Zeeland, MI, United States
Plascore, Inc. is a global manufacturer of light weight, industrial strength, honeycomb cores for aerospace, automotive, marine and more with various industrial applications.
Plascore has an opening for a Chemical Process Technician. This position is responsible for the setup and manufacturing of adhesives, primers, cleaners, paints and other coatings according to productions needs and manufacturing instructions. Works with chemical engineers to conduct lab scale\/pilot scale experiments to improve current chemical manufacturing processes and validate new chemical material. Collect, organize, and evaluate data to maintain or improve manufacturing processes. Assist in the development of manufacturing and experimental methods, may prepare technical reports summarizing findings and recommending solutions to technical problems.
Manufacture adhesives, primers, cleaners, pains, coatings and chemical mixtures
Prepare lab batches for R&D evaluation
Conduct experiments under direction of chemical engineer to optimize processes and develop new formulations
Execute basic analytical and characterization procedures: percent solids, percent volatiles, viscosity, titrations, pH, etc.
Prepare and test standard specimens for mechanical properties
Maintain accurate records, monitor results, recognize trends and adjust accordingly for process improvements
Characterize chemical products, validate new products, and develop process specifications
May operate Instron to test R&D test specimens
Maintain Inventory and chemical labeling
GED plus two years of progressive work history
Strong communication skills
Must be eligible to work on programs subject to ITAR Regulations. Therefore, candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident ('Green Card').
We are an EEO employer dedicated to workforce diversity.