Research and Development Technician

Fairmount Santrol Published: June 15, 2017
Ottawa, IL
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Research and Development Technician

 Fairmount Santrol has an immediate opening for a Research and Development Technician at the Innovation Center in Ottawa, Illinois.


  • Conduct work in a safe and effective manner
  • Perform lab testing to characterize material properties
  • Liaison with customers, sales, and operations
  • Calibrate test equipment and prepare testing standards
  • Interpret data and report result
  • General problem solving
  • Exhibit excellent communication and organization
  • Manage time effectively
  • Maintain laboratory facility
  • Manage and track samples from incoming/received, through testing, to long term storage


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, and/or Engineering field required
  • Industrial laboratory experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of all Microsoft Office systems
  • Lifting capability of 50 pounds
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Self-motivated, hands on individual with keen interest in quickly learning and applying new skills who can follow written/verbal instruction and meet deadlines with minimal supervision

Full-time position with competitive compensation, medical and dental benefit package, 401(k), Retirement Savings Plan, Wellness Incentive Program and Safety Bonus Program.

Apply online, or email EOE Fairmount Santrol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. Veteran.

Fairmount Santrol has a strong commitment to sustainable development and environmental stewardship.  We strive to conduct our business in a way that respects and supports environmental and social issues while also building prosperity for our many stakeholders. 

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