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Laboratory Technician

Who We Are

Sandream Specialties is a value-added distributor and light manufacturer of specialty materials to the personal care and cosmetics industry.  With over 1000 products and 15 years in the business, Sandream is a highly regarded brand in the industry. Learn more here:


About the Role

As a member of our R&D team, reporting to the Technical Director, you will prepare and implement pigment lab test programs to ensure compliance with company’s quality requirements as compared to standards.


What You Will be Doing

  • Prioritizes and manages multiple samples tests daily from varying sources.  Approximately 30-50 tests per week.
  • Executes test plans for each product in different mediums (based on the product and intended usage) to demonstrate that it meets all significant product specifications/requirements as compared to standards.
  • Documents progress throughout process as well as final test results.
  • Works with Technical Director to obtain approval of final test results.
  • Communicates with Samples, Supply Chain and Customer Service departments regarding status of testing and outcomes.
  • Plans for materials inventory in lab to support testing.
  • Prepares and cleans laboratory equipment.
  • In bulk, prepares materials/containers necessary in advance of testing to expedite testing time.
  • Keeps lab and workspace clean.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.


What We’re Looking For

  • BA/BS preferred. A background in Chemistry is a definite plus.
  • 2 – 4 years related experience or equivalent.
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Very detailed oriented
  • Multitasking skills to manage priorities and workflow and meet deadlines
  • Sound judgement with the ability to make timely decisions and thrive in an environment with changing priorities.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Well-organized with a project management mindset
  • Proficient on Spectrophotometer and other lab equipment necessary to perform testing
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the basic principles and practices of lab testing – preferably in chemical colorants


Your Competencies

  • Quality–Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity–Strives to increase productivity; Works efficiently
  • Planning/Organizing–Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources.
  • Safety and Security–Observes safety and security procedures; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Initiative–Volunteers readily; Takes independent actions; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.


Our Work Environment

  • Working in the lab requires frequent standing
  • You will occasionally be required to lift items up to 50 pounds
  • We work with powdered pigments throughout the day


Sandream Specialties team members receive paid vacations and holidays, participate in a comprehensive benefits program and a matching 401k plan.


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