For more than 50 years, Q-Lab Corporation has been a global provider of material durability testing products. Our products and services are used to test coatings, plastics, automotive, personal care, roofing, inks, textiles, pharmaceutical, packaging and sealants. Q-Lab is a growth-oriented and stable company who has earned a strong reputation for outstanding product design, innovation and uncompromising levels of quality and safety.

Q-Lab has been named one of Northeast Ohio's best places to work by The Cleveland Plain Dealer for the tenth time.

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These goals are achieved through the efforts of our employees and in return we offer:

  • A proven track record of success
  • An excellent compensation package + bonus
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Prescription, Life Insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Strong team member-oriented company culture
  • Friendly working atmosphere
  • Fast-paced environment

Q-Lab is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or disabled or Vietnam-era veteran status.

Careers Listing

Buyer/Planner (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 4/9/2024

Buyer / Planner

Department: Purchasing


Primary Job Task & Responsibilities:


Review Materials Requirements Planning systems to manage inventory items

  • Place new purchase orders in a timely fashion
  • Manage existing purchase orders to ensure stock outs don’t occur
  • Manage past due purchase orders by following-up with vendors
  • Update systems with the latest information for visibility by the operations team

Manage suppliers and components

  • Identify cost-savings opportunities
  • Coordinate request for quotes to limit cost increases and/or realize cost-savings opportunities
  • Source vendors for delivery performance, reliability, and quality
  • Establish and maintain good long-term business relationships

Know Q-Lab’s manufacturing business

  • Understand how manufacturing and operations use Q-Lab parts on the assembly floor
  • Understand how parts function within Q-Lab’s products
  • Understand how engineering changes and quality issues affect purchasing requirements

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ultra-organized with a high sense of urgency
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Equivalent professional work experience or the raw intellectual aptitude
  • For example: Materials Requirements Planning Tools, knowledge of how a manufacturing company works, ability to use Excel formulas and features, ability to perform basic financial analysis
  • Evidence of achievement in work or school history
  • A good sense of humor and a small ego

We Offer:

  • Fun, fast-moving and friendly work atmosphere
  • A big business footprint, but small business family culture
  • A proven track record of success
  • Excellent compensation package + bonus
  • Paid time off and Paid Holidays
  • Comprehensive benefits; health, prescription and life coverage
  • Top Workplaces Award in Cleveland 2012, 2015-2023
  • Beautiful Corporate headquarters, right off of I-90

Drug Free Workplace

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer



  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Maintenance Mechanic (Wittmann, Arizona)

Posted: 3/11/2024


We are currently looking for a Maintenance Mechanic in our Wittmann, AZ location. This position is responsible for the overall Maintenance of the Facility including machinery, facilities and grounds.

Maintenance Mechanic duties include:

  • Understands, follows and enforces all established company safety, health, quality policies, procedures and recognized practices.
  • Focus on maintaining quality services by monitoring quality levels and adjust the service and repair process to ensure testing integrity.
  • Perform highly diversified duties to install and maintain testing machines and the test facility’s equipment.
  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.
  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of testing equipment during operation and perform scheduled maintenance repairs of testing equipment as needed.
  • Perform regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment and plant facilities.
  • Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting and repair of testing machines.
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties.
  • Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to management
  • Order parts needed for special projects, routine maintenance requirements, spare parts, tools and equipment needed
  • Assist and train field and lab employees in proper operation and maintenance of machinery
  • Other duties and responsibilities related to the nature of the job may be assigned on a temporary or permanent basis as needed

Minimum Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree (with at least 5 years of experience as a head mechanic, or equivalent combination of experience, training, and education.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and resolve issues across multiple departments and levels of the organization
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to read and interpret instructions or operations manuals and follow step by step instructions.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of electrical, electronic or mechanical, instrumentation; hydraulic and pneumatic operations; programmable controllers and their application and maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment.
  • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical, electric and other types of malfunctions of machinery and equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics: electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic
  • Skilled in the use of shop equipment such as mechanical presses, bench grinder, drill press, mill and lathe, and assorted bench and hand power tools
  • Proficient skills with precision measuring equipment, such as calipers, dial indicators, bore gauges, and depth gauges
  • Willingness to be a technical leader and trainer when necessary
  • Lift tools, machinery parts and other objects weighing up to 60 -80 pounds each
  • Endure intermittent bending, crouching, pushing, pulling, stooping and reaching
  • Standing for extended period of time
  • Able to work under extreme conditions of the Arizona desert, such as hot or cold temperatures, noise, dust, and dirt.

