Current Opportunities

Career Opportunity

Job Title
Construction Materials Laboratory Technician
Date Posted
February 12, 2021

Home Innovation Research Labs is seeking a well-organized self-starter to work in our materials and structures lab. Projects include product certification and conducting testing in accordance with construction codes and standards. This is a technical hands-on position that requires physical labor to set-up and perform tests on a variety of building products and components.

This is an entry level position and an excellent opportunity for on the job training as well as career growth. The candidate must be capable of working independently in a multitasking environment. Work assignments are directed and varied but limited in scope and complexity.


  • 0-3 years of laboratory or construction experience
  • High School Grad required, AA degree in math, science, or technology preferred
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand standard test methods
  • Capable of lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to sit, bend, or stand for extended periods
  • Ability to work overtime when required
  • Familiarity with basic shop equipment and various hand tools
  • Forklift Operator certification preferred but not required


  • Conduct tests to evaluate existing and new building products
  • Utilize basic carpentry skills to construct a variety of assemblies for testing
  • Prepare test samples and set-up tests
  • Record data and provide observations detailing test results
  • Materials receiving and shipping, including operating a forklift, unloading trucks, inspecting incoming material, entering receivables into log
  • Perform routine maintenance on laboratory equipment

Please send cover letter, salary history and resume to careers@homeinnovation.com and reference job code #21-01 DS.

Home Innovation Research Labs is a full-service consulting, product testing, and accredited third-party certification agency dedicated solely to issues related to the home building industry. Through an interdisciplinary research approach, we help to find a home for innovation in the residential construction industry.

Located just outside Washington D.C. and Annapolis, MD, the Home Innovation Research Labs offers competitive salaries, a generous 401(k) plan, health, dental, life and disability insurance, two weeks paid vacation to start, personal leave, in-house fitness gym, flexible work hours and much more. Visit our website at www.homeinnovation.com for more information on our services.

Home Innovation Research Labs is an equal opportunity employer, and will employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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