Non-Metallic Materials Lab Technician

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Texas, USA

Non–Metallic Materials Lab Technician – Mech. Testing




Our Client is a leading international engineering company looking for engineers to service the Aerospace sector. They are seeking a Non-Metallic Materials Lab Technician.




Fort Worth, Texas




Primary Responsibilities:

  • Operate Hydraulic Test Frames with electronic data acquisition systems to conduct both static and fatigue tests per company and / or industry standards
  • Work with extensometers and strain gages to record data during testing
  • Maintain computerized test routines for all test frames
  • Write modified test routines when necessary (both static and fatigue)
  • Ensure proper data transfer from test frames to engineering networks
  • Perform minor maintenance on test frames when needed
  • Work with maintenance organization to establish and maintain preventive maintenance plan for all test equipment, chambers, (heat blankets, nitrogen lines, etc)
  • Work with engineers to determine best test methods for non-standard -parts and /or applications
  • Work with Lab coordinator to develop and maintain test schedules


Secondary Responsibilities (to be done occasionally)

  • Prepreg laying up, bagging, and curing of composite and metal bonded panels, including setting up and running an autoclave
  • Adhesive bonding with both paste and film adhesives, apply primer
  • Conduct of destructive testing and evaluation of various production aircraft components and write summary technical reports of the findings and conclusions
  • Leading mini-projects (test requests) through all stages of completion, interfacing with the customer when needed
  • Able to read and interpret computerized drawings and parts lists




  • Associates Degree in Engineering, engineering technology, materials science, Manufacturing Technology, Mechanical engineering or commensurate advanced technical training, experience and or/certification
  • 3 to 5 years working experience in materials lab or similar facility experience
  • Possess a mechanical aptitude, able to with hands
  • Possess very good computer skills and the ability to understand and write computer programs
  • Possess very good communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work well with internal and external customers on their test need
  • Some exposure to servo hydraulic test frames , construction, maintenance and operations thereof (machines such as Instron™ machines, MTS™

Job Information

Status: Closed Job type: Full Time Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 14 May 2020

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