Lab Tech – Packaging Design and Innovation

Duration:  7/24/2017  - 7/23/2018

Hours:  8am to 5:00 pm (mon-fri)

Pay Rate Range:  $15-25/hr

Benefits Offered:  Yes

Background Check Required

Currently seeking a Technician to join the Packaging Design & Innovation Department for a well know company in Richmond, VA.  This role requires a BS in biology or chemistry and will assist in the development and execution of printed packaging materials.   This role will be part of the Packaging Compliance Department. 

Specific accountabilities include:

  • Demonstrating effective collaboration with cross-functional groups and external suppliers to ensure the integrity and compliance of printed and non-printed packaging materials.
  • Working with team members to assist in analyzing and solving problems concerning packaging inks, coatings and materials. 
  • Monitoring projects and engage with stakeholders regarding project status and recommend course corrections as needed.  
  • Entering data into a database for inks and related packaging materials.
  • Auditing of data, incoming samples and reporting to ensure accuracy of collected and disseminated information.

Specific Skills

  • Qualifications include:
  • BS in a technical field with biology or chemistry preferred.
  • 1-3 years’ professional experience.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of Analytical Test Methods and Science Principles.
  • General knowledge of packaging and printing technologies would be desirable.
  • Strong verbal communication, interpersonal skills, project planning, and ability to influence others without authority.
  • Capability to work collaboratively with cross functional partners and suppliers to obtain and disseminate needed information.
  • Self-motivation and direction, ability to work with minimal supervision, high initiative and flexibility
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, databases (i.e., Filemaker Pro) and querying for relevant information.  Proficiency in SAP is preferred.