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Lab Technician - Optical/Electronics

Company: Ametek, Inc.
Location: Mount Prospect
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Job Description:

For more than 100 years, Atlas has been a leader in materials durability testing, offering a complete line of weathering testing instrumentation, laboratory, and outdoor testing services. Atlas products are designed and manufactured to conform to international and industry standard test methods, including ISO, ASTM, DIN, JIS and numerous others. Markets include automotive, paint and coatings, plastics and additives, textiles, pharmaceutical and consumer products, architecture, aerospace, photovoltaics, and packaging.Headquartered in Mount Prospect, IL, Atlas employs over 250 colleagues around the world and operates major facilities -in the US and Germany. Acquired by AMETEK in 2010, Atlas Material Testing is a business unit within AMETEK's -Measurement, Communication and Testing Division, which provides the design, integration and installation of critical communication systems, workflow, life-safety solutions and calibration instruments for temperature, pressure and process control. -

Your Impact: -Atlas is currently seeking -new talent to join our team as a Lab Technician- Optical/Electronics, eager to learn and develop with our organization. In this role, you will -be responsible for conducting day to day calibrations, supporting R&D by performing Instrument service, maintenance and repairs, as well as conducting R&D experiments as directed by Engineering & Optical Lab.You will report to the Laboratory Manager, and work both independently and as a team by collaborating with Engineering, Optical Laboratory, Sales & Customer Service, Production, Test Line, Quality, Shipping and Stockroom, to ensure relevant staff are kept informed of calibration delays/issues &/or repair status, and to meet customer calibration and instrument service schedules.Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Perform -commercial calibration service of xenon arc lamp, filter radiometer, and other similar light sensors or power measurement devices in accordance with specifications submitted from Engineering.
  • Read and understand -test schedules, work orders, sales orders and prioritize -and conduct -calibrations in support of production units, and special requests from customer service.
  • Maintain -logs and LIMS entries of calibration results, repair, and schedules for all instruments.
  • Ensure -all calibration standards and test equipment are within calibration and performs annual proficiency tests.
  • Conduct a -variety of electronic, mechanical, electro-mechanical and optical service and repair activities on all commercial calibration and R&D lab instruments, sub-assemblies, and parts.
  • Employ -troubleshooting techniques to determine cause of instrument failure and implement repairs where necessary.
  • Ensure -all test equipment adheres to ISO17025 requirements.
  • Ensure -lab facilities (compressed air, tap water, DI water), and environmental conditions (Temperature and Humidity) meet test and calibration requirements.
  • Perform -pre-test instrument configuration and calibration, sample preparations, executing and logging test data for a range of R&D activities including, but not limited to: EMC, TUV, Software, Material Weathering, and Instrument performance tests. Position Requirements:
    • Technical certification required.
    • Minimum -2-4 years of experience
    • Must have knowledge of testing and troubleshooting procedures, knowledge/or experience of servicing, repairing, and assembling: electronic, mechanical, optical, and electromechanical systems.
    • Must be capable of reading and understanding digital displays and gauges, indicating electronic characteristics such as volts, amps, frequency, inductance, capacitance, and pressure.
    • Must be able to read -and understand -test manual instructions, lab procedures, performance specifications, wiring diagrams and instrument schematics.
    • Requires familiarity with test standards and the use of material testing equipment (glossmeter and/or Datacolor).
    • Must be computer literate (Word, Excel, Access, ERP System).
    • Prior use of spectroradiometers, UV light sources, and optical lab experience a plus. Why Atlas?For more than 100 years, Atlas has been a leader in materials durability testing, offering a complete line of weathering testing instrumentation, laboratory, and outdoor testing services. Headquartered in Mount Prospect, IL, Atlas employs over 250 colleagues around the world and operates major facilities -in the US and Germany. Acquired by AMETEK in 2010, Atlas Material Testing is a business unit within AMETEK's -Measurement, Communication and Testing Division. We service several markets -including -automotive, paint and coatings, plastics and additives, textiles, pharmaceutical and consumer products, architecture, aerospace, photovoltaics, and packaging. -Atlas offers a competitive benefits package that encompasses Health Vision and Dental Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401(k) plus matching, Flexible Spending Account, Life, Supplemental Life, and Disability Insurance, Referral Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program, Employee Discount and Professional Development.Website: -https://www.atlas-mts.com/

Keywords: Ametek, Inc., Mount Prospect , Lab Technician - Optical/Electronics, Professions , Mount Prospect, Illinois

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