Lab Technician / Test Technician

Date: Jan 6, 2021

LOCATION: South Deerfield, MA, US

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.


Leads the planning, development, execution of the material, product or performance testing, identification of appropriate techniques and laboratory equipment and controls for fact-based test results;  develops and writes both informal and formal test analyses, reports, and summaries;  Leads in the development and assembly of customized, experimental, prototype or other short-run assembly projects; review, analysis and reporting of material capabilities and product failure modes using scientific techniques. Assists in the creation of process documents and test procedures and laboratory practices compliant to ISO 9001:2015; provides support for standard, engineered and new product development; provides the product or material compliance monitoring and support for Quality Assurance; and other similar duties necessary to the functions of a full-service test laboratory.




  • Plans, develops, and modifies basic and advanced laboratory tests and procedures using scientific techniques compliant to ISO, ASTM, consumer, commercial, military, aerospace or other governing test standards.
  • Performs internal or external testing to applicable plans or specifications using a variety of techniques and/or laboratory equipment as needed to achieve accurate reportable test results.
  • Creates both informal and formal test reports, analyses, summaries, charts/graphs, formal reports or other communications to document, communicate and retain necessary test results to enhance engineering, compliance and/or product creation processes.
  • Uses and specifies test equipment or scientific processes to evaluate capability, feasibility, performance or conformance of product or processes.
  • Performs accurate analysis as required by applicable test plans or specifications, including failure mode determination.
  • Operates laboratory equipment or scientific processes to evaluate material, products, or processes.
  • Records test or process data; generates reports, graphs and/or statistical data.  Interfaces with internal and external customers and suppliers in provision or resolution of lab testing services.
  • Creates and controls documented information, reporting laboratory data to management.
  • Creates sketches, drawings, jigs and fixtures or other lab process controls as required to enhance laboratory capabilities.  Researches and recommends equipment for laboratory efficiency and capability improvements.
  • Builds or assembles prototype or development parts or materials involving a variety of materials and techniques including foam and metal fabrication and general product assembly techniques.
  • Provides training, development, direction, and project assignment to laboratory technicians or assistants.
  • Actively supports Pelican’s Quality Objectives and contributes to the Quality Management System as assigned.
  • Actively supports and adheres to Pelican’s Safety Guidelines and actively participates and contributes to the Safety Management System as assigned.
  • Maintains work area(s) and equipment in a clean, orderly and safe condition.
  • Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or applicable employment agreement. Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance to the job.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.




  • Education: Associates Degree or equivalent product and test process knowledge.
  • Advanced knowledge of laboratory testing or product development, engineering or mechanical assembly.
  • Advanced math skills including binary operations (+-/*) and decimal/fraction conversions.
  • Ability to read and record measurements and test results with precision and accuracy; identify and utilize detailed part names, numbers, and critical characteristics; learn, develop and follow complex test processes.
  • Advanced ability to read engineering drawings and test specifications.
  • Ability to follow written and/or verbal instructions with manual or electronic reporting of results.
  • Must be able to communicate and interact effectively and cooperatively both verbally and in writing with vendors, contractors and employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Must have the ability to complete work under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to detect, report and solve problems in a timely manner.
  • Ability to operate industrial trucks, including forklifts and man lifts; must be able to maintain certification and be able to work at elevated heights.



  • 5-10 years’ experience in product testing, manufacturing or laboratory environment with strong mechanical assembly skills preferred.
  • Ability to perform and lead the development and improvement of standard testing procedures and methods.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings at an advanced level, determine standards, and help train others to relate and apply drawings of parts to the actual parts. 
  • Ability to interpret and integrate complex specifications into test processes.
  • Strong functional computer skills including accuracy of data entry and ability to use advanced features of Microsoft Office suite and SAP.



  • Actively supports and complies with Pelican’s objectives, guidelines and commitment to Quality and Safety, with an emphasis on continual improvement.
  • Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels.
  • Must have the ability to complete assignments within the timeframe specified by the Manager.
  • Must be flexible regarding working hours and overtime. Must be able to work overtime on evenings and weekends, with or without advanced notice.
  • Must be able to operate in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.



  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be constantly required to execute standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. stand, walk, sit, use hands/fingers).
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be frequently required to execute non-standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch).
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • This position requires repetitive hand/wrist activities.

Pelican Products, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield MA

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