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Lab Technician – Testing – 1st shift
Universal Alloy Corporation
180 Lamar Haley Pkwy, Canton, GA 30114

Job Type

Full Time

Remote Position?


Job Description

$20.00/hr Starting; $22.68/hr After Completion of Level 1 (Around 90 Days)


Company Overview


Universal Alloy Corporation (UAC) is a global leader in the manufacture of aerospace products. UAC supplies aircraft manufacturers and their subcontractors worldwide and has served the aircraft industry for over four decades. UAC specializes in 2000- and 7000-series alloys and offers a full range of alloys and tempers that can be tailored to a customer’s particular application.


If you are looking to work for a company with an outstanding reputation in the community and globally that offers competitive pay, opportunities for advancement, paid time off, excellent benefits including healthcare, dental, vision, 401(k) company match, and profit sharing, we welcome you to apply today


What makes us STAND OUT


Medical/Dental/Vision – excellent plans with low premiums

Life insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability insurance – employer paid

401(k) employer match $1 for $1 up to the first 6%

Profit sharing

PTO/paid vacation

40 hours of anticipated leave per year

Bereavement leave

Paid holidays

Paid lunch and break periods

Uniform services – employer paid

Employee referral bonus

Discretionary bonuses

Employee rewards & recognition

Volunteer PTO

Wellness programs

EAP and onsite services

1:1 financial wellness sessions and education

Tuition reimbursement

Professional development

Opportunities to advance

Your safety is our #1 priority

Essential Duties and Responsibilities




Exercise and promote safety

Know the required tools for each job (calipers, COD gages, grips, handset, clevises, pins, clips)

Inspect area for tools, safety and needed repairs

Utilize and operate chiller

Work with MTS 793 software

Work with TestSuite MPE

Read lab traveler, test plan and lab release notes

Perform quality checks: specimens correct, graph is correct, test values in range

Know the different types of fracture orientations

Diagnose interlock errors

Check calibration date for COD gages/load cells

Measure specimens and record data

Check machines

Perform crack test and record data

Check validity and determine KQ or KIC

Understand the lab flow works for SH Test

Trouble-shoot issues

Other duties as assigned



Exercise and promote safety

Know software for each job (Cert Program, Final Conductivity App, USI Program, Spreadsheets, Cert Viewer)

Complete certification pre-check

Inspect area for tools, safety issues and need repairs

Work with the Certification Program: import data, pull lots, navigate pages, save certs, add notes, and export completed certification

Read and understand lab traveler, test plan, and lab release notes: how many tests needed, what tests are required, if conductivity is needed

Perform quality checks: PDF Cert is correct, notes on Cert, chemistry on cert

Pull up lot number

Verify Tensile and other tests that are required have been completed and pass

Verify reason if anything shows up red or blue

Take proper actions if tests are bad: fill out NCR form, notify Metallurgy, email for press report, email other issues

Saver cert after everything shows green

Navigate to Cert assembly page

Check lab release and add notes that are required on cert

Save cert notes

Generate PDF cert

Export documents to web server

Trouble-shoot quality checks and know what to look for

Understand lab flow works for Certification

Understand the next step for issues (NCR, resample, metallurgy, etc.)

Understand the NCR form and how to fill it out

Create resamples as needed

Ensure quality of certificates and material being certified

Other duties as assigned



Minimum Education: HS Diploma or GED

Minimum Experience: None

Certifications Required: Crane certification; Forklift certification; Lock-out/Tag-out certification; Pallet jack certification

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Communication Skills: Ability to effectively listen and communicate ideas and thoughts to others; able to assimilate ideas originated by others

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, fractions and decimals

Reasoning Skills: Ability to carry out and communicate written and/or oral instructions

Physical Abilities: Regularly required to stand, walk and use hands; must be able to lift 50 pounds at any time during his/her shift; the physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Working Conditions


Schedule: 1st shift



All UAC employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries. Employee must understand the PPE and wear it properly.


Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation


UAC is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. UAC is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact the Human Resources department at 770-479-7230.