Lab Technician

Amana, IA
Job Type:
Day to Day (what a typical day or week look like in this role): 

Here's a great opportunity to provide technical support to our Product Approval and Lab Operations team by utilizing test procedures, lab equipment and product knowledge to evaluate product and packaging performance of appliances and packaging designs. 

Top Skills 

Critical Thinking 
Basic technical equipment 
Microsoft Word and Excel 

What You Will Do 
• Provide testing expertise, data analysis, and guidance in root cause problem solving. 
• You will set up and complete testing requirements, analyze data and write reports. Testing often consists of unpacking, inspecting, repacking, testing, and inspecting a number of products. 
• In this position, you will participate in LEAN and 5S activities. 
• You may also develop test procedures; utilize data acquisition systems to measure the shock and vibration environments, set up spreadsheets for data collection and analysis, assist in the lab equipment maintenance and calibration requirements. 

What You Need To Succeed 
• Associates degree or higher in an engineering technology field or related technical field. 
• Positive attitude working in an ever-changing environment seeking continuous improvement. 
• Positive attitude working with multiple categories of appliances (Washer/Dryer, Cooking, Refrigeration, Dishwashers) which each have different processes we follow in this lab. 
• Experience in a package test laboratory and packaging professional certifications are preferred. 
• Experience with shock and vibration data acquisition and analysis is also preferred. 
• Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel. 
• Interest in fixture design and improvement of existing fixtures is a plus. 
• A demonstrated ability to apply exceptional technical writing and communication skills. 
• Possess a high level of attention to detail and demonstrate critical thinking through application of data-driven continuous improvement cycles such as Define Measure Analyze Improve Control (DMAIC) 
• Excellent documentation, organization and time management skills. 
• Ability to work in a team oriented fast paced environment. 
• Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs and use an appliance cart to move washers and dryers and other major appliances.