Southwest Research Institute
November 16, 2020
San Antonio, TX
Job Type


Who We Are:

The Fire Resistance Section conducts large scale fire testing of items and assemblies for a wide range of industries including commercial construction, marine and automotive. Products are built, instrumented, and evaluated for their fire performance.

Objectives of this Role:

  • Read and interpret manuals, standards, and drawings
  • Set up test apparatuses requiring manual and mechanical dexterity and perform other tasks as directed
  • Fabrication and preparation of test specimens for evaluation
  • Build and install various types of instrumentation including thermocouples, pressure transducers, gas flow controllers, and many more
  • Prepare data acquisition systems and computers to record test data

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Document tests using digital video and pictures
  • Setup computer systems for various tests
  • Assist senior technicians with daily tasks
  • Perform troubleshooting to identify and correct issues with equipment
  • Must be self-motivated and have excellent time management and organizational skills


  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent
  • 1 year or more of basic AC/DC wiring, mechanical and construction knowledge
  • Basic electronics knowledge or a desire to learn basic electronics is required
  • Continuing education, trade school and or experience in AC/DC wiring, mechanical and construction knowledge
  • A valid/clear driver's license is required

Special Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident due to ITAR work in section.

Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas

For more information about this division, visit the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering home page.

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disabled/Veteran
Committed to Diversity in the Workplace

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