R&D Analytical Technician (Swing Shift)

HQ- San Jose, CA /
R&D – Physical Characterization /
Full-Time/Part-time
Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.


We are a well-funded start-up located in San Jose, California with a new energy storage technology that will allow electric vehicles to outperform internal combustion cars. We have enabled a step-change in performance with a different chemistry and cell architecture that also benefits safety.
Do you want to make a contribution to this critical part of the future energy economy? As a swing shift R&D technician in analytical team, you will work on material characterization to deliver high quality data in a timely manner to support R&D in the company!

Job Responsibilities:

Manage sample submission queues, prepare samples and operate analytical instruments to perform tests
Monitor and log key parameters during tests; clear lab notebook keeping and database interactions
Calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting and minor repairs of analytical instruments

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent
Able to work on swing shift (3:30pm-12am) Tuesday - Saturday and willing to work overtime on short notice
>1 year’s work experience in an analytical lab; hand-on experience and basic knowledge in X-ray diffraction is a plus
Knowledge of safe laboratory practices, especially in handling chemicals
Ability to perform work in a glovebox, dry room or fume hood
Motivated to learn new techniques and refine existing techniques
Clear written and verbal communication skills
Motivated and capable of working independently and within a team
Outlook, SharePoint and MS Office

Nice to haves:

A technical degree from a 2-year program or more
Hand-on experience in optical microscope and mechanical testing
Experience working within a battery lab or in gloveboxes, fume hoods or dry room
Familiar with MSA and JMP software
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

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