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Kelly Services Formulation Lab Technician in indianapolis, Indiana

Kelly is hiring a Formulation Lab Technician for one of our clients in Indianapolis, IN.

  • Hours 8am - 5pm M-F

  • Assignment will go into 2023 as there is a lot of work to complete. Always the possibility for conversion

  • Pay: $23/hr


• Product Science and Research & Development Team - develops products for farmers globally.

• This is not an Analytical role, but more of the preparation/mixing of products before they are sent for Analysis.

• Excellent training program in place and will get experience on several different instruments.

• Recent grad with interest in Chemistry, Undergrad lab experience, Organic Chemistry

• Not looking for genetic or entomology experience - but for Chemistry, Biology and Physics

• Chemical Lab experience; Chemical Engineers with lab experience, Analytical Chemists (but must be aware this isn't analytical role).

Job Description: Crop Protection Product Design and Process (CP PD&P) :

The incumbent will provide technical support in the Formulations Development laboratory through hands-on experimentation and problem-solving for research problems that are well defined.

Key Responsibilities:

Provides technical support to the formulation development scientists through the preparation of formulation samples and testing of formulation samples for physical properties.

• Prepares formulation samples with minimum supervision using standard processing equipment such as bead mills, high shear mixers, air jet mills, blenders etc.

• Independently evaluates formulation samples for physical / chemical properties and is proficient in the use of laboratory instruments such as laser diffraction particle size analyzers, rheometers, density meters, pH meters etc.

• Maintains laboratory equipment and instruments in good working order.

• Reports, discusses and provides solutions for any issues related to the Lab equipment.

• Prepares formulation samples for field trials.

• Keeps the raw materials inventory updated, ensures samples are labeled in compliance with EH&S requirements and disposes of materials with expired shelf-life.

• Maintains laboratory notebook and accurately documents all experiments and results.

• Communicates project status in a timely fashion and immediately raises any issues to the project owner.

• Maintains a high housekeeping standard in the laboratory.

• Supports sample shipping in the importation and exportation of experimental samples and raw materials.

• Understands and follows appropriate EH&S standards, policies and procedures applicable to their job. Leads by example in the area of safety behaviors by promoting safe work habits.

Required Qualifications

• No prior experience required, but technical experience in academia or industry is a plus

• Capable of taking action and resolving issues independently. Performs duties with minimal supervision, actively demonstrates accountability by providing recommendations and or thorough analysis of options for issues/solutions.

• Proficient in tools used within the work process.


• Chemistry Technical Degree mandatory.

• B.Sc. degree is desired.


• Typically: Chemistry, Biology, Physics


You should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

Why Kelly ® Science & Clinical?

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire industry experts just like you. Our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the world’s most critical challenges. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills, interests, and career goals—it’s the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background and education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get your expertise noticed.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kelly’s Human Resource Knowledge Center. Kelly complies with the requirements of California’s state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.