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Polymer Lab Tech

Charlotte, NC

Posted: 01/24/2023 Industry: Lab Tech Job Number: 36727

Job Description

Major chemical manufacturer has an opening for a Lab Tech to support their Architectural Coatings group in Charlotte.    This long-term contract position offers a pay rate of $21/hour.      DESCRIPTION 
  • This position will have primary responsibility of supporting the Polymer Laboratory. 
  • Executing all facets of development and applications testing including:  Operation of laboratory scale solvent and water phase polymerization reactors 
  • Preparation of chemical solutions and reaction preparations 
  • Screening application requests and communicating with requestors to clarify needs. 
  •   Timely entering, updating and closing projects in a database. 
  • Generating consistent, reliable data and interpreting it. 
  • Communicating interim and final results in appropriate detail via written reports, emails, phone calls.
  • Preparing project materials for shipment to colleagues and customers. 
  • Maintaining an archive of project materials.
  •   Maintaining and operating testing equipment & instruments. 
  • Measuring physical properties of specimens using viscometers, particle size analyzers, rheometers and other instruments. 
  • Generating ideas that improve the safety, efficiency and/or the overall effectiveness of the laboratory and its team. 
  •   Authoring and/or updating procedures. 
  • Maintaining neat and organized lab common spaces including project files. The successful candidate will meet the following criteria:
Shift: 1st or 2nd 

Job Requirements


  • A Bachelors or Associates degree in science (preferably Chemistry) or 5+ years relevant experience is required.
  • Must be capable of working in a structured environment where activities are governed by written procedures. 
  • Must have a strong sense of work ethic and self motivation. Must operate with a high sense of urgency. 
  • Must be able to work comfortably in a team environment and also effectively on an individual basis. 
  • Must have basic computer skills and be comfortable with email, MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint. Controls hardware and software experience is a plus.
  • Experience with polymer processing and testing equipment is desirable. 
  •  Must have the highest standards of integrity, accuracy and attention to detail. 
  • Must be highly organized, flexible and capable of adapting to priority changes on a daily basis. 
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills. 
  • Good mechanical aptitude is desirable.
  • Qualified individual will be capable of full shifts of light physical activity, full days of desk work and combinations of both.
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