Dyno Nobel Research & Development Technician in Lehi, Utah

Research & Development Technician

Location: US - UT - Lehi

Job Code: 30004980

# of Openings: 1

Job Brief

Provide quality process data as well as properly made products for testing; provide safety-related evaluations and provide proper maintenance of process equipment and facilities

Who We Are

Dyno Nobel is a global leader in the commercial explosives industry. We provide innovative blasting solutions and quality explosives products throughout North America, Australia and selected customers in the Asia Pacific.

Join us in everything that’s great about Dyno Nobel: OUR culture, OUR values, OUR commitment to safety and most importantly our PEOPLE. This combination makes Dyno Nobel a terrific place to work.

Dyno Nobel is a subsidiary of Australian based Incitec Pivot Limited. IPL's 4500 employees also manufacture and market industrial chemicals and fertilizer products & services to customers around the world.

What You’ll Do

Reporting to theLehi Pilot Plant Supervisor, you will be the expert in providing quality process data as well as properly made products for testing; providing safety-related evaluations, and providing proper maintenance of process equipment and facilities to support external customers as administered and communicated by R&D Management. You will be part of a dynamic who manages the proper maintenance of process equipment and facilities. Other duties will include:

  • Supplying plants, customers and project team leaders with the necessary information to provide customers with explosives products safely, efficiently and in a timely manner.

  • Perform routine and non-routine operations related to making explosive and explosive precursor products as part of developing, improving or troubleshooting products and/or processes.

  • Providing new and improved products, technology or processes within the Company’s objectives by participating in scientific experiments which are critical to corporate product and process developments.

  • Demonstrating and encouraging a disciplined approach to compliance in all elements of the Company's policies, processes, and procedures.

  • Contributing to the research efforts of the Company as directed by the Pilot Plant supervisor, R&D management and various project team leaders.

  • Operate, maintain and repair all process equipment and typical industrial power sources.

  • Collect and record process data.

  • Perform physical characterizations and other scientific testing and development related to projects to support research and production activities in accordance with business objectives.

  • Consult with R&D scientists, engineering staff and field personnel, and perform testing as required to resolve technical issues and field problems.

  • Coordinate safety aspects of the pilot plant operations.

  • Coordinate safety aspects of the pilot plant operations.

  • Determine best process method to use in making test product for testing.

What We’re Looking For:

  • HS grad or equivalent required. Additional education related to mechanical, electrical or industrial processing is preferred; other disciplines /experience closely related to industrial chemical processing will be considered.

  • A minimum of 2 years industrial, chemical process or related process equipment experience is preferred.

  • Knowledge of basic chemistry, particularly energetic materials

  • Comprehension of chemical hazards.

  • Ability to operate, troubleshoot and repair a variety of power sources and motors or drive systems used in industrial operations, as well as mechanical systems, and other chemical conveyance systems, vehicles or other types of mobile equipment

  • Intermediate skill level utilizing computer software (MS Office and Lotus Notes applications). Ability to learn and adapt to proprietary software utilized with process controllers.

  • Must satisfy the requirements for a "possessor of explosives" as defined by the Bureau of Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

  • Must satisfy the requirements for a commercial driver’s license (CDL) with Hazmat endorsement

  • Positive attitude, friendly demeanor, and team player

What We Offer:

  • Vacation time + 10 paid holidays + a couple of PTO days

  • Full health benefits including employer HSA contributions + dental plan with an orthodontic option, wellness coaching available

  • Up to a 4% 401k match PLUS additional company contribution from 1% to 5% based on years of service

  • Generous tuition reimbursement program

  • Friendly and supportive coworkers

Zero Harm for Everyone Everywhere

Value People – Respect, Recognize & Reward

Think Customer. Everyone. Every day

Treat the Business as our Own

Care for the Community & our Environment

Challenge & Improve the Status Quo

Deliver on our Promises

Dyno Nobel is an equal employment opportunity employer and will give all qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.