Formulation Lab Technician

Indianapolis, Indiana
Formulation Lab Technician
Indianapolis, IN

Formulation Lab Technician will provide technical support in the formulations development laboratory through hands-on experimentation.

Formulation Lab Technician Responsibilities:
  • Provides technical support to the formulation development scientists through the preparation of formulation samples and testing of formulation samples for physical properties
  • Prepares formulation samples with minimum supervision using standard processing equipment such as bead mills, high shear mixers, air jet mills, blenders etc.
  • Independently evaluates formulation samples for physical properties and is proficient in the use of laboratory instruments such as laser diffraction particle size analyzers, rheometers, density meters, pH meters etc.
  • Responsible for daily records review and maintenance, follow up and fulfill customer documentation request.
  • Maintains laboratory equipment and instruments in good working order. Reports and discusses for any issues related to the Lab equipment.
  • Ensures samples are labeled in compliance with EH&S requirements.
  • Maintains laboratory notebook and accurately documents all experiments and results.
  • Document results of experiments verbally as well in reports.
  • Communicates project status in a timely fashion and immediately raises any issues to the project owner.
  • Maintains a high housekeeping standard in the laboratory.
  • Understands and follows appropriate EH&S standards, policies and procedures applicable to their job. Leads by example in the area of safety behaviors by promoting safe work habits.
Formulation Lab Technician Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree in Chemistry Preferred, or alternatively Chemical Engineering, Biology, or Physics. Recent Masters graduates accepted
  • No prior formulation experience required, but technical experience in academia or industry is a plus.
  • Proficient in tools used within the work process such Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint) is helpful.
  • Capable of taking action and resolving issues independently is a plus.
  • Performs duties with minimal supervision, actively demonstrates accountability by providing recommendations and/or thorough analysis of options for issues/solutions.


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