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R&D Technician

Hollingsworth & Vose Company

Location: Floyd, Virginia
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: January 31, 2023
Provide assistance to the Technology organization, with regard to product / process development efforts, via: (1) Trials on pilot equipment; (2) Trials on full scale manufacturing equipment; (3) Laboratory experimentation; and (4) Testing, analysis, and reporting.
Execute pilot trials:
• Understanding of and ability to operate pilot production equipment
• Experience with process controls and exacting SOPs
• Perform physical and chemical testing on raw materials, and new product prototypes according to specified test procedures
• Record and summarize test data and observations from product and raw material testing; proficiency of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
• Review and modify test methods to ensure accurate and useful data
• Assist in the scale-up to full production capabilities
• Maintain laboratory notebook
• Participate in Production Trials:
• Assist in execution of machine trials for product development
• Monitor checkpoints; collect samples and data
• Train on specialized equipment; operate and maintain this equipment
• Formulate standardized reports
• Ability to interact both internally and externally, adhering to all company guidelines and principles
• Influence other technicians and scientists at more than current site location
• Carries out functions that must comply with ITAR standards; therefore, applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or possess valid Permanent Resident documentation
• Associates degree or equivalent experience in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• 2+ years’ experience in a production setting
• Demonstrated proficiency in math and science
• Computer skills: Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Conscientious, detail-oriented, and accurate
• Independent, self-starter that works with minimal supervision
• Lifting of light weight objects (<40 lbs).
• Steady hands and dexterity to perform tasks repeatedly and accurately.
• Perform tasks that require constant state of alertness.
• Work performed in laboratory environment where PPE may be required – gloves, googles, etc.
• Work performed in production areas where PPE may be required for protection from equipment/machinery noise.
Hollingsworth & Vose is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $20.00 - $28.00 per hour
• 401(k)
• 401(k) matching
• Dental insurance
• Health insurance
• Life insurance
• Paid time off
• 8 hour shift
Ability to commute/relocate:
• Floyd, VA 24091: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
• Laboratory experience: 1 year (Preferred)
Work Location: One location