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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 ninth 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.

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IT Systems Administrator (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 9/13/2022
Apply  About Q-Lab: For more than 50 years, Q-Lab has been a global leader in manufacturing material durability testing equipment. 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. We are focused on a market with huge potential due to the unique product line and use our extensive product knowledge to help clients best utilize our products and services.

About the Role: We are looking for a second-in-command to support Q-Lab’s worldwide user-base and information network. The IT Systems Administrator owns and drives server administration, support tickets, IT projects, and anything else that improves our users’ computing experience.

Our mission is to make work-life productive for any Q-Lab employee who works with information technology. Your job would be to make a key impact towards that mission. We are looking for a high-energy and talented individual to drive our IT systems to the next level!

Reporting to the Network Systems Manager, you will be part of a team responsible for managing an international VPN data network with six locations around the world. We have approximately 225 internal users, 300 computers, and 40 servers.

This role will be hybrid position with 40% WFH but will not be fully remote. We offer a competitive market wage based heavily on work experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Install, maintain, and monitor server systems to keep availability high and performance consistent.
  • Respond promptly to end user technical support requests. Resolve issues effectively and efficiently so that users can be as productive as possible.
  • Solve complex workstation / server problems quickly and with expertise.
  • Work with vendors to purchase, implement, and maintain equipment and services.
  • Share knowledge and help other IT staff, accepting escalations as necessary.
  • Identify issue patterns, determine root cause, and implement fixes to improve overall reliability.
  • Works outside of normal business hours / on weekends as necessary to accomplish tasks that would be highly disruptive to operations, and to respond to emergencies.
  • Rarely (0-2x per year) travel to other Q-Lab offices.

Requirements:

  • Positive attitude, energetic, tackles tasks with a sense of urgency. You should love what you do!
  • 5+ years’ experience supporting end users in a Microsoft Windows / Microsoft Office environment.
  • 3+ years’ experience as an administrator responsible for corporate Windows Server systems.
  • Working knowledge of Active Directory, Exchange, Microsoft SQL, Hyper-V, and IIS administration and troubleshooting.
  • Strong desire to provide high quality customer service to our users.
  • Strong problem solving process. Able to resolve new and difficult issues with systems. Draws on and applies ideas from past experience, internet knowledge sources, co-workers, and vendors.
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills. Present technical concepts in a way that’s understandable to non-technical users.
  • Flexible, can-do attitude. Willing to do whatever it takes to help the company win!

We offer:

  • Beautiful corporate headquarters conveniently located off I-90 in Westlake, Ohio.
  • A Northeast Ohio Top Workplace environment – 9 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!

 

Benefits:

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

Welding Technician (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 9/12/2022
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About Q-Lab: For more than 50 years, Q-Lab has been a global leader in manufacturing material durability testing equipment. 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. We are focused on a market with huge potential due to the unique product line and use our extensive product knowledge to help clients best utilize our products and services.

We are looking for a skilled Welder to join our Machine and Fabrication team!

Responsibilities:

  • Tig Welding various metals including aluminum, stainless steel, steel, and brass
  • Mig Welding steel frames and heavy sheet metal up to ¼” thick
  • Soldering of copper materials
  • Using Welding fixtures
  • Stud Welding of aluminum and stainless steel threaded studs using a stud gun
  • Plastic / CPVC Welding
  • Welding of custom prototype parts
  • Working from blueprints
  • Inspection of parts to ensure that they meet specifications
  • Package or crate parts for shipment

Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • General Welding experience or a successful graduate of any recognized apprenticeship, or vocational program
  • Basic Math Skills
  • Must be able to read and work from blueprints and written specifications
  • Operate various material-moving equipment such as forklifts, pallet jack, gantry cranes, etc
  • Use of a variety of measuring devices such as a tape measure, micrometers, calipers, etc
  • Working knowledge of basic computer functions
  • Light Machining experience is a plus

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.
  • Vacation, Paid Time Off and Holidays.
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Prescription and Life.
  • Top Workplaces Award Winner 2012, 2015-2022 (Cleveland, OH)
  • Beautiful corporate headquarters located off I-90 in Westlake, Ohio.

Benefits:

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

Field Repair Technician (Bolton, UK)

Posted: 9/7/2022
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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 to a diverse customer base. Q-Lab is a leader in weathering research products and services headquartered in the United States.
For more than 50 years, Q-Lab has been a global provider of material durability testing products. We produce test substrates, weathering, light stability, and corrosion lab equipment. 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. We are focused on a market with huge potential due to the unique product line and use our extensive product knowledge to help clients best utilize our equipment and services
Responsibilities include – but are not limited to:

  • 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% to 80% 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.
  • Provide highly detailed feedback for customer complaints with root cause analysis.

Personal traits:

  • Stable and cool under pressure
  • Ability to think clearly and with focus
  • Must possess the ability to see the “big picture” and not just the small problem
  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Goal oriented and able to develop performance metrics
  • Outgoing personality with a need to please
  • Able to handle difficult situations diplomatically
  • Clear and concise communicator
  • Ability to admit mistakes
  • Creative thinker who can offer solutions to problems

Desired Qualifications – Education/Experience

  • Recognized Electrical or Mechatronic Qualification with apprenticeship and 5 years work experience
  • Work experience with technical equipment preferably in a laboratory setting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Competent to read and interpret documents, instructions and manuals
  • Diplomacy and tact in reporting NCE (non-conforming events) to management – with urgency
  • German and English is the required language – Other 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

Physical Demands:
You must be capable of using a variety of hand and power tools unaided. You must be capable of and bending and stretching to access all areas of the test equipment without causing injury.
We Offer:

  • Strong team member-oriented company culture
  • A proven track record of success
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Friendly working atmosphere
  • Fast-paced environment

Repair Phone Support Technician (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 8/23/2022
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Phone Support Technicians provide first point of contact for troubleshooting and resolving tester issues in a timely manner. Communicating with customers by phone/email to diagnose problems and thoroughly document complaints in a database. Providing instruction for installing hardware and software. Talking customers through the process of fixing technical issues. This role also includes a limited role in Field Repair responsibilities.

