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Lab Technician - Manufacturing
Dixon Valve & Coupling Company
Dixon Valve & Coupling Company
Job Location: Quarryville, PA
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Manufacturing
Job Details

Essential Functions: Supports the operation of the lab and performs tests and analyses as requested. Maintain documentation on all tests and evaluations.

Chemical analyses: Furnace, ladle, casting, metallic scrap

T-Bars: Collection, cutting, BHN, prepare for pick-up, HT bar prep

Nodularity Check: CGI (as needed ) and Ductile (100%) during pour

Customer Profiles: prepare for testing, send to outside tensile tests, chemical analyses, BHN, microstructural preparation and review.

Defect Analyses: obtain material, sectioning, microstructural preparation and review

Sand Testing: Support for core and mold processes, Lab batches, emergency testing, LOI, moisture testing of raw materials, screen analyses, viscosity

Perform any and all other job-related tasks as assigned.

COMPETENCIES: The candidate should be able test iron samples on a spectrometer and a Leco machine, Brinell testing, and administrative work. The samples for the spectrometer and leco machine need to be prepared for analysis. To prepare the samples for the spectrometer the technician must sand one side of the plug on table sander. The sample is then placed inside the spectrometer for analyses. To start this process the technician enters a few commands through a keyboard. The results a then recorded on a data sheet. Preparation of the samples for the Leco machine consists of placing a small piece of material (less than 1g) in a crucible and inserting it in the machine. The data is then recorded on a data sheet. The Brinell testing is used to test the hardness of a casting. To perform this, test a casting is placed in the machine and held there by the technician. The machine puts a small dent in the casting, this dent is then measured with a magnifying scope, and the results are then recorded on a data sheet.


Must have a High School diploma or a bachelors degree (BA); or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Ability to read and write English
  • Ability to multitask
  • Good Communicator

Hours: 10:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m. 3:00 a.m.





Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking



Peer Recognition: Inspired to perform well by the praise of coworkers

Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help



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Disclaimer:  Dixon is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Dixon about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Dixon via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Dixon. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Dixon as a result of the referral or through other means.

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