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Lab Technician - Metallurgy

Company: Rebuilders Automotive Supply
Location: Coventry
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

Rebuilders Automotive Supply (RAS) is a privately held, family owned, environmentally friendly and service-conscious company serving the automotive aftermarket industry for over 48 years. The RAS team supports three strategic business units: Cores, Catalytic Converters (CAT) and Recall with locations in Coventry, RI and Tampa, Fl. We proudly boast being green since 1972.
RAS is expanding its lab capabilities! Be part of a growing division using the latest technology in a unique way!
The Lab Technician supporting our Catalytic Converter (CAT) Lab is responsible to perform final sample preparation for ICP and XRF testing of catalytic converter substrates in a manufacturing setting including all related equipment, supplies, and materials maintenance. Additionally, the position will record the results and complete the dispositioning of completed samples. The position works closely with the Lab Manager and our operations staff to ensure materials controls and timeliness of lab production.
In addition to the below responsibilities this role will perform tasks and activities to support the set-up of the new lab.

Prepare sample queue for instrumentation lab through acid digestion and fusion methodologies
Execute testing queue and coordinate materials.
Compile lab results and issue completed worksheets for final review.
Maintain sample integrity.
Perform various daily laboratory maintenance duties including lab waste disposal, glassware & pipette calibration, reagent inventories, etc.
Follow written procedures - working towards continuous improvement.
Maintain, calibrate, and run equipment and analytical instruments (i.e. ICP-OES, handheld and tabletop XRF, analytical balances and pan scales, variable micro pipettes, moisture analyzers, fusion ovens, LECO Combustion Instrumentation
Ensure work areas are clean and organized.
Track and disposition completed sample inventory.
Participate in project work.

In addition to the requirements below, successful candidates will have a a track record of reliable attendance, initiative and a positive attitude!

High School diploma or equivalent; Associates degree in chemistry or related, helpful
Minimum three years in a related Lab Technician role with experience in wet chemistry techniques, chemical analysis, and data interpretation
Knowledge of metallurgy or precious metals extraction helpful
Familiar with serial dilution practices to prepare standards, mobile phases, and reagents
Experience in the operation, calibration, and maintenance of analytical instruments (ICP-OES, XRF and Combustion Methodologies)
Experience in an industrial lab environment; high level of awareness of safety protocols and best practices
Demonstrated ability to learn and perform new lab specific analytical methods.
Familiar with quality system of controls for laboratories to ensure the uniformity, consistency, reliability, reproducibility, quality, and integrity of processes.
Proficient IT system knowledge: Excel (data entry, data analysis, report generation) Lab Management system experience preferred.


Attention to detail: ability to pay close attention to details and follow precise procedures to ensure accurate results
Analytical and problem-solving skills: ability to analyze data and identify any anomalies; strong problem-solving skills to troubleshoot and find solutions to any problems that arise.
Organizational skills: responsible for managing multiple experiments simultaneously; ability to track all the details, including samples, chemicals, and instruments.
Communication skills: ability to communicate effectively with team, both verbally and in writing

RAS offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

Medical, Dental and Vision
FSA and HRA (Health Reimbursement Account)
Life and AD+D
Voluntary supplemental insurance (Life, AD+D, LTD, and Critical Illness)
PTO and Paid Holiday's
401k w/match
Tuition Reimbursement

This is a non-exempt, hourly position. Pay range $18.00/hr - $27.00/hr
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm

Must be able to pass a post offer background check.


Keywords: Rebuilders Automotive Supply, Warwick , Lab Technician - Metallurgy, Healthcare , Coventry, Rhode Island

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