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Engineering Quality Lab Technician - Manufacturing

Company: Dexter Axle
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

Immediately Hiring

We currently have an open opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineering Lab Technician in our Elkhart, IN facility.

Dexter is the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products, and related components. We proudly manufacture axles for the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty, and manufactured housing markets. Our customers choose the Dexter brand for our commitment to high quality and on-time products. We currently employ over 2,800 people throughout 18 manufacturing facilities across the United States and Canada.

Position Summary: The Lab Technician performs product testing through metallurgical, dimensional, and mechanical characterization of materials, components, and systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Sets-up and operates test stands and equipment including but not limited to Fatigue Test Machines, Inertia Dynamometer, and Coordinate Measurement Machine.
Conducts microscopic examinations of metals and alloys to determine their structure, porosity, grain size, the presence of decarb, heat affected zone (HAZ) and other characteristics.
Examines metal and alloy samples with magnetic-flux equipment to detect internal fractures, impurities, and similar defects in metals.
Tests samples in pressure device, hot-acid baths, environmental chamber, spectrometer, salt spray tester, Rockwell and micro-hardness tester and other apparatus to determine strength, hardness, chemistry, elasticity, toughness, or other properties of metal.
Confers with engineering personnel to resolve fabrication problems relating to specifications and to review test plans.
Examines parts for conformance with dimensional specifications.
Tests samples of manufactured products to verify conformity to specifications.
Records test results on standardized forms and writes test reports describing procedures used.
Prepares graphs and charts.
Calibrates laboratory instruments.
Prepares chemical solutions according to standard formulas.
Performs other tasks or duties as assigned.
Requirements:
Ideal candidates will be experienced with trailer or automotive repair/maintenance and have strong mechanical and technical aptitude. Microsoft Word and Excel required. Metallography experience a plus. Must be a team player, innovative, self-motivated, and punctual. Minimum of High School Diploma required.

Why You'll Love Working for Us (Our Benefits)

Dexter offers a competitive salary along with comprehensive benefits. Our benefits package includes:
--- Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
--- Short & Long-Term Disability
--- Flexible Spending Account
--- Health Savings Account
--- 401(k) plan with company contributions

Text "DEXTER" to "25000" to Apply!
Dexter is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Dexter Axle, Elkhart , Engineering Quality Lab Technician - Manufacturing, Healthcare , Elkhart, Indiana

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