Lead Lab Technician

Job Details

Division: Nucor Yamato Steel

Location: Blytheville, AR, United States  

Other Available Locations: N/A

Basic Job Functions:

The Lead Lab Technician will be responsible for, but not limited to, the oversight and Safety of the quality sample harvesting and testing operations, to include the continuous improvement of our safety culture, shift performance, project coordination, and teammate development, while working as a team with other Quality Department leadership.  The Lead Lab Technician will be expected to be a positive problem solver who leads by example and capable of performing multiple tasks simultaneously and effectively communicating with all NYS Departments to facilitate collaboration while demonstrating a commitment to fairness, team and individual development, continual improvement, cost awareness and control, and innovation.  The Lead Lab Technician must have experience with electronic data entry and be able to obtain information utilizing various computer software to include QMOS, AS400, etc.  This position requires the ability to prioritize job tasks and workload assignments for the team.  Working in all weather conditions, rotating shifts, holidays, and overtime as needed will be required, while meeting all physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodations.Safety is the most important part of all jobs within Nucor; therefore, candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to initiate, lead, and uphold safety policies, practices, procedures, and housekeeping standards at all times.

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum of 1 year of experience in mechanical testing (Tensile and Charpy V-Notch Testing) of steel products


Detailed Selection Criteria:

Leadership Presence and Courage:  Willingness and courage to have immediate and direct conversations on critical alignment issues such as teamwork, building relationships, initiating and supporting change, and production process issues that arise. This includes the willingness to face adversity and conflict head on.

Communication:  Demonstrated ability to actively listen to others and while being able to communicate information so that others understand.

Initiative:  Being proactive with seeking out work that needs to be done and being willing to take on responsibilities and challenges.

Accountability / Dependability:  Displays responsibility with work habits and has the ability to hold others accountable for desired results. Being reliable, responsible, and committed to fulfilling obligations.

Coaching and Developing Others:  Ability to identify the strengths and developmental needs of the team to include coaching, mentoring, teaching, training, or otherwise assisting others to improve their interpersonal and technical skills.

Judgment/Decision Making Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.


Three years’ experience in the mechanical testing of structural steel products per ASTM sampling and testing requirements

Three years’ experience with the operation, preventative maintenance, and troubleshooting of torches, band saws, CNC machines, Instron Tensile Testing Equipment and Tinius Olsen Charpy Impact Testing Equipment

One year leadership experience


Nucor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disabled/Vets – and a drug – free workplace

Nearest Major Market: Jonesboro
Nearest Secondary Market: Memphis