Lab Technician

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R & D


Neenah Paper is growing and has a newly created Lab Technician position in our Pittsfield, MA location. The Lab-Technician is responsible for the preparation of various product development samples, reports, performing a variety of tests and recording results.


  • Maintains sample department; prepares, product and literature packages and ships in sheet form (8 ½” X 11”) and/or roll form as requested by customers
  • Create hand sheets for internal development efforts and/or customer samples
  • Perform requested testing of hand sheets
  • Ensure accurate recording and reporting of all data and information applicable to development efforts
  • Coordinate and ensure timely completion and follow-up on all outsourcing of tests
  • Proper maintenance of all lab chemicals, ensuring accurate labeling and shelf life
  • Maintenance and updating of Material Safety Data Sheets notebook and communications to appropriate personnel regarding revisions
  • Ensure any new materials entering the lab have been approved by the R & D Manager and Safety & Environmental Manager
  • Provide support to other R & D team members as defined by line manager


  • Associates degree in chemistry, polymer science or engineering.
  • Knowledge of Nonwovens product properties/processes and quality system documentation
  • Knowledge of safe handling and storage of chemicals, binders, and fibers
  • Knowledge of manufacturing and converting operations, product testing, laboratory equipment maintenance and calibrations
  • Knowledge of Nonwovens product performance, instrumentation and testing equipment
  • Knowledge of computer systems, software applications and reporting requirements
  • Knowledge of raw materials, personnel planning and scheduling
  • Knowledge of OSHA, ISO 9001, customer and internal requirements as they relate to product development efforts
  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability managing projects independently and meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability generating ideas and solutions for improving processes and or products
  • Ability to assimilate and disseminate technical information in timely manner
  • Knowledge of organizational management structure within the context of product development efforts
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to follow written and verbal instructions, as well as the ability to work as a team member
  • Excellent record keeping skills and attention to detail


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