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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 seventh time.

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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.

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Production Supervisor (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 5/12/2022
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About Q-Lab: For more than 50 years, Q-Lab has been a global leader in manufacturing material durability testing equipment. 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. We are focused on a market with huge potential due to the unique product line and use our extensive product knowledge to help clients best utilize our products and services.

We are currently looking for an Experienced Production Supervisor to join our team.

About the Role: Reporting to the Panel Production Manager, the primary responsibility will be to supervise the Q-Panel production department. This position will train, supervise, and oversee the daily tasks of Panel production.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervises a team of employees in daily sheet metal fabrication and packaging operations
  • Ensure all safety procedures and rules are followed
  • Utilizes all available resources to meet delivery dates and quality standards
  • Maintains staffing levels approves and schedules paid time off and leave requests
  • Approve weekly time sheets
  • Hands on supervisor, work side by side with team members to troubleshoot production problems
  • Analyzes workflow and procedures. Identifies and implements opportunities to improve procedures, processes, speed, quality and effectiveness
  • Create a cross functional team to maintain production flow
  • Coordinate with planning group to adjust production to maintain stock levels
  • Providing leadership, direction, and motivation to people in assigned area
  • Available to work overtime, including Saturdays. Must be available to open or close shop if needed
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years of manufacturing supervisory experience
  • Ability to work in a fast placed, dynamic environment
  • Strong prioritization and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to direct, coach, a develop a team
  • Ability to follow and develop standard operating procedures
  • High technical aptitude
  • Ability to operate metal fabrication machinery and equipment

We offer:

  • Fun, fast-moving, and friendly work atmosphere.
  • A big business footprint, but small business family culture.
  • A proven track record of success.
  • Excellent compensation package + bonus.
  • Vacation, Paid Time Off and Holidays.
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Prescription and Life.
  • Top Workplaces Award Winner 2012, 2015-2021 (Cleveland, OH)
  • Beautiful corporate headquarters located off I-90 in Westlake, Ohio.

Senior Digital Marketing Specialist (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 5/12/2022
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Q-Lab Corporation is a global leader in providing material durability testing products. Since 1956, we have designed and manufactured laboratory test products such as weathering testers, light stability testers, and corrosion testers. We also perform contract test services for weathering and corrosion testing, including both laboratory and natural exposure tests. We maintain a global presence with facilities in the U.S., England, Germany, and China. Our world-class corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in Westlake, Ohio.

We are looking for a talented and highly organized Senior Digital Marketing Specialist who will report to the Marketing Director.

About the Role: Your mission will be to manage the global digital marketing efforts to increase business results, using your excellent business sense, detail orientation, critical thinking, and technical skills. This is a hands-on position, but one that will also require some strategic vision. You will need to enjoy doing both.

Responsibilities:

  • SEO/SEM management and digital display advertising
  • Website optimization, updates, and improvements
  • email marketing, including campaign development
  • Literature/collateral revision
  • Coordination with international associates, including translations for website pages, literature, and other content
  • Marketing automation, including helping to create content for landing pages, monitoring relevant metrics, setting up and maintaining lead-scoring, etc.
  • Landing page and form creation for webinars/events, SEO campaigns, and other projects

Requirements:

  • A BS/BA in Marketing or Business, or equivalent; a love for science and engineering is a plus
  • Expert knowledge of website analytics tools
  • Working knowledge of HTML
  • Proficiency in Marketing automation software, CRM systems, and CMS
  • Up-to-date familiarity with latest Digital Marketing trends and best practices
  • Strong project management skills with an extremely high attention to detail, but also with the ability to think and act strategically
  • A sense of urgency, bias for action, and proven experience to work with difficult deadlines
  • Superb leadership, business, and critical thinking skills
  • Technical writing acumen: clear, complete, concise
  • Practical, results-driven problem solving skills

We offer:

  • Fun, fast-moving, and friendly work atmosphere.
  • A big business footprint, but small business family culture.
  • A proven track record of success.
  • Excellent compensation package + bonus.
  • Vacation, Paid Time Off and Holidays.
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Prescription and Life.
  • Top Workplaces Award Winner 2012, 2015-2021 (Cleveland, OH)
  • Beautiful corporate headquarters located off I-90 in Westlake, Ohio.

