R&D Lab Technician

Aurora, North Carolina, United States

Job Reference 1195926

Location Aurora, North Carolina, United States

Industry Process - Chemicals

Function Operations & Production

Job Type Contract

Date Added June 14, 2024

Airswift has been tasked by one of our major clients to find a R&D Lab Technician to work a 1-year contract with possible extension in Aurora, NC. 

This Laboratory Technician position is responsible for sample retrieving in the field, preparation of sampling, and reporting. In addition, with this being a start-up plant, the lab tech will be responsible for assisting in creation of the processes, SOPs and development of the lab.

This is a 12-hour shift rotating shift. Airswift will be happy to discuss further the rotation schedule for this opportunity. 


  • Perform lab activities, such as setting up lab equipment and preparing chemical solutions.
  • Conduct tests, interpret and analyze data, compile results, prepare reports, and present conclusions.
  • Must document every test results carefully. During the research and testing phases, need to accurately record all variables, such as chemical type, amount, compound components, chemical temperature and test duration.
  • Must also adhere to safety standards during laboratory testing, such as wearing protective clothing and taking additional precautions as needed.
  • Improve current formulations of products when needed.
  • Calibration of equipment
  • Ability to follow chemistry testing techniques
  • Practical hands-on attitude
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to comply with safety and quality regulations, including wearing and maintaining PPE
  • A desire to work with team members to improve processes and product quality 
  • Flexible approach to working 
  • Troubleshooting issues with Lab equipment and processes 
  • Calibration 


  • Chemistry degree is preferred or a related technical degree.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of testing experience within chemical lab setting.
  • Must have experience handling hazardous material. 
  • Must have industrial experience. This is an industrial site & will need to know how to adopt to the environment. 

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