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CoE Technician - Hayward, CA
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The duties of R&D Lab Technician include but not limited to performing experiments related to new product development, supports/conducts chemical and physical laboratory tests, sample preparation, metallographic analysis, thick film paint preparation analysis & application, EHS related tasks, and various R&D experiments as required. The role is an exciting opportunity to join a global, dynamic team, supporting the metals, ceramics and joining industry.

Essential Functions:

·       Designing and conducting laboratory experiments and various tasks as assigned by department supervisor.

·       Conducts microscopic and structural investigations on samples for metallizing and brazing studies.

·       Operates and maintains laboratory and pilot plant equipment in the CoE

·       Measures, documents, communicates, results to appropriate departments.

·       Logs, records and files supporting documentation.

·       Recommends instrument needs and improvement plans for the Laboratory.

·       Interface with accounting for purchasing consumables, tools, spare parts and service contracting with vendors

·       Conducts chemical and physical laboratory tests of solid materials, liquids, gases, and analyze test data.

·       Must possess good mechanical aptitude, include the understanding of basic equipment functions and operation such as gas, water, air flows, valves, etc.

·       Responsible for procedures for handling, storage and shipping of hazardous and non-hazardous waste.

·       Prepare and polish samples for cross sectional examination.

·       Setup laboratory equipment and instrumentation required for tests, research, or process control.

·       Test and analyze products such as ceramic, metals and brazed bodies to determine strength, stability, and purity.

·       Ability to work with limited supervision and to be self-motivated.

·       Able to interpret, understand test methods and effectively communicate process and test results.

·       Responsible for housekeeping, 5S and general lab maintenance.

·       Perform all other duties as per company’s needs and requirements.

·       Must adhere, follow and promote company’s safety policy.

Minimum Qualifications and Education Requirements

·       To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·       High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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