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Laboratory Technician in Churchill, PA at Westinghouse Electric Company

Date Posted: 4/19/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: 28317BR

Energize your career with Westinghouse Electric Company! Our commitment to safe, clean nuclear energy is second to none. As we recognize the 127th anniversary of Westinghouse Electric Company, we celebrate our rich heritage of technical innovation and commitment to ensuring our global customers’ success. If you are interested in being a part of a company that values exceeding customer expectations and providing future generations around the globe with emission-free energy, we want to hear from you.

In this position, you can expect to be responsible for the following:

This position identifies laboratory work which requires a high degree of manipulative or other special skills acquired through experience, coupled with technical training and application of knowledge in the area of specialization.

  • Know and use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
  • Have a knowledge/use of rules and follow job specific safety requirements (Radiological/stored energy/chemical/industrial/etc)
  • Work safely with job hazards such as high heat and stored energy/work safely with hazardous materials

Quality Adherence
  • Train, document and, adhere to quality procedures/work instructions and specified Westinghouse quality requirements
  • Understand gaps in quality procedures/work instructions

Technical Planning and Execution
  • Collect and process data from testing following procedures
  • Fabricate test equipment
  • Plans technical approach by setting up and conducting experiments with support of higher coded technicians or engineers
  • Support and assist identification of test equipment with higher codes
  • Execute specific work steps in accordance with engineering test plans, industry specifications and standards

Lab Support and Maintenance
  • Support maintenance of lab equipment
  • Routine housekeeping and material disposal
  • Assist in identifying calibration needs of equipment
  • Utilize lean manufacturing processes such as “5S”
  • Perform routine records maintenance
  • Ensure all time entries are correct and up to date
  • Knowledge and use of Westinghouse specific administrative and tracking systems including the corrective action process, Human Performance tools
  • Manage inventory including tools, parts, supplies, chemicals in shop and testing areas

Minimum Requirements:

Associate’s degree in an Engineering or technical curriculum. No amount of experience will be permitted to substitute for the required education in Laboratory Tech 10 position. However, recognized technical programs will be permitted to substitute for
the required formal education. Some examples of acceptable technical programs would be the Naval Nuclear or other military
  • RMQC Clearance to be obtained prior to hiring

Knowledge of one or more of the following disciplines: Machining, auto-claves, mechanical testing, remote manipulators, remote testing and machining of specimens, electrical construction (welding, soldering), mechanical construction (drilling, cutting), Metallography, electron-optics, metrology, test set-ups, testing plans, radiological handling and testing. Specific desired skills in computers and Microsoft Office Suite. High Consideration for those that have a Mechanical Testing and/or Electron Optics background or experience.


Employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short Term Disability & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401(k) Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of work/life programs such as flextime and a variety of training and development opportunities.


Employment opportunities for positions in the United States may require use of information which is subject to the export control regulations of the United States. Hiring decisions for such positions are required by law to be made in compliance with these regulations. Applicants for employment opportunities in other countries must be able to meet the comparable export control requirements of that country and of the United States.