Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Product Development Lab Tech - Collegeville, PA

This role is a long-term contract position with no end date that offers benefits in addition to the hourly pay (medical insurance, paid vacation). Pay for this role will be $25/hr, and may be higher for a more qualified candidate.

This role provides basic technical support to Lead Scientists and Technologist Leaders in the preparation and execution of experimental activities and studies. Provides technical support for product development, application development, technical service, and/or product or process research.

Responsibilities / Duties

•    Works as part of a team in a laboratory supporting chemists and engineers in developing, screening and commercializing new products and process.
•    Conducts plastic compounding and testing using any or all of the following: Brabender compounding machine, Brabender extruder, Wabash Electric Pres, Cutting dies, ovens, balance, test equipment, computers, Instron tensile tester
•    Manages and then safely executes laboratory work requests, maintaining and running relevant compounding and testing equipment and documenting and reporting all data through an electronic data management system.
•    Prepares for and independently performs standard and some non-routine procedures using relevant equipment and instruments, for which activities may include sample or materials preparations, equipment setup and/or configurations, and proper handling and disposal of waste materials that may be generated from experimental activities.
•    Participate in all safety programs mandated by the site and the department; frequently evaluate operating procedures for safety and data quality purposes
•    Maintains inventories of consumable materials, chemicals, and supplies related to activities by anticipating usage rates, order lead times, and ordering/purchasing procedures.


Preferred Qualifications:

•    Hands-on experience in running polymer characterization instruments is a plus.
•    A technical AS or BS degree with 16 hours of chemistry is preferred.
    

Physical Requirements: 

Must be willing and able to do the following with or without a reasonable accommodation.
•    Wear safety equipment, such as earplugs, goggles, and steel-toed shoes
•    Wear and use respirators. 
•    Stand or walk for extended periods of time.  



You should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania

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