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Mechanical Laboratory Technician

Trexlertown, PA 18087

Posted: 05/10/2023 Job Category: Laboratory Job Number: HH2631929127

Job Description

Sirius Staffing is seeking a Mechanical Lab Technician for a Specialty Chemical Facility in the Trexlertown, PA area. Please see below for more details!

The Laboratory Technician performs accurate and timely testing of routine and non-routine lab samples in accordance with appropriate laboratory and safety guidelines, ensuring that results and samples obtained meet internal and external customer requirements. Mechanical and physical tests are performed on high-performance polymer materials.


The Laboratory Technician will also participate in laboratory investigations, equipment evaluations and qualifications, and quality improvement initiatives.  The role includes assisting in the preparation and maintenance of standard operating procedure (SOP), hazard review, setting up analytical equipment, performing equipment maintenance and calibration, safeguarding samples and testing records, and perform all the above in a safe manner.

  • Associate Degree in Chemistry, Chemical/Material/Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of testing experience
  • Experience with high-temperature polymers
  • Good mechanical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to follow testing procedures (SOP, ISO, ASTM)
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate testing procedures and solve problems
  • Demonstrated ability in method development
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office 365 applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, SharePoint, Teams)
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs without assistance
  • Ability to wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Ability to climb stairs
  • Ability to work overtime if needed
Sample Testing, Analysis, and Reporting:
  • Accurately perform all technical procedures within area of responsibility
  • Knowledgeable and proficient at the use of laboratory data management systems, maintaining logbooks and test records
  • Document reviewer for laboratory procedures
  • Generate lab reports as requested
  • Interpret and follow material testing standards (ISO, ASTM, internal)
  • Interpret and follow safety data sheets (SDS)
  • Trainer/mentor for other operators in departmental operations
  • Understand the prioritization of lab tasks and reprioritization as appropriate
  • Support maintenance, modifications, improvements, troubleshooting and repairs of equipment
  • Work closely with coworkers within the lab team and other teams
  • Recognize when there is a gap in documentation and operation, and recommend appropriate path forward
  • Systematically approach troubleshooting and can assist with the resolution of most complex problems
  • Challenges status quo and suggest alternative solutions in a positive manner
  • Proactively communicates with internal customers and provide them with necessary support
  • Effectively communicate/interact with departmental management and customers outside of the department
Other Lab Support:
  • Quality compliance efforts
  • ESHS compliance efforts
  • Logistics efforts
  • Respect diverse opinions and will ask others to participate
  • Constructively challenges other team members to work towards improvement in meeting expectations
  • Is a positive influence (role model) for others in the demonstration of work habits and compliance
  • Influences change for improvement amongst peers
Environmental, Safety, Health, & Security (ESHS):
  • Adhere to all ESHS programs, policies, & procedures 
  • Assume personal accountability for individual behaviors related to ESHS activities
  • Have the appropriate knowledge and tools prior to performing a task
  • Complete all required ESHS training and remain current with applicable learning plans at all times
  • Report all injuries to ESHS and supervision within the same shift of the incident occurring
  • Inform direct supervision of any ESHS hazards or concerns in the workplace
  • Provide feedback and coaching to coworkers on both safe and unsafe behaviors and conditions
  • Actively participate in the ESHS management system as directed by supervision
Strategic Focus: 
  • Support the current testing capabilities and development of new capabilities 
  • Embrace continuous improvement by identifying gaps in operation and recommending appropriate path forward
  • Focus on efficiency and accuracy in all required tasks
Sirius Staffing is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to characteristics such as race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by law.

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