Materials Analysis Laboratory Associate

Columbus, Ohio
Apr 26, 2019
May 26, 2019
Field of specialization
Analytical, Engineering, Materials
Work Function
Analyst, Laboratory, Manufacturing
Job Type
Full time

Materials Analysis Laboratory Associate

Hyperion Materials & Technologies is seeking a Materials Analysis Laboratory Associate to support manufacturing operations with reliable routine and non-routine analyses using advanced chemical, microstructural and mechanical tools.

Hyperion Materials & Technologies (“Hyperion”) is a privately held US multinational that is the leading manufacturer of hard and super hard materials.  With approximately 1,400 employees worldwide, Hyperion is a global provider of manufacturing products using cemented carbine, cubic boron nitride and synthetic diamond – high quality materials known for their hardness and toughness. The headquarters is in Columbus, Ohio.

Key Performance Areas

  • Responsibilities:  Develop, validate, and document new analytical procedures in accordance with 6 Sigma and ISO 9001 requirements.  Candidate must take personal ownership of manufacturing in-process measurements and actively contribute to method development.  This includes:
  • Support production with contaminant, particle size, surface area, and shape analyses.  Prepare samples, calibrate, operate analytical equipment such as ICP, SEM, PSD, and BET surface area. 
  • Prepare samples, analyze microstructures, measure mechanical properties of composite materials for supporting production and process development.  
  • Work independently for routine analyses by scheduling and cycle time reduction.
  • Maintain equipment procedures and calibration database meeting industrial standard requirements.
  • Develop new test and analytical methods to meet existing business and new product requirements.

Candidate Qualifications: 

  • BS in chemistry, chemical engineering, or material science.  0-3 years in an industrial testing environment;
  • Demonstrated analytical laboratory skills with a history of quick learning, technique development and accountability;
  • Energetic contributor to cross-functional teams demonstrating expertise through strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to schedule and deliver on multiple tasks;
  • Familiarity of statistical quality control tools.  Computer skills for automated data collection, office tools, and math skills for data reduction; and
  • A strong safety focus demonstrated in actions and safety record. 

 Position Requirements / Work Environment:

  • Work location is at the US headquarters in Worthington, OH (suburb of Columbus);
  • Core work hours are for the afternoon shift from 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m. with schedule flexibility and subject to extended hours (including some weekends);
  • Ability to walk (up-to 30% of work day) and stand in laboratory and chemical environments for extended periods;
  • Ability to sit for extensive periods at PC and/or other Analytical Instruments to conduct work which requires reading, typing, writing;
  • Ability to move safely throughout lab and plant and wear personal protective gear as required.