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Lab Technician, Formulation and Packaging

Racine, Wisconsin Job ID 18714 Apply

As the Lab Technician, Formulation and Packaging you will execute a variety of tests to develop and validate new formulations and new product packages to meet the rapidly expanding repellents business for SC Johnson. You will be hands-on in the laboratory creating and testing formulas and packages.

You will have the opportunity to participate as part of a cross-functional team including Chemists, Packaging Engineers and Project Managers.   This role will support both Packaging and Chemistry professionals, and candidate must be willing / able to switch between roles

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct experiments utilizing standardized test methods

  • Operate laboratory test equipment in both a Packaging and Chemistry laboratory.  

  • Maintain concise and accurate records of laboratory experiments and other documentation to assure RD&E, Legal, and Corporate Compliance.

  • Keep Engineers and Scientists well informed of project status and results of laboratory investigations

  • Support development and testing of SCJ products, analysis and interpretation of results / data and electronic database management.

  • Monitor stability testing, including first production run stabilities, and maintain records thoroughly and concisely compliant with good laboratory practices

  • Prepare samples and track documentation for stability, micro-challenge, toxicological, clinical, and performance testing.

  • Prepare and test samples for shipping test, dispensing, top load and drop testing

 Other Responsibilities:

  • Conduct performance testing rationale to support claims

  • Create pilot batches as necessary

  • Follow general lab safety guidelines and maintain a clean, orderly work area

  • Prepare and/or coordinate preparation of sales samples as needed for photography, trade shows, etc.

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Associate degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Mechanical Engineering or other related science and a minimum of 2 years of experience in a laboratory setting OR high school diploma and a minimum of 4 years of experience in a laboratory setting.

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate accurately and concisely.

  • Ability to write reports and recommendations based on experimental results.

  • Basic understanding of experimental error and laboratory safety.  

  • Must be able to evaluate visual criteria accurately and consistently against a standard scale.

  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail. Good initiative and strong sense of urgency.

  • Proficient computer skills; Strong Excel skills

  • Understanding of the functional properties, proper use, and the environmental impact of ingredients

  • Possess an understanding of regulatory processes, i.e., EPA registrations; experience

  • Design of Experiments or Statistical analysis skills

  • Scientific curiosity and the ability to solve technical problems related to packaging, formulation and manufacturing

Job Requirements:

  • Full time

  • 0- 5% travel

  • Ability to lift 10 – 40 pounds

  • This position is not eligible for remote work

At SC Johnson, we strive to create a positive, inclusive and unique workplace. We strongly believe SCJ people are able to achieve their best when they can collaborate and work together in person.

The policy of the Company is to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender identity, gender expression, disability, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in any active or reserve component of the U.S. or state military forces, genetic history or information or any other category protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.


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