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Lab Technician

Date: May 19, 2021

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43085

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc


This Lab Technician oversees and performs testing of materials to insure that customer and internal specifications are met prior to their release for shipment. This role provides accurate test results and maintenance of laboratory data base and maintains a safe operating environment. The Technician is required to possess sufficient knowledge and experience to operate laboratory in absence of Lab Manager. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, problem solver who utilizes knowledge and understanding as well as a strong work ethic to ensure all specifications and quality are met.  ***This role requires the person to be able to work Monday-Friday from 7am-4pm for two months and work from 11pm-7am every 3rd month.


  • Oversees lab workflow and safe operation.
  • Conducts all laboratory tests as needed to get the job done.
  • Releases material for shipment.
  • Determines test requirements for production testing and metallurgical work requests.
  • Performs entry of test results in data base and designation of data to be certified to customers.
  • Resolves timely shipment issues with inside sales, shipping and shop floor.
  • Trains technicians and management trainees.
  • Determines which non-conforming test results require metallurgical disposition.
  • Verifies calibration of test equipment and takes corrective action when necessary.
  • Formulates procedures for non-standard testing.
  • Recommends changes and updates to test procedures when needed.
  • Steps in as Lab Manager in absence and prioritizes test schedule assigning tasks to technicians.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Desired Experience

  • Thorough knowledge of metallographic terms and concepts
  • Understanding of testing process flow, resource requirements and ISO/TS 16949 regulations
  • Mentoring and assessing employees within the framework of individuals’ skills and proficiencies
  • Ability to interact with multiple computer systems to determine and communicate steel dispositions
  • Knowledge of and ability to enforce safe and environmentally responsible practices in the workplace
  • Capability to read and interpret public and internal specifications
  • Sufficient experience and knowledge to order retests based on interpretation of test results
  • Basic metallurgy training
  • Metallographic training


High School Diploma or equivalent


Company Information

Worthington Industries operates under a long-standing corporate philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule, with earning money for its shareholders as the first corporate goal. As a market leader in metals manufacturing for nearly 60 years, we put people first, whether they’re our employees, shareholders, customers or suppliers. We’re looking for individuals who share our people-first philosophy and can help us continually innovate and grow through their insights, leadership and unique talents.

Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) is a global metals manufacturer serving growing end markets including automotive, construction, energy, agriculture, alternative fuel and many other markets. Our family of 10,000 employees in over 80 facilities throughout 10 countries has helped us earn the respect of our customers, our communities and our industry. With sales of approximately $ 3 billion annually, our company has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as a “Most Admired Company” and four times as a “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.


Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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