Lab Specialist

Job title: Lab Specialist
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York City, NY
Remote: No
Reference: 403406
Contact name: Nora Gillern
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Our client is a well-known multi-brand beauty company that is seeking a new Lab Specialist to join their team!

Lab Specialist Job Summary:

The primary focus of this position is to manage the package testing and other validation activities of all Brand products as related to Packaging.

Lab Specialist Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

• Lead measurement and validation testing for all of brand’s packaging products, utilizing internal Home Office (GIC – Global Innovation Center in Japan) protocols and methods

• Assist with the organization and maintenance of the laboratory

• Work in a team environment with other lab personnel to develop best practices

• Test packaging samples to help validate products and to ensure compliance to internal specifications

• Utilize organizational skills to accurately record data and observations, identify potential root causes of any issues, record the final test results, summarize and issue a final report to the requestor

• Work with the internal formulation team (AIC), external Contract Manufacturing (CM) partners, as well as brand teams (when required) to communicate test results

• Help to maintain the packaging test database or other data management system

• Perform duties in a safe and organized manner. Assist in maintaining the cleanliness and safety practices in the Packaging Lab

• Initiating testing within 48 hours of receipt of all information and samples

• Issue final summary reports within 5 business days following completion of any testing

• Yearly objectives as assigned

• Placing purchase orders in the current P.O. system (e.g. MAPICS and / or SAP)

• Ordering components from the warehouse, ADC or from external suppliers

• Ordering formula from the warehouse, CMs or AIC team

Qualifications & Competencies:

• Bachelor or Associates Degree in an Engineering curriculum (or similar degree) and / or experience in a factory or laboratory is desired

• Must be able to perform basic math calculations (e.g. adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing)

• Must have good communication skills and be able to write basic summary reports

• Experience in a laboratory environment is a plus

• Must be able to use Microsoft Outlook or similar e-mail system

• Basic level proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Adobe Acrobat is a plus

• Experience using laboratory measurement and test equipment (weigh scales, force gauge, torque gauge, calipers, etc.) is a plus

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