Materials Technician

at Nesco Resource
Location Corning
Date Posted June 21, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified


We are looking for a candidate with a machine operation background that has experience or an interest in working in a hands-on laboratory environment, since there is more to the job than just machining parts.

The successful applicant will combine hand-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 material testing support in a laboratory environment.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

Support lab safety programs to provide a safe working environment

Work with engineering staff to complete refractory, glass and ceramic sample preparation using machine tools

Conduct high temperature testing on various samples

Provide off-hours & weekend support as needed

Materials Technician in the MT&E Thermal Materials Engineering Laboratory in the Decker Building, focused in the sample preparation and standardized testing areas of the lab. This role will be deeply involved in various engineering departments' material testing plans.

Hours of work/work schedule:

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 degree in machine tool technology, mechanical engineering technology or related field, or equivalent experience

2 years of experience in a technician role or other similar function

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 crafting 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

Nesco Resource and affiliates (Lehigh G.I.T Inc, and Callos Resource, LLC) is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics with respect to employment opportunities.

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