Lab Technician

Hoffmaster Group Inc., 255 Spring St, Clintonville, Wisconsin, United States of America Req #196
Friday, January 19, 2024
Hoffmaster Group Inc, is an industry leader producing the most complete line of specialty disposable tabletop products for over 75 years. Hoffmaster competes in three distinct business segments – Foodservice, Consumer, and E-Commerce. Our products can be found in thousands of retailers, restaurants, hotels, and more. As a customer centric company, we strive to deliver innovative solutions to both our customers and the ultimate end users of our products. This Innovation is a key part of what we do here at Hoffmaster, and we continue to drive the industry forward by investing in our employees and state-of-the-art technology..

Primary Purpose of the Role 

To strategically support and advance Hoffmaster’s Innovation Lab capabilities and expertise while supporting product development and research initiatives.

Essential Job Duties

  • Ability to work safely, following all rules, all the time, in the collection of materials and finished products.
  • Adherence to all Plant and Company-wide Good Manufacturing Practices as well as SQF requirements.
  • Closely follow technical test procedures and record accurate, timely results.
  • Lead development of new and innovative test methods.
  • Set up new and maintain all existing lab equipment calibrations and maintenance.
  • Own and facilitate the accuracy of corporate test method documentation and training.
  • Assist Marketing Team in methods for benchmarking current and new product metrics.
  • Manage Test and Sample request portal for all Hoffmaster labs.
  • Track and report laboratory time and spending for requests and trial work.
  • Assist with analytical analysis of trial data, supporting product development initiatives.
  • Communicate test results to the appropriate audience based on findings.
  • Compile product reports and offer suggestions for improving products and/or preventing defects.
  • Lead advanced material investigations and troubleshooting efforts.
  • Communicate effectively with Plant Engineers, Quality, Operations and Corporate Product Development.
  • Interface with, learn, and communicate effectively with outside testing companies.
  • Responsible for inventory and ordering of testing supplies within the Innovation Center.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Good Verbal and Written Communication skills to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Advanced comprehension of technical documentation – Test methods, Patent Literature, etc.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Smartsheet, Minitab.
  • Scanning Electron Microscope knowledge preferred.
  • Preferred Bachelors Degree in Science or Technical Field 
  • Minimum 2 years experience working in a laboratory setting 



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At Hoffmaster, we believe every person deserves to feel successful. That’s why we provide a total rewards package designed to support our employee’s success –at work, at home, and in life. This includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurances, Student loan and Tuition assistance, physical and mental wellness programs, Paid vacation and holidays, Employee Assistance Program, and more!

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement: To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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  • Job Family Manufacturing
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Hoffmaster Group Inc., 255 Spring St, Clintonville, Wisconsin, United States of America