Laboratory Technician III

at Gates Corporation in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Are you inspired by challenging the status quo? Do you thrive in collaborative environments that drive results? If so, Gates could be for you.


Gates is a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions. We push the boundaries of material science to engineer solutions that continually exceed customer expectations.


We know that's trying to fancy the terminology, think belts and hoses. Found in motorcycles, conveyor belts, cars, tractors, blenders, vacuum cleaners, bicycles, & 3D printers just to name a few. Because why not do it all?



As an innovation leader, we look for ambitious, forward thinking, open-minded and well-rounded individuals to join our global team. Located in our Siloam Springs office, you will act as technical resource for global mobility test teams.


You will be responsible for testing to support applications design, product development, commercialization, and customer validation of power transmission products and systems.

This is an exciting opportunity because you will assist with the development of test equipment and new test techniques.

You'll analyze and report on test results and conclusions to support product development, applications engineering, commercialization, sales, and customers with guidance.

You will assist with initiating and implementing continuous improvement projects to improve quality and efficiency of testing processes procedures and equipment.




Performs assigned test and/or training on equipment and procedures. Handles sample change and setup verification. Set / adjust controls, operating data acquisition systems.

Monitor testing in progress, collect data and report results using hand-held instruments for precision measuring. Uses/updates lab order record in Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) as required.

Provides support to Engineers for development and non-standard testing and initial set up of standard tests. Data entry/collection and reporting. Trains other technicians on test procedures and equipment.

Light mechanical and light electrical Repair and Maintenance (R&M) of test equipment as appropriate. Create maintenance work orders for equipment repair and modification.

Fabrication of Instrumentation fixtures using hand and power tools which may include metal saws & drill presses

Support continuous improvement and quality activities such as procedure and process improvements, cleanliness, and organization (5S). Responsible to support Productivity/Efficiency. Proficient with laboratory policies and procedures.




No Direct supervision but may monitor progress of other technicians to ensure all testing on assigned test requests gets completed.






High School diploma

6+ years' experience in a commercial lab or a lab supporting a commercial process

Strong knowledge of product lines (Sprockets, belts, tensioners, etc.)

Ability to meet training objectives in Training Matrix applicable to group at this level at manager's discretion




Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, etc.)

Strong knowledge of instrumentation, measuring systems

Strong understanding of mechanical laboratory test equipment

Strong understanding of manufacturing, laboratory settings or quality assurance

Good interpersonal, oral, and written skills

Good planning, time management and organizational skills

Ability to perform mathematical calculations

Understanding of Lean principals

Strong problem-solving skills

Ability to work independently or in a team environment

Demonstrated ability to communicate test related information

Demonstrated ability to analyze and trouble shoot test related equipment and/or procedural issues

Intermediate understanding of electromechanical control systems

Intermediate understanding of hydraulic or power transmission systems

Ability to setup and utilize data acquisition systems

Forklift qualified, if applicable

Demonstrated understanding of parts inventory system




Medical, Dental, Vision insurance and other voluntary benefit options: benefits begin on the first day of the month immediately following your date of hire

Eligible for 2 weeks of paid vacation + 11 holidays (9 scheduled & 2 floating) + 8 sick days. All vacation days are accrued

401(k): 3% company contribution and additional 3% company match

Tuition Reimbursement

Learn... For full info follow application link.


Gates Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees.  Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status or any other protected class defined by state or local law.

Copy Link

Job Posting: 3072291

Posted On: Sep 30, 2021

Updated On: Oct 30, 2021