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Materials Analyst

North Canton, OH, US, 44720

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Those who came before us helped land a man on the moon, create the world's infrastructure, and introduce renewable energy alternatives. Now you can join the Timken team to write your own unique story and help drive what's next.


A career at Timken means you can have an immediate impact doing Work That Matters to the world— improving the efficiency of today's industrial equipment and preparing for the future of motion on our planet and beyond. New employees can start contributing right away, and there are many opportunities to advance your career at your own pace. Join our global team of 20,000 people in 46 countries, and start helping our customers push the limits of what's possible in their world of motion.


The objective of this position is to serve as a team member responsible for conducting lubricant testing as well as assist with completing testing in the Tribology and Rheology Labs. This position works closely with specialists and project leaders to ensure that tests are developed and executed in a timely manner and in alignment with the needs of the business. This position contributes to laboratory leadership from an advanced testing perspective to include developing and conducting associated testing, maintaining a safe/clean laboratory environment, and inter-facing with team members to maintain equipment.


Responsibilities :

  • Perform tests to evaluate lubricants in accordance with the needs of R&D. 
  • Provide support for Tribology and Rheology Labs. 
  • Assume responsibility for critical lab equipment calibrations and preventative maintenance. 
  • Develop ideas for continuous improvement of laboratory productivity.
  • Complete 5S audits (as assigned), maintain a clean and orderly laboratory; ensure proper machine maintenance and operation and safe storage of chemicals and fluids.



  • A High School graduate with at least 10 years of relevant experience, Associate degree with 5 years of relevant experience or a Bachelor's degree with 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills.    
  • Familiarity with common materials and their uses.    
  • Familiarity with industrial standards. 
  • Experience with operating and maintaining machinery.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills.  

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law. #LI-AP01
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The Timken Company, a global technology leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion, designs a growing portfolio of next-generation products for diverse industries. For 125 years, Timken has used its specialized expertise to innovate and create customer-centric solutions that increase reliability and efficiency. The company posted $4.8 billion in sales in 2023 and employs more than 19,000 people globally, operating from 45 countries. Timken is one of the World's Most Innovative Companies, according to Fast Company, and has been recognized among America's Most Responsible Companies and America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity by Newsweek, the World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere and America's Most Innovative Companies by Fortune.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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Nearest Major Market: Canton
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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