RD Lab Technician

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Company :
Avery Dennison UK Ltd

Location :
Belmont, New Hampshire

Expiry Date :
Sun, 07 Mar 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Company Description Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs more than 30,000 employees in over 50 countries. Reported sales in 2019 were $7.1 billion. Learn more at . Job Description The R & D Lab Technician follows prescribed procedures and conducts product performance testing and characterization. Lab Technicians also possess expertise in a testing area or material component to help establish test methods and provide analysis and direction for project teams. Setting Up & Maintenance Conducts maintenance, calibration, set up, and cleaning of laboratory and testing equipment according to set specifications and procedures. Modifies equipment by adding, removing, or altering components as defined by predetermined diagrams and sketches. Corrects malfunctions by making adjustments or replacing parts or components as directed. Uses hand and small power tools, and various measuring and testing devices in performing job duties. May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures. Manage inventory of experimental raw materials and material; procure and ship raw materials for trials and finished goods to customers and order lab supplies. Testing & Research Conducts developmental tests for new andor modified products or product components. Compiles test data from performed testing and reviews test results with engineering personnel. Confers with engineering and other technical personnel to resolve testing problems such as product or equipment issues, malfunctions, incomplete test data and interpretation. Conduct lab testing in support of project management, customer response, process technology, and segment and emerging technology teams. Perform a wide variety of laboratory tests andor research on raw materials, finished products, chemicals and equipment. Conduct testing of applicable materials and components for characterizing material properties and performance attributes. Support product development and existing products through material and performance characterization and trials at bench, pilot, and commercial stages. Duties usually consist of making measurements, performing quantitative and qualitative analytical tests, performing calculations and determinations on tests and evaluating physical characteristics such as permeability, disintegration and growth viscosity. Performs chemical and physical analyses and tests required for research, development, or quality control of processes or products. May participate in the development, maintenance and refinement of internal quality control and reliability programs. May participate in field trials and evaluations; provide measurements, observations, and document findings with written reports. Develops test methods and test protocols. Operates analytical equipment (e.g., Headspace Gas ChromatographMass Spec, Infrared Spectrometers, Moisture Analyzer, Differential Scanning Calorimeter, Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer and Optical Microscopes). Observing, Recordkeeping & Evaluating Makes and records observations; performs calculations, analyzes data and collects and prepares data for evaluation. Interprets analytical results, draw conclusions and theories, and communicate the impact of product performance. Interpret and analyze data to provide conclusions and recommendations for product development, problem solving, and continuous product improvement. Delivers timely and accurate analytical results and technical reports for the purposes of supporting research projects, testing, troubleshooting and resolving customer complaints, as well as performing competitive product benchmarking, developing or improving existing products and supporting the various business or commercial teams. Provide written and graphical reports utilizing basic statistical tools and methods. Makes recommendations regarding improvements to test methodology. Performs technical and record keeping duties in conformance with company and regulatory policies and standards to meet quality and accuracy requirements. Documents detail of process, which can be used for problem resolution, and understanding of product behavior under different processing conditions. Prepares product preliminary data sheets as needed. Provides reports on product testing to be utilized in customer presentations. Inputsupdates all systems with details, results, and product specs. Creates raw material specs and product specifications as needed. Safety Practices all health and safety procedures, policies and practices. Practices excellent housekeeping. Maintain a clean and organized work area. Understands and implements ISO 9000 procedures. Assists in maintaining ISO certification through managing and coordinating equipment calibrations and maintenance contracts. Attends all required safety training. Participates in or leads lab safety initiatives. Qualifications High School Diploma or GED. Associates Degree in applicable Engineering Technology or Technical Certification preferred. 0 – 2 years of experience in related field.. Understands basic science principles. Demonstrates knowledge of procedures and equipment. Understanding of computer systems, such as Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes and function specific software. General scientific and engineering knowledge. Knowledge of mathalgebra as they apply to engineering field. Good analytical and problem solving skills. Good verbal and written skills. Knowledgeable on how to make accurate testing and engineering computations. Able to follow oral and written directions and understands basic concepts of testing, observing and preparing reports. Good organization and attention to detail. Additional Information All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOEMFVetDisabledAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. If you require accommodations to view or apply for a job, alternative methods are available to submit an application. Please contact or to discuss reasonable accommodations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOEMFVetDisabled