• Sr. Technical Lab Specialist

    Business Site US-GA-DALTON
    Job ID
    FLSA Status
    IVC US
    Job Group
    Product Development
  • Overview



    We are always in search of Difference Makers to help us generate solutions and solve problems so that we can continue flooring the imagination of our customers; while providing value to their lives. We're redefining flooring with products that, not only minimize climate impact, but also foster beauty and allow people to connect and thrive.


    If you would like to make a direct impact with a multi-billion-dollar Fortune 500 global leader in flooring fashions, while making the world a better place, then we have an exciting opportunity for you!



    Prepare and perform standard practices, procedures and protocols as outlined in ASTM, AATCC, ISO and NALFA on Mohawk Hard Surface Products. The Technician is responsible for the physical testing, data collection, completing appropriate logbooks, spreadsheets and test reports.  The technician must comply with the requirements of ISO 17025, which shall be confirmed by annual evaluations, and bi-annual 3rd party audits.


    • Job Duties
      • Vinyl Flex Test - Testing for the flexibility of vinyl tile
      • Vinyl Static Test – Testing for the electrostatic propensity of tile samples
      • Vinyl Embossed Depth Test – Measuring the hills and valleys of the texture of the embossing on vinyl tile samples.
      • Vinyl Thickness Test – Measuring the thickness of vinyl tile
      • Vinyl Wear Layer Thickness Test – Using a microscope to measure the wear layer on a vinyl tile sample
      • Vinyl Abrasion Test – Using a Taber Abrader, abrading a vinyl sample to determine wear characteristics.
      • Vinyl Chemical Resistance test – Checking the resistance of vinyl tiles to various cleaning and household chemicals.
      • Vinyl Static Load – Measure the maximum load a vinyl tile sample can take in a 24-hour period.
      • Vinyl Deflection Test – Checking the deflection load at 1 inch using a Tension Measuring Device and special jig.
      • Vinyl Heat Stability Test – Using an oven and spectrophotometer, determine if there was any fade.
      • Vinyl Light Stability test – Using a weatherometer and spectrophotometer, determine if there was any fade.
      • Vinyl Indentation Test – Using a Dektron Indentation Device, a vinyl sample is checked for residual indentation.
      • Vinyl Dimensional Stability Test – Using an oven and calipers, size changes are checked as a result of exposure to heat od vinyl tile samples.
      • Vinyl Dimensional Tolerances Test – Measurement for the actual size and squareness of a vinyl plank.
      • Vinyl Size and Squareness Test - Measurement for the actual size and squareness of a vinyl square tile.
      • Specific Gravity – Checking on the specific gravity by submerging a sample under water and measuring the mass differences.
      • Coefficient of Friction – Determining the force to get a sample with a 50 lb loab to start moving.
      • Thickness Swell – Measuring the gaps in seams after exposure to water for 24 hours.
      • Large and Small Ball Impact Resistance – Measuring the affect oF a dropped small or large ball on a vinyl tile sample.
      • Surface Bond – Measure the bond strength of the wear layer attached to the laminate using a tension




    • A minimum of a High School Education (GED Equivalent) or 2 years related experience is required.
    • Shall have visual acuity equal to or greater than 20/40.
    • Shall have good color vision, to be confirmed by Munsell D-15 color vision test annually.
    • Must be capable of lifting up to 60 lbs. numerous times a day.

    Required Competencies

    • Transport test samples between various sites or facilities.
    • Perform calibrations as described in specific test methods.
    • Be very well organized and make sure the Hard Surfaces area is always neat and kept in good order.
    • Needs to be able to comment on reports any observations that were not expected and could have caused the test to give questionable results.
    • Must be a detailed technician. One who will question all aspects of the test and be sure of the test accuracy.
    • Be able to get along with technicians, work leaders and supervisors and recognize that good communication is key to a good relationship.
    • Be able to meet with other managers and engineers and talk about your test activities.

    EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

    About Mohawk

    Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Mohawk Home, Pergo, and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.


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