Color Lab Manager

Gastonia, NC, 28016, United States

Posted on 06/10/2019

Position Details




Manufacturing & Dist / Chemical


Manufacturing / Production

Job Level:

Standard Management (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)


Associate's Degree

Reference ID:


Lab Manager needed for a plastics liquid color concentrate manufacturer!


  • Develop new products and formulate color matches / compositions in sheet & profile extrusion, wire & cable, and packaging.
  • Perform quality assurance tests on thermoplastic color and additive concentrates.
  • Work with manufacturing on the processing required to meet product specifications.
  • Maintain lab processing and test equipment.
  • Complaint investigation, resolution and implementation of corrective actions.
  • Collect and analyze data on production quality, raw materials and suppliers.
  • Manage multiple projects and adjust to changing priorities, daily activities and deadlines.

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Two year degree in chemistry, plastics or plastic industry experience
  • Ability to operate lab scale 2 roll mills, extruders, injection molders and other plastics processing equipment
  • Proficiency in Math, computers (Word, Excel, Access) as well as verbal/written communication skills.
  • Normal color vision
  • Experience with profile and sheet extrusion applications and development of products.
  • Working understanding of polymer, pigment and additive materials and properties including:
    • Types of Plastic Processing- i.e. extrusion, molding etc.
    • Plastic Testing techniques including ash, specific gravity, melt flow, DSC,TGA,
    • Statistical techniques i.e. sampling, charting