Testing Specialist-Personal Protective Equipment

Location: ArcWear Division – Louisville, KY


About the Job

As PPE Testing Specialist you will work with a team of Laboratory Assistants and Technicians on client projects involving a variety of PPE testing methods, primarily focusing on Protective Helmets and Footwear for flame, thermal, and physical protection. The PPE Testing Specialist will serve as a leader to the team focused on Protective Helmet and Footwear testing.  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).
  • 3-5 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 testing of helmet and/or footwear 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:

  • Directing testing programs for Helmet and Footwear Testing.
  • Managing sample inventory and project tracking programs.
  • Managing equipment maintenance for Helmet and Footwear Testing labs.
  • Preparing, conditioning, and testing various types of PPE specimens.
  • Performing standardized testing as needed.
  • 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

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.

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Why Work For Us?

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.

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 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.