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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 fifth time.

Top Work Places

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 Mechanic (Buckeye, AZ)

Posted: 3/6/2019
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We are currently looking for a Maintenance Mechanic in our Buckeye, AZ location. This position is responsible for the overall Maintenance of the Facility including machinery, facilities and grounds. 

 

Maintenance Mechanic duties include:

     Understands, follows and enforces all established company safety, health, quality policies, procedures and recognized practices.

     Understands, follows and enforces all established policies, procedures and recognized practices.

     Focus on maintaining quality services by monitoring quality levels and adjust the service and repair process to ensure testing integrity.

     Perform highly diversified duties to install and maintain testing machines and the test facility’s equipment.

     Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.

     Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of testing equipment during operation and perform scheduled maintenance repairs of testing equipment as needed.

     Perform regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment and plant facilities.

     Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting and repair of testing machines.

     Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.

     Perform simple machinist skills.

     Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties.

     Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to management

     Order parts needed for special projects, routine maintenance requirements, spare parts, tools and equipment needed

     Keeps management informed of activities

     Maintains time and activities records

     Assist and train field and lab employees in proper operation and maintenance of machinery

     Other duties and responsibilities related to the nature of the job may be assigned on a temporary or permanent basis as needed

     Effectively communicate issues and solutions to cross-functional team members

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

     Associate’s degree (with at least 5 years of experience as a head mechanic, or equivalent combination of experience, training, and education.

     Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and resolve issues across multiple departments and levels of the organization

     Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

     Ability to read and interpret instructions or operations manuals and follow step by step instructions.

     Ability to train others.

     Good interpersonal and communication skills.

     Knowledge of electrical, electronic or mechanical, instrumentation; hydraulic and pneumatic operations; programmable controllers and their application and maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment.

     Ability to troubleshoot mechanical, electric and other types of malfunctions of machinery and equipment.

     Ability to read and interpret schematics: electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic

     Skilled in the use of shop equipment such as mechanical presses, bench grinder, drill press, mill and lathe, and assorted bench and hand power tools

     Proficient skills with precision measuring equipment, such as calipers, dial indicators, bore gauges, and depth gauges

     Willingness to be a technical leader and trainer when necessary

Physical Environment

     Lift tools, machinery parts and other objects weighing up to 60 -80 pounds each

     Endure intermittent bending, crouching, pushing, pulling, stooping and reaching

     Standing for extended period of time

     Able to work under extreme conditions of the Arizona desert, such as hot or cold temperatures, noise, dust, and dirt.

 

 

 

Field Test Lab Technician (Buckeye, AZ)

Posted: 1/27/2019
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Q-Lab is a leading manufacturing and testing service company with global locations and 60+ years in business. We have an outstanding culture and are a repeat Top Workplace award winner.

We are currently looking for a Field Test Lab Technician to assist in our onsite weathering testing.Our materials test satellite facility located in Buckeye, AZ performs natural and artificial weathering tests to determine the outdoor exposure durability of a wide range of materials. Weathering damage causes billions of dollars of product damage each year, and we help our customers determine if their products will last outdoors. We write test reports on the performance of these materials during their exposure. We test all types of products for ability to withstand outdoor degradation due to the weather. We use large weathering fixtures and frames to mount specimens for exposure, and we use various tools and other hardware to create special fixtures.

JOB SUMMARY:

Removal of specimens from exposure and deliver them to the Evaluations Department or Shipping Department. Remounting of existing exposures as well as re-exposing previously exposed tests after the evaluations is completed.

Hours are days Monday through Friday

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Remove specimens from exposure for the purpose of having evaluations completed on them
  • Remove specimens from exposure and deliver directly to shipping to be returned to customers
  • Remounts existing test specimens when necessary after removal for repair of racks, or to improve exposures
  • Continually consolidate tests on the Q-TRAC’s and AIM Boxes to make room for new tests
  • Re-exposure specimens after evaluations
  • Turn on/off Q-TRAC and AIM Boxes as scheduled
  • Complete Freeze/Thaw process as scheduled
  • Field Checks to maintain exposures correctly
  • Maintains Q-TRAC availability report
  • Maintains AIM Box availability report
  • Coordinates supplies for shipping department and test supplies
  • Other duties as required or necessary

SKILLS REQUIRED:

This position requires a degree of manual dexterity and ability to work with tools. Must be able to read and understand complex test instructions. Must be comfortable working outside for extended periods and must be able to lift 50 lbs

Job Type: Full-time

 

Repair Support Coordinator (China)

Posted: 1/4/2019
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Repair Support Coordinator

If you are passionate about customer service, Q-Lab Corporation has an opportunity to take your administrative skills to the next level. You will have the opportunity to provide administrative support for service and repair of lab instruments to a diverse customer base in Shanghai, China for an industry leader in weathering research products and services.

For more than 50 years, Q-Lab has been a global provider of material durability testing products. We produce test substrates, weathering, light stability, corrosion and chip impact testers. 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.

You will be responsible for:
• Provide the customer with phone and email recommendations to resolve lab instrument issues 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, processing repair and part quotes, sending replacement parts, referring the information to the main home office in the US for further guidance, or performs an on-site resolution.

Qualifications:
• High School Diploma or Trade School Diploma and an Associate's degree (A. S.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school graduate with five or more years of related experience with repair support or field repair experience.
• Excellent English and Chinese communication and customer service skills.
• Substantial knowledge of work processing and spreadsheet software applications.
We offer competitive pay and benefits and an excellent work environment.

Senior Technical and Business Development Engineer (China)

Posted: 10/30/2018
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As the senior technical expert for Asia, assist Q-Lab in promoting weathering, lightfastness,and corrosion testing equipment and test services in Asia at key Distributors, customers, GB/ISO/ASTM standards groups, and in various technical forums.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support customers and the network of existing Distributors by answering in-depth technical questions about the products and test services through daily correspondence and periodic visits.
  • Participate with Distributors on key OEM sales calls to provide technical support and determine what the customer needs are and how Q-Lab’s products and services can meet their needs.
  • Lead various technical projects.
  • Give technical presentations at seminars and symposiums.
  • Represent Q-Lab at various standards meetings.
  • Coordinate technical product training for customers and sales representatives.
  • Communicate and set-up relationships with key industry associations, trade groups and standards bodies.
  • Produce monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Assist Technical and BD Director in developing a BD plan, including long and short term goals.
  • Analyze on information collected from the markets.
  • Work with and develop close relationship with key customer accounts.

Qualifications

  • Ability to travel 30% of the time and to obtain a visa to travel outside of China
  • Excellent analysis ability and critical thinking skills, both technically and business-wise.
  • Excellent spoken and written English (comparable to CET 6).
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures in English and Chinese.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, business plans.
  • Ability to effectively present complex information to small and large groups and respond to questions from Distributors or customers.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Must have good working knowledge of Microsoft Office including PowerPoint.
  • Must be able to type a minimum of 20 WPM.

Education, Certificates or Special Training Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree – preferably with science or engineering related field, such as polymer, corrosion, etc.
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 10 years technical support experience.
  • Experience with Automotive OEM’s is HIGHLY desirable.
  • Experience with weathering and/or corrosion testing and equipment is also HIGHLY desirable.
 

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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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