Coatings Lab Technician

Coatings Lab Technician

The Coatings Lab Technician works with our chemistry team and assists with the performance of basic laboratory functions as well as testing a variety of coatings materials. The following areas further outline the duties and requirements of the position.

This position is part-time and is based out of our St. Cloud, MN headquarters.

Key Responsibilities

1. Lab Support

    • Maintain lab equipment and ensure accuracy of devices.
    • Assist with stocking lab with supplies, samples, and equipment.
    • Keep lab organized and clean.
    • Support safe laboratory processes that comply with all environmental, health, and safety regulations.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    2. Application Development

      • The lab technician assists in testing our new and existing floor coating formulations.
      • Assist with the development of new field application methods of coating systems.
      • Problem solves technical issues from contractors in conjunction with our customer service team.
      • Local travel to document claim information and assess problems with systems applications in the field.

      3. Quality Control

        • Assist the QC chemist with screening of raw materials, production lots, and finished, filled product.
        • Document and report test results.

      Education and Experience

      • High School diploma or equivalent required. College-level chemistry is preferred.
      • Familiarity with standard lab equipment and practices, such as maintaining a laboratory notebook and the use of analytical scales.
      • Understanding of basic laboratory and chemical safety.
      • Experience using the metric system and conversion to the Imperial system.
      • Experienced with Microsoft 365.
      • Quality control and/or chemical manufacturing experience is a plus.

      Required Skills

      • Detail-oriented and organized.
      • Ability to work independently.
      • Proficient math skills.
      • Good communication skills (oral and written).
      • Comfortable sharing ideas and results with a team.
      • Capable of lifting 60 lbs.

      Physical Demands and Environmental Factors

      • Potential exposure to mildly hazardous materials — safety equipment & training provided.
      • Work area is climate-controlled with the potential for occasional warm and humid work environment.

      Wages and schedule

      • Depending on Experience
      • Part-time or Full-time available

      Coatings Lab Technician

      If interested in this position, please fill out this form.