Lab Technician

Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Tyler Union


Conduct tests to determine quality of raw materials, bulk intermediate and finished products.  May conduct stability sample tests.


McWane is a Federal VEVRAA contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices. McWane will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or service member status, marital status, citizenship status (In IL - sex, including same sex, ancestry, order of protection status, physical or mental disability, military status, pregnancy, unfavorable discharge status, genetic information), (In IA - gender identity), (In CA - gender identity or expression, and genetic information) or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


  • Follow all processes and procedures associated with the Tyler Union Safety Management Program.  Advise management of any deviations from this program.

  • Conduct routine and non-routine analyses of in-process materials, raw materials, environmental samples, finished goods, or stability samples.

  • Interpret test results, compare them to established specifications and control limits, and make recommendations on appropriateness of data for release.

  • Compile laboratory test data and perform appropriate analyses.

  • Complete documentation needed to support testing procedures; including data capture forms, equipment logbooks, and inventory forms.

  • Calibrate, validate, and maintain laboratory equipment.

  • Participate in out-of-specification and failure investigations and recommend corrective actions.

  • Investigate or report questionable test results.

  • Ensure that lab cleanliness and safety standards are maintained.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Melt management.          


  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • Associates degree in a technical field preferred.

  • Three (3) to five (5) years of related experience required.

  • Basic office computer skill knowledge is helpful.

  • Knowledge required to perform this job successfully includes chemistry; mathematics; English language; computers and electronics; production and processing; and education and training.

  • Skills required to perform this job successfully includes quality control analysis; active listening; reading comprehension; monitoring; complex problem solving; critical thinking; judgement and decision making; operation monitoring; speaking; writing; active learning; coordination; social perceptiveness; time management; and troubleshooting.

  • Abilities required to perform this job successfully include near vision; oral comprehension; oral expression; written comprehension; deductive reasoning; problem sensitivity; written expression; inductive reasoning; information ordering; far vision; perceptual speed; category flexibility; flexibility of closure; mathematical reasoning; selective attention; speech clarity; speech recognition; and visual color discrimination. 

  • Work activities for this job include documenting/recording information; getting information; monitoring processes, materials, and surroundings; inspecting equipment, structures, and material; communicating with supervisors and peers; interacting with computers; making decisions and solving problems; evaluating information to determine compliance with standards; identifying objects, actions, and events; processing information; analyzing data and information; organizing, planning, and prioritizing work; updating and using relevant knowledge; handling and moving objects; and establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships.

  • Must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to hard hats, steel-toed shoes, safety glasses, face shields, molten metal PPE, etc.


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