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Research and Development Lead Lab Specialist

Terrell, TX, US, 75160

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Architectural Glass & Metal



Job ID:  398160


Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, a CRH company, is the leading supplier of value-added, glazing-focused, interior and exterior products and services. We design, engineer, test and manufacture solutions in engineered curtain wall, storefronts and entrances, architectural glass, shower enclosures, glazing hardware, windows, railings and more.


Job Title:  Research and Development Lead Lab Specialist EP Fab Lead Spec I / EPFB502


Primary Function:

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope is in search of an experienced Lab Foreman for Product Support Services, a division of the R&D Department. Applicant must have proven leadership abilities to assist and mentor others to ensure high-quality installation and testing. Must have a working knowledge of all aspects of the commercial glass business including but not limited to reading and interpreting blueprints, measuring and layouts, and fabricating and installing metal storefront, window wall, entrances, and architectural windows. The applicant will be willing to foster a professional, relationship between Managers, Product Designers, and Lab Specialists through open communication, on-going training, motivation, and support. 


•    A minimum of five (5) years’ experience installing aluminum storefront, curtain walls, entrances, and architectural windows.
•    Familiarity with Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope’s systems
•    Experience with door hardware and repair of aluminum doors (i.e. door closers, hinges, and door adjustments).
•    Working knowledge of materials, machines, tools, and equipment used in the industry.
•    Proficient at reading architectural drawings.
•    Understanding of installation instructions.
•    Ability to create metal take-offs for ordering material.
•    Verify that pre-established internal processes and safety procedures are being followed.
•    Ensure that installation personnel are capable and knowledgeable by observation of work procedures.
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills.
•    Proficient at Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
•    Basic AutoCAD skills are strongly preferred.
•    Listening and problem-solving skills are critical.
•    High level of attention to detail in ensuring installation methods are correct.
•    Knowledge of fenestration testing protocols is beneficial but not required
•    FGIA Fenestration Associate Certification is required within 1 year of hire date.
•    Must have a valid driver’s license.


•    Excellent Communication 

  •  Responsible for tracking/monitoring most aspects of test mock-ups. 

•    Problem Solving Skills

  • Must be able to identify problems early, document them and communicate them with the Product Designer/management and be able to provide efficient/productive suggestions to solve the problem and document the results.

•    Experience

  • Must be open to continuous learning. Learning from successes and mistakes others have made as well as recognize those the applicant themselves have experienced; then use that experience to help themselves and the company in the future.

•    Professionalism

  •  Displaying exceptional professionalism in how to treat and interact with others, handling correspondences professionally and keeping projects on track.

•    Initiative

  • Take initiative and plan ahead by creating work plans for their teams, setting attainable goals for them to achieve, and create contingency plans to maintain efficiency when faced with unexpected challenges.

•    Resourcefulness / Technologically Savvy

  • Must be willing and able to learn and incorporate new tools and/or technology that will improve installation and testing.  
  • Must be capable of organizing and maintaining electronic copies of quality check of materials, test datasheets, and installation checklist.

•    Ability to Work Under Pressure

  • One of the main challenges of this position is managing testing failures. Applicant needs to be able to harness their abilities they've gained from their prior experiences, problem‐solving skills, initiative and resourcefulness as tensions rise so they don't buckle under the pressure.

•    Commitment

  • Do not settle for subpar quality; always be looking for ways to improve themselves and their subordinates. 
  •  Commitment to quality helps maintain trust among their subordinates as well as the rest of the company.

•    Delegating

  • Master strategically delegating tasks – Knowing which team members are best suited to handle specific tasks and likewise make note of which team members are not suited for said task for future instruction with those team members to help elevate their skillset.

•    Attention to Detail

  • Remain focused on the details.
  • Work at the end of each day to focus on tasks completed and make notes of any quality issues they find.  
  • maintain accountability with subordinates who performed the tasks as well as ensures the quality issues don't persist.





What CRH Americas Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • 401k with company match
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, a CRH company, is a great place to grow! 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 career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope is an E-Verify Employer.




Date Posted:  Jun 16, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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