Temp Engineering Lab Technician

Location: Easton PA Posted Date: March 20, 2020
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Engineering Lab Technician

Reports to: Technical Lead, Engineering Laboratory

Location: Victaulic World Headquarters (Easton, PA)

About Victaulic :

Since 1919, Victaulic has been the world's leading producer of grooved mechanical couplings and pipe-joining systems. Used in the most demanding markets, Victaulic 's innovative piping technologies and services put people to work faster and maximize efficiency while increasi ng safety and ensuring reliability. The company has 13 major manufacturing f acilities, 29 branches, and over 4,000 employees speak ing 43 languages across the globe. With more than 1800 active global patents, Victaulic solutions operate in 125 countrie s across diverse business lines, including oil and gas, chemical, mining, power generation, water and wastewater treatment, military and marine, as well as commercial building and fire protection.

Position Overview: The Engineering Lab Technician will work in an Engineering Research and Development Laboratory with the responsibility of testing and evaluating components and prototypes to maintain initiative and project timelines for new product or process introductions. This includes ensuring that all standards and requirements are met during the prototype development stage. Creative input is required frequently, as prototype specifications are often incomplete during early project development.

Essential Functions:
  • A ssemble and test products to comply w ith engineering specifications, such as hydrostatic, flex, bending moment, air, cycle, low temperature, heat aging, fire suppression, flow loop and any addition al required tests
  • Inspect and/or test any products or components from Victaulic producing facilities and vendors both foreign & domestic for defects and compliance with engineering specification and drawings for the following: mold & tooling approvals, and sample product approvals durin g the product development cycle
  • Install & setup necessary supporting equipment, componen ts and data loggers for testing; Operate the test assembly and instrumentation, measuring performance of products and record data as directed

  • Accurately report and record test data as outlined by department process es and engineering requirements
  • Inspect and recalibrate pressure, vacuum gage, precision measuring instruments, as necessary, to standards w hich are traceable to NIST; Maintain calibration records and logs per depar tment process and ISO standards
  • Ope rate lab fabrication equipment ( i.e. cut-off saw, drill press, belt sander, grinder, a nd other machine shop equipment) as necessary, to prepare product and materials for product testing; clean and maintain, as needed
  • Prepare, assemb le and test Victaulic products for agency testin g per respective specifications
  • Prepare product assemblies and perform demonstrations for customers t ouring the Victaulic facilities
  • Follow all company safety requirements and partic ipate in testing safety reviews
  • Maintain an organized clea n work area and lab environment
  • Specific policies and procedures have been established by the Engineering Department to provide for the security and accessibility of electronic data and confidential information. It is the responsibility of the employee, in the daily course of doing business, to follow said policies as they relate to document management (see EOG-26). The extent to which departmental research and development information is stored electronically has vastly increased and will continue to do so. The new Federal rules pertaining to electronic discovery stipulate that substantive email communications constituted "records" under the Federal Records Act. It is therefore the responsibility of each departmental employee to understand their role in communicating via e-mails and that all e-mails must be written/responde d to in a professional manner, as outlined in EOG-26.

  • Follow oral and written instructions
  • Maintaining accurate records and logs
  • Perform all required laboratory functions

  • Associates or technical degree

  • 2 years of industrial or lab
  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Hydraulics, pneumatics, and electrical basics
  • Blueprint reading, shop math, and use of precision instruments

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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