Laboratory Assistant

Location: ArcWear Division – Louisville, KY

About the Job

As Laboratory Assistant you will work with a team of Laboratory Assistants and Technicians on client projects involving a variety of textile and PPE testing methods, primarily focusing on flame, thermal, and physical protection. Successful candidates will be presented with an opportunity to grow into broader responsibilities beyond the testing lab.   


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Textiles or Textile Engineering is Preferred (or related technical/scientific field).
  • 0-2 years of related practical work experience.
  • Experience in an ISO 17025-accredited testing laboratory is a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail is a must.
  • Familiarity with textiles or PPE testing is a plus.
  • Familiarity with helmet testing is a plus.
  • Familiarity with footwear testing is a plus.
  • High level of integrity.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. (i.e. without the need for work sponsorship now or in the future)

Primary Responsibilities May Include:

  • Preparing, conditioning, and testing various types of PPE specimens
  • Technician duties—performing standardized textile testing as needed (including flammability testing, cut testing, abrasion etc.)
  • Preparing shipments
  • Actively works within the ArcWear/Kinectrics Quality Management System to produce reliable, precise data and maintain accurate records
  • Assisting with special research projects as needed
  • Some Project Management tasks may be assigned
  • Other tasks as assigned

About Us

Kinectrics AES, Inc. is the U.S. division of Kinectrics, Inc. headquartered in Ontario, Canada, and a leading provider of innovative life cycle management solutions for the global electricity industry. Kinectrics is known worldwide for the technical excellence of its’ employees, challenging work, opportunity for career growth, and flexible working conditions.

Kinectrics AES provides comprehensive engineering, design, analysis and consulting for the energy sector. Our employees work with customers to solve their most difficult technical challenges in an entrepreneurial business environment, where careers can develop along both technical and managerial paths.

The ArcWear Division is located in Louisville, KY and is the world’s leading provider of testing of Arc Flash Protective Clothing.  In addition to Arc PPE, ArcWear provides testing of various flame and thermal protective products, as well as physical testing (strength, cut resistance, abrasion resistance, etc.) of PPE.

Why Work For Us?

Employee surveys consistently rank Kinectrics as “one of the best places to work”. Although this phrase may mean different things to different people, Kinectrics is widely recognized as a company that employs some of the best and brightest minds in the energy and utility industry. Kinectrics AES, Inc. offers a comprehensive benefits plan which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurances, generous PTO and a 5% match on our 401k plan.


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Kinectrics AES is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.