The Heritage Group
  • Heritage Research Group
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Description

The lab technician is responsible for providing support to a team of bench chemists.  Work includes carrying out reactions, distillations, and purifications at the lab bench, in addition to operating pilot-scale equipment and providing general support wherever needed.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Provide support to chemists in the lab to help meet goals and objectives set by management
  • Carry out reactions, distillations, and purifications at the lab bench, as directed by supervisor
  • Work collaboratively with a team of chemists, engineers, and lab technicians, to jointly solve problems and accomplish team objectives
  • Operate pilot equipment (20 liter scale) to produce larger samples of select products for physical property characterizations, market validation, regulatory testing, and other needs
  • Conduct research and participate in technical training programs, as necessary, to facilitate lab efforts and increase knowledge base
  • Thoroughly document work performed in the lab, including updated notebooks, generating reports, batch records, etc., as required by management
  • Always work in a safe and responsible manner

Requirements:

  • Associates + 4 years' of experience, or bachelors + 2 years' of experience
  • Degree in Organic Chemistry or related discipline 
  • Relevant professional experience includes any supporting technical role to a synthetic organic chemist, process chemist, or other related laboratory professional
  • Possess outstanding organizational skills.
  • Impeccable communication skills with both Internal and external stakeholders.
  • The ability to build strong Interpersonal relationships and partner across multiple levels in an organization.
  • Self-starter that can take the Initiative and complete assignments in a self-directed manner.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects of varying scope and size and with competing deadlines.
  • Strong Interest In chemist and manufacturing operations. An Inquisitive mind coupled with a hands-on, humble and personable approach.
  • Capable of interacting successfully in variety of environments, I.e. office, plant, lab.
  • High degree of self-confidence, poise, maturity, discretion, and diplomacy
  • Sound problem solver who can quickly process complex Information and present it clearly and simply.
  • Knowledgeable of API standards, GPA, EPA and ASTM methods considered a plus.
  • Experience In pilot batching and scale ups.
  • Basic knowledge of lab testing methods.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

Technical Skills

  • Process Chemistry
  • Manufacturing scale-up
  • Chemical Manufacturing 

 

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