Northwest Cosmetic Labs

Stability Technician

Employment Status: Full-Time/Regular
Reports To: R&D Formulation Manager
Location: Idaho Falls
Shift(s): Day

Job Summary:

Testing and reporting on glass stability and package compatibility testing.

Duties and Responsibilites:

  • Tests glass stability and package compatibility samples to standard and specification, records test results and observations with a high degree of accuracy and legibility.
  • Communicates deviations via email to R&D, Quality, Project Managers and Sales Representatives thoroughly and accurately.
  • Use of general lab equipment (viscometer, pH meter, incubators) to perform testing.
  • Maintain stability and compatibility master schedule.
  • Prepare interim and final reports on stability and compatibility testing.
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation without posing a direct threat to the individual or others.
  • Must cross-train in other quality related roles including QC lab technician and Microbiology lab technician.
  • Records equipment temperatures and calibrates and maintains equipment as specified.
  • Orders and inventories laboratory supplies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed.
  • Performs clerical tasks in the stability laboratory as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Lab/QC/R&D experience.
  • Flexibility and ability to handle multiple tasks in a short amount of time.
  • Writes legibly.
  • Performs basic mathematical calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages).
  • Performs work using good organizational and time management skills.
  • Performs work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Effectively communicates by written and/or verbal means.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word, and Email necessary as these are used daily by the technician.
  • Works with minimum supervision.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Performs tasks requiring manual dexterity and use of tools and equipment parts.
  • Climb stairs.

Equipment Operated:

  • Laboratory equipment including, but not limited to:
  • pH Meter
  • FTIR
  • Incubators
  • Viscometer
  • Personal computer
  • Environmental Chambers
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Why Northwest Cosmetic Labs?

Northwest Cosmetic Labs offers a competitive benefits package to all of its full-time employees. Some of the excellent benefits include paid time off, paid holidays, bereavement, 401k options, health benefits, bonuses, company-sponsored family events, competitive pay, and much more.


Northwest Cosmetic Labs (NCL) was founded in 1995 in a small, rented office located near Channing Way in Idaho Falls. NCL, in its 21 years of business, has become a powerhouse in the cosmetic manufacturing arena, working with some of today's top prestigious cosmetic brands. NCL is known for their unique process that brings a concept to customers. This process, dubbed the Cosmovation Process™, infuses innovation into every step, helping to successfully bring cosmetics into the hands of the customer.


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Northwest Cosmetic Labs

200 Technology Drive

Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401

P: 208.522.6723

Email: hr@trustncl.com