Visit Fusion PKG at Luxepack NYC!  5/15 – 5/16
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Laboratory Technician

Summary

The Laboratory Technician is a vital role in the Package Engineering and Quality Department and provides lab testing services for evaluating cosmetic packaging for Fusion Packaging and Beauty Labs.  We’re looking for a professional with experience in data collection and interpretation as well as the storage and retrieval of samples in a laboratory setting.

 

With supervision of the Packaging Engineer, this role will be responsible for filling and testing packaging components, package assemblies, and filled packaging for performance. He or she will also participate in the R&D aspects of the job, including sample preparation, performing testing, evaluating results, managing schedules and writing and issuing reports.

 

The Laboratory Assistant will be detailed oriented in the day-to-day transactional work but also will be interfacing in more strategic conversations regarding complex problems with managers inside the organization; this includes daily follow-up with U.S. teams and may also involve verbal and electronic communication with product teams in China.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Measures and evaluates packaging components for functional performance
  • Fills packaging samples for customers and trade shows
  • Performs testing per procedures and test methods, records results and writes test reports
  • Manages day-to-day workload and scheduled activities
  • Works to identify root cause issues during testing and investigations
  • Investigates customer quality issues and complaints by performing lab tests to identify cause
  • Establishes lab processes and procedures and maintains for consistency and improvement
  • Manages lab set-up, organization, equipment purchases and calibration
Position Requirements
  • Minimum Associate Degree and/or and post-secondary certificate
  • Preferred 2 or more years of lab experience for cosmetic and beauty packaging, CPG or medical environment per the above
Competencies for Success

Initiative: Identifies what needs to be done and doing it before being asked or required by the situation; Seeks out others involved in a situation to learn their perspectives; Takes independent action to change the direction of events

Technical Expertise:  Effectively applies technical knowledge to solve a range of complex problems; Is seen as an expert, willingly provides advice or solutions in their domain; Is proactive in keeping current in their technical field of expertise; Sets up procedures to ensure high quality of work and monitors the quality of work on a regular basis

Work Environment and Physical Demands

The work environment and physical demands are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in an office setting.

The employee is frequently required to be in a standing or stationary position and regularly use the computer keyboard and mouse and will view the computer monitor frequently. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential job functions.

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