Lab Technician - Optical/Electronics
Company: Ametek, Inc.
Location: Mount Prospect
Posted on: June 15, 2022
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
- 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,
- Employ -troubleshooting techniques to determine cause of
instrument failure and implement repairs where necessary.
- Ensure -all test equipment adheres to ISO17025
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Requires familiarity with test standards and the use of
material testing equipment (glossmeter and/or Datacolor).
- Must be computer literate (Word, Excel, Access, ERP
- 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
Keywords: Ametek, Inc., Mount Prospect , Lab Technician - Optical/Electronics, Professions , Mount Prospect, Illinois
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