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Quality Lab Intern

Broad Function and Purpose of Position: The Quality Lab Intern role will involve performing routine standard quality testing protocols for batch production in a chemical factory. Also they will work on special project design of experiments to improve first pass yield, upper and lower tolerance specification testing, and rework plans. They will perform simple statistical analysis of data and make suggestions on how to improve processes. Work is performed under the direction of the Lead QC Technician and reports to the Quality Manager. The position will be located in Marion, Ohio.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Obtain samples of raw materials, work-in-process and finished products and test for a variety of characteristics including color, moisture, expansion, viscosity, pH, weight, flow, set time, etc. to insure product quality is within approved specifications.
  • Evaluate test data and recommend adjustments to work-in-process batches; may stop production based on test results.
  • Record data, maintain records, and prepare reports noting test results within or deviations from, existing standards and specifications; release products or prepare non-conforming documents for management action; maintain logs as required.
  • Enter data into computer and prepare statistical reports, graphs; analyze and trend data.
  • Use scales, calipers, titrators, spectrometers, ovens and other equipment in the performance of work activities; calibrate, or verify calibration, of equipment; maintain equipment in good working order.
  • Maintain quality standards, records and files in conformance with Sika quality standards; compiles, stores and retrieves production data.
  • Retain test samples for the shelf life of products and in accordance with company policy.
  • May maintain production batch records and enter data into computer.
  • Maintain safe and clean work environment in accordance with Sika standards.
  • Perform other work and special projects as required by manager.


  • Education: Currently enrolled in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program at the university level.
  • Self-motivated and results driven.

Special Requirements/Competencies:

  • Creative problem solver
  • Must have mathematical aptitude.
  • Must be accurate and precise in operating testing equipment and reporting results.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must be flexible to work different hour if necessary for special projects.
  • Must have effective interpersonal skills: excellent oral and written communications; strong organizational skills