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Lab Technician, Product Development - Seventh Generation



Administration, Product
Burlington, VT, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 4, 2023

Background & Purpose of the Job

The Product Development Laboratory Technician provides formulation support for the development of key household cleaning products. You will support product development related work streams for on time and in full delivery of regional innovation, renovation, quality improvement and cost optimization projects. This involves a combination of skill in the laboratory, creative problem-solving skills, and a passion to bring truly differentiated products to market.

What You’ll Do

  • Support the development of household cleaning products by preparing lab batches, conducting stability testing and measuring formula physical attributes

  • Conduct experiments utilizing standard test methods and maintain detailed records of laboratory experiments

  • Lead laboratory operations including maintaining clean lab space, ordering of lab supplies and raw materials, management of the chemical inventory and waste systems, calibration and servicing of lab equipment

  • Assist in the preparation and shipment of experimental prototypes

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • Associates or Bachelors Degree in chemistry, biology or related scientific field with 1-2 years experience in practical laboratory setting a plus

  • Ability to maintain a neat lab notebook, work cleanly and independently in the lab

  • Strong organizational, verbal and written skills with great attention to detail

  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines within specified time constraints

  • Passion for working in a values-based company

  • Commitment to personal development and professional growth

Working Conditions

  • ~75% laboratory / 25% office environment

  • Laboratory setting may require:

    • handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds

    • standing and/or walking for more than four (6) hours per day

    • daily activities that require repetitive motions

Pay: The pay range for this position is $53,400 - $80,200. Unilever takes into consideration a wide range of factors that are utilized in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, qualifications and education, and other business and organizational needs.

Bonus: This position is bonus eligible.

Long-Term Incentive (LTI): This position is LTI eligible.

Benefits: Unilever employees are eligible to participate in our benefits plan. Should the employee choose to participate, they can choose from a range of benefits to include, but is not limited to, health insurance (including prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage), retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, as well as access to numerous voluntary benefits. Any coverages for health insurance and retirement benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents.


Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.