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Laboratory Technician

United Initiators is a global and leading producer of peroxide based initiators and specialty chemicals. We are focused on meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations through high quality products, outstanding reliability and constant innovation, in line with our motto “Driving Your Success”. Visit www.united-initiators.com for more information.

United Initiators is a collaborative and team driven environment where we provide our employees the opportunity to learn, grow and showcase their talents.  We’re looking for members of our team who don’t want to be micromanaged and are wanting to make a difference at work every day!

Main Focus:

To ensure that incoming materials and products produced on site meet both our internal specifications and customer specifications in accordance with ISO 9001 and 14001.

Accountabilities:

  • Supports production by completing in-process and finished product testing.
  • Enters production of goods, raw material usage, and quality data into SAP.
  • Supports basic quality projects and customer requests.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducts chemical analysis on raw material samples, in-process samples, and finished goods following Quality Control Test methods.  Completes day to day routine testing.
  • Analyze assay composition and impurity levels using various wet chemical and instrumental techniques, including titration, gas chromatography, and infrared spectroscopy.
  • Analyzes samples for additional required testing including water content, chloride, % tert-butyl hydroperoxide, total acid, pH, color, specific gravity, suspended solids, melting point, flash point, and conductivity.
  • Enters into SAP inventory the usage in weight of raw materials, the yielded weight of finished products, lot numbers, and quality data.
  • Performs housekeeping duties throughout the day and prior to leaving shift, including inventorying.
  • Performs standardization of volumetric solutions.
  • Assists the Total Quality Manager with other quality and WWTP duties needed to cover absences and increased workload demands.
  • Prepares routine customer samples for shipment in compliance with DOT regulations.  Does not prepare special blend samples or non-routine samples.
  • Participates in activities related to ISO quality certification, including documented recordkeeping, documentation review, and external and internal compliance audits.
  • Performs quality related calculations for adjustments, cuts, and dilutions for production.

Requirements:

  • Professional Training: 2-year associate degree in chemistry or related field or two years of similar laboratory experience working with hazardous chemicals.  A Bachelor’s degree in chemistry is preferred.
  • Certifications required: None
  • Good communication and teamwork skills.
  • Computer skills are required including general use of Microsoft Office and SAP.
  • The ability to wear appropriate personal protective equipment which include safety glasses/goggles, hard hat, lab coat, gloves, safety shoes, and respirator.
  • Be able to lift and carry 5-10 lbs on an occasional basis, at times be able to lift 30 lbs.
  • Pass employment physical including ability to stand (over 50% of day), overhead reach, walk, push, stoop, climb, crouch, kneel, pull, shovel, hear, talk, see, grasp, sit, and carry.
  • Pass background and drug screen.
  • Other skills needed for this position include the ability to follow documented procedures for testing, data reporting, and safety practices.

United Initiators is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NO RECRUITERS PLEASE.

 

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