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Lab Technician II

Company: H.B. Fuller
Location: Aurora
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Lab Technician II

Aurora, Illinois;

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H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals across all industries throughout the world. While our products are virtually invisible, they play a vital role in ensuring the quality of modern life and we are committed to connecting what matters to solve some of the world's biggest adhesion challenges.

H.B. Fuller Construction Adhesives provides technologically advanced solutions to the commercial, industrial and residential construction industry. The company's recognized and trusted brands are available through an extensive network of distributors and dealers, as well as home improvement retailers.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Lab Technician II reports to the Facility Technical Manager and has primary responsibility for performing quality checks on raw materials, work-in-process, and finished goods; maintaining sample retains; and keeping production informed of changes to work instructions. Reviews expiration dates on finished goods and tests obsolete materials to support decision on rework or extension of expiration date.

PRIMARY DUTIES

Works with some direction and supervision of senior lab technicians and the facility technical manager to:

  • Execute and adhere to all EHS requirement as well as maintain asafe work environment, and follow internal safety rules and procedures including wearing proper PPE as appropriate.
  • 40%: Perform quality checks on raw materials, work-in-process, and finished goods; and provide timely and accurate QA information to production and distribution, such as proper documentation and labeling of skids that are ready to ship.
  • 20%: Enter and back-up all QA data test results in database. Complete, maintain and process all other pertinent paperwork and records.
  • 15%: Submit daily routine batch release report and immediately notify all affected personnel of any rejected batch/lot number prior to shipping to customer.
  • 10%: Maintain/retain inventory for raw materials and finished goods.
  • 5%: Maintain critical equipment and laboratory inventory supplies to support uninterrupted QA lab support.
  • 5%: Test obsolete (expired, damaged & returned goods), off-spec and rejected finished goods and provide the results to the facility technical manager (FTM) in order to minimize waste generation.
  • 5%: Under the direction of the FTM. Test finished good retains on customer product complaints and returns and provide results to management within 48 hours. Collect time sensitive samples.
  • Assist and become proactive in monthly meeting functions for Quality, Safety, Housekeeping and waste minimization.
  • Communicate all critical issues and problems concerning QA, test equipment problems, schedule changes, and assignments to the plant manager.
  • Volunteer to help where needed to get the job done and enhance skills.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • High School diploma or GED + 2 year Community college or equivalent AA degree in chemistry or biochemistry or a minimum of 1-3 years of demonstrated success as a lab technician I with H.B. Fuller.
  • Ability to read and comprehend work instructions. Written communication and math skills are necessary to perform duties.
  • Ability to communicate well with all facility co-workers, and conduct quality committee meetings.
  • Familiarity with disciplined process improvement tools
  • Solid knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of programs
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds
  • Frequent reaching, bending and moving off / on pallets
  • Experience in a controlled lab environment
  • Ability to cover for 2nd shift as needed

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with SAP

H.B. Fuller is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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Keywords: H.B. Fuller, Aurora , Lab Technician II, Other , Aurora, Colorado

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