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:

  • Provide expert phone, email and hands-on troubleshooting to resolve tester complaints
  • Document customer complaints and troubleshooting steps thoroughly and clearly for consumption by engineering and senior management
  • Investigate, manage and drive escalated “customer in distress” cases to quick resolution
  • Analyze repair data and provide technical feedback on trends to help continuously improve product design and reliability
  • Perform accredited field calibrations, commissioning and repairs according to
  • Q-Lab’s Quality Management System
  • Occasionally travel in the field as needed (~10%)
  • Other duties as required based on the needs of Q-Lab Corporation

Requirements:

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent from 2-year College or Technical School
  • Five or more years of related hands-on repair experience
  • Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be proficient in a variety of software based applications and databases
  • Critical thinking: ability to form logical conclusions and judgments from limited and sometimes conflicting data
  • Customer-focused, with superb communication and conflict management skills; able to handle difficult situations diplomatically and remain cool under pressure
  • Superb organizational skills; highly detail-oriented and able to multi-task
  • Ability to travel (10%) within the United States and Canada
  • Expert ability to use hand/power tools, electronic meters and other type of testing devices

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
  • Top Workplaces Award 2012, 2015-2022

Benefits:

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

Technical Service Representative (Homestead, FL)

Posted: 8/3/2022
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Is helping customers solve problems your passion? Are you looking for an opportunity where you can provide solutions and achieve results? We are seeking a confident, scientific-minded Technical Service Representative to act as the first point of contact for our customers. This role will respond to customer requests, determine the best test methods for their materials, produce proposals for the testing programs and finally explain the process to the customer.

As a member of our Test Services team, you will consult with customers about their testing needs and respond to technical questions while delivering a high level of customer satisfaction. This is an excellent opportunity to join our company, to grow with us and share in our success.

What you will be doing:

  • · Communicate with customers both verbally and in writing
  • · Determine the best course of action for potential users of our service
  • · Write proposals for natural and accelerated weathering tests
  • · Follow up on proposals requested but not received
  • · Customer education and test program setup
  • · Host visits to the testing facility
  • · Assist with other sales contacts as necessary
  • · Enter miscellaneous events into client contact database

· Other tasks as necessary or required

What we are looking for:

  • · Scientific background or affinity is required
    Minimum Associate’s degree in a science or technology field, or equivalent experience can be demonstrated
  • · Previous experience in a Customer Service position is preferred
  • · Must be able to explain technical concepts at a variety of levels (technical to non-technical)
    Have a good working knowledge of MS Word and Excel
  • · Capable of developing fluency in relevant technical concepts
  • · Skill in written and verbal communication is a must
    Must be detailed and excellent at documentation
  • · Fluency in written and spoken English required
  • · Additional fluency in Mandarin Chinese or German preferred, but not required
  • · Work with the Technical Services Coordinator to coordinate sales follow up efforts
  • · Ability to interact with customers over the telephone or through written e-mails
  • · Coordinate with lab managers to determine test and report information

Must Haves:

  • · Confidence, not ego
  • · Mission of Service to our clients and co-workers
  • · A doer not a procrastinator- Get it done attitude
  • · Burning desire to learn
  • · Honesty

All the Extras:

  • · A casual, fast-moving, and friendly work atmosphere
  • · A big business footprint, but small business family culture
  • · A proven track record of success
  • · Stability
  • · Retirement Savings (401K)
  • · Vacation, Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • · Comprehensive benefits: Health, Prescription and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • · Company Paid LTD, STD and Life Insurance
  • · Excellent Compensation

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.

Assembly Technician (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 5/25/2022
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Q-Lab is currently seeking an Experienced Mechanical Assembler. Reporting to our Manufacturing Supervisor, this position builds the mechanical components of our testers for shipping worldwide.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assemble mechanical components
  • Follow detailed engineering drawings and parts lists to complete proper assembly
  • Prepare sub-assemblies and related parts for final assembly
  • Wire, solder, install tubing and options in sub-assembly for final assembly
  • Utilize problem-solving skills as a resource for continuous improvement
  • Use a variety of hand-tools and power tools to complete product assembly
  • Follow Lean Manufacturing 5S practices
  • Assist with all aspects of Assembly when needed

Qualifications for this role:

  • Ability to read mechanical and electrical schematics
  • High Technical Aptitude
  • Working knowledge of and ability to use mechanical, electrical and measuring tools
  • Able to work in a team-oriented environment
  • 2 years’ experience building, construction, plumbing, automotive or any other trade experience
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs

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 Best Workplaces Award Winner (Cleveland, OH)

Job Type: Full-time

Panel Production (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 12/7/2021
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Panel Line Production

 

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, 2015-2022 Top Workplaces Award Winner (Cleveland, OH)

 

 

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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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