• Analytical Laboratory Technician

    Job ID
    2018-2674
    Location
    US-MI-Mount Clemens
    Type
    Full-Time Regular
    Functional Group
    Human Resources
    Business Segment
    Transportation Coatings
    Region
    Americas
  • Overview

    Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions.  From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer.  With 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the 13,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 120,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology.  For more information visit axaltacoatingsystems.com and follow us @axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn

    Responsibilities

    With minimal guidance from supervision and within established procedures, the individual will conduct routine as well as complex research laboratory activities in support of Americas Technology Center. The incumbent will provide support to the Chemists / Engineers in the research and development process. Research may include assistance with information/data management activities and analysis of results.

    Responsibilities also include:

     

    Assist in the design of experiments, conduct those experiments independently and collect, summarize and present the resulting data.

    Troubleshoot problems as they arise in the laboratory, collaborate with research investigators when erroneous or unexpected results occur.

    Identify and suggest improvements in methods.

    Producing research experimental results, or information/data management results, or assembling and configuring of analytical instrumentation that utilize a variety of techniques.

    Documenting findings and communicating results.

    Makes suggestions on path forward and contributes to formulating work plans and managing daily workflow.

    Inspects and performs routine maintenance on equipment used to conduct experiments at the designated work location.

    Maintain appropriate inventory of chemicals and/or supplies necessary for the completion of experiments at work location.

    Maintain a safe working environment.

    Preparation and evaluation of coating formulations including electro-coat, primer, topcoat and clear coat using mixing equipment and various spray equipment.

    Accurately running and recording test results for all coatings formulations.

    Interpretation and communication of test results using computer based systems.

    Documentation of experimental test results using computer programs such as Word, Excel.

    Safely handle, categorize and dispose of chemicals on a routine basis.

    Handling multiple tasks under strict time constraints.

     

     

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

     

    2 year degree from college or technical school; or equivalent experience in an industrial laboratory environment, 4 year degree preferred.

    At least 2 years hands-on experience with instrumentation used in materials characterization.

    Good interpersonal and communication skills to be able to work well in both self-managed and team environment.

    Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meeting established deadlines

    Comfortable working with hazardous materials.

    Strong interest in hands-on work to ensure a good understanding of the products

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

    Effective problem solver.

    Possess strong computer and analytical skills.

    Strong problem solving and decision making skills.

    Strong computer skills and ability to learn new software packages.

    Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 

     

     

     

    Additional consideration will be given to applicants with experience in at least one of the following areas:

     

    Analytical Support, especially in the area of microscopy and chromatography 

     

     

     

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