Construction Specialist

at USG Corporation
Location Libertyville
Date Posted June 21, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Not Specified


A position within R&D which will be responsible for assisting lead scientists with testing & qualification of new chemistries, raw materials, and formulations. The position will report directly to the Laboratory Director and work with other scientists with expertise in formulating products for building materials industry. Formulated products include but are not limited to cement plasters, mortars, joint treatments, coatings, adhesives & sealants, textures, and reinforcing tapes & beads. The successful candidate will work with scientists/researchers to achieve lab goals.

Job Functions

  • Assist lead scientists in completion of testing, formulation development, data collection and data interpretation
  • Plan and safely conduct experiments to obtain the required information or data
  • Responsible for reporting of data, and written documentation of experiment activity and results, including data analysis
  • Ensure compliance to safety procedures and good housekeeping practices
  • Order general lab materials and supplies and perform routine maintenance of lab equipment, including calibrations
  • May, on occasion, be required to perform duties other than those specified in this description

Job Requirements:

Education and Qualifications

  • Associate degree with 10 years of experience using interior finishing solutions such as plasters, joint compounds, textures etc.
  • Trade knowledge is required for this position
  • Safe operation of laboratory equipment and power tools as needed to make, prepare, and test samples
  • Solid data interpretation and scientific reasoning skills
  • Clear and accurate written documentation as well as very good verbal communication skills
  • Ability to operate forklift and safely lift up to 50 lbs
  • Familiarity with safety, health, environmental guidelines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (e.g. MS Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Willingness and ability to travel to plants & customer locations, as necessary

EOE including disability/veteran

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