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Lubrication Laboratory Technician (Specialty in Organic Materials Analysis)

Fast Switch, Ltd. Saginaw Full-Time
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Job ID: 54150

Lubrication Laboratory Technician (Specialty in Organic Materials Analysis)-54150 Position Description:

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides laboratory analytical support on materials and processes for manufacturing, engineering, and customers to resolve and prevent problems
  • Perform materials analysis and supports technical investigations, operate analytical equipment, and generate test reports
  • Writes and maintains laboratory procedures per quality systems requirements under the supervision of senior materials engineer
  • Coordinate and perform equipment calibrations and verifications, as required
  • Procures samples for test set-up and materials testing
  • Sets up and operates test devices and measurement tools
  • Assists in design and analysis or research on engineering projects
  • Frequently exchanges information with others both inside and outside the work group
  • Adheres to safety protocols and maintains acceptable housekeeping standards
  • Work with and mix chemicals, acids, solvents, etc., as needed

Skills Required:

  • Understanding of organic materials related to engineering theory and principles of design
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings and perform common mathematical computations
  • Familiarity with basic hand and machine tools
  • Ability to use common measurement tools and techniques
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • Ability to work independently and make appropriate decisions based on interpretation of test results and gathered data
  • Knowledge / experience in conducting testing, and analyzing results on organic materials: Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, cone penetration, SRV, aniline point, flashpoint, 4-ball wear test, viscosity, particulate analysis, and others

Skills Preferred:

  • Knowledge of organic materials (plastics, elastomers, lubricants, and adhesives), and their characteristics
  • Thermal analysis including DSC, TGA, and TMA
  • Familiarity with quality systems such as IATF / TS 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 17025

Experience Required:

  • 5 - 10 years of relevant experience

Education Required:

  • Associates degree or bachelor's degree with a technical major (chemistry, engineering, etc.) or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency in the usage of a computer and computer applications such as Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Experience or training in research and problem-solving methodologies

At Fast Switch, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories. Isn't that cool? Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra. We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve, and have a little fun along the way.

We at Fast Switch have been doing this for 22 years. We're doing business in almost half the states in the union with offices in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, New York, Hartford, CT, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Tucson, AZ.

We're a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.

We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things, and we do them for Fortune 10 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups. We also have a strong belief in giving back to the communities we serve.

Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefits options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include:

* Medical and Dental (Fast Switch pays majority of the medical program)

* Vision

* Personal Time Off (PTO) Program

* Long Term Disability (100% paid)

* Life Insurance (100% paid)

* 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match

Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Fast Switch was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press and one of the Best Staffing Firms in 2016 and 2017. We have won the Columbus Business First "Fast 50" award 9 times in 12 years because of our strong growth which translates into more and better opportunities for our consulting staff members.

Ranked '#1' supplier by over 50% of our customers nationally.

Ranked 'Top 3' supplier by over 75% of our customers nationally.

To view all of our open positions, please go to: URL blocked - click to apply and at the bottom of the page click Job Portal, or get there directly at: URL blocked - click to apply

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