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 Cleveland's Top Workplaces for 7 years in a row!

Manufacturing Engineer (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 4/25/2022
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About Q-Lab: For more than 50 years, Q-Lab has been a global leader in manufacturing material durability testing equipment. 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. We are focused on a market with huge potential due to the unique product line and use our extensive product knowledge to help clients best utilize our products and services.

About the Role: Reporting to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, the primary responsibility will be to develop and implement solutions to our manufacturing-related problems. This position will support our facility by planning, directing and coordinating the overall manufacturing process.

Responsibilities:

  • Design machinery, tooling and fixtures to support production of Q-Lab electro-mechanical equipment
  • Identify new technology and new methods to improve manufacturing
  • Create and maintain production work instructions
  • Review new products and designs for manufacturability and economical design
  • Collaborate with R&D engineering throughout the design and development process
  • Work with production to identify and resolve workmanship issues and improve Q-Lab’s manufacturing processes
  • Respond rapidly to resolve manufacturing issues affecting production workflow and supply chain
  • Assist engineering and quality in resolving vendor quality issues
  • Design material handling tools and fixtures to improve ergonomics and efficiency
  • Develop, evaluate, and improve Lean Manufacturing methods
  • Research and justify capital equipment investments to support manufacturing

Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering
  • 5+ years of work experience in electrical and or mechanical device manufacturing
  • Experience with

o structural framework and weld design

o sheet metal fabrication design

o electrical wiring and systems

o Lean methodology

o detailed work instruction development

Special Skills and Abilities

  • Strong skills in understanding and design of electro-mechanical systems
  • Highly proficient with 3D CAD (Inventor, SolidWorks, etc.)
  • LEAN/Six Sigma experience and/or certifications
  • Ability to work under difficult deadlines and collaborate with R&D engineering, production and our vendors in crisis situations
  • rational problem solver, excellent critical thinking skills
  • Process oriented; have a want to create and improve processes
  • Strong collaboration skills, and a cross-functional team player

We offer:

  • Fun, fast-moving, and friendly work atmosphere.
  • A big business footprint, but small business family culture.
  • A proven track record of success.
  • Excellent compensation package + bonus.
  • Vacation, Paid Time Off and Holidays.
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Prescription and Life.
  • Top Workplaces Award Winner 2012, 2015-2021 (Cleveland, OH)
  • Beautiful corporate headquarters located off I-90 in Westlake, Ohio.

Manufacturing Electrical Technician (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 4/24/2022
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About Q-Lab: For more than 50 years, Q-Lab has been a global leader in manufacturing material durability testing equipment. 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. We are focused on a market with huge potential due to the unique product line and use our extensive product knowledge to help clients best utilize our products and services.

About the Role: The Manufacturing Electrical Technician will report to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager. This position will support the electrical system design needs of the manufacturing department. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of industrial electrical systems and troubleshooting.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform custom wiring on electro mechanical test fixtures for Q-Lab manufacturing
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing Engineers and equipment end users on electrical system designs
  • Electrical troubleshooting of existing custom machines, fixtures and factory equipment
  • Research, recommend and source electrical components needed to build custom electrical systems
  • Work with facility electricians to install electrical services for manufacturing equipment
  • Document electrical designs to help CAD department complete engineering drawings

Requirements:

  • Associates Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology or relevant work experience
  • 10+ years of work experience in electrical and or mechanical device manufacturing
  • Experience with:

Industrial wiring methods
Wire soldering, stripping and crimping
Basic understanding of NFPA 79/NFPA 70
Basic factory and commercial wiring knowledge
Proper wire sizing and circuit breaker sizing

Desired Skills and Capabilities (not required)

  • Extensive knowledge of electrical systems, wiring, and all related equipment
  • Adhere to Lock Out Tag Out procedures for safety
  • Ability to self-design an electrical system with little design input from engineering
  • Understanding of PLC programming logic and troubleshooting
  • Test, tune and program VFD motor drive systems
  • Read and interpret electrical and electronic circuit blueprints, diagrams, and schematics

We offer:

  • Fun, fast-moving, and friendly work atmosphere.
  • A big business footprint, but small business family culture.
  • A proven track record of success.
  • Excellent compensation package + bonus.
  • Vacation, Paid Time Off and Holidays.
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Prescription and Life.
  • Top Workplaces Award Winner 2012, 2015-2021 (Cleveland, OH)
  • Beautiful corporate headquarters located off I-90 in Westlake, Ohio.

