Lab Technician

  • location: Milwaukee, WI
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $16 - $18 per year

job description

Lab Technician

Job Title: Lab Technician


The Lab Technician - Powder performs standard test procedures on material samples to ensure quality and conformance to specifications.


  • Test raw material and finished powder coating samples per established specifications which includes processing of material and test panel preparation
  • Make pass/fail determinations based on listed specifications and product knowledge
  • Make adjustments to out-of-spec material
  • Apply knowledge of the production process and understanding of formulation technology to solve production related problems
  • Develop understanding of how coating formulations and properties affect end-user application
  • Perform a variety of lab studies or services in support of projects under the supervision/direction of the QC Manager or a development team member
  • Produce neat and orderly documents and reports such as product run logs, certificates of analysis, recertification records and others as requested
  • Prepare pre-ship and co-ship customer packages and expedite to the shipping department
  • Operate all equipment and instruments in a safe manner
  • Responsible for upkeep and cleanliness of laboratory equipment and instruments
  • As part of the housekeeping procedures, the employee may be involved with the disposal of hazardous waste. The initial training of how to properly dispose of hazardous waste will be performed by the Environmental and Safety Coordinator or the department supervisor. Annual training of the same will be performed by the Environmental and Safety Coordinator.
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Preferred education level: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Preferred experience level: One to three years experience in a laboratory setting preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with pre-mixing equipment, scales, colorimeter/particle analyzer/gloss meter, extruders, grinders, film gauges and spray guns preferred
  • Excellent basic math skills including conversion from standard to metric
  • Excellent computer skills including experience in production software
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willing to work in a team environment
  • Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner

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