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Lab Specialist-Chemistry

Company Name:
Owens-Illinois
We are currently seeking a Lab Specialist-Chemistry to join our team at our World Headquarters in Perrysburg, OH.
Position Description
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
(All other duties as assigned)
Conduct experiments (e.g. DOEs) under the direction of a Research Scientist.
Work with chemicals and formulate new products
Perform physical tests on glass samples and evaluate the results.
Maintain detailed and accurate records of samples being produced and evaluated.
Batch, melt, & form glass samples; section and prepare samples for desired evaluation.
Operate, calibrate, and maintain laboratory instrumentation and equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
Perform patent and literature searches on identified topics relevant to the research
Understand the results being reported and their importance to the research project.
Present research information/data to technical and management teams
Participate as an active member of the R&D Labs Safety Committee & support the R&D safety culture and programs.
Work with 3rd party suppliers as necessary
SCOPE AND IMPACT:
Lab Specialists in this role will perform a broad range of analytical testing and technical reporting as assigned. This work will directly support the R&D project initiatives related to performing cost effective research and adding new technological capabilities.
Position Requirements
REQUIRED:
Bachelors degree in Materials Science or Chemistry with at least 3 years of industrial experience
Solid fundamental working knowledge of chemistry and chemical reactions
Experience handling, mixing or formulating chemical(s), products, solutions
Experience operating spectroscopic analytical instrumentation, such as FT-IR and GC/MS and interpreting results
Demonstrated computer skills (General PC knowledge, MS Office applications, engineering & scientific tools).
Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
Basic principles of laboratory safety and emergency procedures.
DESIREABLE:
Experience working with high temperature processes
Physical property measurement experience (density, viscosity, strength)
Experience with sample preparation: grinding, polishing, mixing
Experience with ceramic and/or glass materials testing
Experience operating basic laboratory equipment including microscopes, chemical fume hoods, furnaces, etc.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:
This position will administratively report directly to the R&D Labs Manager. All daily research project work will be directed by the R&D project technical leaders.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
Approximately
To Apply Please Copy and Paste the Following Link: http://bit.ly/LabChemistry
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
Must be authorized to work in the country in which you are applying for a position. O-I will not fund or manage the process of obtaining any required work authorization
Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) is the world's largest glass container manufacturer and preferred partner for many of the world's leading food and beverage brands. The Company had revenues of $7.0 billion in 2013 and employs approximately 22,500 people at 77 plants in 21 countries. With global headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio, USA, O-I delivers safe, sustainable, pure, iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace. For more information, visit www.o-i.com.
O-I's Glass Is Life movement promotes the widespread benefits of glass packaging in key markets around the globe. Join us in the #betteringlass conversation at www.glassislife.com.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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