Field Repair Technician für Süddeutschland, Österreich und Schweiz

Posted: 4/12/2022
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Field Repair Technician für Süddeutschland, Österreich und Schweiz

Wenn Sie sich für Kundenservice begeistern, bietet die Q-Lab Deutschland GmbH Ihnen die Möglichkeit, Ihre technischen Fähigkeiten auf die nächste Stufe zu bringen. Wir bieten Ihnen die Möglichkeit, Laborgeräte eines vielfältigen Kundenstamms in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz für einen Branchenführer im Bereich der Bewitterungstechnik und Bewitterungsdienstleistungen, mit Hauptsitz in den USA, zu warten und zu reparieren.

Q-Lab ist seit mehr als 50 Jahren ein globaler Anbieter von Produkten für die Materialbeständigkeitsprüfung. Wir stellen Testsubstrate, Bewitterungs-, Lichtbeständigkeits- und Korrosionslaborgeräte her. Unsere Produkte und Dienstleistungen werden zur Prüfung von Lacken, Kunststoffen, im Automobilbereich, Körperpflege, Dach, Farben, Textilien, Pharmazeutika, Verpackungen und Dichtstoffen eingesetzt. Q-Lab ist ein wachstumsorientiertes und solides Unternehmen, das sich einen guten Ruf für herausragendes Produktdesign, Innovation und kompromisslose Qualität und Sicherheit erworben hat. Wir konzentrieren uns auf einen Markt mit großem Potenzial aufgrund der einzigartigen Produktlinie und nutzen unser umfassendes Produktwissen, um unseren Kunden zu helfen unsere Geräte und Dienstleistungen optimal zu nutzen.

Zu Ihren Aufgabenbereichen gehören:

  • Die Fehlersuche bei nicht funktionierenden Laborinstrumenten oder Testgeräten, sowie das Testen mechanischer Bauteile und elektronischer Schaltkreise.
  • Die Durchführung von Reparaturen bei fehlerhaften Laborinstrumenten oder Testgeräten sowie das Testen von Baugruppe auf Konformität gemäß den Herstellerspezifikationen.
  • Die Bereitschaft, jährlich 50 bis 80 % der Zeit im Inland und in wenigen Fällen auch im Ausland, zu reisen um unseren Kunden Reparaturunterstützung zu leisten und Kalibrierungsaudits durchzuführen.
  • Die Kundenunterstützung per Telefon- und E-Mail, um Probleme mit Laborgeräten zu beheben oder um vorhandene Probleme mit dem Kunden zu erörtern. Dies kann beinhalten, ist aber nicht beschränkt auf; Versand von Ersatzteilen, Weiterleitung der Informationen an die Zentrale zur weiteren Beratung oder Durchführung eines Vor-Ort-Besuches.
  • Sie geben detailliertes Feedback über Kundenbeschwerden mit Ursachenanalyse.

Charaktereigenschaften:

  • Sie sind „der entspannte Typ“ und können auch unter Druck arbeiten.
  • Sie besitzen die Fähigkeit, klar und fokussiert zu denken und zu arbeiten.
  • Sie haben die Fähigkeit, das „große Ganze“ zu sehen und halten sich nicht an kleinen Problemen auf.
  • Sie sind energisch und enthusiastisch.
  • Sie sind zielorientiert und in der Lage, Leistungskennzahlen zu entwickeln.
  • Sie haben eine aufgeschlossene Persönlichkeit mit dem Bedürfnis Kundenbeziehungen auf- und auszubauen.
  • Sie sind in der Lage schwierige Situationen diplomatisch zu meistern.
  • Sie kommunizieren klar und unmissverständlich.
  • Sie haben die Fähigkeit Fehler einzugestehen und daraus zu lernen.
  • Sie sind ein kreativer Denker, der Lösungen für Probleme anbieten kann.

