Lab Technician

Medford, MA
Research & Development /
Full-time /
About Electrified Thermal Solutions
Boilers, furnaces, and kilns are the engines of our industrial economy, providing heat to melt steel, form cement, and transform chemicals. But historically reaching this high-temperature heat required burning fossil fuels, making the industrial sector responsible for 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions. 

Electrified Thermal Solutions has a simple and massive goal: to electrify industry.  
To do this, we are building the Joule Hive™ thermal battery: an energy storage technology that converts and stores cheap, renewable electricity as high-temperature heat. Our vision is to mitigate gigatons of CO2 emissions per year by deploying the Joule Hive™ at every industrial furnace, turbine, boiler, and kiln. 
We are grateful for the support from the US DOE ARPA-E, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Activate, National Science Foundation, Clean Energy Ventures, Starlight Ventures, and the Grantham Foundation.  

About the Role

ETS is seeking a lab technician to assist the R&D team’s work in the Medford, MA lab where ETS tests its novel electrically-heating refractory bricks. Your role will be at the forefront of our development work to characterize and test our novel bricks which form the basis of the Joule Hive ™ thermal battery. Your work will tangibly deepen our understanding of this cutting-edge technology through varied and challenging test campaigns. You will report to the Lead Test Engineer.  

What You'll Do at ETS

    • Assemble, monitor, and disassemble test assemblies composed of refractory bricks, support structures, and diagnostics inside of high-temperature furnaces.  
    • Prepare refractory samples for testing, including cutting, drilling, and grinding.  
    • Prepare diagnostics, such as cutting wires and foils, applying coatings, and tracing/organizing cabling.   
    • Upgrade and repair lab equipment, such as furnaces, power supplies, and tooling as needed.  
    • Assist with troubleshooting and contextualization of experimental results  
    • Meticulously document the experimental process from start to finish in a format that is easily and immediately accessible to others 
    • Independently execute on one or more focused projects to improve lab operations and reinforce our safety culture 
    • Organize and catalog of samples, tools, and equipment  
    • Write, organize, and revise standard operating procedures (SOPs) for lab equipment and activities 

What You'll Bring to ETS

    • At least 2 years of professional experience in a hands-on laboratory or precision machine shop environment. 
    • Ability to methodically execute precise experimental tasks with a high degree of repeatability and attention to detail, while documenting your processes.  
    • Working knowledge of laboratory or machine-shop safety procedures 
    • Demonstrated commitment to adhering to workplace safety procedures and contributing to safety culture  
    • Ability to manage technically complex tasks with a high degree of independence  
    • Comfort working with your hands and safely and effectively using power tools such as saws, drills, and grinders.  
    • An enthusiastic approach and resilience in the face of challenging technical problems 
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and/or other data management software

What We Offer

    • Competitive compensation package, including equity options 
    • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance 
    • 401(k) with matching 
    • 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave, with an additional two weeks for birthing parents, after 6 months
    • 20 days of annual PTO  
    • Approximately 17 days paid company holidays per year (varies based on calendar year)
    • Access to commuter benefits with company contributions
What We Value
As a growing startup, we value executing through uncertainty and moving toward the problem. We also recognize that structure is support and adheres to processes to keep us safe and make us effective. ETS can only achieve our goals if we go together, and value and proactively draw on the diverse backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives of our growing team. Each day, we work to live sustainably, not only to build a sustainable future but also to create an environment where our employees lead full multi-dimensional lives. 
ETS believes people are the catalyst for success and seeks those with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to maximize our impact. We know great solutions and innovation can come from anywhere and prioritize hiring people with the ability to work on diverse teams and with a diverse range of people. ETS is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team and work environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.