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R&D Test Laboratory Specialist (EPFB500)

Terrell, TX, US, 75160

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
OBE Corporate



Job ID:  461919


Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® is the leading supplier of products specified to close the building envelope. They include: custom-engineered curtain wall and window wall, architectural windows, storefront systems, doors, skylights and architectural glass.


Primary Function

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope is seeking a versatile individual who is enthusiastic about the opportunity to work in a field, lab and office environment. The individual will play a vital role in the development of data management system to organize, manage, and track R&D’s electronic files. Additionally, the individual will fabricate, install, glaze and test new product designs including but not limited to windows, curtain wall, entrances, storefronts, and window walls.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the job.

Engineering Support Activities

• Prepare material takeoffs and order materials for test mock-ups.
• Review test drawings for accuracy and request corrections as needed. • Prepare professionally written technical reports for internal testing and review third party test reports.
• Maintain a database summarizing the results of Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope’s Standard Products’ test reports.
• Sort, rename, organize, and update R&D electronic files in preparation for migration of R&D’s files to Autodesk Vault.


Testing, Fabrication, Installation, and Glazing Job Duties

• Perform inspection of test materials (glass, metal, gaskets, etc.) against quality standards.
• Fabricate, install, and glaze mock-ups based on architectural drawings.
• Setup, perform, and document results from internal testing including but not limited to tensile, air infiltration, water infiltration, structural load, impact, and cyclic testing.
• Read and fully understand test standards and specifications.




• Technical training or education in Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Architectural Engineering, preferred.

• Organizational and project management skills are required.

• Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Detail oriented and able to perform all assigned tasks with minimal supervision • Strong oral and written communication skills for professional interaction and communication with project team
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
• Experience with AutoCAD or similar drafting/modeling program
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment • General construction/carpentry knowledge and experience using power tools
• Previous metal fabrication and/or construction experience preferred.
• Welding experience preferred but not required.
• Ability to read and understand test standards and specifications (AAMA, ASTM, etc.)
• Regular and predictable attendance; safely perform tasks and adherence to all safety policies and procedures are essential functions of this job.
• Willing to complete additional training as required.

• FGIA Fenestration Associate Certification required or willing to obtain certification within one year of hiring.

• Must have a valid driver’s license and an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report

Physical Requirements

• Must be able and willing to work at heights.

• Ability to climb stairs, bend, crawl, reach overhead, push, pull or carry up to 50 lbs.
• Work in temperatures consistent with same outdoor climate conditions of the region (heat, humidity, etc.).



What OBE Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About OBE


OBE has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of family businesses, regional companies, and large enterprises that together form the OBE family. OBE operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


OBE is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link.

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope is an E-Verify Employer.



Date Posted:  Nov 24, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: R&D Engineer, Architectural Engineering, Fabrication, Construction Engineer, Data Management, Engineering, Manufacturing, Data