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Engineering Services Technician Second Shift

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Metcut Research
March 20, 2024
3890 Rosslyn Dr Cincinnati, OH
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The Engineering Services Technician provides technical assistance to project engineers with design, build-up, assembly, instrumentation, and test execution of customer qualification programs, internal research and development (R&D) efforts and experimental evaluation of advanced technology.

Essential Responsibilities

The Metcut Research Corporation is responsible for providing customer data for both Research and Development and Qualification runoff programs. These tasks along with experimental evaluation of materials and their performance are completed in support of numerous industries including Aerospace, Land Transportation, Oil and Gas and many others.

There are 4 primary test types performed in the Metcut Research Inc. Testing Labs (additional functions include friction and wear testing, dynamic modulus and torsion testing):

  • Fatigue Testing – Low and High Cycle fatigue testing measuring longitudinal strain and load control properties utilizing servo-hydraulic and rotating mass test frames
  • Fatigue Crack Growth and Fracture Mechanics Testing – FCG is performed using the compliance method and the potential drop method of crack measurement per ASTM E-647, while Fracture toughness is performed to methods ASTM E-399, ASTM E-1820, ASTM E-1457, ASTM E-561 and ASTM E-1304.
  • Tensile Testing – Metcut conducts tensile, compression and flexural tests utilizing Electro-Mechanical Test frames.
  • Creep and Stress Rupture – Metcut utilizes over 140 static test frames with varying load capabilities up to 30,000 lbs.

In the role of Technician, you will be responsible to work with engineers in component test evaluation efforts with core responsibilities to include:

  • Support design of new test apparatus as required
  • Own the setup, instrumentation, assembly, calibration and specimen preparation of lab test frames
  • Independently run lab tests and perform necessary data checks to ensure data quality
  • Support hardware and software architecture and programming of Data Acquisition Systems
  • Interface with internal and external shops, vendors and team members, including project engineers, test/machining associates and facilities maintenance associates.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose problems with test apparatus.
  • Coordinate and work closely with teammates to execute lab team objectives
  • Ownership of developing test documentation including facility, frame build, and data sets


  • High school diploma.  An Associates Degree in a technical and/or relevant test or engineering experience is a plus.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. unassisted.
  • Familiarity with the assembly and troubleshooting of mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Familiarity with the use of measurement devices and data acquisition. 

Desired Characteristics

  • Associates Degree in a technical field
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance.
  • Effective problem identification and solution skills.
  • Demonstrated success in a cross-functional team environment
  • Be willing and capable of working in a hands-on testing environment
  • Experience using and/or programming Labview or other data acquisition systems

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. We will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

We welcome enthusiastic, dedicated, and innovative individuals with a comprehensive benefits package including competitive pay, ESOP - Employee Stock Ownership Plan, medical, dental and vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability, life and accidental death insurance, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, 401K match plan, bonus plan and paid vacation. We also offer challenging work and the opportunity to be a valued member of our growing and profitable team! We will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).


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