Sr. Laboratory Technician

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Radnor, PA, United States

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Sr. Laboratory Technician


Carpinteria, CA 

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Job Description:

Avantor is seeking a dedicated Sr. Laboratory Technician to optimize our Nusil team, delivering results against some of the most complex business and technology initiatives.

This role will be a full-time position based out of our Carpinteria, CA office. You will have the opportunity to perform laboratory tests, experiments, analyses, prepare and weigh samples for testing and analysis, conduct tests, assays, and other protocols under the direction of a scientist!

What we’re looking for: 

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent degree.
  • Experience: 2-5 years related experience and/or training desired.
  • Additional Qualifications: 
  • General lab experience in a manufacturing setting preferred.
  • Understanding of product formulations and basic silicone chemistry desired.
  • Work with a high level of confidentiality and attention to detail.
  • Ability to understand, communicate and give complex oral and/or written instructions and follow standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs).

How you will thrive and create an impact: 

  • Ensure all laboratory equipment and work areas are clean, sterile, and in proper working order. May be responsible for calibration of instruments.
  • Design and execute experimental plans and calculations associated with basic and advanced test methods.

  • Be knowledgeable of equipment operation, materials formulation, systems use, and lab / pilot processes.

  • Set up advanced laboratory equipment and instrumentation required for experimentation, testing, or process evaluations.

  • Devise experimental plans that are reviewed by senior technical associates prior to execution.

  • Execute experimental work designed by others, making relevant observations & recommendations, enabling the reproduction of results.

  • Maintain functional / practical knowledge of products, intermediates, and raw materials.

  • Check and make adjustments to work methods to solve problems.

  • Document and retain necessary documentation in Agile.

  • Identify & propose/recommend changes to process or formulation based upon comparison of performance to CTQs and previously observed solutions.

  • Identify appropriate testing to properly characterize a material relative to CTQs using existing TMs.

  • Recognize abnormal conditions & results, bringing observations to the attention of project lead(s) in a timely fashion.

  • Assist project lead on development activities and implementing changes to processes, formulations and products.

  • Draft and/or edit new product procedures, providing to project lead for review and routing.

  • Proactively communicate and address technical and timeline challenges in projects.

  • Appropriately update project plans, documenting project progress and communicating with leadership.

  • Provide guidance, coaching, and training to others as needed.

Why Avantor?

Dare to go further in your career. Join our global team of 14,000+ associates whose passion for discovery and determination to overcome challenges relentlessly advances life-changing science.  

The work we do changes people’s lives for the better. It brings new patient treatments and therapies to market, giving a cancer survivor the chance to walk his daughter down the aisle. It enables medical devices that help a little boy hear his mom’s voice for the first time. Outcomes such as these create unlimited opportunities for you to contribute your talents, learn new skills and grow your career at Avantor.  

We are committed to helping you on this journey through our diverse, equitable and inclusive culture which includes learning experiences to support your career growth and success. At Avantor, dare to go further and see how the impact of your contributions set science in motion to create a better world. Apply today! 

Pay Transparency:

The expected pre-tax pay for this position is

$45,100.00 - $75,100.00

Actual pay may differ depending on relevant factors such as prior experience and geographic location.