up to and including 50lbs, able to lift from floor to overhead up to 15 lbs, lift and carry 25 lbs for 25 feet and occasionally move 50-100 pound loads with mechanical assistance.

  • Demonstrates good mechanical or hands-on skills

  • Must be proficient in Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Education

    Associates degree in a physical science preferred
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