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Student Lab Technician/Material Science Engineering Intern

Date: Feb 10, 2021

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43085

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc


This position is a part-time student laboratory technician position performing material testing on flat rolled steel products in support of production certifications, product development, investigative efforts, and reverse engineering of products. This position has led to full-time employment opportunities for multiple students upon completion of their degrees. We have opportunities for year-round technicians in the Columbus area to work 15-20 hours during the school year and up to 35-40 hours possible during the summer and winter breaks. Flexible scheduling around classes during the school year. 


  • Perform metallurgical tests specified by the Technical Service Managers and production Quality Control.
    • Mechanical property testing
    • Metallographic testing
    • Spectrometric chemical analyses
  • Responsible for data integrity and shipment certifications.
  • Complete investigative projects assigned by the metallurgical engineering staff pertaining to flat rolled steel products and processes (i.e. DOE, data collection, testing, analyses, reporting).

Desired Experience

  • Current student making progress toward a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering (preferred), with expected graduation in 2022 or beyond.
  • Above average written, verbal and communication abilities.
  • Above average analytical skills and mechanical aptitude.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Personable and works well with others.


Bachelors in Materials Science Engineering


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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