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R&D Chemistry Technician

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A Medical Device client in Orange County is looking to identify and hire a Research & Development ( R&D ) Technician.  The R&D Technician will be primarily responsible for formulating production materials and in-process materials testing. This position also supports other formulation chemistry laboratory activities in terms of materials testing and general laboratory organization requirements.

 

The R&D Technician will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Preparing silicone materials and formulations.
  • Testing of silicone raw materials, formulations and discs.
  • Utilizing various analytical instruments for testing raw materials (GPC, GC, UV-vis, FTIR) and various instruments for material testing (Instron, durometer, rheomoter, and viscometer).
  • Supporting in house material purification.
  • Performing maintenance and calibration of analytical instruments.
  • Maintaining laboratory supplies and up-keep.

 

Requirements for the R&D Technician:

  • Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preferably prior background/experience in chemistry lab or material handling preferred.
  • Basic understanding of chemical/chemistry processes is required.
  • Prior experience/ knowledge in silicone formulation and chemistry is desirable.
  • Professional, responsible, energetic and accountable.
  • High agility for learning is required.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must be US citizen or Permanent Resident of US (Green-card).
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools.

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