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POST DATE 9/18/2017
END DATE 3/5/2018

Graphic Packaging Louisville, CO

Louisville, CO
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With limited to direct supervision from the Laboratory Manager, the Laboratory Technician (LT) performs chemical laboratory functions (materials ID, analysis, formulations, microscopy, etc.), and materials engineering in support of Corporate R&D for new product development, and existing business/plant support. The LT also performs physical analyses related to materials used in packaging manufacturing, and also performs testing in relation to the design/performance of microwave packaging.

1 Conducts analytical analysis of paperboard, films, adhesives, inks & coatings via FTIR and DSC analytical techniques.

2 Writes detailed reports and emails stating results and conclusions, and future course of action from the lab work completed.

3 'Typical' wet-chemistry laboratory techniques including: extractions, formulary, mixing, pH, viscosity, NVR, etc.

4 Supervised formulary and materials analysis in direct support of the projects assigned to the Laboratory Manager.

5 Optical/digital microscopy and 'general' lab analyses in support of MW, and other initiatives including cooking analysis, and reverse-engineering for the detailed break-down of individual components of samples for thickness, structural ID, etc.

6 Develop and evaluate new procedures for the 'chemical' analyses of MW, and folding carton substrates.

7 Assists in material-related projects and programs in support of Global R&D.

8 Performs cooking/performance evaluations of microwave packaging structures.