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Lab Technician

Company: GFC
Location: Michigan Center
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Opportunity Details Full Time Quality Laboratory Technician Apply with Indeed Apply Now Quality Laboratory Technician JOB-10034120 Anticipated Start Date September 26, 2022 Location Jackson, MI Type of Employment Contract Employer Info Building a sustainable future through chemistry is our clients mission. Using their global footprint, they focus on social responsibility, innovation, sustainability, and environmental protection. Thanks to their expertise, they contribute to an enhanced quality of life for everyone. Job Summary For those interested in Quality Laboratory Technician role, then this is the perfect job for you. You will be responsible for 1) quality assurance testing of raw materials, intermediates, and finished latex products for the Company Corp. Plant within the scope of the Company Quality Policy and ISO 9001 Quality Management System, 2) using appropriate software to evaluate data based on internal and external specifications, 3) support the continuous improvement of lab and plant processes through QA/QC activities and meet and/or exceed customer expectations. Job Description Analyze raw materials, intermediate products, finished products and other chemical samples and evaluate suitability according to established specifications to ensure quality and availability of final product Analyze samples, provide quality data, and become an active member along with the Lab Supervisor and Production personnel to provide innovative ideas to improve lab and plant processes and demonstrate continuous improvement Know, understand, and use software tools such as Lotus Notes, Labware, SAP, Microsoft Office Programs, etc. which enhance quality reporting Ensure the suitability of laboratory equipment through proper operation, maintenance, calibration, verification and good quality control and assessment activities. Generate quality data and significant statistical data to support plant personnel in their efforts to enhance process control, meet customer requirements and continuously improve our product quality characteristics. Perform analysis of raw materials, intermediates, and finished goods, in a timely manner, to verify conformance to or prescribe appropriate adjustment to product so they meet specifications that have been agreed upon by Company and their customers or suppliers. Learning all tasks and equipment associated with product testing, helping coordinate the flow of work within the team and with other departments, and helping team associates to meet changing work demands (i.e., go where the work is). Perform all wet chemistry tests on applicable products Perform Coatings application test for applicable products Analyze and record the test results in Quest Database /COA generation Interpret and follow documented procedures, all corresponding TMs, SOPs, JTAs ECPs Effectively communicate batch results to the appropriate personnel Participate in safe work practices Perform equipment control plan to verify conformance Prescribe appropriate batch adjustments required to bring product in specification Maintain a clean working environment Skills Required Candidates should have 0-3 years experience; ideally in a laboratory setting. Have the ability to work as part of a team, understand chemical and instrument measurement processes, be self-motivated, and willing to develop technical knowledge and understanding of the chemical and measurement processes involved in the manufacture of styrene butadiene dispersions products. Experience with emulsion polymerization products is preferred Experience working in a manufacturing environment on a rotating shift is preferred Basic understanding of general chemistry Basic understanding of theory, operation, calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting of laboratory instrumentation such as gas chromatographs, viscometers, spectrophotometers, pH meters, moisture solids analyzers, etc. Basic understanding of the techniques of quality assurance and quality control Basic understanding of math and statistics Basic understanding of ISO/RCMS quality system requirements Basic computer skills using software packages such as Microsoft Office, Infinity QS Proficient (SPC software), SAP, Lotus Notes, etc. Must be willing to work in a team-oriented atmosphere. Perform effectively in a team-based environment Perform all required health and safety inspections at prescribed frequencies Computer literate; scientific minded and detail oriented Desired Skills: Previous quality control experience including SPC, and spray experience preferred 2 years chemistry related experience preferred Experience in paint/chemical environment preferred Education/Training/Certifications Candidate must have a degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Chemical Engineering, etc. An associate degree in a science field would be considered with 2-5 years of experience. Additional Requirements Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 3 PM - 11:30 PM; with occasional weekend work/overtime based on the production schedule, the shift time could start as late as 6 PM Must be willing to work some weekends and overtime Physical Requirements: Occasional lifting, bending, and twisting of various range and motion requiring physical exertion when handling materials, drums or equipment Ability to lift 50-60 pounds Ability to stand and walk in work environment majority of time Occasional use of stairs required Occasional use of respiratory protection including air purifying, air supplied and self-contained air supplied respirators. Must pass fit test requirements for respiratory protection. Use of PPE to perform hazardous materials duties related to spill response and clean-up activities Work environment varies between inside building activities and outside environment (ability to withstand various temperatures and weather conditions) Pay Rate/Salary Starting at $25.00/hr. and more $ depending on experience

Keywords: GFC, Lansing , Lab Technician, Healthcare , Michigan Center, Michigan

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