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Actalent R&d Lab Technician in Billerica, Massachusetts


Lab Technician to operate under the direction of our Lab Director and Product Development Chemists The successful candidate will provide sample preparation and testing support to the R&D functions. Primary job activities consist of: sample mixing and preparation, physical and performance testing of adhesive and coating samples, testing of raw materials and finished goods, recording and retention of test data in proper locations and other duties as assigned by supervisor.·

Support new product development through preparation and testing of liquid and cured samples, under instructions of Development Chemists or Technical Director.

· Operates instruments including: Mixers, Viscometers, FTIR Spectrometer, Shore Hardness Gages, Hegman Gage, DSC, TGA, Instron Tensile Tester and other equipment as required.

· Maintain proper records of all samples prepared and tested.

· Conducting required tests on scale up batches of new products manufactured in the plant.

· Assist in investigation and resolution of customer complaints when requested.

· Record formula information and test results in laboratory notebook.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Degree or relevant coursework in Science/Chemistry perferred but will consider candidates with relevant laboratory experience.

· Previous experience in the coatings or adhesives industry highly favored.

· Ability to read and follow procedures, technical work instructions etc. within an ISO 9001 environment.

· Experience with computer programs used in laboratory (Microsoft Word, Excel etc.)

Work Environment: This is a 1st shift role M-F

Experience Level:

Intermediate Level

About Actalent

Actalent is a global leader in engineering and sciences services and talent solutions. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts who drive scale, innovation and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please email ( for other accommodation options.