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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

Careers

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.

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Q-Lab has been named one of Northeast Ohio's best places to work by The Cleveland Plain Dealer on its list of "2012 Top Workplaces." To view our profile, click here.

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

Inside Sales / Customer Care - Homestead, Florida USA

Posted: 11/24/2014
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Are you passionate about serving and influencing customers? Are you looking for an opportunity where
you can provide solutions and achieve results?

We are seeking a confident Inside Sales / Customer Care professional to help our customers, develop new business and meet sales goals. As a member of our Laboratory - Weathering Testing team, you will deliver a high level of customer satisfaction and expand sales opportunities. You will also consult with customers about their testing needs and respond to customer questions. This is an excellent opportunity to join our company, to grow with us and share in our success.

Key Responsibilities for our Inside Sales / Customer Care Rep:

  • Communicate with customers by telephone and email, and occasionally in-person, to answer questions about weathering and find out which services are best suited to their needs
  • Create cost estimates and custom testing programs
  • Field questions from customers on service issues
  • Educate customers and assist with test set up
  • Follow up on orders not received and determine reasons for non-acceptance; attempting to reopen the opportunities
  • Assist outside sales with cost and technical information
  • Maintain communication with the customer throughout the test life cycle
  • Travel is 5-10 times per year, to attend trade-shows, visit customers, or visit one of our other company facilities (Arizona and Ohio)

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred with 3+ years of inside sales and customer service experience
  • Science related degree preferred
  • Business acumen with critical problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Possess solid time management skills
  • Can achieve/exceed goal
  • Customer service skills
  • Excellent phone skills and writing skills
  • Professional demeanor, organized and reliable
  • Possess a strong work ethic and willingness to learn
  • Results-driven attitude

Global Order Specialist - Westlake, Ohio USA

Posted: 11/3/2014
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This order processing/customer service position will use MAS90, Microsoft Office and other tools to quickly and accurately fulfill customer orders from around the world. These orders can be submitted via website, phone, email or fax. This person must be able to perform the following:

  • Enter orders quickly and generate accurate documentation for customer acknowledgement, in-house production, warehouse and shipping purposes
  • Communicate with customers via phone and email
  • Communicate clearly with a global customer base, especially with non-native English speakers
  • Understand customer requests and address all customer questions appropriately
  • Convey information professionally in all written communication
  • Provide customers with pricing and production lead times on products
  • Obtain freight quotes and calculate handling charges
  • Follow work prioritization requirements and manage competing tasks
  • Maintain thorough documentation with every order
  • Determine the appropriate means of shipment (i.e. fast delivery, cost effective) and best shipping warehouse
  • Provide timely and accurate information about what’s been shipped to customers and distributors (i.e. lead time, tracking information)
  • Coordinate inter-office shipments and order fulfillment with three international warehouses
  • Generate RMA (return merchandise authorization) forms for customers to return goods
  • Act as the backup to the receptionist - answering phone calls, directing customers to appropriate departments
  • Perform other duties as directed by supervisor

Personal Characteristics:

  • Has a sense of urgency and an ability to multi-task
  • Brings a professional, friendly, non-confrontational, enthusiastic and upbeat demeanor to work every day
  • Comfortable learning new processes and regulations, easily adapts to change and procedure improvement
  • Does not procrastinate in handling difficult issues, but tackles them head-on
  • Is well-organized and pays attention to details
  • Is able to understand customer requests and respond appropriately
  • Is polished, polite and professional on the telephone
  • Able to decipher the right course of action given a situation out of the norm
  • Has a practical, common sense way of doing things
  • Able to identify when a customer is dissatisfied and take appropriate steps to rectify the issue
  • Willing to report improvement suggestions/problems to management
  • Openly admits mistakes so others can learn from them
  • Is ethical and honest in every aspect of job performance
  • Desire to be part of a fast-paced / continuous improvement team

Requirements:

  • 2-5 years of customer service experience required; order fulfillment/processing experience preferred
  • Experience with servicing a global customer base preferred, especially with non-native English speakers
  • Experience in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel required; experience in Sage MAS 90 preferred
  • Experience in export documentation and shipping preferred
  • Demonstrated history of strong verbal and written communication skills; writing sample required
  • Minimum KSPM (alpha-numeric): 130 assessment required

Network Systems Manager - Westlake, Ohio USA

Posted: 10/20/2014
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We are looking for a Network Manager who will design, implement, and manage Q-Lab’s information network and end-user support systems. Reporting to the Global Information Manager, the successful candidate will provide leadership and total support to ensure the highest level of customer service for Q-Lab’s users. Managing a team of 1-2 employees, your focus will be to impress the entire user base with the speed, simplicity, and reliability of our information systems.

We have an international VPN data network with six locations around the world. Our current network size is roughly 180 users and computers, and 25 servers.

Network Manager’s Scope of Responsibility:

  • Provide strategic direction to accomplish Q-Lab’s business goals for the information network and end-user support systems
  • Ensure end-user issues are solved quickly & correctly
  • Ensure proper functioning of information systems
  • Protect Q-Lab’s mission-critical data from theft
  • Manage networking & desktop support employees
  • Perform continuous improvement (e.g. make PC’s better, faster, and more reliable)
  • Oversee documentation, tracking, and management reporting
  • Write and enforce procedures

Network Functions:

  • End-user support
  • Windows servers and Active Directory
  • LAN/WAN/VPN architecture (e.g. network design, switches, firewalls, internet lines)
  • Virtualization technologies (e.g. Citrix, Terminal Services)
  • Data backup and disaster recovery
  • Email and spam filtering systems
  • Anti-virus & security systems
  • Network health monitoring

We Require:

