Plating Lab Technician

  • Location: DFW
  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #35231

Plating Lab Tech – Mansfield, TX (South of Arlington)

Shift/Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:30pm (45+ hours/week)

Compensation: 40K – 50K/year

The primary responsibility of this position is daily analysis and control of all the chemistries used in production plant process, including plating baths & cleaning solutions


  • Daily analysis of and control of all chemistries utilized in production plant processes, including chemical analysis of plating baths & cleaning solutions.
  • Maintain/facilitate communication with Chemical Process Engineer and Production Shift Supervisor/Manager
  • Maintain cleanliness of laboratory
  • Report shortages of materials, failure or malfunction of equipment, or when quality of work does not meet expectations to Supervision.
  • Communicate with EHS Manager to ensure the production facility maintains a high standard of cleanliness and organization with particular emphasis on the safe handling of the chemical constituents used in the respective areas of the facility.
  • Make up plating & cleaning solutions according to given recipes & specification.
  • Make chemical additions to plating baths & cleaning solutions in order to maintain chemical concentrations & pH levels.
  • Monitor & control plating tank parameters in order to ensure high quality plating.
  • Maintain detailed records and logs of all plating related data in process control software.
  • Leads team members on safe chemical handling standards and good manufacturing practices.
  • Maintain cleanliness of lab, glassware & other equipment.
  • Monitor inventory of chemicals & lab supplies to ensure adequate stock.
  • Participate in quality improvement projects & department audits.
  • Any other related duties as assigned by management.
  • Provide continuous feedback to Technical Manager and Chemical Process Engineer
  • Put away baths and clean out tank when loads are done.
  • Assist in loading production tanks
  • General department upkeep, housekeeping and organization.
  • Knowledge of all Production Department procedures and processes.

Performance Indicators:

  • Production of consistently high quality coatings by ensuring that plating solutions, processes and procedures are monitored and operated in compliance with all operational requirements.
  • Minimize rejects and reworks by ensuring that all surface preparation/parts cleaning chemistries are regularly monitored and tested for viability, as well as operational conformance to established procedures.
  • Accurate, timely and substantive communication with supervisors and relevant department personnel regarding process requirements or quality issues.
  • Compliance with and furthering of the Quality/ISO program.
  • Adherence to company policies and procedures.


  • Chemistry or technical degree preferred but equivalent chemical analysis or lab experience acceptable.
  • Understanding of chemistry concepts including pH, acidity, alkalinity, concentration, & solubility.
  • Proficient in the proper use of basic lab equipment including scales, hot-plates, graduated cylinders, (micro) pipets, burettes, & vacuum filtration set-ups.
  • Able to accurately perform titrations, pH measurements & other basic chemical testing.
  • Capable of maintaining detailed records and data logs.
  • Proficient with precision measuring tools including gauges and micrometers.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
    • Must be able to read and write English.
    • Must be able to read & interpret basic charts & graphs.
  • Must be capable of basic mathematical calculations using a calculator.
  • Must have full knowledge of safety rules and procedures and be capable of instructing other employees.
  • Ability to safely handle hazardous materials & highly concentrated chemicals.
  • Able to read MSDS sheets & hazard labels on chemical containers.
  • Must be capable of: (100+ times per shift)
    • Stooping, climbing, or crouching with some frequency.
    • Repetitive movements (grasping, pushing, and pulling).
    • Lifting up to 40 lbs.
    • Being on your feet all day (standing and walking)
  • Ability to drive a forklift is a plus!
  • Must be very detail oriented and well organized
  • Must possess time-management skills as well as the ability to plan & prioritize.
  • Able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Reliable attendance and punctuality are a must

Job is contingent upon verification of previous employment, military service, education, and passing of all pre-placement testing (background check, drug screen, etc.).


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Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Information

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