The Lab Technician will be responsible for building new Fiber Reactor designs and for implementing laboratory research and analysis activities related to the facility. The Lab Technician will work with VFT Chemists to develop new Fiber Reactor products and processes in diverse fields of chemistry.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (may include any or all of the following. Other duties may be assigned.)

 

  • Assemble and operate Fiber Reactors according to guidance from VFT Senior Chemists 

  • Conduct physical and chemical testing of in-process and final product samples

  • Perform routine maintenance and calibration of analytical instruments 

  • Procure chemicals and lab supplies and maintain inventory 

  • Practice good housekeeping of the laboratory 

  • Produce accurate records and data for R&D projects 

  • Comply with company-required safety and training program 

  • Meet demanding project timelines and productivity pressures 

  • Document procedures and operating instructions 

  • Work with mechanical hand tools 

  • Align, fit, or assemble component parts, using hand or tools, fixtures, and/or templates 

 

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or related field with basic knowledge of analytical and organic chemistry or 2+ years’ experience as a lab tech required  

  • Prior experience working in a chemical or petrochemical laboratory is desired, wet-chemistry experience preferred 

  • Experience in industrial research in a chemical related laboratory is a plus but not required 

  • Well organized with lab safety and experimental record documentation 

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of AC/DC circuits and mechanical principles 

Skills, Abilities & Qualifications:

  • Mechanical skills to assemble proprietary Fiber Reactors required 

  • Ability to work in groups, interacting with all levels of lab staff and management 

  • Ability to generate accurate data/reports without significant supervision 

  • Ability to work well in a lean, fast-paced work environment 

  • Strong verbal communication skills 

  • Knowledge of lab and safety procedures and protocols 

  • Self-motivated, results driven and collaborative  

  • Eager to learn new things and willing to take on responsibility 

  • Read and understand blueprints, schematics, diagrams, or technical orders to determine methods and sequences of assembly 

  • Knowledge of test instruments such as oscilloscopes and digital multimeters 

If this sounds like music to your ears, send your resume to jobs@visionaryfiber.com. We have immediate openings, so expect to hear from us.

 

VFT offers competitive pay, medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, matching 401(k), 3 weeks of PTO, paid holidays, and the opportunity to work with a top flight team who are putting their dreams into action. 

 

Visionary Fiber Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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