Lab Technician – R&D

Salary Range: $16 – $18 Job Location: Milwaukee, WI Industry: Aerospace & Defense Available Positions: 1 Position Type: Direct Hire Experience Required: 3 – 5 years Degree Required: High School Active Security Clearance: No Job Description: LABORATORY TECHNICIAN – R&D First Shift One position: 3-5 years of Color Matching Experience   The Lab Technician R&D performs small production and lab sample batch-making tasks in the production of industrial coatings products to meet customer specifications in accordance with established Hentzen Coatings health, safety and environmental procedures. The successful candidates will score well on the color matching and math tests.   DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Gathers raw materials, assembles batches, shades and performs QC testing Evaluates batches for conformance to specifications Adjusts properties of individual batches within formulation guidelines Performs testing related to product performance Prepares customer samples and panels May be required to perform all aspects of liquid batches of 10 gallons or less, such as dispersion, letdown, color matching, quality control and filling. Maintains records of processes and results Documents and records all actions taken in preparation of product Records batch information in appropriate computer programs Maintains standards for housekeeping and safety As part of the housekeeping procedures, the employee may be involved with the disposal of hazardous waste. The initial training of how to properly dispose of hazardous waste will be performed by the Environmental and Safety Coordinator or the department supervisor. Annual training of the same will be performed by the Environmental and Safety Coordinator. Willing to work various shifts as necessary Other duties as assigned   QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: High school degree or equivalent preferred with college degree strongly preferred Degree, coursework or experience in chemistry along with strong math aptitude Three to five years of experience in a laboratory in an industrial with color matching responsibilities for the more experienced position. Recent college graduates or those with limited experience in the lab setting may qualify for the entry level position Excellent math skills including metric to standard conversions Good computer skills Excellent communication skills Willing to work in a team environment Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner   WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The employee may be occasionally exposed to...

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Lab Technician

Salary Range: $16 – $17 /hour Job Location: Greenville, SC Industry: Aerospace & Defense Available Positions: 1 Position Type: Direct Hire Experience Required: 3 – 5 years Degree Required: High School Active Security Clearance: No Job Description: LAB TECHNICIAN   The Lab Technician performs small production and lab sample batch-making tasks in the production of industrial coatings products to meet customer specifications in accordance with established AxonHentzen health, safety and environmental procedures.   DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Conduct such tests as weight per gallon, viscosity, color measurements, sag resistance, and other tests as assigned Use specialized measuring and weighing equipment to determine characteristics of batches Test for NVM, adhesion or other physical specifications as required using standard laboratory equipment Keep accurate records Maintain a clean working area Maintain test equipment and lab Other duties as assigned   QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma or equivalent. One to three years of experience preferred in the paint/coatings manufacturing laboratory setting Working knowledge of a variety of measuring and testing equipment, such as Karl Fisher, spectrophotometers, scales, grand gauge and WPG cup Previous knowledge of paint/coatings preferred Excellent computer skills Successful score on color matching test Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner Required Skills: N/A Candidate Must Have: N/A Relocation Offered: No Additional Information: N/A Bonus/Benefits:...

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Development Chemist

Salary Range: $70,000 – $90,000 Job Location: Clearwater, FL Industry: Manufacturing Available Positions: 1 Position Type: Direct Hire Experience Required: 3 – 5 years Degree Required: 4 year degree Active Security Clearance: No Job Description: Hentzen Coatings, Inc. is a growth oriented producer of powder coatings who recently expanded operations in Clearwater, Florida. We now have an opportunity for an experienced Development Chemist to assist us with continuing our growth. DEVELOPMENT CHEMIST First Shift 7am – 3:30pm (M-F)   The Development Chemist is responsible for the formulation, research and development of new products, improvement of existing products and color matching. This position also supervises the QC Lab.   DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Formulate coating systems with available advanced technologies for customers future needs Support rapid turnaround Conduct color matching Reduce or rework distressed products on hand to reduce inventory Provide technical assistance to customers Supervise the activities of the QC Lab Techncian(s) Provide assistance to production and QC personnel on new and existing coatings in production Visit customers up to 15% of time Other duties as assigned Be aware of current coating technology/trend by reading trade journal and attending symposium and trade shows   QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Education level strongly preferred: Bachelor of Science degree with chemistry or polymer chemistry training 1-3 years coatings lab experience including color matching Excellent math, computer and communication (both oral and written) skills Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner Experience with laboratory testing equipment A team player   PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds while performing duties relating to the job and may rarely have to lift/move up to 50 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may be occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles in the lab area. The employee is occasionally exposed to hazardous materials. Personal Protection Equipment is required during various processes in the lab area. Required Skills: -Bachelor of Science degree with chemistry or polymer chemistry Candidate Must Have: Experience in powder coatings and supervisory skills. Relocation Offered: Yes Additional...

