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AMS is currently looking to fill the following position(s):

  • Research Laboratory Technician¬†at our Elkhorn, WI location

Research Laboratory Technician

Major Function:

The Research Laboratory Technician is responsible for daily laboratory and production tasks associated with Applied Material. Candidates will assist in laboratory procedures, help manage the sample program, and assist other chemists in product development and testing. There will be a strong emphasis on learning and understanding the industry which will allow for advancement within the laboratory. Applied Material Solutions (AMS) is a manufacturer of defoamers, coating agents, emulsifiers, silicas and various other products. This role reports to the Director of Technology.

Major Duties:

  1. Receive, label, and analyze samples.
  2. Design and execute laboratory testing according to standard procedures, make observations and interpret findings.
  3. Conduct experiments under the mentoring of other chemists and verify and reject various types of hypotheses using scientific methods.
  4. Organize and store chemical materials, including raw materials and finished products according to safety instructions.
  5. Maintain scientific, neat, and orderly laboratory notebooks containing a record of all work performed. Maintain other records as necessary to support patent applications for innovative products.
  6. Maintain laboratory equipment and assist in ordering laboratory supplies
  7. Prepare and assist in sample requests.
  8. Responsible for proficient use of our information operating system.
  9. Maintain an orderly and safe laboratory space.
  10. Other similar tasks as required by management.

Physical Requirements:

  • Carry up to 50 lbs.

Additional Requirements:

  • Maintain other records as necessary to support patent applications for innovative products.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and assist in ordering laboratory supplies
  • Prepare and assist in sample requests.
  • Responsible for proficient use of our information operating system.
  • Maintain an orderly and safe laboratory space.
  • Other similar tasks as required by management.

Education and Experience:

  • B.S. or B.A. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Biochemistry, or Polymer Chemistry/Engineering strongly preferred.
  • Must be able to complete projects and tasks as assigned according to deadlines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are needed to communicate product information to customers and sales representatives.

Position Specifications & Benefits:

  • Full-Time Position
  • Medical and Dental, 401K, Life Insurance along with Short-Term and Long-Term Disability.
  • Optional Vision and Supplemental Life Insurance.