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Energizer Research Development Laboratory Technician in Dayton, Ohio

This is Energizer

Energizer Holdings is leading the charge to connect our brands, our people and the products we offer to the world more than anyone else. Together, we’re creating a game plan for the future – one that defines where and how we’ll play, and what it takes to win.

Our colleagues hail from all backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life, but our shared values and passion for winning make us one team. Whatever your specialty, you’ll find that excelling at Energizer Holdings provides opportunities to grow in ways you never expected.

Position Summary

As a Technologist in Energizer’s Global Auto Care R&D Team, you will work with a team to perform laboratory experimentation and testing of products for this innovative and exciting business. You will provide a key role in the development of new product innovations as well as improvement of current products. The position, based in Dayton, OH will provide support of our Global Auto Care brands such as Armor All, STP, A/C Pro, and Eagle One.

Accountabilities

  • Suggests, organizes and executes experiments leading to new or improved products.

  • Provides full documentation of results, creates reports that summarize data and conclusions.

  • Operates instrumentation and performs manual tasks which include the mixing and handling of chemicals.

  • Performs routine and non-routine calculations including statistical data analysis.

  • Practices proper safety procedures and reports unsafe acts or conditions.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Learns how to use all lab scale equipment and related SOP's for batching, testing and quality purposes including operation of lab equipment such as surface tensiometer, viscometer, and mixer/blender.

  • Prepares samples for qualitative and quantitative evaluation.

  • Performs testing of containers, valves, and gauges to assess quality and performance.

  • Develops an understanding of product fundamentals including relationship between process, raw materials and other interactions taking place.

  • Provides formulation assistance: calculates amount of ingredients needed for various batch requirements, weighs raw materials as determined by formula requirements for batch preparation, combines and processes weighted ingredients, and records all notable characteristics.

  • Creates data reports with tables, charts, and graphs that include conclusions.

  • Identifies and implements continuous improvement measures. Serves on project teams as needed.

  • Completes assigned laboratory safety and operation duties such as waste disposal and inventory management.

  • May also perform additional duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Three years of pertinent college course work or equivalent experience/education and a good fundamental understanding of higher-level chemistry, mathematics, and laboratory practices.

  • Strong working knowledge in Microsoft office applications including word and excel.

  • Five or more years of demonstrated related experience in a technical laboratory or similar environment.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or other relevant scientific field.

  • Experience in product related consumer product testing.

Working Relationships & Environment

Working Relations

  • Interfaces with supervisor and engineers for limited direction and guidance.

  • Works with and provides significant guidance to coworkers as necessary.

  • Interfaces with other groups, suppliers, and manufacturers to acquire necessary information and services.

Working Environment

  • Will work in in a technical laboratory environment with occasional work in an industrial manufacturing setting.

  • Able to perform repetitive manual tasks requiring hands, stand for extended periods of time, and lift 35 lbs.

  • Exposure to health risks or conditions that may require the use of Personal Protective Equipment.

  • Able to cope in a demanding fast paced laboratory environment.

An Offer to Grow On

Energizer offers a competitive compensation package which includes medical and retirement savings coverage, paid holidays. Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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