Laboratory Technician

Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 25, 2024
Jun 11, 2024
Position Type
Alternative Fuels
Full Time
Organization Type
Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse's mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.

R&D Mechanical Technician

Primary Function

Assist and execute laboratory tests and experiments following technical specifications, quality procedures/work instructions and safety adherence.

This position identifies laboratory work which requires a high degree of manipulative or other special skills acquired through experience, coupled with technical training and application of knowledge in the area of specialization.

  • Know and use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
  • Have a knowledge/use of rules and follow job specific safety requirements (Radiological/stored energy/chemical/industrial/etc)
  • Work safely with job hazards such as high heat and stored energy/work safely with hazardous materials

Quality Adherence
  • Train, document and, adhere to quality procedures/work instructions and specified Westinghouse quality requirements
  • Understand gaps in quality procedures/work instructions

Technical Planning and Execution
  • Collect and process data from testing following procedures
  • Fabricate test equipment
  • Plans technical approach by setting up and conducting experiments with support of higher coded technicians or engineers
  • Support and assist identification of test equipment with higher codes
  • Execute specific work steps in accordance with engineering test plans, industry specifications and standards

Lab Ownership and Maintenance
  • Support maintenance of lab equipment
  • Routine housekeeping and material disposal
  • Assist in identifying calibration needs of equipment
  • Utilize lean manufacturing processes such as "5S"
  • Support lab ownership including the general oversight operations and ability to address all necessary issues with oversight from Lab owners.

  • Perform routine records maintenance
  • Ensure all time entries are correct and up to date
  • Knowledge and use of Westinghouse specific administrative and tracking systems including the corrective action process, Human Performance tools
  • Manage inventory including tools, parts


Receives technical specifications, instructions, and advice, applies work methods and techniques, detailed instruction provided for unusual work, technical adequacy reviewed at critical points or at completion.

General guidance available as technical need arises.

  • Associate's degree in engineering or technical curriculum.
  • No amount of experience will be permitted to substitute for the required education in Laboratory Tech 10 position.
  • However, recognized technical programs from accredited institutions will be permitted to substitute for required formal education.
  • Preference will be given to Navel Nuclear or military programs

  • Knowledge of one or more of the following disciplines
  • Machining, auto claves
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Remote manipulators, remote testing, and machining of specimens
  • Electrical construction (welding, soldering)
  • Mechanical construction (drilling, cutting), metallography, electron-optics, metrology, test set-ups, testing plans, radiological handling, and testing
  • Specific desired skills in computers and Microsoft office suites
  • High consideration for those that have Mechanical Testing and/or Electron Optics background or experience.

No Relocation Assistance is Available

Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry's first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:
  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being. In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting .

EOE of Minorities / Females / Vets / Disability.

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