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Lab Technician

ASK Chemicals Dublin, OH
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $40,000 to $45,000 Annually
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

R&D Lab Technician

Position Description:

Complete the primary responsibilities and activities associated with laboratory support for individual research & development projects within specific ASK product lines which contribute to the overall North American (USA, Canada, & Mexico) business unit. A research and development technician’s key roles are primarily tactical (100%) but may, on occasion, contain strategic elements. Tactical elements include the performance of assigned laboratory experiments, technical bench work, and some administrative activities.

  • Primary Roles & Responsibilities:

o Actively participate within a defined team of researchers (R&D Managers, Scientists, and Technicians) conducting research & development for existing technology platforms and manufacturing processes according to defined business priorities. Complete assigned experiments, testing protocols, and general tasks. Report results and observations to both the Scientists and R&D Manager in written and oral formats.

o Collect and analyze data while utilizing and maintaining laboratory notebooks, computer hardware, and various software applications. Provide support through problem solving, and data driven analysis while assisting in the development of solutions for complex technical problems.

o Become familiar with and follow established test methods, practices, policies, and procedures. Evaluate and create new procedures, work instructions, and forms to improve overall operations.

o Create and formulate materials. Set-up, utilize, and maintain various pieces of laboratory equipment (core machines, reaction vessels, etc.). Utilize materials and equipment to make samples and specimens for evaluation.

o Ensure that assigned workspaces are maintained and meet company provided housekeeping, safety, and waste disposal guidelines. Maintain lab equipment and supplies while properly disposing of waste materials. Coordinate and complete calibration activities with the Technical Service Laboratory Manager.

o Conduct all activities in a safe manner while following safety protocols and promoting the safety of self and peers. Participate in all group safety activities.

  • Secondary Roles & Responsibilities:

o Maintain a high level of technical knowledge regarding ASK products. Keep current on product line developments while maintaining formulary repositories and product related archives.

o Serve as a knowledgeable contact point for ISO and Responsible Care audit activities while becoming familiar with ASK quality and regulatory systems and standards.

o Complete and maintain training associated with any role specific assigned activities (Emergency Responder, DOT Hazardous Material Shipping, Fork Lift Operation, etc.).

o Assist in the training of customers and new laboratory personnel.

  • Preferred Education & Experience Levels:

o BS in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Material Science with 2+ years of experience in a laboratory environment.

o Associates degree in science based field of study with 4+ years of experience in a laboratory environment.

  • Preferred Skills & Know How:

o Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team and project driven environment.

o Attention to detail

o Utilization of standard MS Office tools.

o Mechanical and / or electronics acumen

o Resin synthesis and formulation

o Execution of lab experiments, tests and tasks.

o Use and maintenance of equipment.

o Collection and reporting of data.

ASK Chemicals

ASK Chemicals is one of the world's largest suppliers of foundry chemicals and consumables. The comprehensive product and service portfolio extends from binders, coatings, feeders, filters and release agents to metallurgical products including inoculants, Mg-treatment and inoculation wires and master alloys for iron casting. Core manufacturing and development of prototypes as well as a broad offer of simulation services complete the range of supply. ASK Chemicals is represented in 25 countries with 30 sites, 20 of which operate their own production, and employs approx. 1,400 people worldwide. With research and development in Europe, America and Asia, ASK Chemicals sees itself as the driving force behind industry-specific innovations and is committed to offering customers a consistently high level of quality. Flexibility, quickness, quality and sustainability as well as cost-effective products and services are of key importance. ASK Chemicals is a new and growing company with a history of attracting the best people and keeping them. The reasons are simple: industry competitive salary and benefits, pay-for-performance incentive plans and a diverse work environment where employees feel challenged and valued. As a growing global specialty chemical company, we offer opportunities for development and advancement throughout our organization. If you are looking for a relationship with a company instead of simply a job, this may be a great fit. ASK Chemicals is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please submit your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to recruiting@ask-chemicals.com

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