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

Job Summary:

The Lab Technician is responsible for utilizing proper methods of testing of asphalt, emulsion and other materials with the purpose of evaluating quality and process control and/or acceptance.  The Lab Technician is key in holding the standard of product quality and providing general support wherever needed.

 

Job Functions:

  • Monitor and test process functions and materials to ensure products meet or exceed requirements of the appropriate agency or customer
  • Prepare and record accurate information and forward to appropriate contacts in a timely manner
  • Follow quality control plans or guidelines as assigned
  • Evaluate data for deviations or trends away from accepted standards
  • Obtain State DOT or other required certifications in a timely manner
  • Assist internal and external customers in any quality related matters
  • Sample appropriate materials, test the materials, and keep record of such for the state and other regulatory agencies
  • Work collaboratively with a team of chemists, engineers, and lab technicians, to jointly solve problems and accomplish team objectives
  • Communicate with leadership on any product quality issues, trends or observations that impact quality, operations and customers
  • 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
  • Maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment

 Relevant Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Impeccable integrity
  • Impeccable communication skills
  • Demonstrated outstanding organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • 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.
  • Proficient computer and basic math skills
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills with internal and external stakeholders
  • Capable of interacting successfully in variety of environments, I.e. office, plant, lab, field work
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated behaviors of self-motivation and team orientation
  • Knowledgeable in API standards, GPA, EPA and ASTM methods preferred
  • Basic knowledge of lab testing methods preferred

 Requirements:

  • Associates or bachelors degree in Chemistry or related discipline
  • Willingness to work weekends and overtime
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be willing to wear appropriate personal protective equipment where required
  • Must be able to tolerate scents common to fuels and asphalts
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