Sherwin-Williams Company Quality Assurance Lab Technician in Holland, Michigan

WELCOME TO SHERWIN-WILLIAMSSherwin-Williams is the largest paints and coatings company in the world. With $15.8 billion in sales, more than 4,100 stores, and 140 manufacturing and distribution centers worldwide. Our 60,000 employees across the globe are diverse, innovative and passionate. With a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities, Sherwin-Williams is a great place to launch and grow a career. Find yours and join us today.This position is responsible for testing production batches according to specific written testing methods and identifying issues of both in-spec and out-of-spec data. The technician will interpret results and historical data to ensure the product meets or exceeds the customers' requirements for quality, as well as provide instructions to production personnel regarding adjustments to batches as needed. The technician will be involved in the efficient operation of the lab, general housekeeping, ensuring a safe work environment and will independently perform tasks as outlined by her/her supervisor/manager.Major tasks include:* Batch approval. Assures that all tests are completed and results meet all specifications before going to the next production process.* Enter all batches' data into the electronic batch records system.* Generate appropriate paperwork as needed per the customer specifications.* Gather and send customer samples as required.* Follows all standard technical procedures and exercises good judgment and initiatives. Able to accomplish assigned work with little supervision.* If necessary, follows appropriate raw material test methods and may file related paperwork. Gather, stock and manage product retain area.* Utilizes appropriate computer systems to ensure effective testing of products.* Determines disposition of non-compliant finished goods, such as first case/last case.* Places non-conforming material on hold as needed.* Supports the ISO Management Systems and Safety Systems.* Maintains inventory of lab supplies, stocks them when received, and requests them when we are low.* May be required to work a different shift to cover for vacations, overtime, call-ins, etc.* Maintains Lab housekeeping and cleans all test equipment.* Any other duty requested by their supervisor.* Must adhere to all safety requirements of job.* Identify and communicate product issues to other departments as needed.* Review batch slip for completeness and accuracy.Additional duties include:* Create, maintain and update standard operating procedures for Quality Department to meet ISO requirements (where applicable).* May assist in training of other lab techs as needed.Basic Qualifications:* Must be at least 18 years of age* Must have a high school diploma or GED* Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship now or in the future for employment visa status* Must have the ability to see color with or without reasonable accommodation* Must be willing to work overtime with or without reasonable accommodation* Must have access to reliable transportationOther Qualifications:* Previous laboratory experience (both work experience and college laboratory course work is acceptable) is preferred* Previous experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred* Previous experience with Microsoft Access and/or Microsoft Excel is preferred* An Associates or Bachelors degree in Chemistry or a related field is preferredWho we are -At Sherwin-Williams, we're proud of the company we keep - our family of loyal employees. To learn about our comp