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Lab Technician

The Heritage Group
Morris, Illinois, US
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description
The lab technician is responsible for utilizing accepted methods to sampling and testing of asphalt, emulsions, and other materials with the purpose of evaluating quality and process control and/or acceptance. This person will be working a variable schedule, working a day shift during the winter off season which shifts to afternoons and evenings during the peak summer months, so schedule flexibility is a must.

Job Duties/Responsibilities
  • Provide support to chemists in the lab to help meet goals and objectives set by management
  • Carry out reactions, distillations, and purifications at the lab bench, as directed by supervisor
  • Work collaboratively with a team of chemists, engineers, and lab technicians, to jointly solve problems and accomplish team objectives
  • Operate pilot equipment (20 liter scale) to produce larger samples of select products for physical property characterizations, market validation, regulatory testing, and other needs
  • Conduct research and participate in technical training programs, as necessary, to facilitate lab efforts and increase knowledge base
  • Thoroughly document work performed in the lab, including updated notebooks, generating reports, batch records, etc., as required by management
  • Always work in a safe and responsible manner

  • Bachelor of Science degree (B.S) in a field that includes lab experience, or 2+ years' experience testing asphalt and/or asphalt emulsions. Applicants with experience testing other products may be considered depending on the product and similarity in testing performed.
  • Basic familiarity with operating safely in a laboratory environment. Exposure to ASTM and AASHTO test methods and knowledge or experience of required lab testing methods and equipment considered a plus.
  • Possess outstanding organizational skills.
  • Impeccable communication skills with both Internal and external stakeholders.
  • The ability to build strong Interpersonal relationships and partner across multiple levels in an organization.
  • Self-starter that can take the Initiative and complete assignments in a self-directed manner.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects of varying scope and size and with competing deadlines.
  • Strong interest in laboratory and manufacturing operations. An inquisitive mind coupled with a hands-on, humble and personable approach.
  • Capable of interacting successfully in variety of environments, I.e. office, plant, lab.
  • High degree of self-confidence, poise, maturity, discretion, and diplomacy
  • Sound problem solver who can quickly process complex Information and present it clearly and simply.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

Technical Skills
  • Process Chemistry
  • Manufacturing scale-up
  • Chemical Manufacturing

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