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R&D Lab Technician

Location: Windsor, CT, United States
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We have an exciting opportunity to join our R&D team. As a Lab Technician, your main responsibility will be to prepare and test custom designed samples and developmental products in accordance with MOC innovation, customer and/or market requirements. If you are someone who is flexible, adaptable, and enthusiastic about learning, we would be delighted to hear from you.    

About Mativ    

Mativ is the newly created company through the combination of SWM and Neenah. This is an exciting opportunity for both companies to come together and create a global leader in specialty materials and solutions with approximately $3B in sales generated through our complementary products, innovation capabilities, customers, and attractive end-markets. Together, there is potential to create significant value for our customers, shareholders, and, most importantly, our employees.  Mativ is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. The Company offers a wide range of critical components and engineered solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. With over 7,500 employees worldwide, we manufacture on four continents and generate sales in more than 100 countries. We offer a wide range of premium applications across diversified and growing end markets, from filtration to healthcare to sustainable packaging. Our broad portfolio of technologies combines polymers, fibers, and resins to optimize the performance of our customers’ products across multiple stages of the value chain. Our leading positions are a testament to our best-in-class global manufacturing, supply chain, and materials science capabilities. We drive innovation and enhance performance, finding potential in the impossible.    


The principal responsibility is to prepare and test custom designed samples and developmental products in accordance with MOC innovation, customer and/or market requirements.    


  • Prepare standard and custom designed product samples, obtaining raw materials from inventory, i.e. wet adhesives, release liners, solvents, special adhesives, etc.  Send samples of laboratory prepared potential new products to customers.
  • Perform standard and specialized tests, i.e. testing for peel adhesion, adhesive shear strength, tack, etc on Scapa and competitive materials.  Interprets test results and makes recommendations to supervisor.
  • Coordinate with other departments as necessary (operations, quality assurance, purchasing, warehouse, etc)
  • Train new lab personnel on lab procedures and test methods
  • Responsible for set up and operation of various pieces of testing equipment


Essential Skills / Experience / Qualifications:    

  • High Scholl diploma - Associates Degree in Chemistry or related field preferred
  • Proficient using MS Office
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Delivery to schedule and quality objectives.
  • The ability to work with key stakeholders - their feedback will be the primary measure
  • The ability to work with minimal supervision


Desirable Skills / Experience / Qualifications:    

  • Methodical, rigorous, persistent
  • Literate, numerate.
  • Highly organized, diligent, structured.


Work Environment / Physical Demands:    

Office environment.