R&D Laboratory Technician

Full Time
Andover, MA
Manufacturing & Warehouse

Website Shawsheen

Shawsheen seeks a professional R&D Lab Technician to join their team in Andover, MA (some travel to the facility in Lowell may be needed as well). The R&D Lab Technician will assist in producing lab samples and develop prototypes of new products and be instrumental in scaling them up to production.

If you are a highly motivated, self-starting individual who enjoys problem solving, this is the position for you.


  • Run and maintain R&D pilot equipment.
  • Produce lab samples and carry out testing of products.
  • Develop lab prototypes and advance them up to production standards.
  • Communicate with R&D Chemists regarding assigned projects.
  • Maintain data/information including charts and tables for communication of project results/details.
  • Provide technical input to develop new coating formulations, products and associated work instructions.
  • Set-up and disassemble of lab equipment.
  • Develop and create lab prototypes under Chemist instructions.
  • Provide cross-functional support to meet organizational goals and objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SALARY Shawsheen puts great value in the R&D Lab Technician position by offering a competitive salary commensurate with knowledge and experience.

BENEFITS Shawsheen offers an excellent benefits package, including:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) plan
  • Paid vacation


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • 1 – 3 years of related lab experience preferred. 
  • Experience in chemistry or polymer processing preferred. 
  • Comfortable and able to work safely in a laboratory environment.
  • Familiarity and ability to safely handle hazardous chemicals and carry out lab procedures.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours on occasion.

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​​About Shawsheen: Bradford Shawsheen Coating Technologies (BSCT) is the integration of Shawsheen Coating and Converting from Andover, MA., with Bradford Industries of Lowell, MA. Shawsheen Coating & Converting has earned the respect of its customers as a reliable provider and an innovative source for solving tough application problems using solvent and water-based adhesive formulations, including applications of custom adhesive formulations to textiles, papers, and tapes, as well as converting vinyl coated cloth into shoe binding materials. Learn more at bsct.us

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