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Compounding Technician

Kelly Services
Collegeville, PA 19426
COMPOUNDING TECHNICIAN


Our Fortune 500 customer has an opportunity for a Compounding Technician located in Collegeville, PA within the Wire and Cable group.


Provides basic technical support to Lead Scientists and Technologist Leaders in the preparation and execution of experimental activities and studies. Provides technical support for product development, application development, technical service, and/or product or process research.


**Responsibilities / Duties**


Works as part of a team in a laboratory supporting chemists and engineers in developing, screening and commercializing new products and process.

Conducts plastic compounding and testing using any or all of the following: Brabender compounding machine, Brabender extruder, Wabash Electric Pres, Cutting dies, ovens, balance, test equipment, computers, Instron tensile tester

Providing hands-on training to newly hired technicians and contract employees on operating a multitude of compounding and testing machines

Manages and then safely executes laboratory work requests, maintaining and running relevant compounding and testing equipment and documenting and reporting all data through an electronic data management system.

Prepares for and independently performs standard and some non-routine procedures using relevant equipment and instruments, for which activities may include sample or materials preparations, equipment setup and/or configurations, and proper handling and disposal of waste materials that may be generated from experimental activities.

Acts responsible for calibration, safe operation, and routine maintenance of simple and moderately complex instruments or machinery, and troubleshoots faulty equipment effects repairs or initiates repair processes as appropriate.

Maintain ISO certification for equipment, operator training, and quality critical instruments complying with W&C quality systems requirements (ISO-9001)

Participate in all safety programs mandated by the site and the department; frequently evaluate operating procedures for safety and data quality purposes

Maintains inventories of consumable materials, chemicals, and supplies related to activities by anticipating usage rates, order lead times, and ordering/purchasing procedures.

Promptly and effectively communicates issues to Technology Leader or lead scientists in order to enable or accelerate problem resolution.

Actively participate in work group team meetings to address safety, process improvement, problem solving, and other work group, department, and functional topics.


**Required Qualifications:**


Proficiency in Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel, and have the ability to learn new systems quickly.

A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available.


**Preferred Qualifications:**


Hands-on experience in running polymer characterization instruments is a plus.

A technical Bachelor's degree with 16 hours of chemistry + 1 year of experience in the polymer compounding/processing area is preferred


**Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:**


Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Good interpersonal skills are required.

Must have strong problem solving and time management skills.

Demonstrate leadership skills - inspire others and lead them through influence.

A self-starter who can identify, prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks.

Must be able to read, write, and speak English.



**Physical Requirements:**


Must be willing and able to do the following with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Wear safety equipment, such as earplugs, goggles, and steel-toed shoes

Wear and use respirators.

Stand or walk for extended periods of time.


**Education/Years of Experience:**


A minimum of a High School Diploma or GED is required.


Must Also Meet one of the 2 qualifications:


2 or more years of experience in the polymer compounding/processing area is **required** .

**OR**

An Associates Degree or higher with emphasis in Chemistry, or similar technology related area is required


**Why Kelly** **** **?**


Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.


**About Kelly** ****


At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)

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Posted: 2021-09-06 Expires: 2021-10-07

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