Lab Technician (Materials R&D)

Summary

JOB PURPOSE:

The Materials R&D Lab Technician performs various technical tasks related to the development of new materials based on Materia technology under the direction and supervision of more senior level employees. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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

Qualifications and Experience:

Education:

BS Degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or equivalent

Experience:

  • Willingness to learn laboratory techniques
  • Become adept in handling equipment and instrumentation & to assist in the development of new products
     

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