Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   

  • Participate in formulation development projects.
  • Verify reactivity profile and physical testing properties to confirm correct formulations.
  • Perform chemical testing on wet samples.
  • Prepare polyurethane formulas on lab scale and mix samples.
  • Operate titration equipment, measure water and physical blowing agent content (OH, N2, H2O blowing)
  • Record results in data base, create spreadsheets and maintain records.
  • Organize and maintain lab area, including ordering supplies.
  • Set up, calibrate and maintain lab equipment.
  • Prepare and update quality reports and work instructions.
  • Report all discrepancies or conditions identified to be out of the normal operating condition to immediate supervisor.
  • Participate in team problem solving activities and continuous improvement activities.
  • Follow all internal and OSHA required safety and environmental procedures.
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with other departments as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervision. 

KEY QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Associate degree in Science (Chemistry preferred)
  • 1-3 years of previous lab experience, preferably in industrial setting
  • Experience working with polymers- a plus.
  • Experience working with lab equipment (Carl Fisher water titration device, viscometer, general lab equipment)
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suit 

WORK REQUIREMENTS: Position is based onsite in Rochester Hills, MI. No visa sponsorship is offered for this position. Work hours are Mon-Fri, 7am-3pm, occasional Overtime possible.

 To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Medical plans, Vision and Dental insurance
  • Paid vacation and paid holidays
  • 401K with company match
  • Company paid short- and long-term disability, life insurance and employee assistance programs. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Tasks are performed indoors in a manufacturing environment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee might be exposed to moving mechanical parts, toxic and non-toxic materials. The employee must not wear any loose-fitting clothing that may get in the way of the moving machinery. The employee must wear the proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) while working in their environment. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme heat and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.