Laboratory Analyst

Permanent

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Summary
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The PBI laboratory analyst is responsible for performing a wide array of chemical and physical analyses on intermediate and final Pbi products, reporting results to plant supervision, maintaining databases of test results, and executing non-routine analyses as necessary to support new product development activities and other duties as assigned..


Essential Functions
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The laboratory analyst is responsible for completing the following key activities: executing routine analyses of polymer, dope, as-spun and staple products; documenting details of analyses, recording results in databases, and reporting results to supervision; performing routine maintenance and calibrations on laboratory instrumentation; monitoring quantities of reagents and lab supplies on hand, and ensuring orders are placed to restock supplies when necessary; conducting special or non-routine analyses when requested, to support quality incident investigations or new product development activities. The laboratory analyst is responsible for ensuring that all of his/her activities are performed safely, to protect themselves and the environment.

Nonessential functions
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Knowledge, skills and abilities
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The ideal candidate must have a BS from an accredited four year university (preferably a BS in Chemistry). Additionally, an understanding of chemical and physical analytical equipment and laboratory techniques. Key skills include the ability to safely work with chemical reagents, accurately measure quantities of materials, operate a wide variety of laboratory instrumentation, and perform calculations necessary to derive results. Other necessary qualifications include: strong computer skills (including but not limited to: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook and various other programs), a problem solving, innovative and self-motivated approach to the job.


Supervisory responsibilities
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The laboratory analyst position does not include supervisory responsibilities.


Working conditions
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The job requirements dictate that the laboratory analyst spends the majority of his/her time in the Pbi plant laboratories, working on his/her feet, and frequently wearing PPE necessary to perform the work safely. The remainder of their work is performed in a normal office environment.


Minimum qualifications
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The minimum education requirement for the Pbi laboratory analyst position is a BS from a four year accredited University (desired a degree in Chemistry).


Success factors
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Personal characteristics that will help a Pbi laboratory analyst excel in this job include: ability to work effectively in a structured environment; an innovative and self-motivated approach to the job; flexibility and willingness to accept new challenges and opportunities.