Lab Technician - R&D 1st Shift (M-F: 7am - 3:30pm)
Hentzen Coatings Inc Batavia, IL
- Expired: August 19, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.
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.
LAB TECHNICIAN – R&D 1st Shift (M-F: 7am – 3:30pm) The Lab Technician R&D performs small production and lab sample batch-making tasks in the production of industrial coatings products to meet customer specifications in accordance with established Hentzen Coatings health, safety and environmental procedures. The successful candidates will have an acceptable score on the color matching and math tests. DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Gathers raw materials, assembles batches, shades and performs QC testing Evaluates batches for conformance to specifications Adjusts properties of individual batches within formulation guidelines Performs testing related to product performance Prepares customer samples and panels May be required to perform all aspects of liquid batches of 10 gallons or less, such as dispersion, letdown, color matching, quality control and filling. Maintains records of processes and results Documents and records all actions taken in preparation of product 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. Willing to work various shifts as necessary Other duties as assigned QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: High school degree or equivalent preferred with college degree strongly preferred Degree, coursework or experience in chemistry along with strong math aptitude One to three years’ experience in a laboratory in an industrial setting preferred and preferably in coatings Good computer skills Excellent communication skills Willing to work in a team environment Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk 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 may regularly lift and/or move up to 60 lbs. Personal Protection Equipment is required during various processes in the production facility.
Safety shoes, glasses, respirators, fire retardant uniform and earplugs may be required when performing certain functions. Please send resume with cover letter to: Hentzen Coatings, Inc. 1500 Lathem St. Batavia, IL 60510 or APPLY ONLINE AT: Hentzen Career Center Women, minorities, Veterans and disabled individuals are encouraged to apply HENTZEN COATINGS INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER www.hentzen.com Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview All candidates are subject to post offer drug/alcohol screening, job related physicals, and background checks. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
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