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Technician II, Engineering Lab

As a Technician II for Engineering/Plastics, you will be responsible for conducting basic testing on plastics, pipes, fittings and other related plumbing products to specific standards and procedures. 

Principle Accountabilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Perform basic laboratory work with minimal supervision after each training is completed
  • Maintaining/organizing assigned workload and meet specific due dates 
  • Start to finish testing (buildup, tear down, monitoring, data entry, peer reviews)
  • Prepare and record all data per ISO 17025
  • Review SOPs as necessary 
  • Monitor assigned lab equipment for calibrations and other lab needs
  • Receive continuous trainings 
  • Cross-train in other lab areas to alleviate the workload when high sample volumes are experienced
  • Maintain a clean work environment and areas
  • Assure adherence to all safety and health policies and procedures
  • Assist senior staff with ongoing projects as needed 
  • Perform other duties as requested

  • High school diploma/GED required 
  • Ability to read, understand and follow standards, SOP’s and test methods
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated in completing assignments correctly and on schedule
  • Great attention to detail 
  • Basic knowledge of PC/Windows software and Microsoft Office Suites (Excel, Word)
  • Understanding of basic tool use (wrenches, mallets, drills, saws, etc.)
  • Organized and able to work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor or Associate degree in an Engineering or Scientific discipline
  • Laboratory experience and/or college level laboratory coursework
  • One year experience in testing using standard or methods 
  • Familiarity with measuring instruments (caliper, pi tape, ruler, micrometer, balance) 
  • Knowledgeable with laboratory QA/QC programs
  • Understanding of chemicals and proper mixing techniques
  • Experience in Quality Control testing
  • Understanding and experience using laboratory information management systems (LIMS)
  • Familiarity with plumbing products
  • Mechanical aptitude

Physical Demands
  • Light to heavy physical effort required
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs 
  • Standing for long periods of time is necessary - ~90% lab work 10% desk work
  • Safety glasses and steel toes must always be worn in lab areas
  • Proper PPE (gloves, hard hats, face shields) needed during specific testing