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GCP Applied Technologies R&D Technician in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Description ** To conduct mortar and concrete tests in the lab and in the field necessary to examine the properties of new and existing concrete admixtures. Description: * Schedules equipment use and test time required to complete work assignments. * Under supervisor’s direction, performs work assignments according to established standard tests required for research, development, quality control and/or technical service. * Performs mortar, concrete and fiber reinforced concrete tests and procedures according to established ASTM and in house methods. * Participate in field tests * Uses high-school level mathematics and science to complete work assignments. * Prepares samples for laboratory evaluation and customer sampling. * Operates and maintains simple lab/pilot plant apparatus/equipment. * Recognizes deviation from usual testing or equipment operation and makes minor adjustments if appropriate and communicates the need for adjustments with supervisor and the equipment owners. * Orders supplies, tools and equipment. * Documents procedure, and records/compiles data and results in GCP laboratory notebook and computer. Skills & Competencies: * Familiar with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) * Makes simple mathematical calculations requiring some knowledge of chemical/engineering technology (basic statistical analysis such as average, standard deviation) * Good oral and written communication skills (English) * Operates and assists in maintenance of simple equipment * Ability to handle physically demanding tasks (e.g., lifting, field testing in concrete plants) * Ability to mix concrete and perform plastic concrete measurements Education & Experience: High School +3 years * Tech AA +0 years * ACI certified lab and field technician (optional)