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Laboratory Technician

Location
Houston, Texas
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
1 Oct 2021
Overview

Axalta Coating Systems is seeking a Technician to join its Powder Coatings Research & Technology group. The Powder Technology group develops and supports powder coatings for the Architectural, ACE (Agricultural and Construction Equipment), Automotive, General Metals, Job Coater and Oil & Gas pipelines markets. The Technician is responsible for preparing, processing and evaluating laboratory samples as per established procedures. This position takes functional direction from the formulating Chemist.

Primary Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Comply with all requirements for laboratory quality and safety certification
* Weigh up and blend raw materials as per written formulas, with strong attention to material identification, weights and blending conditions
* Extrude, grind and sieve materials with attention to equipment settings
* Disassemble, clean and reassemble all equipment
* Prepare coated substrates and evaluate the coating appearance
* Perform coating characterization tests as per established ISO, ASTM and CSA procedures
* Maintain clear and updated technical data and project records
* Take routine responsibility to maintain lab raw materials stock or other lab duties
* Must adhere to the health and safety site rules and perform in manner to eliminate risk of harm to self or others

Minimum Requirements

EDUCATION:

* BS/MS/PhD Degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science or Coatings is preferred. Serious consideration will be given to degreed candidates in other science related fields with applicable formulation and work experience.

QUALIFICATIONS

* Coatings experience with emphasis in powder coatings is a preferred
* Experience in the industrial research environment is desirable
* Good verbal and written communication skills
* Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel)
* Able to work independently or as part of a team Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), problem solving capabilities and the ability to work both independently and as a part of a team
* Willingness and ability to travel if needed
* Must be flexible on working hours to meet critical project deadlines.
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Details

  • Job Reference: 386584176-2
  • Date Posted: 1 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Axalta Coating Systems LTD
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent