Materials Technician II
Pulteney St South Corning, NY 14830 US
- focused in the sample preparation and standardized testing areas of the lab.
- This role will be deeply involved with various engineering departments material testing plans.
- The successful applicant will combine hands-on experience with scientific principles to provide technical support to engineers involved in testing, research and development for such materials as glass, refractory, ceramics, metals, and polymers.
- This position will focus on sample machining /preparation and high temperature material testing support in a laboratory environment.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
- Work with engineering staff to complete refractory, glass and ceramic sample preparation using various machine tools and powered equipment
- Conduct high temperature testing on various samples
- Support lab safety programs to provide a safe working environment
- Provide off-hours & weekend support as needed
- Minimal-only to local sites
Hours of work/work schedule:
- Day shift, somewhat flexible start time
- Generally 40+ hrs. per week Mon-Fri, but must be flexible
- Overtime, on-call, and weekend work may be required at times to support test schedules
Required Education & Experience:
- Two-year technical degree, or equivalent experience
- 2+ years of experience in a technician role within a laboratory or manufacturing environment
- Sound knowledge of machining equipment including, but not limited to, saws, surface grinders and core drills.
- Experience interpreting CAD drawings, knowledge of GD&T, and use of precision measurement tools.
- Mechanical aptitude; ability to maintain equipment, monitor coolant levels, change consumable cutting tools, and troubleshoot common equipment issues
- Knowledge of various materials and their properties as they relate to feeds, speeds and overall machinability
- Knowledge of safety systems and how they relate to machine work, furnace work and material handling.
- Good written & oral communications skills
Desired Skills / Qualifications:
- Experience with drawings using SolidWorks CAD software
- Being comfortable with high temperature operations and glass melt testing
- Experience with preventative maintenance scheduling
- Experience with welding, and other fabrication methods
- Continuous process improvement experience
- Creative & innovative approach to problem solving
- Positive demeanor and collaborative approach
- Ability to learn, be flexible, and adapt quickly
- Strong organization and time management skills
- Self-starter with a strong work ethic
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