Gewünschte Qualifikationen – Ausbildung/Erfahrung:

  • Anerkannter Elektro- oder Mechatronik-Abschluss mit Lehre und 5 Jahren Berufserfahrung.
  • Berufserfahrung mit technischen Geräten vorzugsweise im Laborumfeld, aber auch von Quereinsteigern lassen wir uns überzeugen.
  • Ausgezeichnete Kommunikations- und zwischenmenschliche Fähigkeiten.
  • Kompetent Dokumente, Anleitungen und Handbücher zu lesen und zu interpretieren.
  • Diplomatie und Fingerspitzengefühl bei der Meldung von NCE (nicht konforme Ereignisse) an das Management – mit Dringlichkeit.
  • Deutsch (Muttersprachniveau) & Englisch sind erforderlich – weitere Fremdsprachen hilfreich.
  • Sehr gute EDV-Kenntnisse – Windows-Umgebung und Microsoft-Anwendungen und relevante CRM-Systeme.
  • Detailorientiert, mit der Fähigkeit bei vorhandener Dringlichkeit von einer Aktivität zur anderen zu wechseln.
  • Sie bauen positive Beziehungen zu anderen auf.
  • Ausgezeichnete Zeitmanagementfähigkeiten und proaktives Denken und Handeln.
  • Reiseerfahrung im In- und Ausland.
  • Sauberes Fahrzeugregister.

Körperlichen Anforderungen:

Sie müssen in der Lage sein, eine Vielzahl von Hand- und Elektrowerkzeugen zu bedienen. Sie müssen in der Lage sein, sich zu beugen und zu strecken, um alle Bereiche der Tester und Geräte erreichen zu können.

Q-Lab bietet:

  • Eine stark teamorientierte Unternehmenskultur.
  • Eine nachgewiesene Erfolgsbilanz.
  • Ein wettbewerbsfähiges Vergütungspaket inkl. Sonderleistungen
  • Eine freundliche Arbeitsatmosphäre.
  • Eine zukunftsorientierte Unternehmenskultur.
  • Firmenlaptop
  • Firmenwagen und Firmenhandy, auch zur privaten Nutzung.

Wir sind ein Arbeitgeber der sich für Chancengleichheit einsetzt.

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Field Repair Technician for South Germany, Austria and Switzerland

If you are passionate about customer service, Q-Lab Corporation has an opportunity to take your technical skills to the next level. You will have the opportunity to service and repair lab instruments to a diverse customer base in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for an industry leader in weathering research products and services headquartered in the United States.

For more than 50 years, Q-Lab has been a global provider of material durability testing products. We produce test substrates, weathering, light stability, and corrosion lab equipment. 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. We are focused on a market with huge potential due to the unique product line and use our extensive product knowledge to help clients best utilize our equipment and services.

Responsibilities include – but are not limited to:

  • Troubleshooting malfunctioning lab instruments or test equipment and test mechanical mechanisms and electronic circuitry for “root cause” failures.
  • Perform hands-on repair for malfunctioning lab instruments or test equipment, and tests assembly for conformance, in accordance to manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Willing and able to travel domestically, with some international travel, 50% to 80% of the time annually, to provide repair support to our Customers. This will include being away for up to a full week at a time as and when required.
  • Provide the customer with phone and email recommendations to resolve lab instrument issues and or follow up with on-going issues with the customer. This may include, but is not limited to; sending replacement parts, referring the information to the main home office for further guidance, or performing an on-site resolution.
  • Provide highly detailed feedback for customer complaints with root cause analysis.

Personal Traits:

  • Stable and cool under pressure.
  • Ability to think clearly and with focus.
  • Must possess the ability to see the “big picture” and not just the small problem.
  • Energetic and enthusiastic.
  • Goal oriented and able to develop performance metrics.
  • Outgoing personality with a need to please.
  • Able to handle difficult situations diplomatically.
  • Clear and concise communicator.
  • Ability to admit mistakes.
  • Creative thinker who can offer solutions to problems.

Desired Qualifications – Education/Experience:

  • Recognized Electrical or Mechatronic Qualification with apprenticeship and 5 years work experience.
  • Work experience with technical equipment preferably in a laboratory setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Competent to read and interpret documents, instructions and manuals.
  • Diplomacy and tact in reporting NCE (non-conforming events) to management – with urgency.
  • German (native level) & English is the required language – Other Foreign languages helpful.
  • Highly proficient computer skills – Windows environment and Microsoft applications and relevant CRM systems.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to move from one activity to another with a sense of urgency.
  • Builds positive relationships with others.
  • Excellent time management skills and proactive thinking.
  • Domestic and International travel experience.
  • Clean driving record.

Physical Demands:

You must be capable of using a variety of hand and power tools unaided. You must be capable of and bending and stretching to access all areas of the test equipment without causing injury.

Q-Lab offers:

  • Strong team member-oriented company culture.
  • A proven track record of success.
  • Competitive compensation package.
  • Friendly working atmosphere.
  • Fast-paced environment.
  • Company laptop
  • Company car and company mobile phone, also for private use.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Electronics Engineer (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 3/15/2022
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Q-Lab Corporation is a global leader in providing material durability testing products. Since 1956, we have designed and manufactured laboratory test products such as weathering testers, light stability testers, and corrosion testers. We also perform contract test services for weathering and corrosion testing, including both laboratory and natural exposure tests. We maintain a global presence with facilities in the U.S., England, Germany, and China. Our world-class corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in Westlake, Ohio.

We are looking for an electronics engineer to expand and enhance our line of weathering, light stability, and corrosion test chambers.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engaging in all phases of electrical subsystem and sensor product development, including concept, design, documentation, prototype, test, and manufacturing
  • Designing and developing hardware to work with devices, sensors, and other Q-Lab test chamber peripherals
  • Helping develop control systems algorithms to improve control system performance
  • Troubleshooting low level controller/software related problems
  • Writing test instructions, test reports, and engineering change notices
  • Developing innovative designs to meet all requirements for safety, performance, reliability and manufacturability
  • Designing circuit boards including schematics, bills of material, PC board layout
  • Recommending design and/or material improvements for existing products
  • Developing test procedures to validate new designs
  • Providing technical assistance to the purchasing, service, sales, marketing, and production departments

Key Qualifications, Talents, and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering
  • Proven track record in a product development environment, with embedded microcontrollers, analog and digital circuit design
  • Experience with I2C, SPI, and UART and control systems is HIGHLY desirable
  • Embedded firmware experience is a plus
  • Strong analytical, diagnostic, and problem solving skills
  • Proficient in writing clear and concise technical documents
  • Excellent verbal communications skills
  • Understands electro/mechanical systems
  • Ability to switch between multiple projects
  • Hands-on with the ability to work independently and with little supervision
  • Ability to interface with Marketing, Engineering, Sales and Information Systems

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 Cleveland's Top Workplaces for 7 years in a row!

Software Developer (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 3/15/2022
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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 designing technical solutions and developing the software that meets those technical requirements.

Q-Lab Corporation is a global leader in providing material durability testing products. Since 1956, we have designed and manufactured laboratory test products such as weathering testers, light stability testers, and corrosion testers. We also perform contract test services for weathering and corrosion testing, including both laboratory and natural exposure tests. We maintain a global presence with facilities in the U.S., England, Germany, and China. Our world-class corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in Westlake, Ohio.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Produces software for Q-Lab’s web, database, and client server business applications.
  • Uses Microsoft Visual Studio (Winforms, ASP.NET, VB .NET, C#) to develop front-end interfaces.
  • Uses Microsoft SQL Server to design, modify, and write business logic within databases.
  • Uses Crystal Reports and SSRS Reporting Services to develop reports.
  • 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.

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelors 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.
  • 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.

All the Extras:

  • Excellent Compensation and Bonus Package
  • Retirement Savings (401K and 401A)
  • Vacation, Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Prescription and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Company Paid LTD, STD and Life Insurance
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Beautiful facility right off of I-90 in Westlake

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 Corporation has received the Top Workplaces in Cleveland Award for the past 7 years.

CAD Drafter (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 3/3/2022
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 About Q-Lab: For more than 50 years, Q-Lab has been a global leader in manufacturing material durability testing equipment. 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. We are focused on a market with huge potential due to the unique product line and use our extensive product knowledge to help clients best utilize our products and services.

About the Role: Reporting to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, this position will support the drafting needs of the manufacturing department. Role will be responsible for the drafting and design of a diverse projects in all aspects of our manufacturing plant.

Responsibilities:

  • Design 3D models of parts and assemblies using Autodesk Inventor
  • Measure and reverse engineer parts or assemblies
  • Create Q-Lab engineering standard detailed 2D drawings from 3D models
  • Collaborate with fabrication, assembly and machine shop staff to document designs
  • Create and maintain facility and factory layouts in Auto CAD
  • Interact with internal customers, vendors and manufacturing support staff

Requirements:

  • Proficient in design software, including Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Vault, and AutoCAD
  • Associates degree in engineering CAD drafting or related field
  • 2+ years of working experience in engineering drafting
  • Understand how to fully dimension and tolerance engineering drawings
  • Working knowledge of engineering revision and document control process
  • Exceptional computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe suite preferred
  • Ability to multitask and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong technical writing skills with experience in creating technical instructions preferred
  • Prior experience working in a fabrication or manufacturing environment preferred
  • Associates degree in engineering CAD drafting or related field
  • 2+ years of working experience in engineering drafting
  • Understand how to fully dimension and tolerance engineering drawings
  • Working knowledge of engineering revision and document control process
  • Exceptional computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe suite preferred
  • Ability to multitask and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong technical writing skills with experience in creating technical instructions preferred
  • Prior experience working in a fabrication or manufacturing environment preferred

We offer:

  • Fun, fast-moving, and friendly work atmosphere.
  • A big business footprint, but small business family culture.
  • A proven track record of success.
  • Excellent compensation package + bonus.
  • Vacation, Paid Time Off and Holidays.
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Prescription and Life.
  • Top Workplaces Award Winner 2012, 2015-2021 (Cleveland, OH)
  • Beautiful corporate headquarters located off I-90 in Westlake, Ohio.

 

Technical Service Representative (Homestead, Florida)

Posted: 2/3/2022
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Is helping customers solve problems your passion? Are you looking for an opportunity where you can provide solutions and achieve results? We are seeking a confident, scientific-minded Technical Service Representative to act as the first point of contact for our customers. This role will respond to customer requests, determine the best test methods for their materials, produce proposals for the testing programs and finally explain the process to the customer.

As a member of our Test Services team, you will consult with customers about their testing needs and respond to technical questions while delivering a high level of customer satisfaction. This is an excellent opportunity to join our company, to grow with us and share in our success.

What you will be doing:

  • Communicate with customers both verbally and in writing
  • Determine the best course of action for potential users of our service
  • Write proposals for natural and accelerated weathering tests
  • Follow up on proposals requested but not received
  • Customer education and test program setup
  • Host visits to the testing facility
  • Assist with other sales contacts as necessary
  • Enter miscellaneous events into client contact database
  • Other tasks as necessary or required

What we are looking for:

  • Scientific background or affinity is required
    Minimum Associate’s degree in a science or technology field, or equivalent experience can be demonstrated
  • Previous experience in a Customer Service position is preferred
  • Must be able to explain technical concepts at a variety of levels (technical to non-technical)
    Have a good working knowledge of MS Word and Excel
  • Capable of developing fluency in relevant technical concepts
  • Skill in written and verbal communication is a must
    Must be detailed and excellent at documentation
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required
  • Additional fluency in Mandarin Chinese or German preferred, but not required
  • Work with the Technical Services Coordinator to coordinate sales follow up efforts
  • Ability to interact with customers over the telephone or through written e-mails
  • Coordinate with lab managers to determine test and report information

Must Haves:

  • Confidence, not ego
  • Mission of Service to our clients and co-workers
  • A doer not a procrastinator- Get it done attitude
  • Burning desire to learn
  • Honesty

All the Extras:

  • A casual, fast-moving, and friendly work atmosphere
  • A big business footprint, but small business family culture
  • A proven track record of success
  • Stability
  • Retirement Savings (401K)
  • Vacation, Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Prescription and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Company Paid LTD, STD and Life Insurance
  • Excellent Compensation

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.

Field Technician (Buckeye, Arizona)

Posted: 12/28/2021
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We are seeking a Field Technician in Buckeye, Arizona. The primary responsibility of this position is to expose and retrieve test specimens from the field. The Field Tech will work with the other Field Tech /Shipping Clerk on the shipping and receiving of test specimens from customers and other items for Q-Lab Corporation

 At Q-Lab Test Services, we operate a test laboratory that investigates the weathering durability of an extensive range of products and materials. We help our customers in the coatings, automotive and architectural industries make more durable products. In the Accelerated Laboratory, you will place specimens in weathering chambers to help get data in weeks, rather than subjecting them to years of exposure outdoors!

