Mechanical Test Lab Operator at Vallourec

Posted in Architecture 12 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Houston, Texas

Job Description:

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Responsible for preparing and testing product samples.  Cuts, tests, and documents results for required samples. Samples include tensile, Charpy and hardness specimens.


  1. Unload/transport sample materials using overhead crane, forklift, and pallet stacker.

  2. Cut required mechanical test samples using band saw, CNC lathe and CNC mill, and Charpy v-notch broach.

  3. Inspect samples to dimensional requirements using various gages and optical comparator.

  4. Test samples using tensile test machine, Charpy tester, cooling bath, and hardness tester.

  5. Record test results and maintain traceability.

  6. Perform and documents required periodic equipment/lab conditions checks.

  7. Maintain equipment.

  8. Perform daily housekeeping.

  9. Participate in 6S and continuous improvement programs. Be fully committed to continuously improve the process.

  10. Follow Vallourec HS&E standards and policies, understand the Risk Assessments pertaining to operations, and participate in creating the Risk Assessments.

  11. Perform other duties as assigned.

REPORTS TO:  Mechanical Test Lab Lead

QUALIFICATIONS: Good mechanical aptitude, and mathematical and computer skills. Ability to read and understand technical drawings.

EDUCATION:  High School Diploma or GED.  Education requirements may be satisfied through alternative education and/or previous job experience. Must be able to read, write, and verbally communicate in English.

EXPERIENCE: 1 year prior experience in a metalworking environment. 1 year inspection experience. Familiarity with gages (micrometers, calipers, etc.) and optical comparators. Previous experience in a mechanical test lab preferred.

SPECIAL SKILLS:   High-quality communication and customer service skills.


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