R&D Lab Technician is responsible for preparing, testing, and analyzing materials utilized in road construction and preventative maintenance. The R&D Lab Tech will perform laboratory experiments and assist the research and development (R&D) technical staff with new product development, optimization, commercialization, and technical support through conducting appropriate laboratory testing.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct routine material preparation and testing of bituminous materials per written AASHTO, ASTM and/or Blacklidge procedures
  • Learn and execute research test procedures
  • Assist with developing standard operating procedures (SOPs) for new research test procedures
  • Participate in research meetings
  • Set up and calibrate testing equipment
  • Record inspections
  • Verify and analyze test data
  • Produce standard detailed data reporting as needed (graphs, charts, etc.)
  • Accurately maintain inventory tracking of materials used for routine testing
  • Keep lab clean, neat and orderly (ready for inspection at any time)
  • Understand customers’ needs and requirements
  • Assist with plant implementation and support


  • High attention to detail
  • Have a result-driven approach
  • Display effective time management and planning skills
  • Must be able to meet all safety requirements and applicable safety policies
  • Have a professional appearance and speak in a professional manner
  • Must possess computer skills (Microsoft Office, Outlook, etc.)


  • Associate Degree or higher in related field preferred
  • Laboratory R&D or technician experience preferred
  • Must be willing to work weekend/overtime when required
  • Communicate with management effectively
  • Relocation to Mississippi Gulf Coast area

Only committed and qualified individuals should apply. If this description matches you, let’s get started on your new and rewarding career

All applicants will be administered a pre-employment drug screen and background check. All job offers are contingent upon passing the pre-employment drug screen and pre-employment background check. Blacklidge also randomly tests employees for illegal substances.

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