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Quality Control Lab Associate

W.L. Gore & Associates

W.L. Gore & Associates

Quality Assurance
Elkton, MD, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

About the Role: Our Quality Control Lab team is looking for an energetic, flexible, organized, and high performing QC Lab Associate to join our team. This associate will have primary responsibility of routine testing for product release and process monitoring in the QC lab as well as testing support for engineering associates. Working hours are 11:00PM to 7:30AM.

This role will be located at our facility in Elkton, Maryland.

Please note that evening, night and weekend shift positions are eligible for an additional $2/hour shift differential pay (in California, the shift differential pay is $2.40/hour).
Medical, Dental and Vision benefits effective on Day 1 of employment!



  • Organize and perform routine testing of QC samples and non-production (R&D support) samples using a wide variety of instrumentation such as tensile, thermal analysis, MVTR, water entry pressure, porometry, airflow, microscopy, spectroscopy, and wet chemistry
  • Perform data collection and data entry
  • Troubleshoot problems and perform periodic maintenance on QC instrumentation
  • Provide testing support for internal customers with characterization and/or validation projects
  • Support validation efforts for new test equipment

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in science or engineering or a minimum of 2 years experience performing quality control testing
  • Basic computer skills (MS Office, Outlook, Teams) with the ability to learn more advanced systems
  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated success working autonomously as well as in a team environment
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated ability to follow detailed written procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to recommend changes to existing test methods and procedures through a standardized process
  • Ability to learn a variety of new tests and lab instrumentation
  • Ability to multitask and set priorities

Desired Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in a science or engineering field
  • Hands-on experience working with instrumentation/techniques, such as: tensile, thermal analysis, MVTR, water entry pressure, porometry, airflow, microscopy, spectroscopy, and wet chemistry
  • Previous experience working within quality system, as well as a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and/or Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

This position requires access to export-controlled areas and information. Candidates must be "U.S. persons" as that term is defined in 8 USC §1324b(a)(3). The term "U.S. persons" includes resident aliens ("green-card" holders) as well as certain refugees, asylum-holders and residents qualifying for temporary residence under the terms of 8 USC §1255a.

What We Offer: Our success is based on the capability and creativity of our Associates, and we are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive total rewards program that supports your everyday and helps you build your tomorrow.

We provide benefits that offer choice and flexibility and promote overall well-being. And in keeping with our belief that every Associate should share in the collective success of the enterprise; we provide a distinctive Associate Stock Ownership Plan in each country as well as potential opportunities for “profit-sharing”. Learn more at gore.com/careers/benefits

We believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workplace. With diverse perspectives, ideas and experiences, we uncover new possibilities and make a greater impact in the world. We are proud of Associates for building on our rich history of innovation, upholding our values and supporting an inclusive work environment where we treat each other and our external partners with fairness, dignity and respect.

Gore is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applications irrespective of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, status as a qualified individual with a disability, genetic information, pregnancy status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran, gender identity and expression, and any other characteristic protected by applicable laws and regulations.

Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening. Gore will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, e.g., arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws.

Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.

Our Talent Acquisition Team welcomes your questions at gore.com/careers/contact

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