Job Type: Full-time

Ability to Relocate:


  • Wittmann, AZ: Relocate before starting work (Required)


Sheet Metal Stamping and Fabrication Line Operator (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 3/4/2024

Q-Lab is currently seeking a Sheet Metal Stamping and Fabrication Line Operator. Reporting to the Panel Production Supervisor, this position will be responsible for production and packaging of our standard and custom sheet metal paint test panels. The position requires a high attention to quality details and the use of industrial fabrication machinery.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Continuous and consistent inspection of sheet metal part quality
  • Precisely count sheet metal parts before packaging
  • Ability to cross train and work any of the numerous areas within the department
  • Detect and report unusual or defective materials to the supervisor
  • Ability to learn and operate machinery

o Surface Grinder

o 20ton and 35ton OBI punch press

o Mechanical sheet metal shear

o Sheet metal press brake

o Sheet metal slip rollers

o Sand blaster

  • Follow Lean Manufacturing 5S practices
  • Operate a forklift to carry raw materials or completed product
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work environment

Qualifications for this role:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Basic math skills
  • Understanding of how to work from blueprints and written specifications
  • Operate material handling equipment such as forklifts and pallet jacks
  • Working knowledge of basic computer software
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for 90% of work day if needed
  • Willingness to work overtime and weekends as necessary
  • Ability to work in loud conditions that require hearing protection

We Offer:

  • A casual, fast-moving, and friendly work atmosphere
  • Beautiful, clean, air-conditioned facility
  • A big business footprint, but small business family culture
  • A proven track record of success
  • Stability
  • Excellent compensation package + bonus
  • Vacation, Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Prescription and Life
  • 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 Best Workplaces Award Winner (Cleveland, OH)

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $19.00 per hour

Human Resources Generalist/Recruiter (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 7/19/2023
Only candidates living in the NE Ohio area are being considered at this time.
We are looking to add an experienced HR professional to our team! Your responsibilities will include leading our recruiting efforts company-wide and delivering all facets of recruiting success throughout the organization. You’ll be responsible for the development of national recruiting plans, and you will assist our international locations with their recruiting while developing new, creative recruiting ideas. Your experience in a manufacturing environment is critical to this role. The successful candidate will be the key person ensuring we are hiring the best possible talent.
Q-Lab Corporation is a global leader in providing material durability testing products. Since 1956, we have designed and manufactured laboratory test products such as weathering testers, light stability testers and corrosion testers. We also perform contract test services for weathering and corrosion testing, including both laboratory and natural exposure tests. We maintain a global presence with testing facilities located in the US and sales and distribution facilities located in England, Germany and China. Our world-class corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in Westlake, Ohio.
We offer:
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Vision, Prescription and Life
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Strong team member-oriented company culture
  • Friendly, casual working atmosphere
  • Extraordinary corporate growth
  • Dynamic personal growth potential
  • Beautiful corporate headquarters conveniently located off I-90
As our new HR team member, your responsibilities will include:
  • Work with hiring managers to identify future hiring needs.
  • Create detailed job descriptions along with personality traits for open positions
  • Create job postings and post to internal and external job boards
  • Work with international HR counterparts on open positions and postings
  • Assess applicants’ skills, experience and culture fit to identify strong candidates
  • Phone screen qualified job applicants and provide detailed notes to hiring managers
  • Schedule in-person or video interviews with hiring managers and candidates
  • Correspond with candidate on interview details and send out necessary assessments
  • Work with manager to track applicant status and send out notifications as needed
  • Schedule, coordinate and facilitate onsite or video panel interviews
  • Act as liaison between hiring managers and outside recruiting agencies as needed
  • Consult with hiring manager on written offer letters and negotiations
  • Work with department managers to create training schedules for new hires
  • Develop a robust pipeline of candidates for regularly hired and hard to fill positions
  • Collaborate with managers and HR team to identify future hiring needs
  • Source active and passive candidates using data bases and social media platforms
  • Attend job fairs and other community events to help build company brand
  • Manage internship program and seasonal employee hiring
  • Improve recruitment reports for Senior Leadership Team
  • Using real time data, established salary bands and salary surveys to determine appropriate compensation structure for our positions
  • Experience in recruiting all levels of employees –manufacturing environment essential
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in personnel recruitment, selection, training, onboarding and compensation and benefits.
  • Experience with implementing an ATS and/or HRIS - preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of the interview process
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work effectively with various levels on employees and managers
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office products)
  • Strong analytical, conceptual and planning skills
Drug Free Workplace
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Q-Lab Phone Numbers

USA: +1-440-835-8700
Florida & Arizona Test Services: +1-305-245-5600
UK/Europe: +44-1204-861616
Germany: +49-681-857470
China: +86-21-5879-7970

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