The Process Development (PcD) Technician II is responsible for hands on preparation of developmental emissions control catalysts for mobile and/or stationary source applications as called out in a program plan with the guidance of the Process Development Supervisor or other technicians. Work consists of utilizing plant equipment to batch and coat prototype samples on a lab scale up through pilot scale.
- Operates all process equipment and laboratory apparatus for catalyst preparation and experimental studies in a safe and clean manner.
- Utilizes mixing and coating equipment to prepare prototype samples with support from supervisor or other technicians meeting all quality requirements and submits finished samples for all relevant testing.
- Effectively collaborates with other departments such as scientists, maintenance, analytical services, quality control, and engineering to overcome processing obstacles and complete prototype sample preparation within expected timings.
- Maintains clear and accurate records of catalyst preparation and experimental data using appropriate documentation.
- Begins to familiarize self with rationale for prototype requests through review of relevant documentation and interactions with technical staff.
- Performs standard calculations required to prepare 0.5 liter through 80-gallon sample batches.
- Completes monthly responsibilities such as inventory, 5S activities, and monthly report.
- Actively participates in continuous improvement projects seeking to improve processes and procedures to ensure best practices.
- Develops effective work relationships within PcD and with other groups and works to build a network of resources to aid in troubleshooting.
- Develops the ability to problem solve and adapt procedures, techniques, tools, and equipment with guidance from engineers and lead technicians in order to complete required sample preparation.
- Comply with all federal, state, and local environmental, health, and safety regulations and requirements.
- Comply with company policies.
- Other duties as assigned or required.
Are you the ideal candidate?
- Must have one of the following:
- Bachelor's Degree (Degree in Chemistry or Applied Science Preferred).
- Associates Degree (or equivalent college coursework) or Advanced Training Certificate in related field with 0 - 2+ years of related experience.
- High School Diploma with 4+ years of related experience; or any equivalent relevant combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
- Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
- Strong working knowledge of MS Office applications.
- Knowledge of general chemistry and strong math skills desired.
- Comfortable using and working around power tools and equipment.
- Capable of routinely lifting up to 35lbs from floor to bench height and occasionally manipulating 50lb loads at or below waist level.
- Capable of standing or sitting for extended periods and able to crouch, kneel or otherwise reposition oneself while inspecting and maintaining product or equipment.
- Capable of being fitted with a full-face respirator.