Lab Technician

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Employer
Bridgestone Americas, Inc
Location
Muscatine County, Iowa, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 14, 2021
Ref
2092163977
Discipline
Forestry
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
JOB DESCRIPTION
To support the efforts of Bandag R&D by performing tasks defined on work orders originated by R&D engineers, QSE, GES, etc. using standard lab procedures and test equipment.
COMPANY OVERVIEW
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tire and rubber company. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world's largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.Guided by its global corporate social responsibility (CSR), commitment 'Our Way to Serve,' Bridgestone embraces its responsibility as a global leader by striving to improve the way people move, live, work and play.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential Duties:
- Follow all safety processes and procedures. Document LOTO, PPE, ECP & work instructions for assigned equipment
- Provide safety training for assigned equipment
- Follow safety protocols (PPE, etc ) & proper work instructions/standard operating procedures for various rubber testing laboratory equipment, i.e. rheometry, tensile testing, etc.
- Basic understanding in the operation and maintenance of all lab testing and rubber processing equipment
- Perform routine maintenance, equipment calibrations and cleaning on assigned lab equipment
- Foundational understanding of the Bandag retread process
- Knowledge to work with rubber compound and solvents
- Perform cure studies & blow point trials
- Responsible for putting out a quality product
- Responsible for reporting and acting on problems that affect safety, housekeeping or the quality of products and procedures
- Responsible for keeping records of work accomplished and effectively reporting findings
- Provide coverage in the shop as assigned or for personal development
- Responsible for completion of assigned tasks on lab work orders with minimum supervision
- Must be licensed for fork truck operation
- Responsible for operating for truck per safety requirements
- Responsible to assist other departments as appropriate
- Must be able to assist in safety equipment rescue training and act if necessary
Technical Knowledge *:
- Basic skills in Microsoft Word and Excel
- Capable of efficiently using existing computer hardware and software systems to collect laboratory information, operate equipment and run standard diagnostic programs
- Fundamental understanding of Statistical Process Control
Interpersonal Skills *:
- Must be able to collaborate in a team environment effectively
- Good oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with others in a professional manner
- Committed to continuous learning
Physical Skills:
- Must be comfortable lifting upwards of 75 lbs either solo or in tandem as needed
QUALIFICATIONS
A two-year Associates degree in chemistry or related science. Bachelor's degree preferred.
Bridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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