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Lab Technician II EIMEA

Lüneburg, Germany;

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H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals across all industries throughout the world.  While our products are virtually invisible, they play a vital role in ensuring the quality of modern life and we are committed to connecting what matters to solve some of the world's biggest adhesion challenges.

INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH

We at H.B. Fuller embrace a shared set of beliefs and competencies that direct the way we operate and express our fundamental principals about how we will achieve success. We strive to hire talent that demonstrates our beliefs and our competencies.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Lab Technician II position supports research and development activities focused on strategic business markets based on reactive hot melt technology. This function reports to a laboratory Senior Scientist or Section Leader position.

This position is located in Lüneburg, Germany.

PRIMARY DUTIES

This individual will be responsible for preparing sample quantities of reactive hot melt adhesive to facilitate R&D and customer opportunities. Primary duties include preparing, packaging and conducting sample characterization for products in the HB Fuller reactive hot melt product line.  

This is a hands-on laboratory and pilot plant position. Responsibilities would include securing raw materials, preparing samples, measuring physical properties, testing performance properties, running technical center equipment and keeping the pilot sampling area in proper working condition. In addition, a Technician I/II in the pilot sampling area must manage the inventory of raw materials, standard substrates and finished products.

In general the Technician I/II at HB Fuller must be able to perform complex, simultaneous laboratory tasks and procedures accurately and in a timely fashion. He / She must demonstrate ability to communicate well with fellow employees as well as suppliers and must have the ability to take a problem in its most basic form and reach a satisfactory conclusion with little supervision. They must possess the ability to be flexible and to quickly reprioritize and organize daily work based on changing business needs.

The Technician I/II shall fulfill responsibilities as required by the Quality System, Safety, and SOP’s for the site, laboratory and technical center.

Minimum Requirements

Completed education as either Chemical Technician or Chemical Laboratory Assistant with at least 1 year of professional experience in the chemical industry.  

Ability to perform complex laboratory and pilot plant tasks accurately and expeditiously with little supervision.   

EMPLOYEE ATTRIBUTES
Responsive to Change: Adapts quickly to changing circumstances, must be flexible and be able to juggle many activities at once.
Individually Accountable for Results: Willingly assumes ownership for activities to facilitate forward movement. Takes pride in the quality of work performed.
Model Collaboration and Commitment: Focuses on team success before individual success.
Focus on Customers: Creates an experience for customers - delights customers by providing exceptional value and service.
Demonstrates Operational Excellence: Stays on task and follows directions/ SOP’s. May look for new and better ways to get things done. 
Demonstrates effective Self-Management: Completes tasks with minimal supervision. Values guidance while assuming responsibility for own development.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in working within the field of polyurethane based products
  • Experience in characterization test procedures within the adhesives laboratory environment
  • Experience in working in a production atmosphere and maintaining the work environment
  • Knowledge of quality systems and troubleshooting methodology
  • Ability to support the composition of customer ready presentations
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

  • A controlled laboratory/ technical center atmosphere

For additional information on H.B. Fuller or to apply on-line go to: http://www.hbfuller.com/

To all recruitment agencies: H.B. Fuller does not accept agency resumes unless directly engaged by Human Resources. Please do not forward any resumes to Human Resources or any employees. H.B. Fuller is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

At H.B. Fuller, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal employment opportunity. We subscribe to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) policy of employing and promoting individuals based on their merits, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship status, or any other protected classification.

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