Laboratory Technician (ink/paint/coating chemistry)
954-985-6650 - Ext 203
Morristown, Morris, NJ USA
• Client is currently seeking a Chemist/Engineer or Laboratory Technician with dispersion and milling industrial experience to carry out R&D plans for our organic and inorganic security pigments under the supervision and direction of a senior scientist. Basic Qualifications:- • BA/BS degree in chemistry/engineering or equivalent scientific discipline.• Minimum 3 years laboratory experience in industrial product development focused on ink/paint/coating chemistry.• Able to learn and operate various laboratory tests and milling equipment.• Able to independently perform routine chemical procedures and accurately document results.• Excellent project management, analytical, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.Additional Qualifications:-• Working knowledge of rheology modifiers, dispersants, surfactants as used to stabilize dyes/pigments in inks/paints/or coatings a plus.• Knowledge of lab milling equipment (attritor and eiger) a plus.• Knowledge of conventional ink or inkjet technology a plus.• Demonstrated product development success within team structures.• Must be flexible; use sound judgment in handling unanticipated situations.• Must be a self starter with a high level of initiative. Job Duties and Responsibilities:- • Ensure that safe lab practices and all safety measures and documentation are followed. • Conduct milling methodology studies as needed of our inorganic/organic pigments regarding particle size distribution and how this affects emission detection for inkjet/conventional inks.• Prepare dispersions based on selected pigments utilizing various lab equipment (attritor or eiger mill). • Characterize dispersions (particle size distribution, % solids, stability, pH, viscosity, etc.) • Maintain accurate and up to date laboratory notebooks. • Prepare summary reports of experimental data as requested.• Analyze experimental results.• Maintain laboratory equipment.• Conduct literature/vendor searches on identified topics.• Interact with vendors, customers, and other client locations as needed.