Bonding is the most efficient assembly method and therefore a global growth market. The Jowat Group as medium-sized, family-owned enterprise is one of the top adhesive manufacturers around the world. Tradition and experience from almost 100 years of corporate development allow us to act as leading company in technologies and innovations, in numerous markets and application areas.

 

SUMMARY STATEMENT:

R&D Laboratory Technicians are responsible for laboratory-based tasks, which include sampling, testing, measuring, recording and analyzing results in the preparation of adhesives. Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Starting Pay range based on experience from $17 to $20 an hour.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Research and Development

    • Work with the R&D Chemist on the execution of various experimental projects in a timely fashion.
    • Perform preventative maintenance and calibration on analytical equipment as required.
    • Maintain departmental and individual lab notebooks, tabulate and organize data, keep records, write reports.
    • Maintain inventory and safe storage of laboratory chemicals.
    • Carry out physical test on samples for customers or internally according to standard procedures.
    • Maintain the R&D Lab and related equipment.
    • Assist in the preparation of samples in amounts of desired materials requested by Chemist.
    • Using the internet, and in-house journals, maintain a current awareness of new trends in chemistry.

  • Product Formulation

    • Works closely with the assigned Chemist to assist in conducting tests to evaluate benefits and claims for products.
    • Prepare adhesive samples internally and for customers
    • Continue to develop expertise in the field of adhesive chemistry.
    • Read and follow trends in the trade literature

  • General Duties:

    • Maintain lab tasks, general housekeeping and preventative maintenance records
    • Maintain safe work environment in accordance with organization’s safety plan.
    • Maintain woodworking, mixing equipment and sample preparation area.
    • Maintain materials for the lab: wood, edgebanding and raw material

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelors Degree in Chemistry or related field.
  • Knowledge of SAP (preferred).
  • Knowledge of general chemistry, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and organic chemistry or equivalent experience is preferred. Knowledge of basic scientific principles and general laboratory methods.

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand.
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds.


Send resume or application to hr@jowat.com. No phone calls please. The application form is in the careers tab under job openings.