The Research and Development Technician will be fully responsible for planning, data collection/analysis, and reporting of their assigned research initiatives. The R & D Technician will be expected to follow proper procedures; perform accurate computations and prepare daily reports and data sheets. The R & D Technician requires a hands-on, team-based approach and will answer directly to the R&D Manager.
Accurately and efficiently prepare samples based on formulations and instructions provided by R&D Chemists and management.
Assure that bulk batches, finished products, and raw materials meet the Bell Labs established sample specifications and quality standards and that sample documents are saved properly.
Maintain and organize the Lab cabinets for product standards and bulk retains.
Perform calculations to determine proper mixture proportions for trial batching.
Perform routine tests on products such as measuring pH, specific gravity, viscosity, as well as sensory testing of color, odor, appearance and texture.
Support R & D team members as defined by R &D Manager.
Work upon multiple development topics and projects as required.
Maintain comprehensive and accurate records of all work in formats required.
Maintain a clean laboratory environment and equipment.
Communicate research issues and concerns immediately with all relevant personnel to achieve timely and effective results.
Assist in all activities related to product development-fill samples, prepare sample for stability testing, perform routine testing.
Working knowledge of laboratory equipment set-up and operation, common laboratory techniques and safe chemical handling
Knowledge of formulation skills and technical knowledge
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
High level of initiative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Ability to work cross-functionally & at all levels within the organization including senior leadership
Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and manage deadlines accordingly.
Communicate effectively and professionally with clients and vendors
Displays sense of urgency and initiative with creativity and flexibility
Exceptional attention to detail and high level of accuracy & organization
Ability to work as part of a team and excel independently in fast-paced environment
Ability to adapt quickly to changing policies and procedures
Proficient with Microsoft Office
Required Education and Experience
Associates degree in Chemistry, Biology or related sciences
2 or more years in product development
Preferred Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering or related sciences
3 – 5 years of experience in working for personal care contract manufacturer
Experience and understanding of FDA regulations and cGMP’s
Bell International Laboratories provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.