Senior Laboratory Technician

Hunt Valley, MD
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Type: Contract

Category: Scientific & Clinical

Compensation Range: 20.00 - 27.00 Per Hour

Job ID: 142639

Date Posted: 07/12/2019


Role:  Lab Technician

Location: Hunt Valley MD

Joule is seeking a Lab Technician for a global client located in Hunt Valley, MD. For immediate consideration please contact ifairfax@jouleinc.com.

 

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Under general supervision of Scientists/Engineers perform pilot plant and laboratory tasks.
  • Operating laboratory, pilot plant and analytical equipment. 
  • Responsible for the preparation / set-up of raw materials, finished products and retention samples.
  • Manage lab inventory of raw materials, data recording, cataloging test samples and ordering supplies.
  • Maintain clean and safe lab and pilot plant areas.
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision and as a member of a team.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate Degree or equivalent
  • 1+ years laboratory and pilot plant experience.
  • Prepare and test samples for measuring physical properties: moisture, water activity, density, particle size distribution
  • Experience in a Food manufacturing environment or lab and knowledge of food safety.
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well as a team.
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize work effectively and be self-directed and motivated.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and ability to identify, analyze and solve problems related to process and analytical equipment.
  • Ability to present information to peers and scientist/engineer clearly and systematically.
  • Ability to lift 10 pounds continuously, 20 pounds frequently and 50 pounds occasionally.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS Degree in Science or equivalent.
  • Proficient with operating the following analytical laboratory equipment: Malvern, Camsizer, Hosokawa Powder Tester, Brookfield Powder Flow Tester, Color-Flex, Bulk Index Unit, Cryogenic Milling, Bulk Density, Decagon Water Activity meter
  • Proficient with operating the following pilot plant equipment: Roller mill, homogenizers, Ro-tap, extraction equipment
  • Experience with laboratory standards and calibrations for maintaining equipment.
  • Familiar with optical density, thermogravimetric analysis, gas chromatography, wet chemistry analysis, NIR cellulose analysis and gravity separation.
  • Familiar with quality control analysis of production samples.

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