Technician -
R&D Lab

About The Company

Founded in 1964, our client develops and manufactures the most diverse product line of color concentrates, masterbatches, and pigment dispersions of any colorant company in the world. For fifty years, the company has maintained a commitment to meet or exceed the expectations of our customers and has expanded and diversified to develop innovative solutions for industries using colorant and additive functional materials.

Our client is a privately held company with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe, India, and sales offices in Asia. They provide manufacturing continuity designed to meet your specific needs on a timely basis. Privately held with a workforce of six hundred dedicated employees spread across North America, Europe, and Asia, they are committed to a leadership position in the global color industry and in the many markets that they serve.

Your Unique Role

As a Plastics Technician within the Thermoplastic Laboratory, you will be responsible for supporting the long-term research and development efforts for Additive and specialty colorant development work. You will conduct QC products using a variety of testing equipment and you will make decisions and suggestions regarding next steps in product disposition.


Additionally, you will:

  • Operate Injection Molding, Blow Molding, Film Extrusion Line, Single & Twin Screw Extruders, Pulverizes, Granulators, Drying Equipment, and other polymer processing equipment
  • Conduct a variety of plastics testing including thermal analysis, physical properties, barrier properties, color, and appearance
  • Conduct Raw Material evaluations on colorants, additives and polymers and use good judgment to determine if they are acceptable
  • Utilize color computer applications for quality control, formula predictions and corrections
  • Learn basic formulation techniques and color match to a balanced formula
  • Perform Bottle Failure Analysis Test for opaque blow molded bottles
  • Learn spectral curves and how to identify colorants

What Is In It For You?

  • Strong base salary package
  • Excellent benefits
  • 401K Company match
  • Very low turnover

Seeking a Candidate With:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma, with college chemistry and material science classes preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience in plastics (extrusion, injection molding, compounding, formulating, QC, manufacturing, etc.)
  • Understands the performance and process differences between various polymers and their additives
  • Understand Chemical Index numbers of colorants
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements of plastic materials and additives
  • Ability to understand and execute a test plan and drive a project through to completion
  • Must have good mechanical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure as well as within tight deadlines
  • Must be proficient at operating a variety of physical testing and light analytical equipment including spectrophotometers, melt flow apparatus, microscopes, micrometers, density, and various scales
  • Must be fluent in Excel, Word, X-Rite, Data Color, and other laboratory instrument software

Location Information

  • Monthgomery County, PA
  • A suburb of Philidelphia

Interested? Apply TODAY!

Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 3 files.
Please only upload .doc, .docx, and .pdf files.

Karen Sturgeon

Copyright © KLA Industries 2022

455 Delta Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45226