Lab Technician (Junior)

Availability Date: 04/28/2021

Location: Sanford, FL

Summary

Hernon Manufacturing, Inc.® produces high-performance adhesives, sealants, precision dispensing valves/systems and UV LED curing lights. Hernon® maintains a library of over 5000 unique adhesive and sealant formulas in addition to developing customized formulas to address specific manufacturing challenges. A full in-house chemical laboratory ensures quick turnaround on testing and developmental projects in addition to an on-site machine division which allows Hernon® to build, service, and integrate unique dispensing systems to even the most exacting specifications. This horizontal integration helps Hernon® provide customers with a Total Solution for any unique application.

Hernon Manufacturing was established in 1978, is headquartered in Sanford, FL., and maintains an ever-expanding network of over 100 distributors and partner locations around the globe. Already shipping to over 60 nations, Hernon® can provide adhesive solutions to manufacturing operations essentially anywhere in the world.

Hernon Manufacturing’s objective is to continuously improve our products and services to meet our customer’s needs. We are committed to the efficient delivery of quality products worldwide.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

• High school diploma is a must, Associate Degree in Chemistry is preferred
• Minimum of 2 years lab experience, preferably in adhesives or coatings
• Able to use/learn instrumentation such as Brookfield, Instron, etc.
• Basic data entry skills – Microsoft Office skills
• Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. occasionally
• Required to handle hazardous and non-hazardous materials
• Not allergic to chemicals or bio-substances found in laboratory or production facilities

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    Responsibilities

    Position Summary

    Designing and executing testing according to standard procedures. Conducting experiments under defined conditions to verify/reject various types of hypotheses using refined scientific methods.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following

      • Collaboratively work with team members to create solutions and solve problems
      • Prepare lab batches for coatings or adhesives in the laboratory
      • Prepare and maintain test data for review
      • Conduct quality-control tests and evaluate sample performance
      • Identify areas for quality control improvement and implement new methods accordingly

      PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

      While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

      NOTE
      This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.

    Contact

    Beckie Whittle, beckiewhittle@hernon.com
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