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Research Technician

Company: Polyglass U. S. A., Inc. / Mapei Group
Location: Deerfield Beach
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Are you intellectually curious and always seeking a better way to improve a process or product through research and analysis?Join our dynamic R& D team at Polyglass and finally enjoy a career with excitement, challenge and growth!Position Summary: The Research Technician will be responsible for making and testing asphalt/ polymer mixes, raw materials and finish good using equipment and understanding test methods and protocols while maintaining a clean and safe work environment. Position reports to the Research Scientist. Additional reporting to the Principal Scientist or R& D Director.What You Get To Do:Conducts material testing on asphaltic compound, raw materials, finished product and prototypes. Examples of tests used to conduct the material testing include penetration, softening point, rolling ball tack, melt flow, low temperature flexibility, dimensional stability, tensile, peel, shear and tear testing.Use analytical and mechanical testing instruments. Examples of instruments used in this position include penetrometer, weatherometer, softening point apparatus, universal testing machine, Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR), Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA), viscometer, high shear and low shear mixers, ovens and environmental chambers.Keeps Laboratory Journal and accurately records test results on a computer in an approved format is essential for this position.Promotes the business management system through adhering to the elements of and being familiar with the philosophy, quality statement, quality manual, and procedures.Promotes health, safety and environmental regulations by ensuring that standards, policies, and procedures are adhered to in compliance with corporate, federal, state, and local requirements.Performs other duties as required.Reports and documentationWhat You Bring To Us in Background, Education, Fit:Working knowledge of test equipment, calibration techniques, test methods, protocols and specifications.Experience analyzing data and prepares reports.Possesses excellent mathematical and analytical skills.Required Education / Experience: Bachelors of Science /Arts in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Material Science, Polymer Science, or Colloid and Surface Science.Preferred Education / Experience: Masters' degree in polymer science, material science, mechanical engineering or civil engineering. Experience in a lab performing testing, analysis and reporting using lab-based analytical tools such as DSC, DSR, etc. Experience in working with asphalt / polymer mixes, roofing products, or experience working for a durable goods manufacturer are highly desired.**Please note that we are only accepting applications from those in South Florida at this time.** Why Polyglass? In addition to what we share in the wonderful video below, it's important to know that Polyglass is a family-owned company and a leader in our industry. We have experienced tremendous growth in the past decade and that success fuels the need for talent like yourself. Our wonderfully talented R& D team has been one of the biggest reasons behind this growth! Best-in-class benefits, ability to advance in your career and be part of a family of people that succeed by helping others. Apply for this role and find out more about why so many choose to continue their career at Polyglass for years - even decades. We look forward to hearing more about you!

Keywords: Polyglass U. S. A., Inc. / Mapei Group, Deerfield Beach , Research Technician, Professions , Deerfield Beach, Florida

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