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Lab Tech (R & D) - Extrusion Operator
Ref No.: 18-00294
Category: Technician
Location: Broadview, Illinois
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 16.00 - 20.00 /Hour
Job Classification:Lab Technician
Categories:Research & Dev
Title: Lab Tech (R & D) - Extrusion Operator
Location: Westchester area
Pay Rate: $16 - $20/hr
Duration of Job: Permanent

This is basically a high end extrusion operator. Person will form products from raw materials/plastics using their specialty machinery, ie Hobart Mixers & Extruders, including Twin Screw and Gala Extrusion System. Every formula is customized. After the pellets are formulized, they will take measurements and test. (Injection Molding) They are looking for someone with solid extrusion experience, lab experience, someone who's taken chemistry classes.

This is a 1st shift position (it could start between 8-9am).
  • Mixing/compounding for the TPE product line
  • Quality Control on all jobs
  • Run injection molding and twin screw extruder machines
  • Recommend compounding and testing methods
  • Maintain laboratory testing instruments
  • Enter specifications and other data into company proprietary system
  • Maintain detailed laboratory notebooks


    A minimum of 5 years of mixing and compounding experience is required.
    Experience desired: lab testing and color in the plastics industry, TPE/TPV formulations development, lab injection molding and extrusion techniques, experience handling equipments and a variety of TPE materials.
    "Hands On Laboratory Experience with HPLC, GC, MS, NMR, AAS, LC, UV-VIS, UV, TLC, CC, Raman, Karl Fisher (KF), IR, and titrations (acid/base and electrochemical)

    Computer Software - Extensive Experience with MS Office, especially Word and Excel
    Trained in cGMP and ISO 2001 regulatory environments.
    Proficient with HTML, Labview, XCalibur, and Spartan.
    Must be flexible and cooperative in order to adjust to the daily demands of this fast-paced position.
    Must be organized, professional, able to prioritize work, and customer-service oriented.
    Ability to follow detailed instructions is critical.
    Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel required.
    High school diploma or equivalent required. Coursework toward an advanced degree desired.

Espo Corporation
Willowbrook, IL 60527
(630) 789-2525
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