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Lab Technician

Company: Aerotek
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Compounding Lab Tech - Charlotte, NCPosition:Compounding Lab TechPlacement: 6-Month Contract Location:Charlotte, NCSchedule:Monday - FridayShift: 1stPay: $14-16/hr. Pay based upon experience.Position Summary:The purpose of this position is to satisfy our internal and external customer needs and employer's expectations while safely producing quality products.Requirements & Qualifications:oWet Chemistry/laboratory experience.oExperience in viscosity testing, rubber industry.oBackground in rubber compounding is preferred.oHigh School Diploma.oMust be willing to expand knowledge through external courses/training, as appropriate and/or as directed by the Quality Manager.oAbility to perform basic math such as adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.oThe ability to speak, read and write coherently.oAptitude: Requires a high degree of concentration and attention to detail at all times.oEnvironment: Requires capability of performing essential job functions in an environment with exposure to dust, fumes, chemicals requiring safety mask, high noise levels and cold and heat.oVisual Perception: Requires the ability to visually identify color differences in raw materials/ finished goods in order to check material for contamination or consistency (process of elimination through visual and microscopic investigation).Responsibilities:oAble to listen and understand directions verbally and writtenoKnow how to read and understand Production Schedule and Control PlansoNotify applicable party (management/supervisor) of any type of problemoBe a Team Member/Team PlayeroEnsure material looks and tests appropriately and is free of contamination, and if not have the presence to "STOP" production to trouble-shoot and halt nonconformity.oTroubleshoot production and quality issues.oEnsure the efficient, safe, quality, and accurate testing of mixed compounds, acceptance of compounds that meet requirements, isolation of nonconforming material, addition and manipulation of authorized ingredients to center compounds and to ensure that proper documentation is prepared and stored.oMust be familiar with work instructions and control plansoMust be able to operate all equipment associated with the testing of compound with little or no reference to work instructions.oEnsure that product meets all quality specifications.oPerform and record soap concentration tests as scheduled, notify Maintenance if adjustments are necessary.oHelp maintain safe and clean workplace environment.oSend reports and samples as directed in control plans/work instructions.oNotify management immediately when placing material on hold.oClose out orders in Thonis, insuring that the next Lab Technician will have all pertinent information.oMust know where work instructions are located and be familiar with and be able to explain them.oMake sure area is in good order for incoming shift and, communicate (to next shift) problems and priorities.oMust stop Production when unable to ascertain root cause or implement corrective actions to prevent nonconformity.oMust have completed training in all aspects of laboratory technician's job.oMust be a team player and be accepted by all other members of the team.oFamiliar with computers or strong desire and ability to learn.oPrevious experience in laboratory or quality environment helpful but not required.oGood written and verbal communication skills.oAssist in training new Lab Technician.oAdhere to Safety Rules and Facility Work Rules.oWork with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Excel as well as: Ultima, Thonis, Company Reporting, and Lotus Notes.oCollect data for analysis of nonconforming product for internal investigations as directed by the Quality Manager.oStanding: Required to stand in a stationary position while performing job duties (approximately 12 hours per shift).oWalking: Required to walk to-and-from break room and in work area to obtain products needed to perform job duties.oBalance: Good balance needed to work around chemical containers, conveyors, machinery, forklifts and moving equipment. Must be able to bend, stoop, twist, and lift arms overhead while performing job duties.oCoordination: Good hand/eye coordination needed to perform job duties.oAny other job duty as assigned.Equipment / Instrumentation to be familiar with:1. Calibration equipment2. Power Point3. Forklift4. Lab and Production Testing Equipment5. Calculator6. Thonis7. Company Reporting8. Lotus Notes (Document Control, etc.)9. Excel / Word10. Knowledge of all applicable documentation11. Moisture Analyzer12. Strainer acquisition13. Presses14. Calipers15. Ultima16. Lotus Notes17. Microscope18. Lab and Production Testing Equipment19. Rheometers20. Viscometers21. Compression set and permanent set fixtures and jigs22. Tensiometer23. Densometer24. Durometer25. Lab extruderOperational Definitions:o6S System - A system of workplace controlled by the routine application of the principles of; Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain and Safety.oSafety - Primary safety polices directed toward the five activities that can produce the most catastrophic incidents. Lockout/Tagout, Confined Space Entry, Trailer Entry, Hot Work and ARC Flash.oFacility Work Rules - To provide clarification and guidance on establishing fair and consistent interpretations of existing rules, standards and codes of conduct for Associates.oLEAN Management - A systematic approach and structured process for creating and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement. About Aerotek:We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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