Lab Technician

Waddington North America Coldwater , OH 45828

Posted 7 months ago

At Novolex, we take pride in supporting our families across the globe. Our team is rich in diversity and our entrepreneurial culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork. Our careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth.

Job Title:

Laboratory Technician

Position Summary:

The Laboratory Technician supports Technical Manager by conducting research and development testing for competitive products and new product developments; assisting Technical Manager in the development of new test methods; maintaining logs and record books; maintaining formulation database and assigning formulation numbers; searching formulation database at the direction of Technical Manager; troubleshooting and resolving problems related to laboratory equipment and testing; conducting quality assurance compliance testing; and helping with special projects as assigned.


Essential Functions &

Key Responsibilities:
  • Conducts testing and records test results

  • Maintains lab equipment; able to conduct experiments on various laboratory equipment

  • Keeps lab equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; scheduling preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.

  • Maintains certifications according to governmental or commercial requirements (Example: SQF)

  • Documents information by maintaining daily logs and equipment record books; record keeping

  • Resolves problems by examining and evaluating data; selecting corrective steps.

  • Completes projects by assisting project team; attending and participating in group and project meetings.

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications and learning new test methods.

  • Maintains formulation database, including searching for relevant formulation numbers, and assigning new formulation numbers at the direction of Technical Manager

  • Enhances laboratory and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Candidate Requirements:

  • At least 3 years' experience in polymer testing and lab environment preferred

  • Knowledge of plastic film testing protocols

  • Familiar with quality control documentation: establishing QC documentation protocol

  • Self-starter and able to work with little or no supervision

  • Good mechanical aptitude; able to work with extrusion and analytical equipment

  • Able to problem solve extrusion and laboratory equipment issues

  • Able to create/follow laboratory procedures

  • Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written

  • Computer literate. Able to learn other computer software related to laboratory equipment

  • Chemistry Techniques, Lab Environment, Lab Testing, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Equipment Calibration, Supply Management, Self-Development

Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.

Novolex does not publically post salary information on job boards.

Novolex is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company's application process should contact Jamie Wells at hrcompliance@novolex.com.

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Lab Technician

Waddington North America