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Principal Technician

Company: GAF Buildings Materials Corp. of America
Location: Charleston
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Come Build Your Career Under OUR Roof Job Description: Position Description/Responsibilities: This technician position is in support of our commercial roofing research group. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Blending and formulation of coatings and adhesives * Performing mechanical property (such as tensile, tear performance) tests on experimental materials. * Analyze materials utilizing equipment such as the FTIR, SEM, Fluorescence microscopes, DSR, etc. * Responsible for managing/conducting lab studies, directing their progress, maintaining lab records & reporting updates per accepted research lab practices & GAF protocols. * Carrying out accelerated aging studies. * Working actively to identify improvements to product performance or reduction of cost through:* screening new raw materials and additives * conducting lab studies * developing new test methods with written SOPs * Assist in investigations of product & process problems related to raw materials and process upsets. * Preparation of reports and summary documentation as needed. Personal Requirements: * Must work safely, being safety conscious at all times. * Must be a self-starter, and able to work independently, as well as be a team player. * Must have strong problem solving skills. * Must be capable of communicating effectively in written and verbal form * Must work cooperatively with corporate personnel, customers, vendors, plant staff, and teammates and demonstrate good interpersonal skills. * Must be capable of writing technical reports. * Must be capable of lifting objects up to 50 pounds. * Must be organized and neat and maintain the lab in that condition. * Be able to travel occasionally. Minimum Experience/Qualifications Required: * High School Diploma or GED Equivalent * 5+ year(s) experience working in an industrial laboratory environment * 5+ year experience with mechanical testing equipment Additional Preferred Experience/Qualifications: * Strong preference for an AS or BS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science along with 1-3 year(s) experience * General knowledge of polymers and chemicals as well as well as exposure to process operations is preferred. * Statistical analysis experience or green belt certification preferred * Experience in a product development environment. * Experience with coatings and batch formulation is preferred. * Experience in roofing or building materials also a plus #ZRH We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).

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