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Date: Jun 18, 2021

Location: Gainesville, FL, US

Company: Milliken and Company

Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Milliken & Company is a global, innovative, industrial diversified manufacturing company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, the company works around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make our world more sustainable. Milliken has long led the way for "knowledge-based" investment, employing over 100 PhDs, and has accumulated over 2,200 U.S. patents – and more than 5,000 patents worldwide. Milliken is widely acknowledged as an international leader in research technology, innovation, and customer service. With over 35 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France, China, India, Mexico, and Australia, and other sales and service operations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, Milliken's more than 7,000 associates work to deliver innovations that do good for the world, create new experiences, and build for the future.

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SUMMARY:
This position is located at the Milliken SiVance site in Gainesville, Florida. The Quality Control Laboratory Technician facilitates the timely and accurate analysis of samples submitted to the Quality Control Laboratory and actively responds to the needs of internal customers. Shifts are typically 8- or 12-hours in duration, rotate through nights and weekends, and require working holidays on occasion.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1.    Analyze samples from multiple departments using a variety of analytical instrumentation and 
disciplines including, but not limited to:
     a.    Gas chromatography
     b.    GC-MS
     c.    Liquid chromatography
     d.    Ion chromatography
     e.    FTIR
     f.     NMR
     g.    X-ray fluorescence
     h.    Automated and manual titration
     i.     Automated and manual viscosity
     j.     Automated and manual flashpoint
     k.    Karl Fischer moisture analysis
     l.     Wet chemistry
2.    Accurately document results of analyses in the current ERP.
3.    Analyze problems using critical thinking skills.
4.    Complete assigned instrument maintenance and calibrations, solution standardizations, 
consumables inventory, and other assigned tasks in an efficient and timely manner.
5.    Participate in the performance of method validations, Gage R&R’s, measurement systems 
analysis, correlation and matching studies, and other required studies.
6.    Initiate quality notifications when required and participate in the investigation process for 
quality-related failures of finished goods.
7.    Develop basic familiarity with the manufacturing process for standard products and a 
rudimentary understanding of the chemistry associated with each.
8.    Actively participate in the training and development of new associates.
9.    Complete other tasks as assigned by Quality Control management and/or supervision.
10.  SAFETY – Adhere to all plant safety policies and compliance regulations.  Actively participate 
in the safety process through completing of safety audits, participating in safety projects, 
identifying Site Hazards and contributing to safety improvements, and being an attending member of 
a safety team.  Complete annual safety training as required.
     a.    Insure team safety audits are completed and all action items are promptly addressed.
     b.    Insure associates have the adequate training necessary to safely perform their job.
     c.    Enforce safety rules and continuously improve housekeeping.
     d.    Lead incident investigations for near-miss and incidents on shift and document appropriately 
            in database. Follow up on all safety investigations and action items.
     e.    Promote safety as a core behavior and lead by example.
     f.     Encourage team member’s participation in safety processes.
11.  QUALITY – Become familiar with, understand and comply with Milliken Quality Policy, Standard 
Operating Procedure(s) (SOPs), relevant ISO 9000 standards and Company Policies that are applicable 
to this position.
12.  HAZARDOUS WASTE HANDLING - All associates who handle hazardous waste shall be given an 
overview of the regulations and company policies regarding the management of hazardous waste.  The 
hazardous waste handlers shall receive detailed instruction on the proper handling, collecting, 
labeling, and transporting of hazardous waste as outlined in RCRA and OSHA regulations.  
Instructions shall also include whom to notify in case of a spill and proper  procedures for spill 
response.  Educational requirements include the ability to understand and carry out oral and 
written instructions.  Instructions on handling hazardous waste shall come from the hazardous waste 
manager or appropriate designee.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:
- High school diploma or equivalent and completed a college-level chemistry course minimum

- 2 or 4 year degree (Physical Science) preferred

- Previous lab experience required

- Laboratory experience in analytical instrumentation (GC, HPLE, IR, etc.) preferred

- Ability to work rotating shifts, including weekends and holidays.

 

 

Milliken & Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.