Senior Lab Technician

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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 11/1/2016

Clarcor Inc. Lees Summit, MO

Lees Summit, MO
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
High School Diploma or GED


CLARCOR Industrial Air helps customers achieve air quality and plant performance goals with products and solutions for Gas Turbine Inlet Filtration, Industrial Filtration and Membrane Technologies. With more than 40 years in air quality management expertise to serve our customers, CLARCOR Industrial Air is committed to improving plant performance and enabling our customers to realize their operating goals by delivering superior filtration products and systems.

The Lab Technician- Forcespinning technology leads the hands-on day-to-day operation of an R&D pilot plant for development of practical and innovative new products and technologies that are aligned with Clarcor Industrial Air s business objectives. Forcespinning is a novel technology for manufacturing nanofiber-based membranes at high throughput, with numerous potential applications in our product lines. In this role, you will be responsible for operating the pilot line, which includes preparing polymeric solutions, operating the machine to obtain nonwoven fabric rolls, and conducting sample analysis. You will be responsible for executing the test plans laid out by Scientists in the team. The role is based in Lee s Summit, Missouri a growing suburb of Kansas City.

* Operate the Forcespinning pilot line, per the test plans laid out by Scientists in the team
* Assist in analyzing and testing the sample materials
* Prepare tabulation and summary of findings and test data
* Maintain neat, orderly and professional looking lab and office space.
* Perform general equipment maintenance of the pilot line
* Comply with all safety and quality policies, practices and procedures

Required Qualifications:
A. Education and Experience
High school diploma or HSE required. Successful completion of at least one high school level algebra course required. Three years of directly related experience.

B. Physical/Environmental
Manual dexterity to handle items and perceive attributes of objects.
Able to stand for periods of up to 10 hours working on a pilot line
Able to lift and maneuver inbound and outbound rolls of fabric weight up to 50 pounds
Mechanically-inclined with proven ability to make minor tweaks and repairs of machine components

C. Language Skills
Able to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical procedures (such as ASTM standards). Able to articulate results (numerical as well as observations) of laboratory tests in a succinct & logical manner.

C. Mathematical Skills
Able to calculate figures and amounts such as area, length, and volume. Able to calculate and apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios to practical situations.

D. Reasoning Ability
Able to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form & deal with nonverbal symbolism, i.e. graphs, formulas & scientific equations.

E. Computer Operations
Possess intermediate personal computer skills including electronic mail, routine database activity, word processing and spreadsheets. Proficient in Excel to create a spreadsheet from data collected & perform calculations within Excel, i.e. average (mean) and standard deviation

F. Planning/Organization
Capable of planning and executing multiple pilot plant runs and projects simultaneously.

G. Laboratory Skills
Ability to operate relatively sophisticated equipment such as Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Laser Microscope, Dynamic Thermal Mechanical Analysis (DMA), Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC), Gurley air permeability as well as many tensile and abrasion test instruments.

Desired Qualifications:
* Experience working in an R&D pilot plant environment
* Experience working with polymeric solutions and melts

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