Encapsys Lab Technician - 3rd Shift

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Date: Nov 25, 2023

Location: Portage, WI, US, 53901

Company: Milliken and Company

Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for its customers and communities. Drawing on thousands of patents and a portfolio with applications across the textile, flooring, chemical and healthcare businesses, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to positively impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at Milliken.com and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.


The Lab Technician position is a critical component in the success of our business. Working out of our newly renovated laboratory, the position is responsible for the analytical testing and releasing of in-process samples, finished goods and raw materials while ensuring GMP compliance and adherence to all applicable safety and quality policies. The role works closely with other departments to communicate and resolve issues proactively. Opportunities for advancement are encouraged and are driven by the desire to learn and the ability to acquire technical and soft skills alike.



  • Responsible for performing HPLC, GC, CEM, DSC, pH, Particle Size, Viscosity and other tests and instruments in accordance with applicable SOP and Test Methods, on a day-to-day basis.
  • Place non-conforming or out-of-specification materials on hold and initiate the investigation process.
  • Analyze test data and make computations as necessary to determine test results.
  • Collect samples from tanks per production schedule for testing.
  • Clean, maintain, repair, and calibrate laboratory instruments.
  • Aseptically collect samples to support environmental monitoring and analytical and microbiological testing of raw materials and finished products.
  • Record analysis results as work is conducted and maintain documentation as required following GDP and GMP requirements.
  • Review GMP records and documentation (e.g., raw material certificates of analysis) and verify the work of other QC laboratory staff to ensure compliance with GMP and client requirements.
  • Notify supervisors and other personnel of production specification deviations, and assist in identifying and assist in corrective actions.
  • Assist in method transfers and validations.
  • Work overtime to cover vacancies/vacations and meet Customer requirements, including occasional weekends.
  • Personal safety of self and other while conducting work tasks.
  • Cross train to other processes and positions for business continuity and flexibility.
  • Attend all plant meetings and complete all trainings on time.
  • Participate and lead in 5S/Lean process improvement projects.
  • Ability to occasionally push, pull and carry up to 50 pounds.



  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) with coursework completed in general chemistry.
  • Team – Thrives working in collaborative team based environments.
  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for their actions.
  • Customer Orientated – Ability to meet or exceed customers’ needs while following company policies.
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to all details of a project or task and the ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Tactful - Ability to show consideration for and maintain good relations with others.
  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
  • Flexibility – Ability to work through change while maintaining a positive attitude.



  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in a natural science and prior experience working in a GMP compliant QC/analytical laboratory or 2-4 years of experience in a GMP compliant QC laboratory.
  • Fundamental laboratory skills (weighing, pipetting, dilution, titration, quantitative transfer, etc.).
  • Theoretical knowledge in the areas of chemistry, chromatography, and instrumental analysis necessary to identify and troubleshoot problems as they arise.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Software Products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
  • The ability to read and correctly interpret technical documents such as SOPs, certificates of analysis, specifications, Safety Data Sheets, instrument user manuals, and government regulations.


Milliken is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, including but not limited to lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran or military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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