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Industrial Laboratory Technician (6:00pm to 2:30am Tuesday thru Sat, training on 1st)

Summary: 
Conduct quality control and physical testing of polyurethane and rubber material including polyurethane rubber, etc. for both production and Research and Development in accordance with quality management system.
Requirements and Education: 

High School diploma or GED required. Three to five years of recent laboratory experience required. Laboratory experience in polyurethane rubber technology a plus. Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel.

*Must be a non-smoker to work in chemical production facility.*
*Experience with viscometers, titratiors, particle analyzers, moisture analyzers, DSC, GC and FTIR preferred.

NOTE - This position requires applicants to successfully pass a pre-employment, as well as an annual pulmonary function test (PFT). This position may expose the employee to isocyanates which are chemicals known to be respiratory irritants and sensitizers. While TSE provides personal protective equipment (PPE) to its employees working around such chemicals, the most current and best available medical data indicate that individuals with pre-existing respiratory conditions including but not limited to asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and the like are at high risk or experiencing serious, and possibly fatal reactions to isocyanates, even at concentrations below the legally permissible exposure level (PEL). Therefore, due to this direct threat to their safety, TSE does not hire individuals with pre-existing respiratory conditions to work in this position. Employees in this position are required to wear a full face respirator and comply with TSE Respiratory Protection Program and Title 29 CFR 1910.134. Employees with facial hair or other conditions that would compromise the facepiece-to-face seal cannot work in this position. Examples of these conditions include beards or sideburns that interfere with the facepiece seal or valve function, certain dentures or dental conditions, facial deformities (e.g., scars, deep skin creases, prominent cheekbones), or the use of jewelry or headgear that projects under and interferes with the facepiece seal.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Follow Quality Control Plans for specific material testing and specifications. General preparation of laboratory equipment and instrumentation required for tests, research, or process control. Follow written ISO procedures for analysis and testing. Test and analyze products to determine strength, stability, purity, chemical content, and other characteristics. Document results of test and analysis accurately and neatly on written worksheet and computer hardcopy. Prepare chemical solutions for use in processing materials, following standardized formulas or experimental procedures. Complete Nonconforming Material Reports according to Standard Operating Procedures. Conduct inventory of lab supplies and chemicals. Notify proper authority of lab results and record findings as necessary on batch sheet. Conduct necessary performance and calibration procedures. Verify incoming raw materials with Raw Material Specifications.