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Lab Technician - Liquid QC CARC: 1st Shift (7am - 3:30pm)

Hentzen Coatings, Inc
Milwaukee, WI
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $18 to $22 Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Hentzen is a unique company in today’s world. Since our inception in 1923, we have remained an independent, privately held company committed to being a leader in the development and manufacture of quality coatings through innovation, dedication and service to our customers and employees. This continual commitment has led to Hentzen’s recognition as a technology leader and trusted partner to our customers in the aerospace, defense, and industrial markets we serve. Through nearly 100 years of innovation experience, we have developed a unique ability to custom engineer advanced coatings designed to meet each of our customers’ unique and challenging requirements. This innovation comes to life in our state-of-the-art facilities where our talented employees are challenged to develop coatings to solve these unique problems. If you want to join a technology leader, known for its innovation and dedication to its customers and employees, Hentzen can offer you a rewarding and challenging opportunity to learn and grow.


1st Shift (7am – 3:30pm)

The Lab Technician – QC CARC performs a variety of standard tests to determine physical and chemical properties of paint products.

The successful candidates will have an acceptable score on the color matching and math tests.


  • Conduct such tests as weight per gallon, viscosity, color measurements, sag resistance or other tests as assigned.
  • Use specialized measuring and weighing equipment to determine characteristics of batches.
  • Test for NVM, adhesion or other physical specifications as required using standard laboratory equipment.
  • Notify Group Leader in event of questionable results.
  • Physically adjust out of specification constants with chemical additions to material based on test results or supervisory guidance.
  • Make independent decisions regarding batch quality.
  • Maintains records of processes and results.
  • Records batch information in appropriate computer programs.
  • Maintains standards for housekeeping and safety.
  • As part of the housekeeping procedures, the employee may be involved with the disposal of hazardous waste. The initial training of how to properly dispose of hazardous waste will be performed by the Environmental and Safety Coordinator or the department supervisor. Annual training of the same will be performed by the Environmental and Safety Coordinator.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Preferred education level: Associate’s or two-year college degree or equivalent.
  • Preferred experience level: One to three years’ experience in a laboratory setting preferred and preferably in coatings.
  • Working knowledge of basic algebra, percentages, and a variety of measuring and testing equipment, such as Karl Fischer, scales, grind gauge, KU viscometer.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Outlook), ERP system and other office machinery.
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent color vision.
  • Excellent math skills including metric to standard conversions.
  • Works well in a team environment.
  • Excellent team building and communications skills.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and/or hear, stand and/or walk, use hands to finger, handle or touch objects or controls and move from place to place. The employee is regularly required to sit, balance, stoop, and occasionally reach above shoulders. The employee occasionally must use foot/feet to operate machinery, climb or balance and reach above the shoulders. The employee may regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. and occasionally up to 100 lbs.

Personal Protection Equipment is required during various processes in the production area. Safety shoes, glasses, and flame-retardant uniforms or lab coats are required in the production area. Respirators and ear plugs may be required when performing certain production activities.

Please send resume to:

Hentzen Coatings, Inc.

Attn: Human Resources

6937 W. Mill Road

Milwaukee, WI 53218



Hentzen Career Center

Women, minorities, Veterans, and disabled individuals are encouraged to apply


Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

All candidates are subject to post offer drug/alcohol screening, job related physicals, and background checks.

1st Shift
7am - 3:30pm

Hentzen Coatings, Inc


Milwaukee, WI
53218 USA



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