Lead Sample Prep Technician

Date: Sep 23, 2022

Location: Wartburg – Tennessee, US, 37887

Company: Heraeus

Lead Sample Prep Technician
Location Wartburg – Tennessee
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development, and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a market-leading, family-owned, global company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of around 16,200 employees brings forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare and renewable energy to e-mobility, high-tech, and telecommunications.


The primary responsibility of this position is to lead all fine sampling activities, according to Wartburg SOP and industry standards including daily calibration, weight verification, inspection, and documentation associated with all laboratory activities and equipment. To successfully work alongside production management, customer service and onsite customer representatives to produce quality results.


Your Role and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with Lab Supervisor regarding daily capacities and priorities; assigns subsequent tasks to lab technicians as directed. 
  • Work efficiently to assure on time delivery of sample to internal or outside lab to support customer service and on-time settlement efforts; Communicate effectively with lab and production management to achieve best results.
  • Oversees maintenance of daily verification log of lab balances, scales and XRF equipment.
  • Performs all XRF, LOD, LOI in-process and final testing; to support production and execute customer specific sampling plan and practice good documentation practice in data entry. 
  • Display good time management in coordinating all processing being overseen by a Customer Representative within the Sample Preparation Department; effectively communicate with Representative and Lab Supervisor, assuring customer satisfaction while maintaining HPM standard protocol. 
  • Responsible for compliance to the described material processing plan, to meet the needs of Production Management, for every material lot processed through the Sample Preparation Department.
  • Assures completion of Daily throughput log to include all low grade, high grade and R&D samples that are processed through the fine sampling lab to assist with KPI tracking.



What is required for this role:

  • Firm commitment to the HPM Guiding Principles of accountability, customer focus, continuous improvement, clear language, diversity, responsibility and respect
  • High energy and robust work ethic
  • Well-organized and self-directed 
  • An articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization 
  • Basic math skills
  • Computer-literate
  • Basic data entry skills
  • Visual and mechanical inspection skills

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville