Technician, Laboratory - R&D
Fritz Industries, Inc. - Mesquite, TX

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The Laboratory Technician position objective is to perform quality testing and/or support of research and development of products. The schedule is Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm.

• Plans and manages the activities pertaining to testing of products from manufacturing for quality control. These activities include:

• Conducting laboratory testing, using prepared procedures and testing equipment on samples received from production.

• Monitoring the testing conditions to determine if procedures were followed and results seem appropriate.

• Entering data on a computer system notifying production about the samples.

• Maintains test equipment and prepares standard solutions for testing purposes.

• Keeps the work area clean and provides a safe environment for working.

• Performs a variety of managerial duties to ensure the safe, efficient and effective completion of work within established guidelines and according to established policies, procedures, and standards, which include:

• Developing and implementing improvements to policies and procedures to improve the operating efficiency of the department by looking to technological or human resource strategies.

• Coordinating the standardization and enhancement of operational goals.

• Planning and coordinating the flow of work based on anticipated volumes and other factors avoiding unnecessary delays.

• Evaluating and reporting on all operational trends, issues and problems.

• Analyzes and evaluates operational costs and service levels to uncover areas of opportunity.

• Maintains and establishes monthly reporting matrices and key performance indicator.

• Lead others, inspiring and motivate them to reach their potential;

• Provide excellent customer service and respond timely to requests (i.e., get back to phone messages and e-mails within 24 hours) and deal with other professionally at all times;

• Coordinate projects assuring timely completion on budget with expected functionality;

• Use excellent business judgment and rely upon appropriate information in making decisions;

• Demonstrate a strong commitment to quality and attention to detail;

• Foster teamwork and promote 1 plus 1 equals 3 philosophy;

• Communicate effective goals and objectives;

Job Qualifications:

• Associates or Bachelors degree in related field is not required but, is preferred

• A strong mathematical background is required.

• Some exposure to a chemical laboratory.

• Some exposure to handling chemicals in a laboratory environment.

• Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.

• Excellent interpersonal, creative and analytical skills.

• Computer literate.

• Must be able to lift 50 pounds multiple times per day.

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