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Mounting and exposing new tests
  • Rotate tests as scheduled
  • Complete monthly field rinses as scheduled
  • Turn on/off Q-TRAC and AIM Boxes as scheduled
  • Complete Freeze/Thaw process as scheduled
  • Practice good Housekeeping and keeping area clean and
    organized
  • Perform Receiving Process
  • Package and ship materials
  • Update contact information in carrier systems as required
  • Other duties as required or necessary

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Manual dexterity
  • Ability to work with tools
  • Read and understand written instructions
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Comfortable operating an electric cart and lift
  • Basic computer skills 
  • Willingness to work outdoors in extreme heat

 

Project Engineer (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 12/14/2021
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The Project Engineer’s mission is to improve existing products, drive development of new products, and expand the technical expertise and knowledge base of the organization across all product lines.

  

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Own multiple engineering projects including product developments, design improvements, and cost reductions
  • Plan and manage project requirements, technical risks, deliverables, and timelines
  • Design, build, and test prototypes to validate performance versus requirements
  • Lead cross-functional design reviews to drive collaborative solutions and decision making
  • Execute change management workflows to effectively implement changes

Key Qualifications, Talents, and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical)
  • Highly proficient with 3D CAD (Inventor, SolidWorks, etc.)
  • Experience with design translation to manufacturing: print standards, dimensioning, tolerancing, measurement systems
  • Strong analytical, diagnostic, and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated skills in experimental methods and data-driven decision making
  • Strong project management experience with proven time management skills; ability to effectively manage multiple priorities
  • Hands-on approach with the ability to work independently with little supervision
  • First-hand experience with fabrication methods (sheet metal forming, machining, injection molding, 3D printing, assembly)
  • A thorough understanding of electro-mechanical components and systems, e.g. pneumatics, fans/blowers, VFD’s, transformers, relays, sensors, heaters, nozzles, solenoid valves, switches, pressure regulators, flow meters
  • Team player with ability to interface with Purchasing, Manufacturing, Marketing, IT
  • Ability to lead with open-mindedness and willingness to accept constructive criticism and feedback
  • Savvy communication and interpersonal skills required to positively lead and motivate others 

Desired Skills and Capabilities (not required)

  • Experience with control systems design, development, troubleshooting
  • Experience with fluid dynamics, i.e. air and water flow
  • LEAN/Six Sigma experience and/or certifications
  • Experience using structured change control processes
  • new product stage gates, quality management, engineering changes, product data management)
  • Experience with product and project financial management (total cost out, NPV analysis)

Challenges

  • Our products are unusual and technically complex, demanding expertise across a broad range of engineering and manufacturing disciplines.
  • Our data systems and level of digitization are evolving and thus present challenges and opportunities.

Panel Production (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 12/7/2021
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Panel Line Production

Q-Lab is currently seeking a Panel Line Production Employee. Reporting to the Panel Production Supervisor, this position will be responsible for production and packaging of our standard and specialty produced panels. The position will require the use of heavy machinery and the ability to operate a forklift.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assure the appropriate counts of panels for packaging
  • Continually and consistently inspecting the quality of each product
  • Detect and report unusual or defective materials to the supervisor
  • Making boxes and printing description labels
  • Placing product securely into packaging, seal and palletize cases
  • Use of heavy machinery, including but not limited to: Surface Grinder, 20ton and 35ton Bliss Press, Shears, Brakes, Slip Rollers, and Sand Blaster
  • Follow Lean Manufacturing 5S practices
  • Operating of Fork Lift to carry raw materials or completed product
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work environment, including sweeping, emptying garbage and wiping down machines


Qualifications for this role:

  • Ability to read and work off of drawings
  • Must be able to follow written work instructions
  • Comfortable working in a small group setting in a team environment
  • Must be able to stand 90% of the time
  • Experience working with moving mechanical parts
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Comfortable working in a warehouse with extreme temperatures ranging from 55 to 95 degrees
  • Must be willing to work overtime and weekends as necessary
  • Ability to work in load conditions that require hearing protection


