Senior Lab Technician

Location US-OH-Dublin
Requisition ID
Business Area
Energy Systems
Posting Position Type

Local Unit & Position Description

DNV - Energy Systems' Testing group is  seeking a Senior Technician to join our team.


The testing section in DNV's Dublin, OH laboratory conducts customized experiments to evaluate the performance of materials. This position will focus primarily on fracture mechanics related testing of metallic materials being used, or considered for use, in hydrogen-containing environments or oil and gas production environments (H2S, Cl- brine).

This role is located in Dublin, Ohio.

What you'll do

  • Set up and run laboratory experiments.
  • Perform tasks on projects relating to materials selection and corrosion testing and analysis. This includes experimental setup, data collection and data reporting.
  • Evaluate the performance of materials in simulated operating environments, by setting up and running fatigue crack growth and exposure experiments on various materials in different corrosive or adverse environments, and under various environmental conditions (temperature, pressure, humidity, etc.).
  • Work with vendors to procure test construction materials, fabrication, machining, and consumables to create unique test setups and configurations.
  • Compile the results of the tests and analyze the test specimens using photography, light microscopy, and collaborate with scanning electron microscopist, as necessary.
  • Provide guidance to junior Technicians and professionals in technical assignments.
  • Inspection, testing, repair, and installation of equipment.
  • Follow the Safety, Health Environmental and Quality Assurance program on projects for which they is performing the work
  • Record research activities performed in a laboratory notebook

Position Qualifications

What is Required

  • High School Diploma
  • 5+ years’ (or more) work experience
  • 3+ years laboratory work experience
  • Familiarity with mechanical behavior, properties and concepts, i.e. stress, strain, fracture toughness, stress intensity factor, R-ratio
  • Mechanically inclined, hands-on work experience
  • Motivated, capable of working independently
  • Ability to follow specified test procedures
  • Ability to regularly lift 25lbs
  • Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, and/or Excel
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening

What is preferred

  • Experience working on projects with fixed budget
  • Prior experience working as a member of a project team
  • Prior experience using servo-electric and or hydraulic load machines
  • Prior experience in handling LabVIEW-based data acquisition (DAQ) systems
  • Prior experience demonstrating the basic knowledge of electronics

*Immigration-related employment benefits, for example visa sponsorship, are not available for this position*


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DNV is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. US applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact the North America Recruitment department ( Information received relating to accommodations will be addressed confidentially.



What We Offer

  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick days, company holidays, personal days)
  • Multiple Medical and Dental benefit plans to choose from, Vision benefits
  • Spending accounts – FSA, Dependent Care, Commuter Benefits, company-seeded HSA
  • Special programs – Employee Assistance Program, ID theft protection, and accident and critical illness options for you and your family
  • Employer-paid, therapist-led, virtual care services through Talkspace
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Company provided life insurance, short-term, and long-term disability benefits
  • Tuition assistance
  • Consumer discounts and rewards
  • Advancement opportunities
    **Benefits vary based on position, tenure, location, and employee election**


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Company & Business Area Description

DNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions. 


We provide assurance to the entire energy value chain through our advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services. As the world's leading resource of independent energy experts and technical advisors, we help industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry. We are committed to realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement, and support all stakeholders to transition faster to a deeply decarbonized energy system.

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