A.W. Chesterton Company

Lab Technician - Industrial Coatings

Location US-MA-Groveland
Posted Date 3 months ago(3/29/2022 11:47 AM)
Job ID
1st Shift


Who We Need:


You have industrial laboratory experience

You're well-versed in the different methods of testing materials characteristics in a lab setting

You have a good customer orientation and understand how your work affects the final product we send to the customer


Given these skills, you could work anywhere.  So why not bring your talents somewhere great? 


How about working at a company:


  • With 130+ years in US manufacturing, whose business is still growing
  • That is led by successful, strategic, personable leaders who know your name
  • That has a significant global environmental impact with products and services that prevent and reduce industrial pollution
  • That encourages you to dedicate 5% of your on the clock time to career development 
  • That gives you a formal on-boarding program to get you on a fast path to success  
  • That offers tuition reimbursement, a global employee recognition program where you can win gift cards, a mentoring program, a paid volunteerism time-off program, a scholarship program for children of employees and many more!
  • That has people who are fun, smart, engaged and like working together to bring world-class service to our Customers every day


Check out our formal job description below:


Job Summary

Performs & provides input to test procedures as required to address internal or external customer requirements, or to evaluate the various uses of the ARC and IL/MRO product offerings. Performs all standard and specialized tests that on ARC and IL/MRO product offerings. Proficient in the use of all instrumentation and test apparatus in the laboratories. Can analyze test data, and identify trends in order to make recommendations and conclusions. Conduct a wide variety of critical testing including tensile, compression/expansion, friction, thermal, corrosion, chemical capabilities, destructive & non-destructive testing, and others in support of R&D efforts, customer applications and customer complaints. Must have the ability to write technical lab reports.

Job Model:  On-Site

All fully remote positions will require you to travel on site 2-4 times per month depending upon business needs at your own expense.


Hybrid positions will require employees to work both on-site and remote each week under a schedule that has been determined and agreed upon by you and your manager.


On-Site positions will require employees to work on-site for each of their scheduled shifts.



·    Provides input to project reports, equipment justifications, and proposals utilizing complex research and advanced technical skills to report results to engineering professionals, or to purchase equipment and to propose new business for the Test Laboratory.

·    Performs specialized tests, document test procedures, analyze technical data, and interpret results to internal/external customers at all levels.

·    Investigate internal & external protocols to find an appropriate procedure.

·    Work with R&D Chemists, Applications Engineers and Marketing to support testing of existing products or future products as required.

·    Support product failure analysis process


Complexity of Duties

·    Functions under minimal supervision.

·    Approval of final project plans by Lab Manager / Project Engineer after test project is assigned.

·    High level involvement in solving complex technical and engineering problems.

·    Moderate level of decision-making responsibilities.

·    Ability to use sound judgment and logical thinking in choosing a particular course of action.

·    Ability to interpret highly technical data.

·    Ability to work in uncomfortable environment, i.e., extreme heat and humidity.

·    Ability to work in noisy environment, i.e., eighty (80) dcb sound level.

·    Ability to interact effectively with internal and external customers - strong interpersonal skills.


Essential Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·    Ability to write advanced technical reports.

·    Strong written and verbal presentation skills.

·    Ability to conduct specialized tests, analyze highly technical data and interpret results to internal and external customers at all levels.


Education and/or Experience

·    Associates degree in Engineering preferred

·    1-2 years’ experience in an industrial laboratory setting.


Other Skill and Abilities

·    High degree of mechanical aptitude and ability.

·    College level math, science, and writing skills.

·    Advanced understanding and knowledge of computers and data acquisition systems.

·    Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, and database software programs.

·    Strong knowledge of instrumentation, electronics, and equipment design principals.

·    Well-developed interpersonal skills


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Moderate noise (i.e.: electric motors, air compressor, pumps, computer printers, traffic) exists daily in the work environment.




The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.


All of A.W. Chesterton Company employment is contingent upon successfully passing a background check, drug test, and the respective medical surveillance requirements.


Chesterton is an equal opportunity employer  M/F/V/D




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