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Chemical Lab Technician

Company: Blue Star NBR
Location: Wytheville
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Blue Star NBR, a Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) chemical formulation, and glove manufacturing company, is currently undergoing construction in Wytheville, VA. Blue Star NBR will be a fully integrated chemical facility using raw materials developed and formulated onsite to proudly supply American-made medical-grade NBR for use in the production of nitrile examination gloves.
Wytheville is ideally situated off I-77 and I-81 in Southwest Virginia. Residents and visitors find charm, beauty, history, a robust outdoor scene, a quaint downtown and people who welcome you like you are family.
Position Description:
The Chemical Lab Technician will follow the pilot plant recipes and testing protocols that are issued by the Technical Manager and Chemist. This includes an ability to manage, handle, and weigh hazardous raw materials for an introduction to a pilot plant reactor and other test equipment. This individual will follow recipe instructions to operate the reactor system, monitor the progress of the reaction by monitoring instruments, extracting, and evaluating periodic samples, and taking corrective measures to ensure that the reactions progress on the prescribed program profiles.
The Chemical Lab Technician may be asked to conduct testing in the R&D lab, the pilot plant, and the main plant once construction is complete, and will need to precisely follow test protocols in a timely manner working closely within a team.

Accurately measuring raw materials needed to support the preparation and 'charging' the pilot plant reactor
Conducting various tests on raw materials and product as prescribed by Chemist
Monitoring the progress of the reactions to ensure they follow recipe profile
Preparing documentation of tests as prescribed by Chemist
Preparing in advance raw material for the following day (shift) usage
Periodically check and ensure safety equipment is functional
Maintaining a clean environment in the operating area
Required Education and Experience:
-- Associates degree in a science or engineering subject

-- 1+ year(s) of laboratory operations experience

Preferred Experience:
-- Bachelor's degree in Science, Chemistry or Geology
-- Experience working with power equipment and power tools
-- Microsoft Excel - Intermediate to Advanced skills.
-- Detail Oriented
-- Strong communications and interpersonal skills
-- MS Office, instrumentation, and data software skills Mechanical aptitude
-- Math skills -good understanding of unit conversions, concentrations, and graph interpretation

-- High standards of professional ethics, quality, environmental, and safety standardsPI192334705

Keywords: Blue Star NBR, Roanoke , Chemical Lab Technician, Healthcare , Wytheville, Virginia

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