Laboratory Technician in Maplewood, MN at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 7/13/2018

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Job Description

Key Aspects of Laboratory Technician

Apex Life Sciences currently has several immediate opportunities for Entry Level Lab Technicians to work with one of our long-standing clients in the Consumer and Material Industry.  The main focus of these roles are on sample preparation, running experiments, calibration and instrument maintenance, and preparing samples for senior scientists and principal engineers.  This organization provides a lot of hands-on experience to their junior technicians, and a large percentage of our Contractors end up becoming permanent employees!   

If interested in any Scientific opportunities in the greater Minneapolis, MN areas, send a resume to Kristin Kunz, Scientific Recruiter, at and reference job #866626.

Company Details:  Large global manufacturing organization that produces and manufactures more than 55,000 products, including, but not limited to: adhesives, abrasives personal protective equipment, dental products, medical products, electronic circuits and car-care solutions This client operates in 65 countries, including 29 international companies with manufacturing operations and 35 companies with laboratories. 

Culture/Team: Very collaborative, team-focused, social culture!  They have multiple social avenues, such as break rooms, outdoor spaces and on site gymnasiums.  Company culture also focuses on “giving back” and supports a number of philanthropic events throughout the year!

Compensation and Benefits:  30-40K base  

As a contract employee of Apex, you’d be eligible for Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance; Short Term Disability; Hospitalization Coverage; Direct Deposit; Weekly Pay Periods; Training and Development Programs; Corporate Discounts/Perks and our Referral Program.

Description: Technician for the Industrial Business Groups Advanced Materials Division located in Maplewood, MN.

Job Summary:
The person hired for the position of Contract Technician - AE PGP will provide core product and product development support to the Advanced Materials Ceramics and Additives group. Much of the job will be setting up a new lab to understand our products performance in plastisol including conducting material and product testing against standard test methods.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and modify existing test methods and/or equipment as needed.
  • Prepare, maintain, and operate equipment for products being evaluated.
  • Conduct testing in accordance with ASTM and automotive specification protocols, documenting and reporting results.
  • Will also need to prioritize and schedule testing with some supervision.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and maintains records.
  • Work closely with engineers in a lab setting to assist in research and development of new products and processes.
  • Fabricate prototypes for evaluations and customer samples.
  • Work closely with support personnel to ensure equipment is operating safety and efficiently.
  • Ensure all regulatory and safety requirements are met.
  • Candidates will work with chemicals and powders in small scale processes as well as cleaning.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED or higher
  • Minimum of two (2) years combined experience working in a lab, manufacturing and/or pilot plant environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two year Technical or Associates Degree
  • Minimum 5+ year experience in testing or a lab environment that includes handling chemicals and materials
  • Experience with plastisol or automotive sealants
  • Intermediate computer knowledge
  • Strong technical and/or mechanical background
  • Self-starter with hands-on approach to problem solving
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to work well both in multi-disciplinary teams and independently

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 or 844-463-6178.