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Q-Lab Phone Numbers

USA: +1-440-835-8700
Florida & Arizona Test Services: +1-305-245-5600
UK/Europe: +44-1204-861616
Germany: +49-681-857470
China: +86-21-5879-7970

Careers

For more than 50 years, Q-Lab Corporation has been a global provider of material durability testing products. Our products and services are used to test coatings, plastics, automotive, personal care, roofing, inks, textiles, pharmaceutical, packaging and sealants. Q-Lab is a growth-oriented and stable company who has earned a strong reputation for outstanding product design, innovation and uncompromising levels of quality and safety.

Q-Lab has been named one of Northeast Ohio's best places to work by The Cleveland Plain Dealer for the third time. To view our profile in their list of "2016 Top Workplaces" click here.

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These goals are achieved through the efforts of our employees and in return we offer:

  • A proven track record of success
  • An excellent compensation package + bonus
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Prescription, Life Insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Strong team member-oriented company culture
  • Friendly working atmosphere
  • Fast-paced environment

Q-Lab is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or disabled or Vietnam-era veteran status.

Careers Listing

Maintenance Electrician (Westlake, OH)

Posted: 3/23/2017
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We are seeking a day shift Maintenance Electrician to install and maintain machinery, fixtures, and utilities and maintain and repair building electrical systems.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Plans and lays out work from, drawings, other written specifications and/or oral instructions.
  • Selects materials, equipment, and tools to be used.
  • Uses hand and/or portable power tools.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and regular maintenance of plant.
  • Work with electrical systems up to 480 VAC.
  • Maintains records of maintenance, and repair activities.
  • Follows established safety and environmental policies and procedures, and promotes continuous improvement of safety and environmental performance in the workplace.
  • Uses and promotes the use of a computerized maintenance management system.
  • Reads, interprets, utilizes, and updates schematics, blueprints.
  • Maintains equipment and performs related duties to ensure safe, reliable, and efficient operation of the plant.
  • Supports and assists contract electricians in the performance of their duties.
  • Maintains an inventory of repair parts and supplies, ordering materials as needed; ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes workplace safety.
  • Isolates defects in motors, wiring, switches and other electrical equipment and replaces when necessary.
  • Measures, cuts, threads, and installs threaded conduit and fittings.
  • Pulls wire through conduit.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies.
  • Follows established safety and environmental policies and procedures, and promotes continuous improvement of safety and environmental performance in the workplace.
  • Participates in development and uses a computerized maintenance management system.

Job Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Journeyman electrician license preferred.
  • Ability to apply NEC standards.
  • At least Five (5) years’ experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.
  • Trouble shooting experience with instrumentation and control systems preferred.
  • Ability to maintain current and accurate records of work performed.
  • Ability to operate a variety of electrical and electronic test equipment.
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of computerized maintenance management principles as related to supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics, drawings, and blueprints.
  • Ability to work in elevated locations up to 75 feet.
  • Ability to perform preventive maintenance according to published guidelines.
  • Knowledge of designing, using, and repairing machines and tools.
  • Occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions applicable to electrical repair and maintenance work.

 

 


 

Repair & Tester Support Technician (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 3/23/2017
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 We have a current opening for a Repair & Tester Support Technician to provide primary repair support to customers in person or by telephone and/or email.  Must demonstrate the ability to commission, repair, calibrate, and adjusts accelerated weather test instruments and test equipment,

 

Job Requirements Include: 

  • Listen to customer description of the problem they are having and asks appropriate question’s to determine the root cause of the problem.
  • Provide the customer with recommendation to resolve the issue and or follows up with on-going issues with the customer. This may include, but is not limited to; suggesting a change in the way the customer operates the equipment including good testing practices, sending replacement parts, referring the call to the Field Repair Technician for an on-site resolution.
  • Record contact with customer in a Contact Resource Management system to include the nature of the problem, corrective action, and follow up activities to ensure resolution
  • Investigate quality and/or design issues and makes recommendations to the appropriate department for resolution.
  • Read instrument dial or scope, or observes viewing screen, that indicates resistance, capacitance, continuity, or wave pattern and recognize defects, such as short circuit or current leakage.
  • Record and communicate type and quantity of defect to engineering for investigation and corrective action purposes.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning instruments or test equipment and examines and test mechanisms and circuitry for failure mode.
  • Replace or repair defective parts according to OEM specifications.
  • Repair instrument or test equipment, and test assembly for conformance to in accordance to OEM specifications.
  • Inspect instruments and test equipment periodically and adjust calibration to ensure functioning within specified standards.
  • Calibrate instruments or test equipment according to established standards.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualification Include:

