• Research Technician

    Job Location US-MA-Dalton
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/31/2018 9:43 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Crane Currency is a fully integrated supplier of banknotes for more than 50 central banks from all over the world, as well as a pioneer in advanced micro-optics technology. We're proud to have just been named "Banknote and Currency Services Provider of the Year" by Central Banking Publications for our cutting-edge security features and state-of-the-art designs.


    Our people are our most valuable asset, and we are committed to hiring and retaining the best in the industry. That’s why we offer outstanding rewards, including excellent incentives, superb resources and opportunity for growth and advancement. More than a company, we’re a community of professionals dedicated to excellence and passionate about what we do. Bring your best game and we will provide you with the opportunity to thrive.




    Teamwork is Currency at Crane


    The Research Technician in our Dalton, MA location offers a great opportunity to work in an environment that fosters learning and collaboration. We’re looking for a proactive person who seeks opportunities to provide assistance in the development of new next generation technology in the world of currency.  This position will support the Research group as we continue to develop processes and products that enhance performance of currency substrate and security feature integration for central banks around the globe. Work will require careful replication of established methods always aiming to minimize variation in execution.  Additionally, creativity in lab methods will be needed to develop new laboratory tests targeted to predict product behavior in Crane internal processes as well as in currency circulationQualities such as detail-orientation, internally motivated and results-driven are integral in this role. 



    • Prepare and test materials according to existing methods (chemical, physical, and optical)

    • Includes testing and analysis of raw materials, paper, security features, and printed banknotes

    • laboratory-scale banknote papermaking including quality watermark production and incorporation of security features in lab handsheets
    • Develop new laboratory set-ups and test methods that predict product performance in specific areas of interest depending on project
    • Works with researchers to understand request and clearly communicates results

    • Collate test samples, data and record results. Document results reporting with basic statistics including tables, graphs, photos and written reports.
    • Keeps a clean and orderly lab space. Participate in CBS and safety efforts to facilitate a safe, clean, efficient work environment.
    • Proactively follows safety practices and participate actively in our ongoing safety improvement innitiatives


    Crane offers competitive pay, world class benefits, generous 401k match, profit sharing and much more. Don’t miss out, apply now!


    Education & Experience




    • Associates or Bachelors degree with a min. of 4 yrs. exp. lab exp.
    • Able to learn quickly and manage multiple projects/tasks in parallel, with a good understanding of priorities
    • Ability to perform at a high level within a flexible, fast-changing environment
    • Efficiently plan work load to accomplish additional tasks during “wait” periods of ongoing work
    • Skill in working with chemicals including acids, bases, and solvents wearing personal protective equipment
    • Experience in physical/mechanical property testing

    • Excellent ability to organize and record qualitative observations made during the work and specific data as necessary
    • Able to work in a creative environment as an active team member while learning from others’ ideas and experiences

    • A team based mindset is critical with a willingness to share lab space with others
    • Strong interpersonal skills, both verbal and written skills, with a demonstrated ability to successfully interact and collaborate with personnel at all levels within and outside of the Company
    • Ability to perform accurate mathematical calculation and follow instructions/test steps, mix formulas, techniques, and standards; and complete forms and documentation accurately
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office and able to learn other software applications as needed




    • Associates/Bachelors in Chemistry or related science/engineering preferred
    • Min. 4 yrs. progressive lab experience as a Research technician
    • Experience in devising, testing, establishing, and implementing new procedures

    • Desire to continuously reduce variability in personal execution of methods while also seeking ways to improve current procedures along with the ability to document them
    • Strong analytical ability coupled with demonstrated troubleshooting skills

    • Experience in influential leadership role without direct supervisory responsibility such as leading efforts in safety and/or laboratory organizational activities
    • Familiarity with ISO standards and procedures


    Applicants must be United States citizens.  The person selected for this position will need to demonstrate suitability for employment in a position of Public Trust consistent with our US Government contract requirements.


    Crane offers a competitive benefits package to full-time employees, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, a 401k match and more. Qualified candidates are invited to apply via our careers page at


    Crane is a Drug Free Workplace.


    Crane Currency is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.



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