R & D Lab Technician

Five Star Products, Inc.
Shelton, CT
May 16, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Research & Development
Institution Type
Outside Academe

Job Description


Position Title: R & D Technician

Department: Research & Development

Reports to: Director of R & D

Five Star Products is a formulator, manufacturer & marketer of a broad range of construction materials & chemicals for the industrial and infrastructure markets. We are seeking a laboratory technician or BS level chemist with experience in the formulation and testing of cement-based products and/or epoxy and other polymer systems. This is a bench-level position.


• Sets up and conducts experiments for product development as directed by R&D chemists or under the direction of R&D chemists.

• Conducts routine and non-routine testing/analysis in support of product development efforts under the direction of R&D chemists.

• Maintains laboratory notebook to document experimental results.

• Maintains laboratory instruments and equipment as required.

• Ensure timely disposal of raw materials from the lab.

• Maintains lab area and equipment.

• Perform specified tests as directed.

• Follow written operating procedures and instructions

• Identifies and records any problem relating to the product, process and quality system

• Test production samples of various Five Star cement and organic products as necessary.

Authority (Including Quality Related):

• Reviews, approves or rejects the nuclear lab test results to Quality Specifications

• Initiates action to prevent the occurrence of any non-conformities relating to product, process, and quality system.

• Identifies, records and calls to the supervisor's attention, any problems relating to the product, process, and quality system.

• Initiates, recommends, or provides solutions through designated channels.

• Verifies the implementation of solutions.

• Controls further processing, or delivery of non-conforming product until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.

• Releases product to customers.

• Approves raw materials for production.

Additional Requirements

• Domestic travel required

• Excellent attention to detail

• Excellent verbal and written communication and analytical skills.

• Familiarity with science concepts, and is computer literate.


• High school diploma or GED required. Associates/BA/BS Degree in scientific field with 3+ years of experience preferred.

Company Description
The company is a worldwide provider of high performance, versatile, specified non-shrink cement and epoxy-based construction solutions for use in the industrial, infrastructure and marine markets. Our products include versatile precision, non-shrink grouts and structural repair products; highly chemical resistant coatings, patches and grouts; pile and column repair systems; concrete restoration and advanced vibration dampening products, waterproof coatings, adhesives and machinery foundation systems for rapid turnaround.

Shelton, CT


Mon, 15 May 2017 07:01:52 PDT