  • High School Diploma and an Associate's degree in Applied Science (AAS) in Engineering Technology, Electronics or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or a minimum of  two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • All technicians must be able to travel by car, train, and airplane domestically and internationally up to 25% - 50% of the time annually.  Must have a clean driving record and have no driving restrictions for health and safety reasons
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
 

 

 
 

Software Developer (Westlake, OH)

Posted: 3/15/2017
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We are looking for a Software Developer to join our nimble, fast-paced, & effective team. At Q-Lab, Software Developers perform a wide range of duties. You will be involved in business analysis and requirements definition, software development, and project management. It’s common to lend your opinions to the CFO and VP of Marketing one day, only to be coding the solution in SQL and .NET the following day.

 

We cross train our developers on all platforms, tools, languages, and systems. Our developers regularly comment on how exciting, fun, and challenging it is to be given such an unusually broad scope of work. Our ultimate goal is to apply technology in ways that increase revenue, decrease costs, and/or increase customer satisfaction.

 

Not sure you have the software development or business experience, but think this could be the right job for you? Submit your resume! We believe that a high-level of practical intelligence can trump work experience. Depending on your qualifications and capabilities, we may be willing to train you for this job and reimburse you for education costs (if they are needed).

 

Software Developer’s Scope of Responsibility:

  • Analyzes business problems and suggests ways of applying software solutions to solve them.
  • Produces software for web, database, and client server environments. Also produces Q-Lab’s firmware, which controls the brain of our weathering testers.
  • Uses Microsoft Visual Studio (Winforms, ASP.NET, .NET Framework, VB .NET, C#) to develop front-ends and business logic.
  • Uses Microsoft SQL Server to design, modify, and write business logic for databases.
  • Uses Crystal Reports and SSRS Reporting Services to develop reports.
  • Uses Attolic (an Eclipse variant) and C to develop firmware.
  • Follows Q-Lab’s standard development practices and techniques.
  • Works on front office (e.g. Sales, Repair, Marketing), back office (e.g. Accounting, Purchasing, Order Desk) and LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Systems) software.
  • Writes business requirements and technical specification documents.

 

We Require/Prefer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/IT, equivalent professional work experience, or the raw intellectual aptitude.
  • Evidence of achievement in work or school history.
  • Experience with Microsoft’s .NET development tools.
  • Knowledge of relational database theory.
  • Ability to think strategically and assess business value.
  • Ability to devise creative solutions to problems.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • A good sense of humor and a small ego.

 

Assistant Controller (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 1/27/2017
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We are seeking an Assistant Controller at our global headquarters in Westlake, Ohio.  This position offers all of the interesting challenges and complexities of a multinational company but within a company still small and agile enough to be non-bureaucratic.    We are a privately held company.

 

Responsibilities include:

·         Generate timely and accurate consolidated financial statements that are GAAP compliant

·         Reporting of financial and operational metrics which includes incisive commentary

·         Maintain and develop product cost models

·         Manage accounts payable to ensure accurate and timely processing of supplier invoices and Disbursements

·         Manage accounts receivable to ensure accurate and timely issuance of customer invoicing, cash application, collections and credit terms

·         Manage fixed asset accounting for book and tax methods

·         Manage and develop accounting staff in order to meet the needs of a growing organization

·         Provide financial analysis to department managers in order to improve their decision making

·         Manage multiple state reporting of: sales tax, property and real estate taxes

·         Produce an annual budget

·         Ensure that the accounting department is in adherence with the company’s policies and procedures

