- 189568 - Polymer Technician
- King of Prussia
- 6 months
- Situation in organization
This position reports to a senior engineer/scientist, who reports to an R&D manager
This position located in King of Prussia is responsible for supporting the growth of the acrylic resin business through application development and testing on existing and new products. A significant component of this role is the preparation and evaluation of polymeric materials.
Key Activies and Responsibilities
" Testing: Prepare test specimens and perform mechanical tests including weathering, notched izod, Dynatup dart impact, melt flow rate etc. Perform measurements including optics, haze, gloss, etc
" Processing: Extrude, injection mold, compression mold, etc. polymer formulations.
" Data: Collect and work up data and present to scientists in a coherent, useful manner.
Context & Environment
This is a key position within the Altuglas Resin R&D group. This position requires expertise in a wide range of areas, the ability to work independently, and managing work on multiple projects simultaneously. Day-to-day programs and priorities will come from the supervisor. Obtaining quality results in a timely manner while carrying out experiments within the set guidelines of Safe Operating Procedures, site safety rules, prudent laboratory practices, and departmental rules.
" Support the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
" Participate in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
" Support and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents
" Limited Travel (<5%)
Required Education/Qualifications/Work Experience
- High school Diploma with 5+ years of experience in polymer R&D laboratories and good laboratory practices or BS/BA degree with 2+ years polymer processing experience and good laboratory practice
- preferred experience in weathering
- preferred experience in injection molding, extrusion, and other polymer processing equipment.
- Demonstrated expertise in sample preparation and mechanical testing.
- Demonstrated expertise in generating accurate and reliable data in a timely manner.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently.
- Work with multiple Altuglas R&D engineers/scientists generating accurate and reliable data for specific projects.
- Maintain documentation system including lab notebooks and standard operating procedures for owned equipment
Work safely and actively participate in the KOP safety program
Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Phone: (310) 414-7800 x307 or (800) 927-9318 x307
Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.
Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.
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