Research & Development Technician I

<strong>At Behr Paint, we strive to have all employees bring their best selves and their unique perspectives every day. We are a tight-knit family of fun, friendly, integrity focused individuals who work together in exciting and challenging ways to build and maintain our award-winning, industry-leading products and services, and to positively impact our customers and the communities in which we live and work.</strong>

Santa Ana, California

Behr Paint Company

<p><strong><em>Founded in 1947, Behr Paint Company is one of the largest manufacturers of paints, primers, decorative finishes, stains, surface preparation and application products for do-it-yourselfers and professionals in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Santa Ana, Calif.-based company and maker of the BEHR&reg;, KILZ&reg;, WHIZZ&reg; and E&amp;J&reg; brands is dedicated to meeting the project needs of DIYers, professionals, architects and designers with an unwavering commitment to quality, innovation and value.&nbsp;Behr Paint Company is a subsidiary of Masco Corporation.</em></strong></p>

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Full time

Overview: Prepare, test and compare experimental samples. Provide and maintain accurate data and records for raw material evaluations, new product projects and product improvement projects. Working safely is part of our culture and is a condition of employment.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Follow basic lab safety guidelines and regulations</li> <li>Take direction from supervisor and complete assignments in a timely manner</li> <li>Prepare samples using laboratory dispersion and blending equipment</li> <li>Conduct standard tests following Standard Test Procedures including, but not limited to, viscosity, ICI, gloss, tint strength, density, pH, and scrub tests</li> <li>Record and report test results</li> <li>Report problems associated with test equipment or test processes</li> <li>Clean and maintain test equipment, and work area</li> <li>Perform basic laboratory maintenance including, but not limited to, pourback, stocking lab supply, adhesion panel preparation, clean-up</li> <li>Alert supervisors to low levels of raw materials or supplies for projects</li> <li><span class="WOM2">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Maintain</span> regular communication with supervisor</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p dir="LTR"><strong>EXPERIENCE/ EDUCATION</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="LTR">Educational attainment equivalent to high school graduation</li> </ul> <p dir="DEFAULT">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="LTR"><strong>KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS/ ABILITIES</strong></p> <ul> <li>Knowledge of basic lab skills</li> <li>Knowledge of MS Office Suites and/or software applications related to job functions</li> <li>Knowledge of lab safety guidelines and regulations</li> <li>Ability to understand and follow defined testing methods and accurately complete test records</li> <li>Communication, filing and some computer skills are required</li> </ul>