Lab Technician

City:  1201
State:  WA
Country/Region:  US

Are you looking for the right opportunity to work hard and grow in a company that lives its Values? PABCO Roofing looking for people that want to be a part of our company mission and walk the talk. In return, we offer a consistent environment, competitive pay and benefits, and a growth-minded culture ready to help you achieve your personal goals.

Starting in our Quality department means you're ready to be there for your team and exhibit a steadfast commitment to safe work practices. This position serves our plant through regular Quality Assurance testing, being an advocate on the Production floor for a quality product, utilizing our programs to record accurate data, and most importantly, works to create the best asphalt shingle on the market. 


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Inspects finished products for defects.
  • Perform all Asphalt testing per Regulatory and PABCO procedures.
  • Performs granule coverage and color verification, back coating, sealant and laminate bond testing. 
  • Communication of applicable test results to Production supervisor.
  • Advises Production supervisor and maintenance to adjust machinery when process controls are not met.
  • Performs sieve analysis on granule, limestone and talc.
  • Tests glass mat for tensile, tear, base weight and flexibility.
  • Performs analysis on complaints received.
  • Calibrates and perform Preventative Maintenance on laboratory equipment.
  • Documents tests results in accordance with laboratory processes and procedures.
  • Operates computer, calculator, microscope, scales and any other laboratory equipment required to perform duties.
  • Performs housekeeping for laboratory and equipment.
  • Abides by all safety rules set forth by company and government regulatory agencies and ensure that hazardous conditions are reported and corrected.
  • All other special projects or tasks as assigned.


Successful Candidates will have:

  • Six months of Quality or Lab experience required.
  • Manufacturing experience is preferred.
  • Requires intermediate reading, writing, mathematical, and analytical skills.
  • Requires basic computer skills, to include the Microsoft Suite of Excel, Word, etc.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form.
  • Ability to maintain a forklift license.
  • Flexibility to work all shifts.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.


Local Wages:                   $26.15 - $29.09 per hour, overtime-eligible - offered rate is dependent on experience


PABCO Roofing Products is proud to offer the following benefits to employees who meet eligibility requirements:


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • 401K
  • Profit Sharing Retirement
  • Opportunity for various discretionary bonuses
  • Vacation accrual of one week in the first year
  • Sick time accrued in accordance with State law
  • 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • Double time at 50 hours worked or more for non-exempt employees


*Variables in stated pay may be attributed to education, experience, regional location, minimum wages, and internal promotions may include factors such as merit and seniority. We practice equal opportunity employment and are a safety sensitive, drug free workplace.