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Chemical Production Assistant

Company: Coburn Technologies, Inc.
Location: Boca Raton
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

The Production Assistant mixes raw materials and turns them into finished optical coating products. This position is based out of a small processing laboratory in Boca Raton, Florida. The Coating Production Assistant will mix raw materials under a recipe and guidance of the Coating Development Engineer to make lens coating products that are applied to eyeglass lenses via specialty machines used by lens manufacturers around the world. The Production Assistant will set up lab equipment, order chemical supplies, prepare chemical solutions, and assist in the conduct of tests, interpretation of data, compilation of results, preparation of reports, and presentation of conclusions.
Essential Functions:

  • Organize and maintain a highly effective laboratory and chemical production workspace.
  • Properly operate and maintain equipment in the processing area.
  • Maintain instruments in the laboratory to keep equipment operating; to troubleshoot breakdowns, and to perform preventive maintenance where necessary.
  • Inventory laboratory supplies, place replenishment orders, and maintain stock.
  • Maintain daily logs and equipment record books.
  • Perform quality checks such as defined by supervisor.
  • Operating a blending / batching process for coating products by following detailed procedures, measurements, and formulas.
  • Follow guidelines for proper disposal of all waste materials.
  • Comply with all OSHA Hazard Materials Procedures and follow all safety guidelines.
  • Complete appropriate paperwork as required.
  • Perform mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, and division.
  • Safely handle various chemicals used in the batching /mixing process.
  • Lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    Position Requirements:
    • High School Diploma or equivalent. Some technical training helpful, but not required.
    • A science background or some experience in a lab or industrial mixing is strongly preferred.
    • Able to read, write, and speak English and understand the same.
    • Good mathematical aptitude.
    • Highly dependable. Ability to work overtime when required.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Strong computer skills.
    • Excellent communication (written and verbal).
    • Chemical odor tolerance: Despite wearing protective gear, chemical odors will be present in the lab.
    • Ability to wear personal protective equipment.
    • Needs to be able to lift up to 40lbs at chest height (pouring chemicals).
      BenefitsCoburn Technologies, Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures and services computer-integrated optical lens processing systems and their related consumables and supplies. Our products are used in making prescription lenses, and then coating and shaping them to fit into eyeglass frames. For 60 years, we've supplied optical labs and eye doctors with products and services that have reinvented lens production methods with automation, machine intelligence, precision, and chemical coating technologies. We also offer a state-of-the-art line of ophthalmic diagnostic machines that doctors use to conduct eye examinations. At Coburn, we operate with integrity and other values in a culture built on serving our customers. Working hard, celebrating success and striving to win the hearts of our customers is what we do. Our headquarters are located in South Windsor, CT and our Sales and Service offices are found around the world.
      At Coburn Technologies we pride ourselves in wowing internal and external customers. We provide a fun and professional environment that encourages--employee development and engagement!----Coburn Technologies offers all employees an extensive benefits package that includes:--
      • Medical coverage through Cigna, choice of three HDHP*
      • HSA Company Contribution *on qualifying plans
      • Dental coverage through CIGNA DPPO Plan
      • Vision coverage through VSP
      • Company paid Long Term Disability through Anthem
      • Company paid Short Term Disability through Anthem
      • Company paid Group Term Life Insurance double employee's annual salary, company paid policy for spouse ($5000) and dependents ($2500) --
      • Optional extended coverage plans available through Anthem and Aflac
      • 401(k) auto enrolled at 6% with 50% company match on first 6% deferral, up to $1200 maximum per year.
      • Vacation based on years of service
      • 10 Paid Company Holidays
      • Employee Engagement events throughout the year --Full time employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for benefits the first of the month after their date of hire.--
        Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity:--Coburn Technologies, Inc. is proud to be an affirmative action - equal opportunity employer. The diversity of our very talented workforce reflects this commitment. We strive to employ persons of all races and ethnic groups, color, gender, sexual orientation, persons with disabilities and especially Veterans and Veterans with Disabilities who have served and sacrificed for our country. When applying to Coburn, please complete the voluntary affirmative action survey. While employment decisions are based solely on each applicant's credentials as they relate to the requirement of the job, we do appreciate your assistance in our diversity efforts and your questionnaire helps us in this regard.

Keywords: Coburn Technologies, Inc., Boca Raton , Chemical Production Assistant, Other , Boca Raton, Florida

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