OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

  • 2nd Shift Lab Technician

    Job Locations US-OH-Akron
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/25/2018 10:07 AM)
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  • Who is OMNOVA Solutions?

    OMNOVA Solutions is a specialty chemicals and functional surfaces company, whose technologies enhance the performance of a wide variety of well-known products across the globe. We are proud to offer "The Science in Better Brands."

    What are we looking for?

    The Laboratory Technician operates analytical equipment for the evaluation of product characteristics and quality. They are responsible for accurate testing per work instructions of raw materials and in-process and finished goods, communication of test results, maintenance and calibration of analytical equipment, housekeeping and safe handling and disposal of testing chemicals. The Laboratory Technician is responsible for the timely reporting and input into the SAP database.

    Your tasks and responsibilities...

    • Conduct raw material, in-process and finished goods testing.
    • Communicate results to Production Supervisors, Technical, Shipping & Receiving and other staff members for timely processing of plant materials.
    • Ensure deviations from specifications are reported timely to appropriate people.
    • Ensure the accurate and timely input of results into SAP data base.
    • Prepare customer samples.
    • Support the laboratory environment by stocking lab supplies, keeping track of inventory, disposing of samples and maintaining a clean, orderly environment.
    • Use of proper PPE, SDS, and related requirements to ensure safety.
    • Support problem solving where analytical capabilities are involved.
    • Thorough knowledge of related Quality Control system components.
    • Sample waste water system for testing.
    • Participate in lab project work such as Gage R&R studies, capability analysis, creation / maintenance of test methods / work instructions.
    • Ensure accurate defect tracking through FPP.
    • Support compliance efforts – RCMS, ISO, PSM, OSHA, etc.
    • Manage time to effectively perform multiple job tasks safety and accurately.
    • Immediately notify Supervisor of any problems.
    • Must have good written and oral communication skills to Communicate with various levels of individuals throughout the organization.
    • Complete logs, batch sheets, and other required paperwork.
    • Attend training as required.
    • Must be able to work overtime as needed.
    • Must be able to work various shifts, including off shift or swing shift as required.
    • Follow all EHS policies and procedures.
    • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement in the areas of Safety, Quality, Cost, and Production.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Who you are...

    • GED required
    • Two years’ experience in a lab or quality setting
    • Demonstrated ability to function as part of a team in a high performance work environment
    • Ability to work independently
    • Ability to follow standard operating procedures (SOP)
    • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel)
    • Use calculator and perform basic math
    • Ability to regularly stand, walk and reach with hands and arms
    • Ability to lift 50 pounds occasionally
    • Must be able to wear a respirator and other required PPE.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Previous knowledge of lab operations and testing experience
    • Background in inorganic or organic Chemistry
    • Knowledge of LEAN SixSigma
    • Understanding of Statistical Process Control
    • Average to Above average level in the following areas: Reading, Applied mathematics, Applied Technology, Locating Information, Observation, Teamwork
    • Familiar with ISO-9001 and Process Safety Management

    Working Requirements

    • Monday through Friday, weekends as needed. Must be able to work the off shifts and must be able to work overtime as needed.

    Why OMNOVA?

    The science of better careers. Come formulate yours.

    Bring your ingredients for success and together we’ll create a unique plan for your development and career growth. We recognize that without our talented employees and their passion and curiosity (which really are the backbone of our organization), we would not be where we are today. Click here to learn more about why you should join OMNOVA.


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