Test Lab Technician IV

<p><strong>We want more movers and shakers, dreamers and doers, thinkers and tinkerers. We want more people who are excited by their work and passionate about their communities. We want people who are ready to Build Something Amazing.</strong></p> <p><strong><em>"We build more than furniture out here. We build a lot of relationships with our employees, and we want to provide our customers with a unit they can be proud of."<br />-&nbsp;Eric Arnold, La-Z-Boy Continuous Improvement Technician<br /><a href="https://vimeo.com/171757925" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Watch the full experience here</a>.&nbsp;</em></strong></p>

Dayton, Tennessee

La-Z-Boy Manufacturing

<p><strong>Not many companies can say that they are both a household brand and one of the most innovative organizations in their industry. La-Z-Boy can. Ninety years after our first recliner, we&rsquo;re still re-inventing the industry.</strong></p> <p><strong>We want more movers and shakers, dreamers and doers, thinkers and tinker-ers. We want more people who are excited by their work and passionate about their communities. Our people are what drives us forward. We want people who are ready to Build Something Amazing.</strong></p> https://www.la-z-boy.com/

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Overview: Come join our team and help us Build Something Amazing.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Safely execute and perform routine performance and physical testing of textile substrates to applicable standards including but not limited to the Company&rsquo;s relevant MFG, AATCC, ASTM and ISO test methods.</li> <li>Leads the scheduling and reporting of all textile samples submitted for testing (includes receipt and management of samples, preparation of samples, execution of the tests requested) &nbsp;</li> <li>Completes formal lab reports with all appropriate documentation for retention.</li> <li>Leads in the training and education of other lab technicians on test methods, standard operating procedures to help them improve their consistency and accuracy</li> <li>Responsible for reviewing all testing results for pass or fail to all requirements for acceptance criteria</li> <li>Maintains fabric testing equipment and to keep in working order.</li> <li>Establishes and maintains competency of all related industry and internal test standards applicable to products of the Company&rsquo;s Incorporated and its subsidiaries. This includes maintaining an understanding of all internal standard operating procedures.</li> <li>Communicates updates to test stakeholders as planned or requested. Includes both individual details and general schedule updates.</li> <li>Maintains database of testing procedures, standards (internal and external), and results.</li> <li>Leads in all internal process improvements related to textile testing for quality and efficiency</li> <li>Supports other lab testing efforts when needed</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>SCOPE &amp; IMPACT:</p> <p>Leads the Test Lab Technician team in creating, recording, and communicating objective, repeatable empirical data to validate or verify product specifications.</p>
Requirements: <p><strong>MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:</strong>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>High School Diploma with 4-6 years of relevant experience or equivalent</li> <li>4 -6 years practical experience in textile testing. Experience with upholstery fabrics preferred, but not required</li> <li>Proficient in Microsoft applications (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook &amp; Project),</li> <li>Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Hue Test &ndash; requires a score of 50 or less. All applicants to be evaluated during the interview process.</li> <li>Strong familiarity with the design, testing and manufacturing of textiles and the variables that may influence performance.</li> <li>Able to program and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC&rsquo;s).</li> <li>Proficient ability to troubleshoot electrical and mechanical issues in test equipment.</li> <li>Strong experience with general lab safety and process controls (ISO 17025).</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:</strong>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Degree in Textiles or related Science. Textile manufacturing experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.</li> <li>Significant experience in more than one field of testing.</li> <li>Strong familiarity with furniture construction, and textiles</li> <li>Experience mentoring/teaching others.</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong>SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:&nbsp;</strong>None</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:</p> <p>Often required to sit, repetitive hand motion (such as typing), hear, listen, talk, stand, walk,&nbsp;bend, stoop,&nbsp;kneel, squat, balance, reach overhead, crawl, pill, push and lift &ndash; up to 50 pounds. Seldom required to climb stairs, climb ladders or Lift up to 75 pounds. Not required to shovel.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>CORE ATTRIBUTES:</strong></p> <p><em>Communicate Transparently</em></p> <p><em>Lead the Team</em></p> <p><em>Impact and Influence</em></p> <p><em>Deliver Results</em></p> <p><em>Coach and Develop</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>OTHER DUTIES:&nbsp;&nbsp;</em><em>Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the incumbent for this job.&nbsp; Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.</em></p>