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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 fifth time.

Top Work Places

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

Electrical Engineer (Westlake, OH)

Posted: 4/16/2019
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We are looking for an electrical/electronics engineer to expand and enhance our line of weathering, light stability, and corrosion test chambers. 

 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 facilities in the U.S., England, Germany, and China.  Our world-class corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in Westlake, Ohio.

 

Your responsibilities will include:

·         Designing circuit boards including schematics, bills of material, PC board layout

·         Designing electrical subsystems for our products, including wires harnesses and sensor development

·         Engaging in all phases of product development, including concept, design, documentation, prototype, test, and manufacturing

·         Troubleshooting controller/software related problems

·         Writing software change requests

·         Writing test instructions, test reports, and engineering change notices

·         Developing innovative designs to meet all requirements for safety, performance, reliability and manufacturability

·         Recommending design and/or material improvements for existing products

·         Developing test procedures to validate new designs

·         Providing technical assistance to the purchasing, service, sales, marketing, and production departments

 

Requirements:

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering

·         5+ years experience

·         Proven record of product development

·         Ability to design analog and digital circuits

·         Strong analytical, diagnostic, and problem solving skills

·         Embedded microcontroller design experience a plus

·         Extremely proficient in writing clear and concise technical documents

·         Excellent verbal communications skills

·         Understands electro/mechanical systems

·         Understands power electronics (helpful but not required)

·         Ability to switch between multiple project

·         Hands-on with the ability to work independently with little supervision

·         Ability to interface with Marketing, Engineering, Sales and IT

 

We offer:

·         Beautiful corporate headquarters conveniently located off I-90 in Westlake, Ohio

·         A proven track record of success

·         Excellent compensation package + bonus

·         Comprehensive benefits: Health, Prescription, and Life

·         Strong team oriented company culture

·         Friendly working atmosphere

 

Drug Free Workplace

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Maintenance Technician (Westlake, OH)

Posted: 4/16/2019
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Q-Lab in Westlake, Ohio has a opening for a Manufacturing Maintenance Technician. This position will be full time, working 8:00a-4:30p Monday through Friday.

Q-Lab offers:

  • Excellent Compensation
  • Complete Benefits Package
  • Plenty of room for personal and professional growth
  • Generous Holiday and PTO Plan
  • We have an outstanding culture and are a repeat Top Workplace award winner.

Responsibilities:

Performs preventive maintenance (PM) and inspections.

Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance/repairs of production support and facility equipment, i.e. Air Compressors, Forklifts, HVAC

Perform building/grounds maintenance, i.e. plumbing, carpentry, sidewalk snow removal, lawn maintenance, trash cleanup, lighting maintenance, facility cleaning.

Respond to equipment breakdowns and repairs in a timely manner.

Install and /or oversee the installation and commissioning of new equipment.

Provide support for third party maintenance and repair activities.

Ability to work overtime as needed to support production and facility needs.

Ability to fabricate fixtures and make repairs using metal working and wood working equipment.

Maintain records within the maintenance electronic tracking system.

Requirements:

High school diploma

Minimum 3 years’ experience working in Maintenance in an industrial environment.

Able to trouble shoot, repair and or make recommendations and perform root cause analysis.

Has working knowledge of following policies for inspecting, maintaining, and repairing building systems and production equipment.

Has the ability to interpret mechanical drawings, equipment specifications, diagrams, and operating manuals.

Proficient in the use of power and hand tools, measuring devices, metal and wood working equipment in a manufacturing environment.

Able to perform electrical, pneumatic, mechanical, hydraulic and plumbing repairs.

Work collaboratively with internal customers and outside contractors.

Computer literate, MS Word, Excel, Out Look.

Ability to perform under limited supervision.

Must have experience work with 120/277/480 VAC

Experience in HVAC a plus.

Buyer/Planner (Westake, OH)

Posted: 4/10/2019
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Buyer/Planner

 

Q-Lab Corporation

Cleveland, Ohio

 

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, this position will assist with all functions of purchasing and inventory planning. This role will create purchase orders, negotiate pricing, reduce material shortages and focus on cost-savings opportunities.

 

 

Q-Lab Corporation is a global leader in providing material durability testing products such as weathering testers, light stability testers and corrosion testers.  We maintain a global presence with manufacturing facilities in the US and sales and distribution facilities in England, Germany and China. We also perform expert contract testing at our benchmark exposure locations in Florida and Arizona.  Our world-class corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in Westlake, Ohio.  We are a ‘2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Top Workplaces Award Winner’ (Cleveland, OH).

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

·         Negotiate pricing with suppliers as applicable

·         Understand quality requirements and communicate effectively with our vendors

·         Focus on cost-savings opportunities

·         New supplier assessment – understand supplier manufacturing capabilities before RFQ – equipment, industries, size, workers, location

 

 

Qualifications for this role:

 

·         Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

·         3+ years of experience in a purchasing role in a manufacturing environment preferred

·         Comprehensive understanding of purchasing, inventory control and price negotiations

·         Strong Organizational and computer skills

·         Ability to work within a team environment

 

 

We Offer:

 

·         A casual, fast-moving, and friendly work atmosphere

·         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

Senior Technical and Business Development Engineer (China)

Posted: 10/30/2018
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As the senior technical expert for Asia, assist Q-Lab in promoting weathering, lightfastness,and corrosion testing equipment and test services in Asia at key Distributors, customers, GB/ISO/ASTM standards groups, and in various technical forums.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support customers and the network of existing Distributors by answering in-depth technical questions about the products and test services through daily correspondence and periodic visits.
  • Participate with Distributors on key OEM sales calls to provide technical support and determine what the customer needs are and how Q-Lab’s products and services can meet their needs.
  • Lead various technical projects.
  • Give technical presentations at seminars and symposiums.
  • Represent Q-Lab at various standards meetings.
  • 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.
  • Assist Technical and BD Director in developing a BD plan, including long and short term goals.
  • Analyze on information collected from the markets.
  • Work with and develop close relationship with key customer accounts.

Qualifications

  • Ability to travel 30% of the time and to obtain a visa to travel outside of China
  • Excellent analysis ability and critical thinking skills, both technically and business-wise.
  • Excellent spoken and written English (comparable to CET 6).
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures in English and Chinese.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, business plans.
  • Ability to effectively present complex 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. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • 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 – preferably with science or engineering related field, such as polymer, corrosion, etc.
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 10 years technical support experience.
  • Experience with Automotive OEM’s is HIGHLY desirable.
  • Experience with weathering and/or corrosion testing and equipment is also HIGHLY desirable.
 

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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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