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Become A Test Laboratory Technician

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Working As A Test Laboratory Technician

  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $49,720

    Average Salary

What Does A Test Laboratory Technician Do At The Boeing Company

* Plans, conducts and documents tests on products, systems, components, materials, and manufacturing processes and technologies.
* Designs, fabricates, builds and analyzes test systems, materials, components, software and methodologies.
* Coordinates test requirements, determines test methods and capabilities.
* Conducts system test preparations by coordinating system integration, fabrication, modification, setup, checkout and teardown.
* Conducts tests, analyzes data and documents results; participates in test readiness reviews.
* Troubleshoots and resolves laboratory and test-related problems.
* Coordinates test laboratory activities and maintenance and repairs.
* Coaches and trains others.
* Works under general direction.
* Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems.
* We are engineers and technicians.
* Skilled scientists and thinkers.
* Bold innovators and dreamers.
* Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.
* Typical Education and Experience
* AA degree in related discipline and typically 6 or more years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Basic Qualifications (required)
* Experience with test equipment including oscilloscopes, volt meters, spectrum, and network analyzers
* Experience with RF (Radio Frequency) measurements and testing
* Experience assembling, maintaining and repairing test equipment
* Experience writing, reviewing and updating test procedures
* Current US Secret Security Clearance
* Preferred
* Experience with Fiber power meters or Optical time domain reflectometers or fiber optic cabling.
* Experience operating and maintaining thermal chambers and vibration tables
* Experience with Ship Systems Equipment Systems
* Work shifts are variable and could include day/evening/night.
* Possible weekend work may be necessary.
* This position requires an active Top Secret U
* S. Security Clearance. (A U
* S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active

What Does A Test Laboratory Technician Do At Johnson Controls

* Mount and terminate system high (up to 480V
* ph) and low voltage devices as required.
* Identifies possible improvements to current processes.
* Generates final test reports pending review.
* Assist in establishing procedures.
* Provides input for test setup instructions.
* Provides guidance to others as needed and assists in personal training.
* Operate test units and maintain equipment.
* Assemble, prepare, disassemble, and troubleshoot test units.
* Read and interpret wiring diagrams / working knowledge of electrical principles and theory.
* Review & interpret agency standards.
* Able to identify suspect or erroneous data.
* Initiate 5S projects.
* Performs related duties as assigned.
* external
* Associates degree or better & 3yrs technical experience (HVAC pref.)
* Working Knowledge of HVAC systems, principles & theory
* Highly safety oriented
* Demonstrated technical aptitude.
* Able to use hand and power tools (i.e. drills, saws, etc.).
* Able to climb, stand, walk, bend, reach, grasp, lift up to 35lbs, push, pull, and distinguish different colors.
* Basic computer skills required. (MS Word & Excel)
* Attention to detail.
* Good informing and listening skills

What Does A Test Laboratory Technician Do At Kelly Services

* Performs physical and visual inspections of components and product assemblies to verify conformance to specifications and product drawings.
* Performs performance-based testing of components and assemblies using defined test procedures.
* Performs testing of competitive products to benchmark characteristics and performance.
* Performs measurements (hand and automated) of complex parts, raw materials, and assemblies
* Records test results and documents in a written test report summary.
* Perform testing on automated test equipment.
* Program PLC’s to perform cycle testing.
* Work with Test Engineer to help build fixtures, while providing design input.
* Maintains records of product evaluations.
* Provides test summary to cross functional team.
* Maintains samples / sample identification for finished goods

What Does A Test Laboratory Technician Do At Amsted Industries

* Supports safety and good housekeeping practices by keep machines and work area clean and orderly on a daily basis.
* Prepare hardware, test setups, collect and prepare test samples, and conduct testing per general guidelines and specific direction from engineers and supervisor.
* Test data collection and reduce experimental data and analyze results of tests using engineering principles and mathematical techniques.
* Keeps equipment operating by following manufactures and operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance, perform and/or coordinate calibration; calling for repairs
* Assists in fixture and machine design and construction.
* Documents information by maintaining test plan records, equipment records, writing work instructions and procedures.
* Resolves problems by examining and evaluating data and selecting corrective steps.
* Part and vehicle courier

What Does A Test Laboratory Technician Do At Continental Corporation

* Service and maintain test equipment & test vehicles
* Install/calibrate/set­up laboratory instrumentation and data acquisition.
* Troubleshoot and repair test stand issues.
* Perform testing per specifications.
* Set­ up and perform specialized testing measurements even where no specification exists
* Test and report findings as required.
* Build and maintenance of test equipment
* Equipment calibration and maintenance
* Machine test samples and fixtures as needed.
* Core Capabilities:
* Flexible, works well with others, able to accept changing priorities
* Work independently with little to no supervision.
* Physical requirements involve frequent moderate to heavy lifting
* Quality oriented
* Team player

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How To Become A Test Laboratory Technician

Chemical technicians need an associate’s degree or 2 years of postsecondary education for most jobs. Most chemical technicians also receive on-the-job training.


For most jobs, chemical technicians need an associate’s degree in applied science or chemical technology or 2 years of postsecondary education.

Many technical and community colleges offer programs in applied sciences or chemical technology. Students typically take classes in mathematics, physics, and biology, in addition to chemistry courses. Coursework in statistics and computer science is also useful, because technicians routinely do data analysis and modeling.

One of the most important aspects of any degree program is laboratory time. Laboratory coursework provides students with hands-on experience in conducting experiments and using various instruments and techniques properly. Many schools also offer internships and cooperative-education programs that help students gain employment experience while attending school.

Important Qualities

Ability to use technology. Chemical technicians must be able to set up and operate sophisticated equipment and instruments. They also may need to adjust the equipment to ensure that experiments and processes are running properly and safely.

Analytical skills. Chemical technicians must be able to conduct scientific experiments with accuracy and precision.

Communication skills. Chemical technicians must explain their work to scientists and engineers, and to workers who may not have a technical background. They often write reports to communicate their results.

Critical-thinking skills. Chemical technicians reach their conclusions through sound reasoning and judgment.

Interpersonal skills. Chemical technicians must be able to work well with others as part of a team because they often work with scientists, engineers, and other technicians.

Observation skills. Chemical technicians must carefully monitor chemical experiments and processes. They must keep complete records of their work, including conditions, procedures, and results.

Time-management skills. Chemical technicians often work on multiple tasks and projects at the same time and must be able to prioritize their assignments.


Most chemical technicians receive on-the-job training. Typically, experienced technicians teach new employees proper methods and procedures for conducting experiments and operating equipment. The length of training varies with the new employee’s level of experience and education and the industry the worker is employed in.


Technicians who have a bachelor’s degree may advance to positions as chemical engineers or chemists. For more information, see the profiles on chemical engineers and chemists and materials scientists.

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  • Spanish

  • Urdu

  • French

  • Hmong

  • Carrier

  • Hindi

  • Korean

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Top Test Laboratory Technician Skills

  1. Lab Procedures
  2. Test Lab
  3. Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Participated in safety meetings and performed safety checks on equipment Trained new associates on lab procedures and equipment
  • Performed tests and data acquisitions for pumps tested within the vertical and horizontal test labs.
  • Ensured that applicable safety requirements and standards were embodied in test setups and procedures.
  • Test lab technician for high performance automotive ignition modules.
  • Required to design set-up methods for testing prototypes and for tests on competitor's pumps.

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