We Offer:

  • A casual, fast-moving, and friendly work atmosphere
  • Beautiful, clean, air-conditioned facility
  • A big business footprint, but small business family culture
  • A proven track record of success
  • Stability
  • Excellent compensation package + bonus
  • Vacation, Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Prescription and Life
  • 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Best Workplaces Award Winner (Cleveland, OH)

Laboratory Technician (Homestead, Florida)

Posted: 12/6/2021
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We are seeking a confident Testing Lab Technician to help our customers, develop new business and meet sales goals. As a member of our Test Services team, you will deliver a high level of customer satisfaction as you conduct the testing. You will also 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.

 At Q-Lab Test Services, we operate a test laboratory that investigates the weathering durability of an extensive range of products and materials. We help our customers in the coatings, automotive and architectural industries make more durable products. In the Accelerated Laboratory, you will place specimens in weathering chambers to help get data in weeks, rather than subjecting them to years of exposure outdoors!

JOB SUMMARY

  • Perform exposure testing of materials in an ISO accredited laboratory
  • Ensure continuity of testing, maintain records and ensure secure custody of test specimens

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Process test specimens into the test laboratory
  • Unpack new tests and prepare initial documentation
  • Identify test specimens with unique marking
  • Create test documentation
  • Mount and expose the tests specimens into the test chamber
  • Maintain log sheets
  • Work with a daily calendar to perform scheduled tasks
  • Perform evaluations and create progress reports
  • Keep customer updated as necessary regarding test status
  • Digital photography of test specimens


SKILLS AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Previous lab experience, science degree or a combination of education and experience 
  • Science related degree preferred
  • Critical problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Possess solid time management skills
  • Clear and understandable writing skills in English
  • Professional demeanor, organized and reliable
  • Possess a strong work ethic and willingness to learn
  • Results driven attitude
  • Ability to excel in a fast paced environment
  • Proficient computer skills -- Word, Excel, PowerPoint and others


INTER-RELATIONSHIPS

  • Will be working with senior lab technicians to expose tests and to perform other services as necessary
  • Will also work under close supervision of Lab Manager.

 

Product Engineer (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 12/3/2021
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The Product Engineer’s mission is to lead our cross-functional team on design, performance, and serviceability for a specific product line. This role is the product line expert and go-to resource for field performance inquiries, production challenges, and performance-driven continuous improvement.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Own product line technical challenges and lead resolution efforts
  • Lead design changes and execute projects to improve and/or enhance performance
  • Lead cross-functional design reviews and collaborate on product development roadmaps

 

Key Qualifications, Talents, and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical)
  • Highly proficient with 3D CAD (Inventor, SolidWorks, etc.)
  • Experience with design translation to manufacturing: print standards, dimensioning, tolerancing, measurement systems
  • Strong analytical, diagnostic, and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated skills in experimental methods and data-driven decision making
  • Strong project management experience with proven time management skills; ability to effectively manage multiple priorities
  • Hands-on approach with the ability to work independently with little supervision
  • First-hand experience with fabrication methods (sheet metal forming, machining, injection molding, 3D printing, assembly)
  • A thorough understanding of electro-mechanical components and systems, e.g. pneumatics, fans/blowers, VFD’s, transformers, relays, sensors, heaters, nozzles, solenoid valves, switches, pressure regulators, flow meters
  • Customer-oriented team player with ability to interface with Marketing, Engineering, Sales, and IT
  • Ability to lead with open-mindedness and willingness to accept constructive criticism and feedback
  • Savvy communication and interpersonal skills required to positively lead and motivate others

 

Desired Skills and Capabilities (not required)

  • Experience with control systems design, development, troubleshooting
  • Experience with fluid dynamics, i.e. air and water flow
  • LEAN/Six Sigma experience and/or certifications
  • Experience using structured change control processes
  • (new product stage gates, quality management, engineering changes, product data management)
  • Experience with product and project financial management (total cost out, NPV analysis)

 

Challenges

  • Our products are unusual and technically complex, demanding expertise across a broad range of engineering and manufacturing disciplines.
  • Our data systems and level of digitization are evolving and thus present challenges and opportunities.
 

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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

 
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