Job Listing Description

Laboratory Engineer II


PDS is seeking a Laboratory Engineer II to fill a contract vacancy in St. Louis, MO 

Job Purpose

Perform test, analyze and verify results for products and processes. Monitor process trends and facilitate changes while teaching and directing laboratory technicians. Assist in test development and create test reports to ensure production processes meet manufacturing and customer requirements. Investigate test, product and/or process failures and assist in corrective/preventative actions.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Develop and Maintain expertise in the chemical aspects of composites manufacturing.
  • Process control activities to control Chemical Processing lines.
  • Pursue knowledge necessary to ensure understanding of customer requirements; such as Customer Specifications, Quality System Requirements, ASTM's, Nadcap, etc…
  • Develop expertise in other laboratory testing; such as mechanical, physical, material testing, laboratory technologies and instrumentation.
  • Audit preparation; such as requirements review, complete customer pre-assessment, compliance validation, etc…
  • Evaluate acceptance test results by analyzing and interpreting test data using established criteria and procedures.
  • Work with superiors to solve complex test anomalies.
  • Interface with engineers, peers, or internal customers to identify requirements and resolve manufacturing related process problems.
  • Assist in the training and mentoring of Lab Technicians.
  • Investigate and propose improvements to reduce cost, cycle time, process controls and/or customer satisfaction.
  • Work independently to perform tests to verify product compliance and production process fidelity.

Other Responsibilities, as needed.

  • Understand measurement, test equipment calibration requirements, and verify compliance.
  • Raw Material certifications - review and validate test results.
  • Perform mechanical testing and evaluation results.
  • Pursue personal development by learning Laboratory Tests in the Laboratory Training Matrix.
  • Operate saws and polishing wheels to fabricate specimen for photo microscopy.

Bachelor of Science degree required. BS in Chemical Engineering, Material science, Chemistry or Biology preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Physics may also be considered.

Required Experience and Qualifications
  • One year of experience in a laboratory-testing environment required; two years preferred.

Additional Desired Experience and Qualifications

  • Knowledge of chemical, physical, mechanical, hardness and conductivity laboratory testing.
  • Experience in the testing of aerospace material and related requirements.
  • Metals heat treatment and pyrometry control.
  • Technical writing and communication skills
  • Organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and leader. 
  • Able to summarize issues for other engineers, quality and production operation personnel, and make recommendations. 
  • Excellent instrumentation, computer, MS-Excel and SPC Software skills.
  • Awareness of cost and schedule impact for laboratory processes.

Physical Demands

  • Maybe required to spend many hours sitting to use office / laboratory equipment. 
  • Maybe required to stand or walk for extended periods.
  • May be required to use stairs when elevator is not available.
  • May occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move up to 25 pounds. 
  • May be required to reach with arms and hands and to stoop, kneel or crouch.

PDS Tech is a premier supplier of highly skilled technical personnel to the aerospace and defense industries.  These are long term assignments in the St. Louis, MO area. Client is accepting resumes now for review.  Please connect with us now for immediate consideration.  Apply to this posting or contact Gus Sanchez at 314-264-3135 or for more information.
Job Number: 2110140811
Job Location: Hazelwood, MO
Duration: 3 months
Input Date: 10/08/2021
Last Updated: 10/15/2021
Attention: Gus Sanchez
Address: 1215 FERN RIDGE PKWY STE 231
City, State: ST LOUIS, MO 63141
Phone: 314/628-9143
800 Phone: 800/472-3737
Fax Phone: 314/628-9485

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