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Lab Technician

Qualification/Requirements/Education

Assures consistent quality of testing services, engineering design, and manufacturing by developing and enforcing procedures in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 quality management system.

 

Essential Duties:

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by learning and complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Ensures that fellow lab technicians, clients, and third-party personnel, as well as other staff members, comply with companywide safety policies and practices.
  • Reports unsafe or dangerous conditions to the Lab Manager and Lab Supervisor.
  • Safely executes tasks involving hazardous materials according to SDS standards.
  • Prepares test samples to be tested in conformance with industry and/or client test protocols.
  • Executes test programs, closely monitoring and controlling test equipment, e.g. test frames, to remain in compliance with test protocol.
  • Ensures safe operation of test frames, machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on test equipment, e.g., motors, pneumatic tools, control systems, tongs and horizontal buck-on machines, etc.
  • Locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.
  • Removes defective parts by dismantling devices; using hoists, cranes, and hand and power tools.
  • Determines changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts; using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments.
  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments by using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, and straightedges, etc.
  • Ensure that all calibrated devices are up to date and in good working order before use.
  • Controls downtime by informing lab supervisor and manager of routine preventive maintenance.
  • Demonstrates competency in forklift, crane, and rigging operations
  • Exhibits and demonstrates technical skills needed to safely execute testing programs, e.g. soldering, wire terminations, general computer skills, strain gage application and data acquisition, induction heating systems set-up and operation, thermocouple attachment, set-up and use, etc.

 

Special Requirements:

  • Compensated overtime will be approved as needed in order to meet deadlines.
  • Night and weekend rotational shifts.

 

Supervision Requirements:

  • Intermediate