Laboratory Technician (Test Wall, Project, Compatibility) in Beachwood, OH at Tremco Incorporated

Date Posted: 9/3/2018

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Job Description

Tremco's Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing division is currently searching for a Test Wall, Project, and Compatibility Lab Technician. The Test Wall, Project, and Compatibility Lab Technician assists with internal testing procedure used to establish a compatibility matrix for all Tremco products that are subject to contact in typical construction applications. In addition, this position assists with the general building of experimental and/or project specific systems at the Sustainable Buildings Test Facility.

The Laboratory Technician will perform testing and support testing functions for decks, below grade waterproofing, sealants and air barriers. These test functions include product comparison, product compatibility and ASTM testing methods. The Laboratory Technician will be required to communicate results in an organized manner and manage the flow of data through the proper channels to the appropriate recipients in a timely fashion.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Technical Service Laboratory: 50% of time will be spent in the laboratory in constructing test samples, documenting performance and maintaining a clean working environment. Must be familiar with a laboratory setting and safety and be able to:
    • Test to ASTM C 1248, ASTM C 1247, ASTM C 1193, ASTM C 1135, ASTM C 1087, ASTM 974, ASTM C 793, ASTM C 719, ASTM C 679, ASTM C 661, ASTM C 639 and ASTM C 510 standard test methods.
    • Prepare test substrates for testing cutting equipment including band saw, table saw and wet saw.
    • Document observations and results of standard testing in  detailed test reports.
    • Maintain organization of test articles during sample preparation, condition, testing and storage.
    • Maintain cleanliness of laboratory environment and enforce laboratory hygiene plan.
    • Use of material testing equipment including microscope and Instron 5565.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    • Provide general Technical Service phone support.
    • Travel on a limited basis to job sites and for product application support training.
  • Sustainable Buildings Test Facility (Test Wall): 50%
    • Test to ASTM E283, ASTM E331, ASTM E330, ASTM E547, ASTM E2357 and IBC 1403.2.
    • Assist in the construction and/or preparation of systems for testing.
    • Document observations and results of standard testing in detailed test reports.
    • Maintain cleanliness of laboratory environment and enforce laboratory hygiene plane.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university. Chemistry, Biology, Mechanical Engineering or General Science is preferred but not required.

Experience:

  • Three to six months related experience and/or training.
  • Some work or course experience in a laboratory environment. Familiar with laboratory safety and general laboratory procedures.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Use of common construction tools such as wet saw, band saw and caulking gun.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.