Lab Technician

Position Description

Job Summary

Saint-Gobain Research and Development is looking for a driven, talented, and energetic laboratory technician to join our growing Life Sciences team. Saint-Gobain is a world leader in developing innovative, high-performance solutions through our unparalleled expertise in silicone, thermoplastic elastomers, and fluoropolymers. We are searching for an experienced, hands-on laboratory technician to generate evidence and testing data on existing and new products in development.   Product testing will be focused on tubing products used in a variety of applications including chemical dispensing, food and beverage, and digital printing.

The selected candidate will be expected to support R&D projects through effective collaboration with R&D colleagues, and at times, with commercial team members, application engineers, external customers, and external suppliers. The candidate will conduct experiments, analyze data, and present findings in written and oral formats.

The main job duties will include:

  • Conducts laboratory testing in a safe and detail oriented manner
  • Compiles test data and summarizes results
  • Communicates and interacts well with all stakeholders (e.g. R&D, application engineering, Operations, Commercial Team)
  • Seeks continuous improvements in testing safety and efficiency  

Required Qualifications

  • 2 Year associates degree in technical field (e.g. Engineering, Chemistry, Polymers or other such technical disciplines) REQUIRED
  • Demonstrates safe laboratory practices and procedures and is in compliance with site HSE objectives.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform basic statistical analyses of test data.
  • Confident, independently-motivated self-starter.
  • Demonstrates aptitude to quickly understand new test procedures and related technology and apply them.
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain composure in high pressure situations.
  • Green Belt certification preferred

Company Summary

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is one of seven businesses within the Innovative Materials Sector, which is spear-heading the advancement of innovation within the Group. Performance Plastics is a recognized leader in the advanced polymer technology market with access to state-of-the-art manufacturing and research & development facilities around the world.

Through close partnerships with our business leaders, our team works to support the achievement of business goals while emphasizing the PPL values of accountability, trust, initiative, respect and helping.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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Lab Technician

Location: Akron

Posting Date: 04/05/2021

Job Code: 585671

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