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PT Lab Technician

Carrollton, Georgia
1 Sep 2022

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America's largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment, hand tools and jobsite power and lighting solutions. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement and unlimited growth opportunities. Our more than seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our commitment to delivering quality and service to our customers, exercising environmental stewardship, enhancing the well-being of our employees and giving back to the communities in which we work and live. How will you power what's possible?


Location: Cofer Center 

Shift: TBD 

Starting Pay Rate: $12.00 

Job Description

The Formulations Lab Technician will be responsible for conducting polymer testing and providing accurate and concise data in support of product development. The candidate will develop and help implement new compounds from conceptualization to production. This includes but is not limited to weighing and blending raw materials, setting up equipment for processing, compounding raw materials into a usable form, reactive extrusion, wire prototyping, and testing of finished product.Task and Responsibilities:  
Task and Responsibilities:
Operate equipment and perform standardized testing in the plastic laboratories under the direction of the Manager, Formulations.
Comprehend, implement, and interpret regulatory standards and methodologies.
Provide assistance to compounding and extrusion operations.
Evaluate raw materials, raw material suppliers, and compounds for cost reduction and quality improvements.
Independently prioritize and complete assigned projects while adhering to deadlines given by the Manager, Formulations.          
Document and communicate test results within an ISO 9001 environment. 
Other tasks may be required to assist with other corporate and R&D functions as deemed necessary by the Manager, Formulations.
Generate and compound formulations on compounding equipment such as twin screws, kneaders, internal mixers, high intensity mixers, single screw extruders, roll mills, and plaque presses. 
Characterize polymers and formulations using equipment such as DSC, TGA, FTIR, Rheometers, and related equipment.

High School Diploma is required.  Must be enrolled in an Accredited University.  Chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, or materials science major preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with exceptional interpersonal skills required.
Must be proficient in computer skills, including Microsoft Excel and Word. 
Ability to work 20 hours per week.
Hands-on experience with analytical equipment such as FTIR, rheometers, and tensometers is preferred.
Physical effort is required. Must be able to lift up to 45 lbs. 
Willingness to work in a demanding R&D and production environment. 

Benefits We Offer:

  • 401k with Matching & Pension Plan (Eligible for Pension after 1,000 Hours Worked)
  • Medical Insurance Package if Working 30 Hours per Week 
  • Flexible Work Schedule - up to 30 hours per Week
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Advancement & Professional Growth opportunities  
  • & More 

Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • Job Reference: 700078942-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Southwire
  • Location: Carrollton, Georgia
  • Salary: On Application