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Energizer Sr Lab Technician in Westlake, Ohio

This is Energizer

At Energizer Holdings, we are passionate about bringing our brands and products to the world better than anyone else. It’s our passion and drive that makes us proud stewards of iconic brands including AC/Pro, Armor All, Energizer, Rayovac and STP, part of our broad portfolio of products that millions of consumers know, trust, and rely on every day.

When you come to work here, you’ll quickly see that we love what we do, we care about each other, and we continuously learn and improve to meet the needs of our customers and consumers around the world.

We have talented colleagues around the world with varied skillsets, backgrounds and experiences, and we embrace this diversity because it’s a big part of what helps us deliver results to grow the company. Whatever your specialty, you'll find that excelling at Energizer provides opportunities to grow in ways you never expected.

Come join our team!

Position Summary

Provide key support to research and development by participating in the planning and execution of pilot line experiments and trials. Ability to understand the underlying principles and use of materials, operation of production equipment which includes set-up, processing, and clean-up.


  • Plans and executes routine production responsibilities and non-routine experiments and tasks.

  • Collects, records, and transcribes routine and non-routine data; performs routine and non-routine calculations; creates routine and non-routine tables and charts; summarizes data and analyzes for exceptions; offers explanations for data exceptions; creates data reports.

  • Uses appropriate materials and equipment and understands the underlying principles of use or operation; applies understanding to the planning and execution of assigned program steps, experiments and tasks.

  • Understands the basic principles, materials, and parts of energy systems and/or devices in assigned area. Conducts experiments, under team leader guidance, leading to new and improved systems, constructions, or processes having marketable cost/performance advantages.

  • Trains and instructs others to perform routine and non-routine tasks and experiments. Creates training documentation.

  • Coordinates the work of co-workers and interfaces with other R&D product groups, equipment, service groups, and plants to acquire the information and services necessary to execute assigned program steps, experiments and tasks.

  • Executes experiments leading to new or improved methods and provides full documentation of results.

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

  • Provides leadership for others in Key Result areas.

  • Participates in and implements department continuous improvement activities. Serves as an ad hoc team member as required.

  • Regularly communicates and engages with peers and stakeholders as needed

  • Additional duties as assigned.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Mixing materials using industrial mixers.

  • Compressing materials using hydraulic presses.

  • Dispensing materials using hydraulic pumps.

  • Assembling final products using various pieces of production equipment.

  • Troubleshooting issues with machines and working with team members to resolve issues.

  • Managing and performing tool and die changeovers.

  • Measuring, collecting & analyzing data, and providing real-time results and feedback to engineers.

  • Ensuring the smooth operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by taking an ownership mentality.

  • Locating sources of problems by observation, locating and elevating causes of concern.

  • Completing required paperwork, documenting parts and material usage.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Three years of pertinent college coursework or equivalent experience/education and a good fundamental understanding of higher-level mathematics, mechanics, general science, and general computer applications.

  • Ability to interpret shop manuals, schematics, and work instructions.

  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds on a regular basis.

  • Ability to be fitted for and use a particulate respirator.

  • Available to work overtime as needed.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Outlook.

  • Will generally have 5-10 years of demonstrated related experience in a technical laboratory or similar environment.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Interfaces with supervisor for limited direction and guidance.

  • Assists, trains, and provides guidance for others up to and including team leadership responsibilities.

  • Team focus by building relationships and driving for continuous improvement.

  • Works with and provides guidance to co-workers as necessary.

  • Interfaces with other departments or groups to acquire and present necessary information.

Working Relationships & Environment

  • Will work in an office and laboratory setting

  • Up to 5% travel is required.

  • A work schedule that may occasionally vary from typical business hours.

Come Join Us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, wellness and retirement savings coverage, paid time off and holidays, and many opportunities to learn, develop and grow. At Energizer, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.

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.