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Project Lead - Materials Laboratory


Project Lead - Materials Laboratory

Are you looking for a change and a challenge? Do you want an interesting job where you'll never be bored? Intertek's Materials Laboratory in York, PA conducts over 1,200 different tests (mechanical, durability, appearance, etc.) for the building & construction industry...and beyond! We are a third-party, independent test lab contracted by manufacturers to test their products for safety and code compliance. We like to say: you build it and we'll break it.

We are seeking a Project Lead to join the team in our

Materials Lab located in York, PA. The ideal candidate for this role has a technical background in an ISO 17025 test lab environment and a keen customer focus. This position brings an element of coordination and project management.


•     Act as client's main point of contact

o   Initiate project coordination with the client, immediately upon receipt of signed proposal

o   Establish timeframe for shipment & receipt of materials for testing

o   Introduce project team

o   Request additional documentation as needed (e.g. drawings, PO, installation details)

o   Prepare initial payment invoice

•     Begin accreditation scope expansion, as needed

•     Conduct testing, as needed/assigned

•     Coordinate specimen preparation upon receipt of materials

•     Coordinate with Lab Supervisor to schedule personnel for assigned projects

•     Schedule necessary test equipment

•     Meet/exceed customer expectations

•     Prepare overall project schedule so that all work is completed within project's critical path.

•     Update and maintain accurate job records

•     Ensure that project schedule is maintained and that any changes are immediately communicated to

•     the client.

•     Participate in regular backlog review meetings with operational leaders

•     Coordinate with other Intertek departments, sites, divisions, countries, etc., esp. for multi-discipline projects

•     Prepare invoices in accordance with project terms

•     Balance the project constraints of schedule, quality, and cost


•     Must be technically competent to understand and communicate test procedures, specifications, and results

•     Superior customer service skills

•     Proven strong communication skills - both written and oral

•     Excellent computer skills, especially with Windows and Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel)

•     Ability to travel as needed 


•     Associate's Degree in a technical field is desired or equivalent experience

•     High school diploma or GED required 

 Intertek offers a salary and benefit package competitively placed within the local market.  We promote a culture where motivated, customer-oriented employees can flourish, experience professional fulfillment, and reach their highest potential.  We offer medical, prescription, dental, vision, life and disability insurance plans, 401(k) with company match, paid time off (vacation, sick, holiday), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), tuition reimbursement, and more.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veterans status or on the basis of disability.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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