Savant Inc. is a dynamic growing company located in Midland, Michigan. It was founded in 1969 as a consulting firm specializing in the development of advanced lubrication technology. Over the years, it has become a world-class independent testing laboratory and research center with an emphasis on standardized and custom-designed testing for all types of lubricants. Our customers include petroleum and additive producers, small and large blenders, original equipment manufacturers, and companies that are heavily dependent on lubricant performance, such as power plants, railroads, trucking fleets, governmental agencies, and the aerospace industry. Savant’s research and testing on its customers’ behalf has led to the solution of critical industry problems and the development of new approaches to measuring physical & chemical properties of lubricating oils. Savant is a member of The Savant Group of companies.
Lab Instrument Technician I, Savant Labs
Feb. 6, 2020
This position applies detailed knowledge of laboratory testing and instrument performance activities to determine chemical and physical characteristics of lubricants and petroleum related materials for such purposes as customer reporting, product or process quality control, product development and test method development.
up, operate, calibrate and maintain laboratory equipment /
instruments according to defined schedules and procedures supplied
from OEM. Includes use of references in analysis, control charts
and instrument logs.
assigned test ownership areas, lead efforts to implement and
maintain Quality System procedures such as writing standard
operating procedures and contribute to process improvements.
test results in line with method and SOP requirements using
standardized forms (electronic or paper), laboratory logbooks and/or
written reports as applicable. Highlight and document modifications
to standard testing or unusual observations / material behaviors.
lead or support approved modifications of instruments or testing
duties in a manner that complies with Savant Group safety and code
of conduct policies. Participate in Quality management program /
ISO initiatives and safety programs including process improvements,
procedure documentation and training.
as primary and back-up analyst on assigned testing where ISO
required training has been completed. Provide support as needed to
team members to ensure timely and accurate results delivery.
contribute to operational goals and scorecard metrics on a
safety and good housekeeping practices in the laboratory for
assigned test areas including timely clean-up of test areas and
apparatus, sample and reference fluid management, maintaining
adequate chemical / test material stock levels and following
documented safe operation procedures.
written procedures and reports when required. Document project
work in a laboratory notebook and internal reports. Participate in
the writing of external publications when necessary.
and work directly with management and work teams. Effectively
support external and internal customers through professional
to detail and accuracy
problem-solving and data analysis skills
verbal and written communication skills
strong work ethic with good
laboratory hands-on skills and ability to deliver in a fast-paced
to multi-task and prioritize activities efficiently
organization, facilitation, and project management skills
to foster good team dynamics and collaboration
- Minimum of an Associates degree in science.
- Experience in calibration and operation of instrumentation, sensors, and controls.
- Quality workmanship is essential as is the ability to recognize and troubleshoot problems.
- Exhibit good oral and written communication skills and professional demeanor.
- Show qualities of leadership and positive team contributions through work practices and by example.
How to Apply
Please reply with resume, references and salary history to:
The Savant Group
Attn: Human Resources
4800 James Savage Rd.
Midland, MI 48642