The Materials Testing Technician performs residual stress and retained austenite measurements in accordance with A2LA, ISO 9001:2015 and various ASTM standards. Measurements are also performed using customer specifications. Other responsibilities include fabricating fixtures and jigs to position parts for making measurements, providing support for customers’ work requests, instructions, schedules and results. The incumbent maintains instruments/equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s labeling and in-house audit and calibration procedures. He/she verifies safe operation of x-ray diffraction systems and performs preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment as regularly scheduled.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a job incumbent. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position. An employee will be required to follow other job-related duties required by the manager.
|% of Time Performing Task||Responsibility/Accountability|
|70%||Prepares parts for measurements, including electropolishing and evaluation of parts for sectioning. Performs residual stress and retained austenite measurements in the MT Laboratory and at customer sites. Fabricates fixtures and jigs to position large and/or unwieldy parts per customer requirements.|
|10%||Provides support for customers and clients. Coordinates with customers and Materials Engineers to determine the specifics of work requests, instructions, schedules and results.|
|10%||Performs administrative functions including but not limited to maintenance of laboratory schedules, logs, files and records. Assures that laboratory quality requirements laid out in Lab and Corporate Procedures are met.|
|5%||Maintains instruments/equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s labeling and in-house audit and calibrations procedures. Verifies safe operation of lab machines and performs preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment by a regular schedule.|
|5%||Attends tradeshows and performs customer site visits as required.|
- Mechanical aptitude, abstract reasoning skills, and problem solving skills.
- Extensive experience with direct customer contact in a services environment.
- Mathematical inclination, good organizational skills, ability to multitask, and excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Experience providing training to individuals and groups
- Ability to precisely follow oral and written instructions
- Experience with using hand tools and power tools required to work with metal and wood
- Must be able to read and understand technical drawings, datasheets, and written work instructions.
- Ability to travel both domestically and internationally as required
- Familiarity with radiation survey meters
- Ability to operate technically specialized equipment and to maintain sample setup across multiple measurement
- Ability to recognize preferred orientation and/or large grain size and understand how to effectively make measurements when these conditions are present
- Good understanding of basic chemistry
- Shows initiative and works efficiently
- Associate’s Degree or Technical Certificate in Engineering, Math, Physics, Applied Science, or a related field, and/or 5+ years’ experience with Radiography, X-Ray Diffraction, Non-Destructive Materials Testing, or a related field.
- Work experience in x-ray diffraction and materials properties
- 5+ years’ experience with direct customer contact in a service-based environment.
- • Willingness to further education by completing suggested courses relevant to customer needs.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
- Ability to lift, push and pull 60 pounds frequently, more with help.
- Ability to travel 25% of the time domestically and internationally.
- Works periodically at office desks: usually with extensive computer work carrying out both manual and repetitive arm hand and finger movements in regards to computerized data entry and data processing tasks; and providing verbal contact with customers and co-workers.
- Job requires walking or standing for long periods of time and may include periodic bending, stooping, crouching, and climbing as job requires.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This list is not an inclusive list of other demands that may arise.
- Specialized x-ray diffraction systems
- Electropolishing systems
- Computers and software packages, both proprietary and commercial (e.g. Microsoft Office)
- Electronic diagnostic equipment
- Measuring devices such as micrometers, calipers, depth gauges, etc.
- Hand tools and small power tools
- Band saws and grinders
- Office equipment
- Radiation survey meters (e.g. Geiger Counters)
If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact Tish Dison, HR Manager, at (865) 218-5814 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technology for Energy Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Female/Minority/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.