Laboratory Maintenance Technician
Job Opportunity at SD Myers, Inc.

Posted on Mar 13

www.sdmyers.com    330 630-7000

Location: Tallmadge, OH
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4153560

Position Purpose: Support Laboratory Analytical Services operations and strategic initiatives through the timely, accurate, and effective maintenance (preventive and reactive) of operation-critical instrumentation.


Key Responsibilities: 


  • Maintain daily operation of SD Myers laboratory instrumentation.

  • Repair all varieties of equipment / instrumentation.

  • Implementing an asset utilization monitoring solution.

  • Create/maintain documentation for preventive and reactive maintenance activities.

  • Train production laboratory technicians on basic preventative and reactive maintenance.

  • Source and stock replacement part inventories for critical instrumentation.

  • Create / maintain instrumentation operations metrics pertinent to maintenance/uptime.

  • Administer service contracts with vendors / 3rd parties associated with instruments.

  • Support research and development departmental projects as assigned.

  • Support additional production instruments and operations as needed.

  • Support ISO 17025 compliance via QA, non-conformance reporting, root cause analysis, and reporting activities.

  • Assist in instrument and technology selection in purchase and vendor selection process.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience: 


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Chemistry preferred, or the equivalent combination of experience.

  • At least 3 years of prior instrumentation experience.

  • Experience with mechanical troubleshooting and equipment repair. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Working knowledge of instrumentation including but not limited to Gas Chromatography (GC), Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP), Liquid Chromatography (HPLC/UPLC), Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Dielectric, Coulometric Titration, miscellaneous minor electronics, and ancillary equipment (autosamplers, chillers, etc.)

  • Prior laboratory environment experience.

  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills.

  • Highly organized with ability to self-manage and prioritize workload.

  • Proficient with Microsoft office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • LIMS (Laboratory Information Managements Systems) experience a plus.

  • Flexible scheduling (role may need to respond to issues on “off shift” or work longer than 8 hour shifts for achieve maximum instrumentation uptime).

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