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Laboratory Technician

Company: Intertek
Location: Pittsfield
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Interested in future career opportunities in the Plastics Testing industry? We're looking for an experienced Laboratory Technician in Pittsfield, Massachusetts that wants to build something great with an incredible group of people. By joining Intertek, your contributions will be valued as we continue to help the world Build Back Ever Better.

Our Value Proposition

We offer a salary and benefit package competitively placed within the local market, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and more. In addition to our comprehensive benefits package, our Technicians are offered:

  • Day to day variety with the ability to work on high profile projects
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Work in a great location near Berkshire Mountains
  • Opportunity for growth (over 100 locations with opportunity for growth/advancement/relocation)
  • Employee referral bonuses

What will you be doing?

The Laboratory Technician III will support the transportation technologies business by performing standard testing and evaluation on a variety of products and for preparing technical reports. We're looking for someone with the ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out test instructions.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Setting up test apparatus
  • Operating and troubleshooting equipment including monitoring calibration and SPC
  • Maintaining equipment and facilities
  • Preparing test samples and obtaining and recording test data in accordance with standards
  • Perform a wide variety of more difficult and critical tests for special applications to include method development
  • Record data and write reports in standardized formats. Errors related to report writing should be at an absolute minimum
  • Participate in proofing of project reports.
  • May extract and compile engineering data
  • May prepare project files for compliance with operating procedures
  • Make recommendations regarding technical decisions relating to the interpretation and applicability of test standards
  • Communicate with clients and management regarding tests or improvements
  • Assist and instruct other laboratory technicians
  • Perform a wider variety of tests than Grade I and II to include non-standard tests
  • Have a broad understanding in specific areas or for specific tests developed through experience in performing the tests.
  • Prepare and participate in webinars, technical articles, or the equivalent, in support of marketing/management.
  • Performing other work as required

What qualifications do you need?

  • B.S. degree or High school diploma or GED plus six(s) of directly related lab experience or the equivalent in terms of education, experience and training
  • Understand software related to test equipment and ability to set up software methods related to tests with little or no assistance
  • Ability to identify report errors or inconsistencies in data should be beyond that of Level I and II
  • Ability to work well on your own with little supervision and work in cooperation with management
  • Ability to generate standardized reports based on newly instituted tests and write near error-free test reports
  • Ability to utilize basic shop equipment and various hand tools
  • Ability to review, understand, and convey technical information in an effective manner
  • Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out instructions
  • Ability to deal with standardized or non-standardized situations that may include many variables
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, in both verbal and written formats
  • Microsoft Office software expertise, including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • A career with Intertek means joining a global network of professionals dedicated to bringing quality and safety to life. Our vision is to become the world's most trusted partner for Quality Assurance and we offer our employees the chance to make an impact with attractive growth opportunities in this industry on a global scale.

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification (ATIC) solutions for our customers' operations and supply chains. Working at Intertek means joining a global network of state-of-the-art facilities and passionate people who deliver superior customer service with a purpose of bringing quality, safety, and sustainability to life.

The Transportation Technologies team provides the transportation industry with the confidence that its products and services meet required safety and quality standards. The team's services cover advisory, auditing, certification, inspection, outsourcing, quality assurance, testing, training, and more for automotive, aerospace, marine, rail and more.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status or on the basis of disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Intertek is a drug-free workplace. As a condition of employment, all hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug test.


Keywords: Intertek, Pittsfield , Laboratory Technician, Other , Pittsfield, Massachusetts

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