Academy Sports + Outdoors Lab Testing Technician I in Katy, Texas

Come work at a place where we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.

Job Description


  • Associates degree preferred, in relevant field of study

  • equivalent years of related work experience required, preferably in a 3rd party testing company

Work Experiences:

  • Minimum 2 years of related work experience required


  • Level of knowledge towards quality assurance testing techniques and procedures

  • Able to interpret and follow test methods and other product performance testing requirements for apparel and / or footwear

  • Familiar with Federal Agency Regulations, including but not limited to CFR’s, FTC, CPSC / CPSIA/ ASTM / SATRA/ CSA/ UL/ EN/ standard methods

  • Ability to read and write, basic mathematical skills and comprehends instructions

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and e-mail software

  • Ability to effectively communicate internally and external vendors

  • Background in Hard goods merchandise, testing parameters

  • Ability to operate and a knowledge of a variety of laboratory testing equipment


  • Assist in the developing of product performance and testing functions for Academy’s private label product

  • Ensures product performance testing is conducted within established timelines following approved internal testing methods

  • Maintains an acceptable turn a around time as per department goals.

  • Participates in writing internal Product Performance Standards and Specifications for current and new private label products

  • Supports the specialist and managers to work with Product Development/Global Sourcing teams to reach final agreement on testing to be conducted seasonally

  • Assist with communication of product performance test data and results to other associates such as buyers, global sourcing, and outside vendors

  • Works closely with global sourcing teams, vendors, and QA management

  • Conducts in-house testing and reviews 3rd party testing labs' product performance testing for private label products

  • Assist with testing of designated national brand merchandise to facilitate competitive analysis of private label merchandise

  • Reviews Product Performance Test results from internal and 3rd party testing companies

  • Has frequent e-mail and verbal communication with QA Testing Specialist or Manager on all testing, procedural and technical issues

  • Maintains testing database, reports, filing, standards and procedures

  • Maintains records of training of deemed test methods and equipment

  • Support seminars and educational training to others in regards to QA initiatives

  • Prepares laboratory for tours as needed to visitors, including but not limited to, store managers, new associates

  • Ensures laboratory and equipment is maintained and kept in testing standard condition

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by adhering to sanitation policies and procedures

  • Required to learn company policies, procedures and safety rules

  • Duties may change and associates may be required to perform other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements & Attendance

  • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties

  • Adhere to company work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional staff behavior

  • Ability to work flexible hours such as evening, weekends, and holidays as necessary

Full time

Equal Opportunity Employer

Academy® Sports + Outdoors is one of the nation’s largest sporting goods and outdoor retailers. It’s no surprise that we not only know how to create experiences for our customers, but for our team members as well. Understanding our people and the things that matter to them the most has been at the core of the Academy® culture for over 70 years. With over 22,000+ team members, we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.