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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 eleventh 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

Field Repair Technician (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 7/9/2024
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Q-Lab Corporation is currently seeking a Field Repair Technician. If you are passionate about customer service, Q-Lab Corporation has an opportunity to take your technical skills to the next level! You will have the opportunity to service and repair lab instruments for a diverse customer base all over North America!

While this position does require frequent travel, we do require this candidate to reside within a 60-mile radius of our headquarters in Westlake, OH.

Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshooting malfunctioning lab instruments or test equipment and test mechanical mechanisms and electronic circuitry for “root cause” failures.
  • Perform hands-on repair for malfunctioning lab instruments or test equipment, and tests assembly for conformance, in accordance to manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Willing and able to travel domestically, with some international travel, 50% of the time annually, to provide repair support to our customers. This will include being away for up to a full week at a time as and when required.
  • Provide the customer with phone and email recommendations to resolve lab instrument issues and or follow up with on-going issues with the customer. This may include, but is not limited to; sending replacement parts, referring the information to the main home office for further guidance, or performing an on-site resolution.

Required Skills:

  • Recognized Electrical or Mechanical qualification with completed apprenticeship and 5 years work experience.
  • Work experience with technical equipment, preferably in a laboratory setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Competency to read and interpret documents, instructions and manuals.
  • Diplomacy and tact in reporting NCE (non-conforming events) to management with urgency.
  • English is the required language – Foreign languages helpful.
  • Highly proficient computer skills – Windows environment and Microsoft applications and relevant CRM systems.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to move from one activity to another with a sense of urgency.
  • Builds positive relationships with others.
  • Excellent time management skills and proactive thinking.
  • Domestic and International travel experience.
  • Clean driving record and ability to obtain and/or maintain a passport.

Who We Are:

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:

  • Beautiful corporate headquarters conveniently located off I-90 in Westlake, Ohio.
  • A Northeast Ohio Top Workplace environment – 10 years running!
  • A proven track record of success.
  • Excellent compensation package including year-end bonus and company-funded retirement plan.
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Vision, Dental, Disability and Life.
  • Generous Paid Time Off, and Holidays.
  • Fun, friendly working atmosphere!

 

Q-Lab Corporation is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) Employer

EMEA Field Repair Technician

Posted: 6/28/2024
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If you are passionate about customer service, Q-Lab Corporation has an opportunity to take your technical skills to the next level. You will have the opportunity to service and repair lab instruments to a diverse customer base in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Q-Lab has been a global provider of material durability testing products for more than 50 years. As an industry leader in the field of weathering technology, we develop, produce and distribute test substrates, weathering, light resistance and corrosion laboratory equipment. 


Your tasks:

As a service technician / employee in technical support / support EMEA (m/f/d) in Saarbrücken:

  • Troubleshooting defective laboratory instruments or test equipment and testing mechanical and electrical components and circuits for causes of faults
  • Carrying out repairs to defective laboratory instruments or test equipment and testing the assemblies according to the manufacturer's specifications
  • Developing solution recommendations for sales partners and direct customers and providing support by telephone and e-mail in
    troubleshooting existing problems
  • Assisting with the coordination of technical training courses in Europe and the delivery of course content
  • Occasional customer or dealer visits in the DACH region and EMEA area

Your profile: 

  • Must live in Germany or be willing to relocate
  • Recognized electrical or mechatronic training/further education/studies
  • Several years of professional experience with technical devices
  • Ability to read and interpret instructions, documents and manuals
  • Willingness to travel, ideally experience with domestic and international travel
  • Ability to work in a team, under pressure and with strong communication skills and enjoy building positive relationships with customers, dealers and colleagues
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize
  • German at native speaker level, knowledge of English
  • Good IT skills (Windows environment, Microsoft applications and relevant CRM systems)

We offer:

  • A strong, team-oriented corporate culture in a growing company
  • A proven track record of success
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Friendly working atmosphere and colleagues
  • Company cell phone and laptop, also for private use
Q-Lab Corporation is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) Employer

Field and Facilities Manager (Homestead, Florida)

Posted: 6/20/2024
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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 are currently seeking a Field and Facilities Manager. This position is responsible for all field exposures at the Homestead, Florida site, including supervision of field personnel involved with exposures.

