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Quality Lab Technician

Boston Materials

Boston Materials

Operations, Quality Assurance
Billerica, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023
Boston Materials produces a new class of materials that are conductive and durable like metal, yet light like plastic. The underlying technology revolves around vertically aligning carbon fibers to create materials with highly efficient energy dissipation properties. We use these highly differentiated materials to solve critical challenges relating to thermal management, vehicle weight reduction, and improving resource efficiency across Semiconductor, Electrified Vehicles, and Aerospace industries. Backed by proven manufacturing processes and validation in performance-critical applications across high-growth sectors, industry leaders turn to Boston Materials to go beyond today’s known limitations.
Not often in one’s career do we get the chance to—
Get close to the mission. Getting a real sense of what the business does and how our work directly affects the outcome. Where everyone is involved with the company’s success. No layers, no silos, no bureaucracy. Just the opportunity to make the greatest impact with the most responsibility.
Innovate faster. Adapting to changes in the market at record speed. No multi-layer signoffs. Fewer executives and shareholders to gain approval from. Instead, the latitude needed to get a new idea, product, or process off the ground quickly. Where we can experiment and test new ideas— and are encouraged to do so. We create solutions to problems that our audiences truly care about and understand customers won’t wait for us to figure them out.
Branch beyond our role. We’re not defined by past experiences or confined by our current job description. Every day offers opportunities to have influence and be challenged with new projects and tasks. Working shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the top talent in the industry, we’re able to showcase our talents, expand our knowledge, develop new skills, and take ownership and act. All while contributing to the overall success of the organization.
Create critical resources. The transition to a decarbonized economy is already underway and advanced computing is everywhere. Armed with coveted technologies and solutions, we unlock the way to accelerate electrification, increase compute efficiency, and harness cleaner energy— changing entire industries and our planet.
Opportunity knocks at Boston Materials. Will you answer the call?
The Purpose of this Role
We are seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented Laboratory Technician to join our team at Boston Materials. As a Lab Technician, you will assume a pivotal role in supporting our product development efforts, ensuring precise and efficient execution of all sample/product testing and general lab operations. You will step into the realm of innovation, where your expertise will shape the development of novel and refined products, designed to address the unique challenges faced by our customers and seize emerging opportunities in the realm of advanced technologies.
The Impact You Will Make in this Role
Laboratory Operations: Assist in setting up and maintaining laboratory equipment, instruments, and materials to support ongoing product development efforts.
Sample Preparation: Prepare samples and materials for testing following established protocols and procedures.
Conduct Testing: Perform tests and analyze according to standard operating procedures (SOPs), ensuring accuracy, consistency, and reliability of results.
Data Collection: Record detailed observations, data, and results accurately. Maintain comprehensive and organized records of experimental procedures and outcomes.
Equipment Maintenance: Clean, calibrate, and maintain laboratory equipment and instruments. Report any equipment malfunctions or issues promptly.
Collaboration: Collaborate closely with the Engineering & Manufacturing teams, providing support in the execution of various tasks and programs.
Problem Solving: Identify and troubleshoot issues that may arise during experiments. Collaborate with colleagues to find solutions and improve experimental processes.
Your Skills and Expertise
• Associate degree in a relevant field (chemistry, materials science, engineering, etc.) preferred.
• Experience with following equipment is desirable: TIMA Tester, 3D Microscope, Tensile Tester, Waterjet Cutter, Hydraulic Press, TGA, Keyence VR-6000, Instron Testing System
• Prior experience working in a laboratory setting is highly desirable.
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy in conducting experiments and recording data.
• Familiarity with laboratory equipment, instruments, and tools.
• Ability to follow protocols and SOPs accurately.
• Basic computer skills, including data entry and Microsoft Office applications.
• Effective communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
• Strong commitment to laboratory safety and adherence to protocols
• Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications.
• Familiarity with quality management systems (QMS) and standards (e.g., ISO 9001).
• Basic understanding of quality control principles and methodologies.
• Proficiency in using precision measuring tools and equipment (e.g., calipers, micrometers, gauges).
• Document and report non-conformities, and initiate corrective actions as needed.
• Good understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and its application in quality inspections.
Boston Materials is an EOE and at the forefront of materials innovation, the key to which is diverse teams with unique backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to employing a diverse workforce with equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis.