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Technician - Prototype Lab

Location: Wixom, Michigan, United States
Job ID: 44292
Date Posted: Nov 6, 2019
Segment: Chemical
Business Unit: Hitachi Chemical
Company Name: Hitachi Chemical Company America, Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Manufacturing
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Part-time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Chemical Company America, Ltd. (HCA), is looking for a Lab Technician to join their engineering team in Wixom, MI. The candidate will be responsible for the manufacture of prototype brake pads, quality control testing and dynamometer/vehicle testing of those samples.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 45% - Prototype brake pad manufacture. (Precise weighing of raw materials, operate mixing room equipment, preform press, hot press, scorch oven, powder painting, grinding and linear machine etc.)
  • 35% - Prototype brake pad quality control. (Compressibility, Hardness, CMM dimensional check, etc.)
  • 20% - Preventative maintenance & 5S cleanliness of lab.


  • Knowledge of friction material testing procedures and requirements.

  • Capable of making repeatable measurements utilizing metrology tools such as micrometers, scales, calipers, and dial indicators.

  • Able to operate lab equipment with software control systems.

  • Able to use common hand tools in a safe and appropriate manner.

  • Safe work habits with an emphasis on delivering quality data.

Education and Experience:

  • Understanding of GD&T nomenclature to ensure correct datum selection for CMM operation.

  • Proficient use of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.

  • Ability to read and interpret technical manuals to establish new procedures for solving problems which are unusual and complex.

The educational and experience expectation for the job are:

· Entry Level – On the job training and 1+ years of experience

· Mid Level – On the job training and 5+ years of experience

***This is a part time opportunity, scheduled for about 30 hours per week***

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