Encapsys Laboratory Technician - 3rd Shift

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Date: Jun 19, 2022

Location: Portage, WI, US, 53901

Company: Milliken and Company

At Milliken, our work begins behind the scenes often taking shape in a lab. The molecules and materials we create are transforming lives and experiences around the world. We're a global leader with over 155 years of expertise in research, design and manufacturing specializing in the textile, chemical, healthcare, and flooring industries. 

Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, our eight thousand associates across 46 locations are a diverse global team of scientists, engineers, manufacturers, designers, thinkers, and problem solvers. People who come to work every day with curious minds and an unwavering commitment to delivering sustainable solutions for our customers and communitiesNamed to the World’s Most Ethical Companies list by Ethisphere Institute for 15 consecutive years, we rally behind a common purpose: to positively impact the world for generations.





The Lab Technician position is responsible for the sample collection and testing, and data recording activities for finished goods and raw materials to ensure customer requirements are met.  The role works closely with Process Leads and Process Operators to communicate issues and aids in resolving issues. This position is on 3rd shift, which is Monday-Friday 11:30 p.m. - 7:30 a.m., located in Portage, WI.



  • Products meet quality specifications prior receiving and/or shipment.
  • In process quality check and balance to ensure product meets key point specifications.
  • Properly maintain lab equipment.
  • Work overtime to cover vacancies/vacations and meet Customer requirements, including weekends.
  • Personal safety of self and other while conducting work tasks.
  • Cross train to other processes and positions for business continuity and flexibility.
  • Notify supervisors and other personnel of production problems, and assist in identifying and correcting these problems.
  • Record inspection or test data, such as weights, temperatures, grades, or moisture content, and quantities inspected or graded.
  • Analyze test data and make computations as necessary to determine test results.
  • Collect samples from tanks per production schedule for testing.
  • Read dials and meters to verify that equipment is functioning at specified levels.
  • Clean, maintain, repair, and calibrate measuring instruments and test equipment.
  • Compute defect percentages or averages, using formulas and calculators, and prepare reports of inspection or test findings.
  • Attend all plant meetings and complete all trainings on time.
  • Maintain 5S standards.
  • Ability to occasionally push, pull and carry up to 60 pounds.



  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) with coursework completed in general chemistry.
  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Customer Orientated – Ability to meet or exceed customers’ needs while following company.
  • 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.


The successful candidate will have strengths in the following:

  • Experience in a laboratory environment preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft software applications helpful. Keyboarding proficiency and general computer knowledge/experience preferred.



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.