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Chemical Lab Technician

Company: Blue Star NBR
Location: Wytheville
Posted on: June 23, 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.
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 main plant and will need to be able to precisely follow test protocols in a timely manner.

  • 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

    • High School Diploma, Associates Degree in a Science or Engineering preferred
    • 1 to 3 years experience as a lab technician
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with attentiveness to details
    • Strong Excel, and Word, software skills
    • Math skills -with good understanding of decimals and fractions

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

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