Lab Specialist

  • location: Vernon Hills, IL
  • type: Temp to Perm
  • salary: $1 per hour

job description


Temp - Hire

Pay Rate: TBD


The primary result expected from the Mixer is to produce paint and related products by setting up, operating, or tending machines to mix or blend materials, such as chemicals, liquids, color pigments, explosive ingredients, or rust-proofing materials.


Typical tasks for this position include (but are not limited to) the following:

? Observe machine gauges and equipment operation to detect defects or deviations from standards, and make adjustments as necessary.

? Determine paint flow, viscosity, and coating quality by performing visual inspections, or by using machinery.

? Weigh or measure chemicals, coatings, or paints before adding them to machines.

? Select appropriate coatings, paints, or sprays, or prepare them by mixing substances according to formulas, using

automated paint-mixing equipment.

? Set up and operate machines to paint or coat products with such materials as silver and copper solution, rubber, paint, glaze, oil, or rustproofing materials.

? Turn dials, handwheels, valves, or switches to regulate conveyor speeds, machine temperature, air pressure and circulation,

and the flow or spray of coatings or paints.

? Start and stop operation of machines, using levers or buttons.

? Record operational data on specified forms.

? Start pumps to mix solutions and fill tanks.

? Operate auxiliary machines or equipment used in coating or painting processes.


? Communicate with Supervisors, peers, or subordinates: provide information to supervisors and co-workers in written form

or in person.

? Maintain a good record of attendance and punctuality.

? Learn all manual tasks performed within the department.

? Perform tasks assigned using specific operating procedures, and following department specific quality control processes

and procedures.

? Treat people with dignity and respect.

? Conduct all business with integrity.

? Adhere to Corporation Quality principles and participate in all departmental and company-wide Quality


? Follow all safety procedures and company policies.


? Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.

? Controlling Machines and Processes - Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or

processes (not including computers or vehicles).

? Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

? Performing General Physical Activities - Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs

and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

? Handling and Moving Objects - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.

? Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

? Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards - Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

? Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

? Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.


? Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets - How much does this job require wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets? 100% of the time

? Exposed to Contaminants - How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)? 90% of the time

? Spend Time Standing - How much does this job require standing? 90% of the time

? Time Pressure - How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines? 85% of the time

? Responsible for Others' Health and Safety - How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job? 85% of the time

? Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable - How often does this job require working exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable? 90% of the time

? Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls - How much does this job require using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls? 95% of the time

? Importance of Being Exact or Accurate - How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?

E xtremely Important

? Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment - How important is it to this job that the pace is determined by the speed of

equipment or machinery? (This does not refer to keeping busy at all times on this job.) Moderately Important

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