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Chemist

Salary Range: $70,000 – $90,000 Job Location: Greenville, SC Industry: Manufacturing Available Positions: 1 Position Type: Direct Hire Experience Required: 3 – 5 years Degree Required: 4 year degree Active Security Clearance: No Job Description: Hentzen Aerospace,  an innovative and growth oriented paint and coatings manufacturer who is committed to our employees and customers, invites qualified individuals to apply for the following position: CHEMIST   The Chemist is responsible for the formulation, quality control of products in process, research and development of new products and colors as well as improvement of existing products.   DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Develops new products for customers per their requirements Develop new products for future sales Provide customer technical assistance for existing accounts Run all appropriate Quality Control tests for jobs in production Recommend corrections for jobs in production Maintain test equipment and lab Trains production and quality control personnel Work with production area to solve problems Plan activities of support personnel Ability to travel up to 10% of time Other duties as assigned May be responsible for ISO auditing Reduce or rework distressed products on hand to reduce inventory   QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from a 4 year university strongly preferred Three to five years of experience preferred in the paint/coatings manufacturing laboratory setting Excellent math and computer skills Excellent communication skills Willing to work in a team environment Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner Experience with laboratory testing equipment Required Skills: -Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from a 4 year university Candidate Must Have: -Three to five years of experience preferred in the paint/coatings manufacturing laboratory setting Relocation Offered: Yes Additional Information: N/A Bonus/Benefits:...

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Quality Engineer

Salary Range: $60,000 – $80,000 Job Location: Shelbyville, TN Industry: Automotive Available Positions: 2 Position Type: Direct Hire Experience Required: 1 – 3 years Degree Required: 4 year degree Active Security Clearance: No Job Description: Position is to monitor supplier quality through weekly and monthly ppm reports, develop new supplies/components through the APQP process and AIAG production part approval process; act as liaison between engineering,  manufacturing, purchasing and supplier regarding quality issues and visit and survey potential suppliers for ability to meet quality standards.   ESSENTIAL ACCOUNTABILITIES 1.      Responsible for developing suppliers/new components through the APQP process and AIAG production part approval process – travel as needed to review supplier process and corrective action verification. 2.      Liaison between engineering, manufacturing, purchasing and supplier regarding quality issues. 3.      Monitor supplier quality through weekly and monthly ppm reports – request and obtain corrective actions per these quality spills. 4.      Analyze daily component quality issues-disposition MRN and initiate CAN’s per these issues. 5.      Surveys potential new suppliers; determines potential supplier’s ability to meet quality standards. 6.      Direct technical and administrative workers involved in quality assurance activities. 7.      Apply statistical process control and gauge R & R methods for analyzing data to evaluate the current process and process changes. 8.      Review and analyze supplier PPAP’s and quality issues. 9.      Communicate with suppliers regarding current Calsonic manufacturing issues and scrap. 10.  Perform supplier process audits and GP-9 (run/rate) evaluations. 11.  Communicates frequently with internal and external contacts on various issues. 12.  Performs other duties as assigned. Required Skills: Plastic Injection molding & Tooling Experience. Candidate Must Have: Have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline. Experience related to products, process and gagging or inspection. Relocation Offered: Yes Additional Information: Intermediate to advanced experience such as Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, PowerPoint, and other presentation applications and/or software. Bonus/Benefits: Full Company Benefits to include Full comprehensive Relo package, Med & Den Insurance, 401k, and annual...

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