Applications Lab Technician in Pittsburgh, PA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 5/13/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
    Science
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/13/2018
  • Job ID:
    840226

Job Description


 

Apex Life Sciences is currently seeking an Applications Technician for a world leading polymers producer. The purpose of this role is to provide hands-on  support for the polypropylene and polyethylene product development, PP catalyst developmental work and characterization services for customer support. 

Shift: Monday-Friday daylight

Additional Aspects/Perks:  Strong career growth potential, as this organization provides a lot of hands-on experience in many different environments

Primary Duties:

  • Running experiments on extrusion and injection molding equipment and developing expertise in these areas for internal evaluations or customer trials.
  • Participating in the development of experimental designs and conducting experiments for plastic compounding and/or part fabrication.
  • Generating test data for project work.
  • Adapting equipment to evaluate plastic materials.
  • Maintenance, troubleshooting and small repairs of plastic processing equipment.
  • Molding and testing of test specimens using standardized ASTM or ISO tests for physical properties.
  • Development of non-routine test methods to evaluate performance properties.
  • Summarizing data, drawing conclusions and making recommendations.
  • Incumbent must have sound mechanical and troubleshooting skills to run production equipment and be able to handle up to 30 lbs of plastic material during routine operations such as compounding and equipment operation.
  • Wet laboratory skills and ability to work with small samples and sensitive instrumentation is a plus.
  • Safety knowledge of working around mechanical equipment, instrumentation and chemicals.
  • Good written and verbal communications as well as computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Outlook) are required to enter, summarize and communicate data.
  • Creative thinking ability is needed to define problems, identify opportunities and develop solutions – this may include design and implementation of non-routine testing methods.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a team.

Requirements:

  • Technical certification, equivalent experience or technical background.
  • Hands on experience in polymer processing and extrusion, injection molding, testing and analysis.
  • Familiarity with statistical quality analysis.

If interested please apply online to our website at: www.apexlifesciences.com.  Also, please send your most up to date resume and contact information to pittsburgh@apexlifesciences.com

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EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.