  • Bachelors degree in Management Information Systems or equivalent professional work experience
  • 6+ years experience as Network/Systems Administrator
  • Evidence of achievement in supervisory role
  • Experience with virtualization technologies (Citrix is preferable)
  • Ability to think strategically and assess business value
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service orientation

Sales Manager - Q-Lab China, Shanghai

Posted: 3/31/2014
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Our office in Shanghai is looking for a Sales Manager to join our Sales Department.  This position will report to the China Chief Representative.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support customers and the network of existing Distributors by answering technical questions about the products and test services through daily correspondence and periodic visits.
  • Give technical presentations at seminars and symposiums.
  • Coordinate technical product training for customers and sales representatives.
  • Communicate and set-up relationships with key industry associations, trade groups, and standards bodies.
  • Produce monthly and quarterly reports.  
  • Participate with Distributors on sales calls to provide technical support and determine what the customer's needs are and how Q-Lab’s products and services can meet those needs.
  • Assist the Chief Representative in developing a sales & marketing plan, including long and short term goals for each Distributor office. 
  • Develop an annual marketing plan for each major market, including trade shows, print ads, seminars, etc.
  • Ensure reporting and follow-up by each Distributor office. 
  • Work and develop close relationships with key customer accounts.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to travel 30% of the time and to obtain a visa to travel outside of China.
  • Excellent electro-mechanical aptitude.
  • Have more than 3 years' sales experience with capital equipment.
  • Excellent spoken and written English (comparable to CET 6 and above).
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and technical procedures in English and Chinese. 
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and business plans, and develop annual budgeting plans. 
  • Ability to effectively present information to small and large groups and respond to questions from Distributors or customers.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  
  • Must have good working knowledge of Microsoft Office including PowerPoint.
  • Must be able to type a minimum of 20 WPM.

Education, Certificates or Special Training Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above – preferably with an engineering or science related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years' sales experience.
  • Experience working with a Distributor network is highly preferred.

Work Environment:

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 kg.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit.
  • Physically capable of setting up a trade show booth.  This includes simple tool use.
  • Must be able to sit on an airplane up to 15 hours.

Personality Traits and Special Skills:

  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Good listener.
  • Willingness to accept criticism and use it to improve skill level and knowledge base.
  • Scientific insight.
  • Engineering insight.
  • Must love science and engineering.
  • Independent thinker.
  • Ability to communicate with people of different levels of technical aptitude; from PhD chemists to lab technicians to the sales people of our distributor’s.
  • Ability to understand and sympathize with the working life of our customers and distributors, both their technical challenges and their political challenges.
  • Business acumen – ability to understand why the customer is willing to spend money on our products.
  • Desire to teach and educate others.
  • Burning desire to learn.
  • Mission of service.
  • A doer not a procrastinator – get it done attitude.
  • Ability to work to a deadline.
  • Team player.
  • Honest.

Senior Repair Support Specialist - Q-Lab China, Shanghai

Posted: 9/18/2013
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在耐候研究邻域产品和服务基于领导地位的Q-Lab 公司位于上海的代表处正在招募一名对售后服务充满热情的专业人士。成功应聘者将有机会提升自己的技术技能,同时将有机会为多元化的客户群服务和维修实验室的设备。
(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 Shanghai, China for an industry leader in weathering research products and services)

职责包括 (You will be responsible for):

  • 对发生故障的实验室仪器或试验设备和试验机械机构和电子电路进行诊断,以确定失效的根本原因。
    (Troubleshooting malfunctioning lab instruments or test equipment and tests mechanical mechanisms and electronic circuitry for “root cause” failures.)
  • 对出现故障的实验室仪器或测试设备动手维修并按照制造者的规格参数进行装配。
    (Perform hands-on repair for malfunctioning lab instruments or test equipment, and tests assembly for conformance to in accordance to manufacturer’s specifications.)
  • 对我们的经销商网络提供高水平的技术培训,并与我们的客户和经销商网络开展积极的接口。
    (Deliver high level Technical Training to our Rep Repair Network and develop a positive interface with our customers and the Rep Repair Network.)
  • 为了给经销商的维修网络提供维修支持,需在境内/外出差。
    (Travel within or outside of China to provide repair support to our Rep Repair Network.)
  • 用电话和邮件的方式来向客户提供建议以解决实验室仪器的问题或与客户保持沟通来对持续发生的问题进行跟踪。此包括,但不限于;参考美国总部的信息来建议客户改变设备的操作方式包括良好的实验实践,发运替换零件,或执行现场解决方案。
    (Provide the customer with phone and email recommendations to resolve lab instrument issues and or follows up with on-going issues with the customer. This may include, but is not limited to; suggesting a change in the way the customer operates the equipment including good testing practices, sending replacement parts, referring the information to the main home office in the US for further guidance, or performs an on-site resolution.)

任职资格 (Qualifications):
  • 大专以上学历,机电专业,5年或以上相关维修支持或现场维修工作经验。
    (High School Diploma or Trade School Diploma and an Associate's degree [A. S.] or equivalent from two-year College or technical school graduate with five or more years of related experience with repair support or field repair experience. )
  • 高水平的零部件级别的故障排除能力。
    (High level trouble shooting ability to the component level.)
  • 能够使用工具和各种测试仪表。
    (Ability to use hand tools and electronic meters and other type of testing devices.)
  • 极佳的英语、中文交流和客户服务能力。
    (Excellent English and Chinese communication and customer service skills.)
  • 熟练使用Windows Word 和Excel 软件。
    (Substantial knowledge of work processing and spreadsheet software applications.)

我们提供具有竞争力的薪酬和福利及良好的工作环境。
(We offer competitive pay and benefits and an excellent work environment.)