Building Products Certification and Testing Technician

Home Innovation Research Labs
Arlington, VA
Sep 18, 2019
Sep 22, 2019
Full Time
Building Products Certification and Testing TechnicianHome Innovation Research Labs is seeking a highly motivated and well-organized self-starter to work in our materials and structures lab. Projects include product certification, testing and evaluation for compliance with construction codes and standards. This position includes office responsibilities as well as hands-on assistance in the lab.The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong attention to detail, analytical and critical thinking skills, excellent communication skills, solution-oriented knowledge and a collaborative attitude that is essential for working in our lab. The candidate is capable of working independently in a multitasking environment. Requirements:5+ years of laboratory or related experienceAA or BS degree in engineering, math, science or technology. Strong construction skills - ability to build test specimens (walls, roofs, floors and other systems) to exacting specificationsFamiliarity with basic shop equipment, various test instruments and data acquisition for testingAbility to instrument test specimens with data acquisition sensorsWork efficiently with precision and accuracyKnowledge/Understanding of physics, chemistry, and/or engineering is necessaryAdvanced computer skills required, experience with LabView preferredAbility to work overtime when requiredAbility to perform essential duties, which include being capable of lifting up to 50 pounds and sit, bend or stand for extended periods Additional preferred set of skills:Forklift operation and maintenanceExperience working in an ISO 17025 accredited test labKnowledge of equipment calibration methods and procedures Responsibilities:Perform construction materials testing in the laboratory per ASTM and other test standards or proceduresRead, interpret and understand standard test methods and specificationsInteract and communicate daily with clients, technicians and Assistant Lab DirectorSuccessfully perform written and performance exams for certificationConstruction of test frames and assembliesInstrument test specimens with data acquisition sensorsAssist research engineers on special projectsPerform routine maintenance on laboratory equipment; calibration of laboratory equipmentEnsure that the laboratory equipment and facilities are well-maintainedEnsure that samples are handled and tested in accordance with test standards and specifications and results are reported in a timely manner Home Innovation is an accredited third-party test lab, inspection agency and certification agency with over 50 years of experience servicing all segments of the home building industry. With an integrated suite of services from market research to product testing and certification, we are uniquely postured to help our clients achieve financial success when introducing new housing products and technologies. Join Our Team and help find a home for innovationLocated just outside Washington DC and Annapolis, MD Home Innovation offers competitive salaries, a generous 401(K) plan, health, dental, life and disability insurance, paid vacation and personal leave, in-house gym, flexible work hours, AND a peak into the future of new technologies that will be in our homes! Please send cover letter, salary history, and resume to and reference job code #19-06 DS. Home Innovation Research Labs is an equal opportunity employer and will employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.Home Innovation Research Labs participates in E-Verify.