This role is fully onsite and involves significant time with outdoor work.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise all daily activities of the facilities, maintenance and field staff
  • Ensure that the daily work tasks are completed efficiently
  • Control field capacity and coordinate ordering of new exposure fixtures
  • Arrange space consolidation and field layout — consolidate similar exposure types, same customer, etc. and to conserve space
  • Coordinate rack maintenance and necessary replacement
  • Oversee new exposures and mounting of difficult or special exposures; responsible for integrity of ongoing exposures
  • Responsible for field checks being performed correctly and consistently
  • Coordinate paper replacement on under glass boards
  • Lead search for misplaced panels
  • Supervise all specimen shipping and handling; supervise shipping & receiving department and act as back-up when necessary
  • Plan and manage the activities of the Lawn Care Technician
  • Hurricane Team Leader and supervisor of temporary laborers for field work as necessary
  • Ensure testing completed in a timely and accurate manner
  • Inventory, control, storage, and security of tools and exposure hardware
  • Supervise repair and maintenance of power tools and field vehicles
  • Other tasks as necessary

Requirements:

  • Associate/Bachelor degree and/or 5-7 years of work experience in a related field. 
  • Advanced knowledge and proven experience in general machine maintenance.
  • Excellent supervisory skills and ability to coordinate large projects.
  • Excellent knowledge of machine shop practice, including correct use of power tools.
  • Knowledge of exposure practices and procedures and ASTM and other standards.
  • Ability to interpret instructions and regulations.
  • Patience and a high degree of interpersonal skills.
  • Professionalism and ability to train and supervise others.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Bilingual ability is a plus.

​Working Conditions:

Office work with significant time involved in outdoor work; uses a golf cart for mobility in the field.

We Offer:

  • Beautiful corporate headquarters conveniently located off I-90 in Westlake, Ohio.
  • A Northeast Ohio Top Workplace environment – 10 years running!
  • A proven track record of success.
  • Excellent compensation package including year-end bonus and company-funded retirement plan.
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Vision, Dental, Disability and Life.
  • Generous Paid Time Off, and Holidays.
  • Fun, friendly working atmosphere!

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plans
Q-Lab Corporation is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) Employer

Manufacturing Engineer (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 6/3/2024
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Q-Lab Corporation is currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineer. Reporting to the Director, Q-PANEL/Manufacturing Engineering, the primary responsibility will be to develop and implement custom solutions for our internal manufacturing-related problems. This position will support our facility by using creative problem solving to continuously improve the manufacturing process.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Design, manage, and implement new machinery, tooling, and electro-mechanical test fixtures to support production of Q-Lab products and services
  • Identify and implement new technology, capital equipment, processes, and methods to improve manufacturing efficiency and ergonomics
  • Create and maintain production work instructions
  • Project Management for manufacturing initiatives
  • Create and maintain engineering documentation for Manufacturing using CAD

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering
  • 5+ years of work experience in a manufacturing environment, designing, managing, and implementing new machinery, tooling, and electro-mechanical test fixtures
  • Highly proficient with 3D CAD (Inventor, SolidWorks, etc.)
  • Basic understanding of industrial electronics and electrical controls/systems

Experience With:

  • Structural framework and weld design
  • Sheet metal fabrication design
  • Lean methodology
  • Ability to work under difficult deadlines
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Rational problem solver, excellent critical thinking skills
  • Process oriented; has a desire to create and improve processes
  • Strong collaboration skills, and a cross-functional team player

Who We Are:

​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:

  • Beautiful corporate headquarters conveniently located off I-90 in Westlake, Ohio.
  • A Northeast Ohio Top Workplace environment – 10 years running!
  • A proven track record of success.
  • Excellent compensation package including year-end bonus and company-funded retirement plan.
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Prescription, and Life.
  • Vacation, Paid Time Off, and Holidays.
  • Fun, friendly working atmosphere!

 

Q-Lab Corporation is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) Employer

Software Support Developer (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 5/16/2024
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Q-Lab Corporation is currently seeking a Software Support Developer to join our nimble, experienced, & effective team. At Q-Lab, our Business Systems group is responsible for supporting key enterprise software systems, such as: ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), CRM (Client Relationship Management), Q-Portal (customer web portal), and LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System). You will be responsible for enhancing these systems, fixing bugs, interfacing with end users, and providing general overall programmatic support internal to the company.

 

We cross train our developers on all platforms, tools, languages, and systems. Q-Lab’s developers regularly comment on how fun and challenging it is to support such a broad scope of business systems. Our ultimate goal is to apply technology in ways that increase revenue, decrease costs, and/or increase customer satisfaction.

