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Lab Technician - Cherry Valley Illinois

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Summary:

Performs duties to conduct metallurgic inspection in-process and finished work on a variety of heat treated parts and materials.

Job Duties:

  1. Work from shop orders, blue prints and special instructions.
  2. Work from sampling plans of various types.
  3. Prepare and test materials which involve various surface relationships and quality requirements.
  4. Determines hardness checks on variety of heat treated parts and materials using R15N, R30N, R45N, RD and RA scales.
  5. Cuts product manually.
  6. Preps cut product for mounting,
  7. Checks case depth (total and effective) by Micro hardness
  8. Feedback to operators when issues arise, suggests corrections needed to process good, acceptable product.
  9. Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Job Requirements:

1. High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

2. One or more year’s heat treat or other technical work experience preferred.

3. Experience as a Metallurgic Inspector and/or Lab Technician is desired.

4. Must be able to communicate…read, write and speak…in English; bilingual English/Spanish very helpful.

Mathematical Skills:

General math skills required to perform various calculations as may be necessary.

Reasoning Ability:

  1. Must use common sense and capable of making quick, informed decisions.
  2. Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  1. Successful incumbent must be a self-starter who is aggressive yet personable and willingly accepts responsibility.
  2. Excellent time management skills desired.
  3. Computer literacy is essential.

Physical Demands:

  1. General working environment for a heat treating operation with heat and noise exposure.
  2. Able to work with materials oiled and solvent cleaned.
  3. Must able to move, lift or shift parts or loads up to 55 pounds.


Why Work Here?

Good Wages, Full Benefits Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Std/Ltd, Vacation, Holidays, 401(k)

FPM Heat Treating was founded in 1979 on the vision of providing unsurpassed service and quality heat treating to the manufacturing community. We are one of the largest independent commercial heat treaters in the Greater Midwest region, as well as one of the largest in the nation. We have assembled a leading team of heat treating practitioners and metallurgists who understand how to control the many process variables to satisfy and meet the challenging OEM and Military/Aerospace specifications. All locations are ISO 9001-2015 Certified and maintain full metallurgical laboratories to assist our customers with their technical requirements. FPM maintains a "small business" attitude by providing customers with personal attention. Our state-of-the-art information systems allows us to efficiently integrate and coordinate our services to meet the specific business requirements of our customers. Mission Statement FPM is the premier thermal processing solution provider; through innovation, integrity, performance, and leadership in service to the metal industry and manufacturing community. FPM provides the highest standards of quality, customer satisfaction and employee pride. FPM will always be easy to do business with; responsive, efficient and professional.


648 Rt 20, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
Rockford, IL