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Research Technician


Research Technician 

The Eriez Flotation Research Technician conducts material tests to support Sales and R&D, including data acquisition and recording data.


  1. Conduct material tests to support Sales and R&D, including data acquisition and recording data neatly and accurately within computer-based templates.
  2. Assist engineers and lab management team to derive and maintain project schedules.
  3. Demonstrate equipment and testing protocols to potential customers. 
  4. Use analytical ability to identify best route for upgrading or separating materials provided by customers. 
  5. Write technical reports on test results and recommend proper equipment.
  6. Keep work areas and lab clean.
  7. Troubleshoot minor problems encountered with test equipment in the lab & in the field.
  8. Work with customers to help solve field equipment & material problems.
  9. Construct and assemble prototype equipment in the test lab and in the field.
  10. Travel up to 5-10% of the time to conduct field tests/start-ups. 
  11. Perform other similar and related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor. 


  1. Bachelor of Science degree (preferred) or Two-year technical degree/High School diploma 
  2. Good analytical ability with a working knowledge of algebra and trigonometry.
  3. Must have good technical writing and communication skills.
  4. Well-organized, highly motivated self-starter able to work with minimal supervision.
  5. Must be able to dress appropriately and conduct himself/herself professionally for customer visits and product demonstrations.
  6. Must be able to read & comprehend drawings, wiring diagrams & flow sheets.
  7. Good mechanical skills for required “hands-on” work.
  8. Basic understanding of electrical and electronic circuitry.
  9. Able to design/fabricate/modify parts for prototype equipment. 

Physical Requirements:

  1. Must have enough manual dexterity and stability as required for precision work.
  2. Must be able to see details at close range.
  3. Must be able to lift to 50 pounds at times. 
  4. Must be able to traverse facilities and machinery by climbing, balancing, lifting, walking, stooping, and carrying materials. 
  5. Must be able to work in hot, cold, dusty environments.
  6. Must pass a company paid health physical.



Contact Eriez' Human Resources team at hr@eriez.com or 1-814-835-6000.

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