Lab Technician - Building Products Testing

  • Intertek - PSI
  • Kent, WA
  • Mar 03, 2024
Full time Quality Assurance Technician Testing Construction

Job Description

Intertek, a leading provider of ATIC (Assurance, Testing, Inspection, and Certification) Services, is looking for a Lab Technician to join our Building & Construction team. The Building & Construction team provides assurance, testing, inspection, and certification services and building science solutions to deliver Total Quality Assurance to the built environment. The team offers the architectural, engineering and construction (A/E/C) industry with a full suite of capabilities both in the lab and on site.

 Lab Technician - Building Products

Intertek is searching for a Lab Technician to join our Building & Construction team in our Kent, WA office.  This is a fantastic opportunity to grow a versatile career in building products and fenestration!

The Lab Technician is responsible for testing windows and doors in accordance with applicable standards.


What you’ll do:

  • Take responsibility for entry level testing projects under direct supervision as assigned, until signed off to perform testing independently 
  • Manage all assigned jobs through Oasis (proposals, job progress, job notifications, invoicing, documentation of test data, reporting, job closure) 
  • Review and thoroughly understand contract requirements, and obtain authorization for and document any deviations  
  • Coordinate test schedule with equipment schedule and other department testing  
  • Track and condition test specimens 
  • Set-up/mount and perform standard tests on building products in accordance with referenced specifications and procedures 
  • Check calibration status of test equipment prior to testing  
  • Analyze test results and write accurate and concise test reports that summarize the test procedures and results  
  • Communicate with clients regarding test preparation, procedures, and results  
  • Learn test standards and test procedures (e.g., AAMA, ASTM, NFPA, etc.) 
  • Assist in all areas of testing to gain experience 
  • Remove specimens and discard; store samples 
  • Perform shipping and receiving duties, as needed 
  • Maintain tools and equipment; inventory supplies; maintain cleanliness of work area 
  • Computer modelling of building mock-ups and test chambers, if designated as CAD operator 
  • Perform other work as required     

What it takes to be successful in this role:

  • High School Diploma or GED, Associate’s Degree in a technical field desired, or equivalent related experience 
  • Technical competency to understand and communicate test procedures, specifications, and results and possess a mechanical aptitude 
  • Familiarity with (or possess the ability to learn) Quality Assurance policies and procedures which relate to the control, storage, and disposition of test specimens 
  • General construction/carpentry knowledge and experience using power tools  
  • Physical ability to routinely lift at least 50 pounds  
  • Physical ability to sit, stand, crouch, bend, climb stairs and ladders, crawl, push, pull, etc. as required to perform job duties 
  • Ability to follow directions and work under supervision  
  • Excellent customer service skills  
  • Strong communication skills – both written and oral  
  • Good computer skills using Word and Excel, and AutoCAD if applicable 
  • Ability to travel as business needs dictate 


Why work at Intertek?

Intertek is a world leader in the $250 billion Quality Assurance market, with a proven, high-quality business model and a global network of customer-focused operations and highly engaged subject matter experts. At Intertek, we exercise our spirit of innovation, the passion of our people and our unmatched customer commitment to realize our purpose of making the world an ever better, safer, and more sustainable place for all. Learn more about Our History and What We Do.

What we have to offer:
When Working with Intertek, you can expect salary and benefit package competitively placed within the local market, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and more.

Intertek is a drug-free workplace. As a condition of employment, all hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug test.

Intertek believes that Our People are our strongest tool for success. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status or on the basis of disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, or who need assistance applying, please email or call 1-877-694-8543 (option #5) to speak with a member of the HR Department.

The base wage or salary range for this position is $24 to $28 per hour. Individual compensation packages are based on a variety of factors unique to each candidate including skill set, experience, qualifications and other job-related reasons. In addition to competitive compensation packages, Intertek employees are eligible for a variety of benefits including paid time off, paid holidays, paid parental leave,  medical plan options, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, a 401(k) plan with company matching, tuition reimbursement, and more.


Building-Construction Inspection



$24 to $28 per hour