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Quality Lab Technician 1

180000YA, Bay Point, CA

Henkel Adhesive Technologies is a worldwide leader in bonding, sealing and surface treatments - thanks to our ambitious people. We create unique value for our clients and our technologies can be found in many objects touching our lives every day. Our success is built on constant innovation and people who strive for excellence. Working at Henkel is much more than just a job. It's a passion. Have you got what it takes?


Job Summary: Reporting directly to Quality Control Supervisor, the Laboratory Technician is responsible testing chemical, physical, and mechanical properties of materials to determine conformance to standards and specifications.

What we offer

  • Inspects and decides accept/reject status of incoming raw materials, semi-finished goods, and finished goods according to defined instructions, procedures and methods.
  • Performs and interprets results of chemical analytical tests including but not limited to: o DSC reports (differential scanning calorimetry) o HPLC chromatograms (high performance liquid chromatography) o FTIR spectra (Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy) o Rheometer reports o Auto titration curves • Performs and interprets wet chemical and physical testing including but not limited to: o Density measurements o Titration o pH • Performs and interprets results of mechanical tests including but not limited to: o Micrometer and caliper measurements o Durometer o Tensile strength o Compressive strength o Modulus of elasticity o Extensometer offset and strain o Climbing drum peel
  • Performs and reports calculations using basic arithmetic.
  • Uses MS Excel to chart results using the tools of SPC (statistical process control) & SQC (statistical quality control) to analyze and interpret data.
  • Records data in lab notebooks, process documentation, computer databases such as SAP, and creates professional test reports.
  • Maintains lab equipment in proper working order and performs verifications.
  • Troubleshoots instrumentation failures.
  • Reviews and provides recommended improvements to QC standard laboratory procedures (SLPs).
  • Participates in measuring system analysis testing.
  • Participates in customer and regulatory audits.
  • Participates in continuous improvement efforts.
  • Identifies root causes for testing related out of specification results.
  • Complies with all Safety, Health, and Environmental rules, procedures and regulations.

Who we are looking for

  • Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, or related degree and 3-5 years’ laboratory experience
  • PC proficiency in Microsoft Office products, specifically excel tabling and charting. Lotus Notes, SAP, and other database experience preferred.
  •  Experience with analytical equipment, wet chemistry techniques, and/or mechanical testing apparatuses.
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated and ability to drive projects to desired results.
  • Sound communication skills, focused on problem solving and interdepartmental teamwork.
  • Ability to balance changing priorities in a dynamic team environment.
  • Desire and ability to work on requested shift. Training rotations may occur on a different shift than the application states, and can take 1-3 months to complete. Shifts may include 1st, 2nd, 3rd shifts as well as weekends. Please see detail in posting.
  • Strong commitment to safety, with demonstrated investment in safety improvement activities Physical Requirements
  • Work with and around hazardous materials, chemicals, and equipment
  • Frequently sit, view a computer screen, and type on a keyboard for extended periods of times.
  • Stand continuously and walk frequently during the shift.
  • Lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Tool use including operations requiring dexterity in hands
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision. Corrective lenses are adequate for job requirements

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.


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