Job Postings

IMR Test Labs is always looking for motivated and talented people to join our team!  Have what it takes?  Please provide a resume with cover letter to the address listed on the posting. 

IMR is an equal opportunity employer.

Check out our open positions below.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Mechanical Testing Manager

Location Portland, OR

As the Mechanical Testing Manager, you will oversee all mechanical testing at IMR Test Labs in Portland. This includes the management of two shifts of technicians, as well as the project-engineering group. Ensures all testing is completed on time and meets customer and internal quality standards. Ensures all personnel are trained to internal procedures and all equipment is properly maintained and calibrated. Quote customers, validate orders prior to testing, and review final reports.


  • Responsible for $3M in annual sales, including over 45,000 tensile samples per year
  • Manage 15 direct reports and provide quarterly reviews for all
  • Ensure fast turnaround time and on time delivery. Over half of tensile tests require next day results.
  • Be the technical expert for the Portland site, and provide technical support for other IMR labs, including Singapore and Suzhou, China.
  • Talk with customers and provide quotes within a timely manner
  • Review purchase orders through the login process
  • Review/correct difficult test records and review final reports
  • Organize weekly department meetings for each department
  • Write procedures and ensure proper training
  • Complete audit checklists and ensure areas are always audit ready
  • Write CapEx justification plans for new equipment and oversee installation.
  • Provide training and development to testing personnel. Ensure staff is up to date on new and updated/ revised procedures and standards.
  • Responsible for the monthly reporting of key metrics and the development / implementation of action plans to meet company goals.
  • Leads change and Continuous Improvement activities throughout the department
  • Ensures the safety of the personnel in the facility with appropriate PPE, training and assembly aides.


Your Expertise

Strong technical and interpersonal skills. Solid experience in leadership and team building. Excellent presentation skills, both oral and written.  

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Manufacturing or related field.
    • 3-5 years of experience in technical role or commensurate experience, working in a high-volume testing or manufacturing environment.
    • Previous working experience managing employees
    • Knowledge of tensile testing
    • Experience working with MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
    • Excellent communication skills


This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations. 

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.

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Lab Intern

Location Ithaca, NY

IMR Test Labs Ithaca has an immediate need for a lab intern to assist with customer testing projects for our busy materials testing lab.  IMR provides materials testing for a wide range of diverse industries and this intern position will work across our chemistry, metallurgy and mechanical labs for approximately twenty hours per week. 

 An ideal candidate will have one to two years of undergraduate study in chemistry, engineering or science and some hands-on laboratory experience or related experience.

 As an intern you will prepare samples for testing and perform analyses using various instruments, & prepare samples.  A large part of this role will include formatting data sheets with test results from long term client projects. 

 Excellent proficiency with Excel (advanced or expert), ability to work on multiple projects independently and with a team, and a self-motivated approach to working in a fast-pasted environment are also required.

 Qualified candidates may send a resume with a brief letter of interest to by December 18, 2017.  

Machinist - 2nd Shift

Location Ithaca, NY

IMR Test Labs has an immediate need for experienced machinists to join our team.  We have openings for machinists in our Ithaca, NY location. 

Our machinists perform independent work in the machine shop by operating all equipment according to quality and safety standards and in compliance with company, customer or industry specifications, including:  manual mill, manual lathe, CNC mill, CNC lathe, and saws.  They also operate CNC machines to fabricate parts, provide specimens and fixtures for testing to other departments,   & provide machining services for outside customers as needed.  In addition our machinists interface with customers as necessary to assure that a high level of on time delivery and customer satisfaction is met. If you are interested in a machinist position with variety and diverse work, our materials test labs may be the place for you. 

Qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent, 3 - 5 years of experience in the field of machining, or an equivalent field, with some apprenticeship work, and the ability to read diagrams and related materials.   Experience machining composites is highly desirable.  In addition, machinists must be able to frequently lift, push, and pull objects that may weigh up to 50 pounds. 

IMR Test Labs seeks talented and highly motivated professionals to contribute to our success.  We offer an exceptional work environment, opportunity for growth and development and a comprehensive total compensation package that includes a complete health and welfare program, 401(k) plan with a generous match and a great selection of other plans to meet your personal needs.

Second shift operates on a 9-day, 80-hour biweekly work schedule.  Hours are:

Week 1: Monday-Thursday 3:30 pm-1 am and Friday 3:30-midnight;

Week 2: Monday-Thursday 3:30 pm-1 am. 

If you possess a desire to be an individual contributor to an organization committed to impeccable quality and stellar customer service, email your resume with cover letter to:

Please submit a short cover letter you with your resume to be considered.