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Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Niles, Ohio

Job Description:


L.B. Foster Company, established in 1902, is a leading manufacturer, fabricator, and distributor of products for the transportation, construction, utility, and energy markets with location in North America and Europe. We have been recognized for achievement in manufacturing excellence, financial growth, and our impressive safety record. The corporation owns divisions and subsidiaries that supply products to industries requiring rail and rail accessories; sheet, pipe and H piling; bridge decking and highway products; precast concrete buildings; and threaded and coated pipe. L.B. Foster markets its products worldwide. 

At L.B. Foster, our culture reflects our passion for integrity, accountability and safety. This culture is built on the quality of our workforce and a positive attitude toward continuous improvement, working in a safe environment and customer service.

 The Engineering Technician will track and perform lap-shear tests and analysis on all inbound batches of Epoxy for Railroad Insulated Joint Production. Includes tracking lots, building of test coupons for testing, performing lap-shear tests, and subsequent clean-up of Jigs, fixtures and coupons for re-testing.

 Essential Functions:

  • Maintain an Epoxy Tracking system and log to track all Epoxy received from Supplier

  • Build coupons for testing utilizing jigs and fixtures

  • Perform Lap-Shear Testing. This includes testing of coupons as well as managing Test Reporting system and tracking of all results within Epoxy Tracking system

  • Manage clean-up and reuse of all fixturing and coupons for the test system

  • Maintain all required calibrations, verifications and general cleaning and 5S of the lab and associated equipment

  • Perform other related inspections and tests, as required (when time allows from Epoxy Testing)

Minimum Qualifications:

Skills, Experience and Education:

  • High School Diploma required; trade school or associate degree preferred

  • 3-5 years prior general quality inspection or testing experience

  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and time management skills

  • Strong computer experience including experience with Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Other Requirements: 

 Core Competencies: 

  • Teamwork/facilitates collaboration

  • Communication

  • Customer focus

  • Integrity & trust

  • Continuous improvement

  • Adaptability/flexibility

  • Accountability/work ethic

  • Attention to detail/time management

  • Critical thinking 

In return, we offer an opportunity to build a solid career with competitive compensation and a very attractive benefits package, including health care coverage on the first of the month after hire and a market-leading 401(k) program.

 If you meet the qualifications and would like to be considered for this position, please apply online at





  • 3 - 5 years: 3-5 years prior general quality inspection or testing experience



  • High School or better


  • Technical/other training or better

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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