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R&D Lab Technician

Location: Niagara Falls
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Sumitomo Bakelite High Performance Plastics (SBHPP) is a pioneer in high performance plastics and the #1 world leader in phenolic chemistry. The SBHPP global organization is committed to exceeding our customers' expectations in material performance, customer service, technical expertise, and product quality. Our companies include Durez Corporation, Durez Canada Company LTD, Promerus, LLC, Sumitomo Bakelite N.A., and Sumitomo Plastics America, Inc. Look to us first to see what's next! Our world class product portfolio includes:Resins: We are a recognized leader in high-performance, specialty phenolic resins. Our extensive portfolio of products is engineered to meet the most rigorous requirements across the wide range of markets we serve. Our extensive research, development and pilot production capabilities allow us to engineer custom-designed products to perfectly match our customer's needs. Thermoset Molding Compounds: We produce a wide range of phenolic molding compounds from general purpose to engineered fiber reinforced grades, as well as a variety of other thermoset materials featuring epoxy, diallyl, phthalate, and silicone resin systems.Long Fiber Composites: We manufacture long fiber reinforced thermoset composites that fill a niche between conventional short fiber molding compounds and prepegs in a variety of industries. These materials offer solutions for large structural parts that are better suited for mass-production. High Performance Polymers: Promerus, LLC is involved in the development of a novel platform of polymers based on cyclic olefins that are polymerized using a propriety class of organometallic catalysts. Application areas include the semiconductor, optoelectronic and electronic packaging markets. Ongoing development and commercial activities with multiple Fortune 500 companies in the micro-electronics and semi-conductor industries is the primary business focus.If you are as enthusiastic about class leading polymer, resin and molding compound technologies as we are, we want to hear from you!We are seeking a R&D Lab Technician for our Niagara Falls, NY R&D location. $20.00-23.00 per hour depending on experience. Medical, dental, vision coverage, 401K with 50% of first 6%, time off bank and other benefits at hire. Ability for advancement.General Purpose:Provide required support as needed to carry out synthesis experiments, operate the R&D lab grinder, and support the analytical testing lab under the direction of the R&D Manager and Chemists.Essential Functions: Responsibilities that are requirements in order to perform the job:Carry out synthesis experiments under the direction of research chemists and R&D Manager.Will be trained in safe lab practices for synthesis.Responsible for testing and providing verbal or written feedback on experiments and entering data as required.Operate the R&D lab grinder to make phenolic resin powder samples. Employee will be trained on safe operation of the R&D lab grinder.Responsible for testing and providing verbal or written feedback to chemist or R&D manager and entering data as required.Provide support to the analytical testing lab.Will be trained in proper technique for safe, routine, analytical testing and preparation of laboratory solutions, such as mobile phases, reagents, standards, and samples.Performing routine analytical testing according to established methods and SOP's.Use a range of techniques and analytical instrumentation to perform routine testing.Responsible for providing verbal or written feedback to chemist or R&D manager and entering of data as required.Keep the lab and associated workspaces organized, clean, and free from any known hazards.Maintain assigned testing equipment in a clean and ready-to-use state at all times.Required to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, and schedule formats. Properly collect, store, and dispose of any hazardous materials related to lab functions.Supportive Functions:In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of supportive functions based on business needs:Pull additional samples of materials for testing and/or customer requests as directedTake part in an annual physical inventory count as needed.Other projects as assigned from time-to-time.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation:Job requires the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.Correctly performs basic math calculations.Education/Experience Guidelines:High school diploma or equivalentAssociates or Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related field preferred1-2 years of lab related experience preferredPhysical Demands:These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions:The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk and drive an automobile. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.Notice:This job description is a summary of the typical functions of the job, not a comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. The responsibilities, tasks and duties of the individual performing the job may differ from those outlined, and other functions, as assigned, might be part of the job.Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Statement: Sumitomo Bakelite North America Holding Inc., and all its affiliate companies, is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination. We do not discriminate based on race, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, marital status, age, military or veteran status, genetic information, height, weight, familial status or any other applicable legally protected characteristics. PI217482983

Keywords: DUREZ CORP, Niagara Falls , R&D Lab Technician, Healthcare , Niagara Falls, New York

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