Associate Lab Technician

Therma-Tru Doors

Therma-Tru Doors

Maumee, OH, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Company Description

At Fortune Brands Innovations, we believe that our innovation and success are fueled by the passion of our people and the strength of our teams. Together, we work to fulfill dreams of home by aligning around common goals, being agile in the face of change, holding ourselves accountable, and acting with integrity and transparency. We succeed when everyone belongs and strive to build a Home for All where all associates can be their true, authentic selves at work. Learn more about our culture here.

Job Description

As the Associate Lab Technician, you will learn many facets of the manufacturing and engineering process. You will use your mechanical and mathematical skills to work with Marketing and Engineering in developing and testing new and innovative products. Using your problem-solving abilities, you will determine failure modes and suggest improvements to testing applications. Overall, you will gain technical knowledge, skills, and experience to contribute in making quality products.


  • Responsible for setup component and complete door system testing. In this responsibility, it is required to understand the operation of key pieces of equipment to properly set up the component or door for testing. Additionally, this may require the ability to machine parts to engineering specifications.
  • Compile accurate testing data and administer concise reporting. Ensure documentation of failures, special testing parameters, and accuracy of data are delivered in report. May require above average knowledge of Microsoft Office functions such as Excel and Word.
  • Deliver testing results in an efficient manner. Limit non-value-add movements to ensure project timelines are met.
  • Collaborate with technicians, engineers, and plant personnel to ensure proper test methods and outcomes of testing results are clear.
  • Operate and repair testing equipment in both labs.
  • Reading and interpreting test methods/standards and following guidelines to ensure testing integrity is met. Must have the capacity to follow standards with extreme accuracy to produce acceptable results.
  • Capability to employ Six-Sigma knowledge in test variance reduction or working knowledge of Six-Sigma to deliver results. Knowledge in Six-Sigma is recommended, but not required.
  • Maintain lab and warehouse areas. Must have the ability to acquire a forklift license.
  • Ability to ship and receive product using E21 and physical labor.



  • Some post-secondary schooling in engineering, construction, or business
  • Great verbal and written communication skills
  • Skill using power tools and machining equipment.


  • Preferred 1-year minimum test lab or building trades experience
  • Experience reading blueprints
  • Self-directed and motivated for completion of projects
  • Ability to take direction on tasks
  • Ability to comprehend complex test methods and standards
  • Adequate mechanical and mathematical aptitude
  • Conceptualization, visualization and creativity
  • Ability to perform detail-oriented work
  • Basic comprehension of lean and data analysis tools, such as 5S and 6σ.
  • Basic Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (e.g. Word and Excel) and adequate technical writing skills
  • Complies with record-keeping, calibration processes, and data share
  • Adaptable
  • 3D printer and CMM experience
  • Fork lift license

Additional Information

At Fortune Brands Innovations, we support the overall health and wellness of our associates by offering comprehensive, competitive benefits that prioritize all aspects of wellbeing and provide flexibility for our teammates’ unique needs. This includes robust health plans, a market-leading 401(k) program with a company contribution, product discounts, flexible time off benefits (including half-day summer Fridays per policy), inclusive fertility / adoption benefits, and more. We offer numerous ERGs (Employee Resource Groups) to support inclusivity and our associates’ feeling of belonging at work.

Fortune Brands Innovation (FBIN) is built on industry-leading brands and innovation within our operating segments: Plumbing, Doors and Security. We have an impressive track record of strong financial results, market outperformance and growth, which translates into career and professional growth opportunities for associates. Please visit our website at to learn more.

Equal Employment Opportunity

FBIN is an equal opportunity employer. FBIN evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability/handicap status, marital status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic history or information, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Reasonable Accommodations

FBIN is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please contact us at [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.