·         Opportunity to work on cross-functional teams in order to improve company performance

·         Become an expert in accounting for international subsidiaries

 

Requirements

 

·         Bachelor’s Degree in accounting

·         10+ years of progressive accounting experience

·         5+ years of management experience in the areas of:  accounts receivable, accounts payable and general ledger in a manufacturing company

·         5+ years of accounting experience in a manufacturing business with multiple locations

·         Experience with foreign entity accounting is a plus

·         Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures

·         Excellent ERP system user

We offer:

  • A fun, fast-moving, and friendly work atmosphere
  • A big business footprint, but small business family culture
  • A proven track record of success
  • Stability
  • A competitive compensation package
  • Vacation, Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Prescription and Life
  • 2012 and 2015 and 2016 Best Workplaces Award Winner (Cleveland, OH)
  • Beautiful corporate headquarters located off I-90 in Westlake, Ohio 

 

 

Mechanical Project Engineer (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 1/18/2017
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We are looking for an exceptional mechanical engineer with 5+ years experience designing electro-mechanical products.  The individual will design both new products and improvements to existing products (e.g. improve performance, reliability, manufacturability).  A thorough understanding of electro-mechanical components and systems is required. 

 

Tasks include providing test instructions, test reports, change notices, and technical assistance to the purchasing, service, sales, and production departments.

 

Compensation is very competitive and includes full benefits, and bonus.  If you have the characteristics we are looking for and would like to join a growing company with a secure future this may be the ideal job for you. 

 

 

The individual must have the following traits:

• creative

• energetic

• have a positive, can-do attitude

• hands on

• self-motivated

• have a practical, common sense approach to solving problems

• strong written and oral communication skills to effectively convey ideas and information

 

Other requirements include:

 

·         Four year Degree in Mechanical Engineering

·         5+ years experience

·         Strong analytical, diagnostic, and problem solving skills

·         Understands electro/mechanical systems

·         Ability to switch between multiple projects

·         Hands-on with the ability to work independently with little supervision

·         Ability to interface with Marketing, Engineering, Sales and IT


 

Business Development Manager (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 11/30/2016
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We are seeking a confident, professional Business Development Manager to develop new business, grow new accounts and meet sales goals. As a member of our National Sales team, you will deliver a high level of customer satisfaction and expand sales opportunities. You will also demonstrate technical products, consult with customers about their testing needs and respond to customer questions. This is an excellent opportunity to join our company, to grow with us and share in our success. This position requires less then 20% travel.

Q-Lab Corporation is a global leader in providing material durability testing products and services. Since 1956, we have designed and manufactured laboratory test equipment including accelerated weathering testers, light stability testers, and corrosion testers to a wide variety of industries. In addition, we perform contract test services including both laboratory and natural exposure testing. We maintain a global presence with testing facilities located in Florida, Arizona and Germany with distribution facilities located in England and China. Our world-class corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in Westlake, Ohio.

Key Responsibilities for our Technical Sales Representatives

  • Pursue sales leads received from industry ads, trade shows, internet web inquiries and other sources
  • Engage in proactive outbound selling efforts viathe telephone
  • Travel, when required, throughout the U.S. (and internationally, on occasion) to visit existing and new customers to educate, close sales, and build relationships
  • Must have the ability and desire to prospect for new customers, identify decision makers, and sell our products
  • Give technical presentations at seminars and symposiums.
  • Prepare quotations
  • Edit, manage, and maintain database of existing and potential customers (CRM system).
  • Meet established sales targets
  • Attend Trade Shows
  • Prepare reports of sales visits, trade shows, and seminars.
  • Coordinate and conduct hands-on technical training at customer site.
  • Follow-up with existing customers to confirm customer is satisfied with Q-Lab’s products and answer any technical questions.
  • Advise customers on types of equipment to purchase, considering such factors as costs, space availability, and intended end-use application.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 3+ years of industrial sales experience (preferably in capital equipment)
  • Engineering or Science related degree preferred
  • 10%-15% of overnight travel in US and possible occasional international travel
  • Aptitude to understand, differentiate, and effectively sell technical products
  • Business acumen with critical problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Possess solid time management skills
  • Professional sales skills
  • Excellent phone skills and technical writing skills
  • Solid math skills
  • Organized and reliable with a professional demeanor
  • Possess a strong work ethic and willingness to learn
  • Results driven
  • Proficient computer skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and others

