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Prysmian Group Lab Analyst in Marshall, Texas

Basic Function:

Primary function of the Lab Analyst is to perform a variety of tasks on medium voltage and high voltage cable failure sites. These failure sites are in the form of short lengths (1 – 3 feet) of cable, or thin (cross-sectional) cable wafers. These tasks require the use of band saws, hand tools (such as needle nose pliers, hand knives, etc.), cable cutting devices (such as tabletop lathes, microtomes) laboratory equipment such as microscopes, analytical balances and hot plates and dimensional measuring devices (such as optical comparators). The Lab Analyst is also required to be proficient in the use of a PC to generate written reports, and to enter and manipulate test data in the departmental database. These tasks constitute 90% of the Lab Analyst’s time.

A minor secondary function of the Lab Analyst position is to perform departmental operational housekeeping tasks, which require the skills to operate a forklift truck. These housekeeping tasks are retrieval of cable sample reels for testing, disposal of scrap cable sample reels after testing, office trash removal and transport of testing equipment and operational supplies to the MTC.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of cable failure sites for examination.

  • Examination of cable failure sites.

  • Data Entry via PC (Excel©, MTC Proprietary Database, PowerPoint©).

  • Report Generation via PC (Word©, MTC Proprietary Database).

  • Maintain work areas & equipment in acceptable condition.

  • Provide backup electrical testing support in all other department areas.

  • Provide departmental housekeeping support tasks.


  • The ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.

  • The ability to accurately scope out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; organize work into logical process steps; use time effectively; and establish priorities.

  • The ability to work as an individual or as a team.

  • Demonstrates sound technical skills and attention to detail.

  • Attention to ensure own safety and the safety of others.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to consistently complete tasks on time; persists in the face of obstacles; results oriented.

  • The ability to gather specific information to understand issues and use good problem-solving techniques.

  • Able to speak concisely and articulately; asks open-ended questions.


  • High School degree or equivalent. Some formal laboratory training preferred. Experience in electrical testing field or in a related area is a plus.

  • PC literate; experience with Microsoft Word© and Excel© office software.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Requires visual and mental attention to details with regards to working around cutting equipment, hot surfaces and materials, high voltage test equipment and accurate recording of results.

  • Must have sufficient motor skills to prepare cable samples for examination, electrical tests, and operation of a forklift.

  • Requires some lifting and general operation of larger tools and equipment.

  • Somewhat disagreeable working conditions at times due to excess heat, fumes, water, and noise.


Work involves possible exposure to lethal high voltages in electrical test areas, requiring the use of automatic and manual grounding protection.

Prysmian Group, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, aims to attract and recruit individuals with diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities, who will enhance the quality of service and contribute to the Group’s success. Prysmian Group is committed to the development of an organization that prioritizes talent, where people feel respected, appreciated and free to fully express their human potential. Prysmian Group strongly believes that diversity drives meritocracy and brings significant value at all levels of the organization, increases the possibility of capturing market opportunities and maximizing value for our customers and shareholders. Prysmian Group bases its decisions on principles of equality, with evaluations based on the type of position and with a focus on best practices so individuals succeed based on their efforts and skills and their alignment with applicable job requirements.

Line Managers, Hiring Managers, HR Corporate and HR Local are responsible for ensuring that diversity and inclusion are respected during the recruiting process. Unconscious bias and stereotypes must not influence our selection processes. We look for the best candidates and for the real value they can bring into the organization. We value meritocracy. We value diversity. We turn off our bias. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, military service and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Prysmian will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

Your application data will be treated according to our Data Protection Policy. If you believe you require assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact us at talent.mobility@prysmiangroup.com .




Prysmian Group is the world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. Each year, the Group manufacturers thousands of miles of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution , as well as medium low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. We also produce a comprehensive range of optical fibers, copper cables and connectivity for voice, video and data transmission for the telecommunication sector .

We are almost 29.000 employees, across 52 countries. Everyone at Prysmian Group has the potential to make their mark; because whatever you do, wherever you are based, you will be part of a company that is helping transform the world around us.