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R&D Laboratory Coordinator at Heraeus Quartz America LLC

Posted in Manufacturing 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Tempe, Arizona

Job Description:

R&D Laboratory Coordinator

Location Tempe - Arizona


Full Time

Heraeus, the technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a leading international family-owned company formed in 1851. We create high-quality solutions for our customers and strengthen their long-term competitiveness by combining material expertise with technological know-how. Our ideas are focused on important issues such as the environment, energy, health, mobility and industrial applications. In the 2016 financial year, Heraeus generated revenues without precious metals of €2.0 bn and a total revenue of €21.5 bn. Our promise to over 12,400 employees in about 40 countries is to enable them to develop their own ideas and to drive them forward.

Your Role and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the daily operation of the laboratory including safety and 5S.

  • Develop, revise, and/or maintain laboratory procedures to ensure an efficient and safe operation.

  • Develop procedures measurement of ceramic powders and solids using laser particle size, BET surface area, SEM with EDS, laser scanning microscope, ICP-MS trace metal analysis, wet lab chemistry for sample preparation, calcining furnace, XRD, XRF, thermal expansion dilatometer, high energy ball mill, sample pellet press, dicing saw, sample mounting, polishing of mounted samples and other testing related to characterizing high purity advanced ceramic materials.

  • Coordinate the maintenance of equipment including preventive maintenance and calibration.

  • Coordinate any upgrade to laboratory testing equipment, with approval, for product and process development.

  • Function as a resource to R&D, Technical Services, Quality Control, EHS, Facilities, Production, Customer Service, Controlling, Purchasing, Shipping, and Sales.

  • Compile testing results with analysis to participate in the team scientists and project team members.

    What is required for this role:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline required. One to five years of experience in a laboratory setting are preferred. The equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Fluent in written and spoken English.

  • Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, structures and processes.

  • Self-starter with an attention to detail required. Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and ability to communicate effectively across departments; exhibit a high level of organization, motivation and initiative.

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts as well as hazardous materials/chemicals. 

  • While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is regularly required to reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The position requires the ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers to grasp or manipulate small objects.  The incumbent may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. 

  • This person will be required as needed to wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Eye Protection, Hearing Protection, or Breathing Apparatus.

  • Must have a broad proficiency with equipment operation and testing procedures with a fundamental understanding of the science behind it.  Materials tested will be inorganic solids specifically high purity advanced ceramic raw materials and sintered products.

  • Manage multiple competing priorities that may change quickly.

Our recruiting team will carefully review and consider each individual application. Qualified candidates will be contacted for further discussion. We thank you for your consideration and appreciate your interest in Heraeus. For more information, please visit