 

We offer:

  • Fun, fast-moving, and friendly work atmosphere
  • A big business footprint with a small business family culture
  • A proven track record of success
  • Excellent compensation package including a salary + bonus
  • Vacation, Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Prescription and Life
  • 2012, 2015, 2016 Best Workplaces Award Winner (Cleveland, OH)

 

Talent Acquisition Director (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 8/10/2016
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Reporting to the President, this newly created position will lead Q-Lab’s worldwide hiring, onboarding, coaching and employee development efforts. This critical role combines both strategic planning and ‘hands – on’ leadership and requires a person who has an innate love for science, engineering and technology.  A degree in Engineering, Science, or Manufacturing/ Operations or demonstrated experience is required.  

 

Accountabilities include developing talent management systems, leadership training, recruitment, onboarding, performance evaluations, compensation analysis, employee retention, succession planning and developing employee satisfaction initiatives. This role requires a person who is comfortable performing tactical responsibilities -- ensuring that HR tools, training and resources are available to support every employee. If you are an HR professional with a true interest in Engineering, Science and Manufacturing – read on.

 

 

Responsibilities include:

 

Responsible for all locations worldwide, including USA, England, Germany and China. 

 

Understand and identify the capabilities, skill sets and interests of Q-Lab’s human resources and use this data to determine staff development needs and staffing decisions.

 

Manage the recruitment process for Engineers, Scientists, and Manufacturing associates including sourcing, assessments, interviews, and offers.

 

Manage and oversee the development of talent management tools and training in relation to performance, calibration and succession planning for our Engineers, Scientists, and Manufacturing associates.

 

Develop and optimize an ATS to support recruiting operations for Engineers, Scientists, and Manufacturing associates, including the development of forms, strategies and tactics used to acquire talent.

 

Develop a comprehensive and complete data-base of the organization’s distinct roles and job descriptions.

 

Establish innovative sourcing strategies to attract top candidates including job posting optimization, job board procurement, digital and non-digital employment marketing, comprehensive annual recruitment campaign planning, and talent planning.                  

 

Provide leadership in the development and execution of recruitment strategies for all locations.

 

Manage contractual relationships with placement agencies, contract recruiters, job boards, job fairs and various internet job search websites.

 

Develop a comprehensive and meaningful on-boarding system.

 

Oversee compensation programs; analyze job tasks and work processes for new positions and reclassification of current roles; coordinate classification studies and conduct salary surveys.

 

Provide direction, support and expertise for individual development planning.

 

Identify talent and develop future leaders through appropriate job assignments and personal development plans.

 

Develop a mentorship program, with department managers, to assess and grow leadership capabilities of front line employees.

 

Take a leadership role in developing a culture that enables employees to perform in accordance to the Company’s objectives.

 

Encourage every employee to participate in the work process so that they become a partner in the implementation of plans and outcomes.

 

Initiate programs that instill an environment of trust, cooperation and communication for personal growth and the achievement of the company’s goals.

 

Qualifications for this role:

 

·        A strong attraction to and experience in Engineering, Sciences, Technology and Manufacturing

·        Engineering/Science degree or similar experience

·         A high energy level with the motivation to achieve and accomplish goals and promote the company’s mission

·        In-depth knowledge and understanding of talent acquisition and management strategies and building high-performance teams

·        Well-developed experience in using multiple recruiting strategies

·        Knowledge and experience of technology to enhance and measure the results of human resources programs

·        Knowledge of OD principles and practices

·        MS in Organization Development a plus

·        Minimum of 5 years’ experience at a managerial level

·        Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and exceptional follow-through skills

·        Computer skills – Microsoft Office, ATS implementation

·        Sound judgment, positive attitude and high level of organizational skills

·        Other skills, experience and qualifications specific to manufacturing

·        Advanced knowledge of employment laws