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R&D Intern

The Research & Development Intern is a lab-based position and will work within the department on the optimization and innovative development of roofing & waterproofing products and solutions.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
·       Accomplish assigned daily tasks and communicate findings to supervisor.
·       Apply liquid and rolled good finished products for laboratory studies.
·       Create, cut and test samples for basic physical properties.
·       Evaluate samples using an Instron tensile testing unit.
·       Maintain neat and accurate records of all experimental data.
·       Conduct all work in full compliance with company HS&E regulations.
·       Contribute to the raw material qualification approval process.
·       Maintain desk and work environment in a neat condition.
·       Support Quality Assurance laboratory, as needed.
·       Other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:
·       Actively in pursuit of a 4 year college degree in chemistry, biology, or polymer science.
·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
·       Good computer skills, be action/results oriented, pay close attention to detail and demonstrate strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
Working Conditions and/or Physical Demands:
·       Schedule will be flexible, based on class schedule, and can be up to 40 hours per week during school breaks.
·       Ability to work in laboratory environment, including related chemicals and equipment.
·       Must be able to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
·       Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.
Reports to the Senior Chemist.