Lab Technician 9/18/2017
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY 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.