 

**This position requires employee to be onsite in Westlake, OH a minimum of 3 days per week**

 

Responsibilities:

  • Produces software for Q-Lab’s web, database, and client server business applications.
  • Uses Microsoft Visual Studio (Winforms, ASP.NET, VB .NET, C#) to develop front-end interfaces.
  • Uses Microsoft SQL Server to design, modify, and write business logic within databases.
  • Uses Crystal Reports and SSRS Reporting Services to develop reports.
  • Follows Q-Lab’s standard development practices and techniques.
  • Works on front office (e.g. Sales, Repair, Marketing), back office (e.g. Accounting, Purchasing, Order Desk) and LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Systems) software.
  • Writes business requirements and technical specification documents.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science/IT, equivalent professional work experience, or the raw intellectual aptitude.
  • Evidence of achievement in work or school history.
  • Experience with Microsoft’s .NET and SQL Server development tools.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.

Who We Are:

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:

  • Beautiful corporate headquarters conveniently located off I-90 in Westlake, Ohio.
  • A Northeast Ohio Top Workplace environment – 10 years running!
  • A proven track record of success.
  • Excellent compensation package including year-end bonus and company-funded retirement plan.
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Vision, Dental, Disability and Life.
  • Generous Paid Time Off, and Holidays.
  • Fun, friendly working atmosphere!

 

 

Q-Lab Corporation is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) Employer

Senior Project Engineer (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 5/16/2024
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Q-Lab Corporation is currently seeking a Senior Project Engineer. Reporting to the Vice President of Engineering this position will design, build and test prototypes while owning assigned projects for new product development, design improvement, and cost reduction.

This position will be fully onsite in Westlake, OH.

Responsibilities:

  • Own multiple engineering projects including new product developments, design improvements, and cost reductions
  • Plan and manage project requirements, technical risks, deliverables, and timelines
  • Design, build, and test prototypes to validate performance versus requirements
  • Document work effectively (engineering reports, test instructions, engineering change notices)

Experience Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 10 to 20+ years proven record in a product development and/or manufacturing environment
  • Advanced proficiency in 3D design skills and design translation
  • Deep domain expertise in one or more core areas: mechanical design, rapid prototyping, sheet metal, injection molding, weldments, fiberglass, fabrication processes, heaters, motors, pumps, filtration, air handling, etc.
  • Demonstrated design skills to meet requirements for safety, performance, reliability and manufacturability
  • Strong project management experience across large and small scope projects
  • Proven organizational and time management skills; ability to effectively manage multiple priorities

Desired Skills:

  • Domain expertise in several of the core areas above
  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency in working with suppliers and outside contract resources to deliver project objectives
  • Microsoft Inventor, Vault
  • Finite element modeling and analysis (mechanical, thermal, flow)
  • LEAN manufacturing methodology
  • Data analysis, statistics, six sigma methodology
  • Structured Root Cause Analysis (RCA), troubleshooting and problem solving

Who We Are:

​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:

  • Beautiful corporate headquarters conveniently located off I-90 in Westlake, Ohio.
  • A Northeast Ohio Top Workplace environment – 10 years running!
  • A proven track record of success.
  • Excellent compensation package including year-end bonus and company-funded retirement plan.
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Vision, Dental, Disability and Life.
  • Generous Paid Time Off, and Holidays.
  • Fun, friendly working atmosphere!

 

Q-Lab Corporation is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) Employer

Mechanical Engineer (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 5/16/2024
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Q-Lab Corporation is currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer. Reporting to the Vice President of Engineering this position will design, build and test prototypes while owning assigned projects for new product development, design improvement, and cost reduction.

This position will be fully onsite in Westlake, OH.

Responsibilities:

  • Own multiple engineering projects including new product developments, design improvements, and cost reductions
  • Plan and manage project requirements, technical risks, deliverables, and timelines
  • Design, build, and test prototypes to validate performance versus requirements
  • Document work effectively (engineering reports, test instructions, engineering change notices)

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 1 to 5 years professional experience in a product development and/or manufacturing environment
  • Proficiency in 3D design skills and design translation
  • Project management experience
  • Strong time management skills; ability to effectively manage multiple priorities

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in one or more core areas: mechanical design, rapid prototyping, sheet metal, injection molding, weldments, fiberglass, fabrication processes, heaters, motors, pumps, filtration, air handling, etc.
  • Microsoft Inventor, Vault
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving

Who We Are:

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:

  • Beautiful corporate headquarters conveniently located off I-90 in Westlake, Ohio.
  • A Northeast Ohio Top Workplace environment – 10 years running!
  • A proven track record of success.
  • Excellent compensation package including year-end bonus and company-funded retirement plan.
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Vision, Dental, Disability and Life.
  • Generous Paid Time Off, and Holidays.
  • Fun, friendly working atmosphere!

 

Q-Lab Corporation is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) 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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