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Department: 183501 - Nonwovens Institute
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Essential Job Duties:
The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) at North Carolina State University is proactively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the full support of NC State, NWI is dedicating its meltblown and spunbond nonwoven making facilities and expertise to produce specially designed fabrics that can be delivered to U.S. manufacturers to assemble face masks.
Maintenance, cleaning and sterilization of equipment and the laboratory.
Maintenance and ordering of inventory, and various record keeping functions.
Work as a cohesive team member and play an integral part in creating a positive work environment.
Requires bending, twisting, pulling and pushing. Because of the nature of the laboratory environment, one must be committed to performing the necessary tasks of the role with precision on a consistent basis.
Safely and skillfully operates vehicles and warehouse motorized equipment. Examples of operating vehicles and/or equipment may include but are not limited to: car, van, box truck, forklift, and scissor lift.
Other duties may be assigned as needed.
No loose clothing/jewelry and long hair tied back
100%Cotton undershirt with Cotton/Cotton-poly blend shirt, and thick 100% cotton long pants (loose fitting), Closed toe shoes
Work attire shall be supplemented, as necessary, with the appropriate gloves and other PPE necessary for the tasks to be performed. Please reference PPE Assessment and Standard Operating Procedures with Lab Managers before beginning work. If you have questions, check with your supervisor to determine appropriate dress for your job.
PPE to be provided and worn: NWI Pilot Labs (TEX, CTI & Partners) – protective eyewear, safety shoes
Eye protection must conform to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Standard Z87.1-1989. Prescription safety glasses are required for employees who must routinely wear safety glasses in lieu of fitting safety glasses over their personal glasses. All safety glasses shall have side protection.
Steel-toed Boots (University provides up to $100 towards the cost)
The ability to lift and carry up to 60 pounds frequently, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Good communication skills.
Commitment to safety standards.
Ability to train/drive a forklift within first 30 days – training will be provided.
Ability to Identify and Properly use hand tools.
Working knowledge and skill in the use of laboratory equipment.
Basic knowledge of appropriate cleaning and sterilizing materials and techniques.
Ability to clean and maintain the laboratory and equipment according to written directions and procedures.
Maintain confidentiality and discretion of all research.
Ability to listen to instructions, and ask the necessary questions to complete assigned tasks.
Ability to learn running a small scale fabrication/manufacturing facility including maintenance, set up, cleaning, machine operation, defect analysis, and laboratory tours as needed.
Previous industry experience with manufacturing
Operate a forklift
A working knowledge of nonwovens fabric characteristics and how machine process effects these characteristics.
Spunbond Process and Equipment
Meltblown Process and Equipment
Wet spinning unit
Required license or certification:
Position Number: 18VMP1
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