Laboratory Technician

Billerica, MA /
Engineering /
Full Time
/ On-site
Everything that we want to do in life depends on materials. Consider the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Age of Plastics – our evolution as a society is defined by the materials that we use. Products, from airplanes, electric vehicles, to semiconductor devices, are all enabled and limited by the materials that are available to us. Boston Materials is driven by the vision that creating novel materials will empower industry leaders to make new and better products. 

About Boston Materials

Founded in 2016, Boston Materials is a high-performance materials company enabling manufacturers of industrial and consumer products to break through their design trade-offs with new materials. The company’s patented Z-axis Fiber™ technology is a lightweight material that has an extraordinary ability to diffuse energy (structural, thermal or electrical). It is produced from 100% reclaimed carbon fiber, enabling new, high-volume, energy-efficient products that have a low carbon footprint. By turning a $2B per year waste stream into high-value, advanced materials, Boston Materials is enabling the next generation of products and unlocking a circular economy. To learn more about Boston Materials, visit

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: 3D Microscope, Tensile Tester, Waterjet Cutter, Hydraulic Press, TGA
• 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.
$30 - $40 an hour
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.