Job Description

Carpenter Co. has an immediate opening for a Lab Technician at the Reinhart Technical Center in Richmond, Virginia. The Lab Technician will report to the Associate Research Director and will be responsible for performing basic lab experiments as assigned and detailed by the supervisor. The technician will be responsible for gathering data and summarizing it in an appropriate format for review by the supervisor.  

The Lab Technician will work closely with chemists or scientists to help develop an understanding of chemical processes and products. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Physical and analytical testing of fibers and fiber products in the Fiber Lab
  • Provide support for Polymer Products Group to include prototyping and testing
  • Physical Testing on mattresses in the Bedding Lab and serve as a backup in the Foam Physical Testing area and Large-Scale Flammability Testing Laboratory
  • Log new fiber test projects into appropriate place
  • Pick up shipments for Polymer product group

Skills / Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 3+ years of prior lab experience
  • Basic understanding of standard laboratory procedures and safety practices
  • Ability to work with a team and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills; both oral and written