Nonwovens (NWI) Skilled Trades Technician

Employer
NC State University
Location
Raleigh, NC

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:

PG191025TM

Position Number:

06TOM1

Position Type:

Temporary

Essential Job Duties:

The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) at North Carolina State University is proactively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the full support of NC State, NWI is dedicating its meltblown and spunbond nonwoven making facilities and expertise to produce specially designed fabrics that can be delivered to U.S. manufacturers to assemble face masks.

https://news.ncsu.edu/2020/04/a-necessary-filter/

  • Maintenance, cleaning and sterilization of equipment and the laboratory.
  • Maintenance and ordering of inventory, and various record keeping functions.
  • Work as a cohesive team member and play an integral part in creating a positive work environment.
  • Requires bending, twisting, pulling and pushing. Because of the nature of the laboratory environment, one must be committed to performing the necessary tasks of the role with precision on a consistent basis.
  • Safely and skillfully operates vehicles and warehouse motorized equipment. Examples of operating vehicles and/or equipment may include but are not limited to: car, van, box truck, forklift, and scissor lift.
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Is Time Limited:

Yes

If Yes, Appointment Length:

Contingent upon COVID-19 developments and related public health restrictions, and the continued availability of funds

Job City & State:

Raleigh, North Carolina

Department:

The Nonwovens Institute

Classification Title:

Temporary-Skilled Trades

Working Title:

Nonwovens (NWI) Skilled Trades Technician

Work Schedule:

Hours will vary based on project/trial needs. During peak operations work hours may be up to 12 hours per day, 4 days per week. May include night shifts which are planned in advance.

Other Work/Responsibilities:

  • No loose clothing/jewelry and long hair tied back
  • 100%Cotton undershirt with Cotton/Cotton-poly blend shirt, and thick 100% cotton long pants (loose fitting), Closed toe shoes
  • Work attire shall be supplemented, as necessary, with the appropriate gloves and other PPE necessary for the tasks to be performed. Please reference PPE Assessment and Standard Operating Procedures with Lab Managers before beginning work. If you have questions, check with your supervisor to determine appropriate dress for your job.
  • PPE to be provided and worn:
    NWI Pilot Labs (TEX, CTI & Partners) – protective eyewear, safety shoes
  • Eye protection must conform to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Standard Z87.1-1989. Prescription safety glasses are required for employees who must routinely wear safety glasses in lieu of fitting safety glasses over their personal glasses. All safety glasses shall have side protection.
  • Steel-toed Boots (University provides up to $100 towards the cost)

Minimum Experience/Education:

  • Experience in, or knowledge of, manufacturing machine operation
  • Experience with Safe Work Practices

Department Required Skills:

  • The ability to lift and carry up to 60 pounds frequently, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Commitment to safety standards.
  • Ability to train/drive a forklift within first 30 days – training will be provided.
  • Ability to Identify and Properly use hand tools.
  • Working knowledge and skill in the use of laboratory equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of appropriate cleaning and sterilizing materials and techniques.
  • Ability to clean and maintain the laboratory and equipment according to written directions and procedures.
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion of all research.
  • Ability to listen to instructions, and ask the necessary questions to complete assigned tasks.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:

  • Ability to learn running a small scale fabrication/manufacturing facility including maintenance, set up, cleaning, machine operation, defect analysis, and laboratory tours as needed.
  • Previous industry experience with manufacturing
  • Operate a forklift
  • A working knowledge of nonwovens fabric characteristics and how machine process effects these characteristics.
  • Spunbond Process and Equipment
  • Meltblown Process and Equipment
  • Hydroentangling unit
  • Carding Unit
  • Wet spinning unit
  • Needle loom

Required License or Certification:

N/A

Valid NC Driver's License required?:

No

Commercial Driver's License Required?:

No

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$12.00/hr. to $20.00/hr., to vary based upon qualifications and experience

Job Open Date:

09/03/2020

Quick Link:

https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/135781

AA/EEO:

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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