Laboratory Assistant – Houston, TX

Job Description

Why Work Here? “Family Oriented, Great Benefits, Unlimited Earning Potential”

About Vitracoat, Inc

Vitracoat has been manufacturing quality industrial coatings for over 75 years and powder coatings for over 30 years.

At the core of the Vitracoat brand is a trusted family-owned international leader of quality powder coatings. Throughout the years Vitracoat has expanded operations across multiple continents and is ranked amongst the top powder coating manufacturers in the world. We are a company of over 1000 employees, with production capacities exceeding 80 million pounds per year. Our powder coatings can be found in everything from everyday objects to aerospace and beyond. With our North American Headquarters in Elkhart, Indiana, and with offices across the western hemisphere we are available to offer the best service and delivery in the industry.

1.0 POSITION OBJECTIVE: The goal of this position is to provide administration support to the development laboratory and quality control department within the organization. Essential duties will include the distribution and maintenance of documentation and project flow to maintain an organized and essential part of our business.


  • Review, approve, or reject all pending LWRs in LWR Portal
  • Receives and log in LWR standards.
  • Prepare folders with LWR, customer’s standard, and any information pertinent to the LWR for Technicians
  • Update LWR Portal as needed with project progress.
  • Creates labels for panels, boxes, retain, and others as needed.
  • Responsible for preparing shipping boxes or items from the lab.
  • Email Sales when sample boxes are shipped along with the TDS & SDS as directed.
  • Maintain a log of laboratory supplies (panels, books, labels) and order them as needed.
  • Provide formulation to Lerma Accounting for costs as needed.
  • Work closely with Operations, Marketing, and Quality Control to update collateral literature.
  • Works with Complaint Leader as needed.
  • As needed, apply, and bake powder coatings.


  • No supervisory responsibilities for this position.
    This individual will be expected to work in a group environment under the supervision of the Lab Supervisor. He/she will be expected to use good judgment, and ethical decision-making abilities when reporting data.


  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodations.
  • Ability to operate machinery.
  • Able to lift 25 lbs.


  • No travel requirement for this position


  • High School diploma is a must.
  • Associate degree is preferred.
  • Organizational skills are essential.
  • Laboratory and coatings experience is a plus.
  • Spanish speaking is a plus.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • At a minimum Intermediate Microsoft Excel, and Word knowledge is required.


The employee must be able to communicate clearly with others and must be physically able to stand, walk, reach, climb or balance, and kneel. The employee must be able to occasionally lift or move up to approximately 25 pounds. Vision abilities required by this job include close and distant vision and color vision. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position functions.


 Houston, TX


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