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Materials Technician II

Corning, NY 14830

Posted: 09/29/2022 Employment Type: Contract Job Number: 413935 Country: Is job remote?: No

Job Description


100% onsite
  •   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

Travel Requirements:
  • 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

Required Skills:
  • 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

Soft Skills:
  • 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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