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Lab Technician

Requisition ID:  87093
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Kentucky (3015)

Danville, KY, United States, 40422


Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 10,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.

Job Designation

Reporting to the Manager of Carbon Engineering the Lab Technician is responsible for the fabrication, testing and characterization of high tech aerospace ceramic coatings (AO coatings), while providing accuracy, productivity, and on-time delivery.  Fabrication involves: the handling of raw materials such as resins, powders, solvents, and acids. Testing involves; operating ovens and furnaces, the preparation of specimens, precision weight measurements, and using various analytical instruments.

Job Core Responsibilities

  • Perform duties associated with the manufacture of AO coatings and primers.
  • Perform other tasks properly assigned by MABSKY Manager of Carbon Engineering.
  • Operate; reflux reactors, mix tank/mixer, pH meter, crusher, grinding mill, screener, lab furnaces, hydrometer, pycnometer, turbidity meter, microscope, and particle size analyzer.
  • Follow detailed instructions for weighing, batching, heating, mixing, and packaging. High level of care and attention to cleanliness of glassware, equipment, tools, and instrumentation is required.
  • Perform quality control tests on incoming raw materials, in process ingredients, and products.
  • Assist with set-up, testing and calibration of lab and production equipment.
  • Analyze data and prepare reports. Recognize and report any quality or safety issues.
  • Keep laboratory and production supplies ready by organizing and inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
  • Keep equipment operational by following installation, maintenance, and operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
  • Document information by maintaining daily logs and equipment record books.
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance is required. May occasionally need to work nights and weekends, variable schedule and additional hours as necessary.
  • Adherence to all safety rules. Use of specified PPE as required including appropriate respiratory protection, aprons, coveralls, gloves, face shields, safety glasses/goggles, safety shoes, etc. Responsible to work in a safe manner, to handle chemicals in a prescribed manner, dispose of hazardous materials as required and to keep the work area neat and orderly.

Job Specifications

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectations.

Certifications: Vocational training in chemical technology or applied science is preferred or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience in a related field.

Years’ Experience: 1 plus years in a lab or production setting is required. Experience in handling chemicals and production batching and bottling of formulations is preferred.


  • Skilled in the operation of equipment and instrumentation.
  • Quality Assurance testing.  
  • Use of test equipment, hand tools, power tools and electronic controls
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, engineering drawings, and sketches      
  • Able to solve complex problems in situations that are atypical or infrequently occurring based on existing precedents and/or procedures/scientific methods
  • Demonstrated ability to follow detailed and complex instructions
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient Microsoft Windows software applications
  • The incumbent must demonstrate a high degree of accuracy in all work performed


This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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