Rochester Hills, MI, US, 48309

Analytical Test Engineer


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As a member of the testing team, the Analytical Testing Engineer will be responsible for accurately performing a range of chemical and mechanical testing duties in a lab setting, as a member of a team for research and development purposes. This role requires learning about various techniques, testing protocols, production equipment, lab equipment, and chemical products. Serve as a crucial part in the creation of new products while ensuring that we consistently deliver accurate, timely, and high-quality test results.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Manage test inventory within the cell assignments, process materials by first in first out scenario, leverage grouping and ques based on efficiency.
  • Monitor and track inventory levels of all test supplies and consumables, purchasing any new supplies as needed.
  • Perform other duties which may be assigned, as necessary.
  • Attend training programs as indicated by the supervisor.
  • Properly log test results using Microsoft Excel and Word. Set up and maintain current, precise, and systematic records for the quality system.
  • Accurately report results following reporting format in BPCS software.
  • Verify that specimen identification is correct on all test record sheets and in the correct format for data input to BPCS software.
  • Report noteworthy items directly to supervisor or manager and contact PD engineer associated to a program when any reporting is found that would warrant PD involvement.
  • Perform cleanup of laboratory equipment, glassware, lab benches, etc. at the end of the workday to maintain a clean and orderly laboratory environment.
  • Participate in 5S activities.
  • Ensure compliance with all safety and hazmat rules and regulations.
  • Gain a fundamental understanding of production equipment, lab equipment, finishing products, processes, and procedures.
  • Execute tests by accurately and strictly adhering to all work instructions and testing techniques.
  • Ensure that all test equipment is operating correctly and report any problems to the laboratory manager and calibration engineer.
  • Required testing includes:
      • Use of Kern Moisture Analyzer
  • ASTM D2810 - Determination of pH in leather by Thermo-Scientific pH meter
      • Chrome Content by ICP
      • ASTM D3495 - Hexane Extraction of Leather (Fat Content)
      • ISO 4048 - Fat Content by Dichloromethane Extraction
      • ISO 17726-1 - Formaldehyde Content by HPLC Analysis
      • ISO 17726-2 - Formaldehyde Determination by Spec 20
      • VDA 278, GMW15634 - VOC by GC
      • BZ107, TSM 0508G, NES M0402 - HPLC: Aldehydes & Ketones
      • BZ107, TSM 0508G, NES M0402 - GC: Bag method; VOC; FOG; DTX
      • VDA 277, PV3341 - GC Headspace (leather sample tested directly)
      • Solvent/water bleeds


Your Qualifications:

  • Science-related bachelor’s degree.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in related field.
  • Able to understand (read/write) and speak English.
  • Technical experience working in a laboratory environment with various instruments to determine a chemical’s properties like pH, viscosity, density, % solids, etc. is preferred but not a requirement.


Bonus If You Have:

  • Microsoft Office Skills
  • Time Management Skills
  • Team Player
  • Organization Skills
  • Basic Manufacturing Knowledge
  • Use of Computer Controlled Machines


Position Specific Requirement:

  • Ability to communicate and work in a team setting helping chemists and senior lab technicians or engineers to complete their projects in a timely manner.
  • Must have excellent attention to detail when performing tests and recording results.
  • Willingness to learn how to operate and troubleshoot methods and equipment.
  • Ability to read and write in the English language.
  • Ability to precisely follow the procedures and routines necessary to complete assigned tasks.
  • Must be willing to help other team members with tasks as may be requested by the supervisor.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Able to stand for prolonged time in a specific location performing repetitive motions.
  • Follow Lear’s published Code of Conduct and Ethics.




Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.

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