Laboratory Technician - rms

Job Locations US-MN-Coon Rapids
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


About rms Company

rms Company provides contract manufacturing of high-quality, tight-tolerance medical implants, components and sub-assemblies using cutting-edge technology. rms is part of the Cretex Medical family of companies. Learn more at and


Labratory Technician/Chemical TechnicianThis position is primarily responsible for working with Chemical Engineering to safely operate, handle, and maintain production solution chemistries while upholding production, post processing and quality standards.  

1st Shift - Monday - Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm


Labratory Technician/Chemical Technician Essential Job Functions

  • Oversee day to day chemical bath monitoring responsibilities of the rms Orthopaedic, Pacing, Additive, and Cardio divisions.
  • Handle, store, and transport chemical materials during the process of operating and monitoring hazardous chemicals.
  • Perform metallurgical testing to verify manufacturing results using Combustion, Tensile, and ICP-OES analysis.
  • Accurately and completely fill out required paperwork including details such as process conditions, test results and instrument readings.
  • Maintain calibration schedule for lab equipment.
  • Uphold rms company’s standards for quality and safety through continuous improvement activities and adherence to applicable environmental, safety and health regulations and policies.
  • Perform necessary preventative maintenance on instrumentation according to identified metrology schedules.
  • Establish and develop processes and procedures for cleaning and passivation.
  • Troubleshoot current processes.
    • Work with engineering to improve processes that are not meeting expected efficiencies or that yield high scrap rates.
    • Analyze processes to identify the root cause with engineering and production employees
    • Work with engineering to develop a written procedure that would improve the process.
    • Some levels of inspection may be required to identify the root cause of chemical processing issues.
  • Support actions for implementing cost reduction projects with engineering and production employees.
  • Complete all other work-related duties as assigned.


Labratory Technician/Chemical Technician Desirable Criteria & Qualifications

    • Experience with process validation.
    • Knowledge of testing methods such as:
      • Titrations (Acid/Base)
      • FTIR
      • SEM/EDS
      • Metallurgical Combustion Testing
      • ICP-OES/Acid Digestion Testing
      • Tensile/Compression Testing
    • Knowledge of waste treatment regulations for MN.
    • Continuing Education; including participation in local chapters, associations, and/or organizations.
    • Experience working in an ISO or GMP environment.


rms Company Benefits

As a Cretex Medical company, rms offers a full benefit package to its employees. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance options. rms also offers a 401(k) retirement plan with employer match, profit sharing, short- term and long-term disability insurance, paid time off, holiday pay, and an onsite medical clinic.


rms Company also offers company specific benefits, such as:

  • Onsite Clinic
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Monthly Social Events
  • Annual Employee Appreciation Week
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Training and Development Opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program


Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, family status, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected status as required by law.


Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment and eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit


Cretex Companies use cutting oils, solvents, and other chemicals in the manufacturing process. Testing is conducted on a periodic basis to ensure that all chemicals are kept well below the OSHA permissible exposure levels.



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