JOB DESCRIPTION: Lab Technician
Burlington, MA, USA  

Poly6 uses process intelligent materials to advance system efficiency and engineering design capabilities in scaled manufacturing. Poly6’s initial market focus includes turbine engines, a market in which Poly6’s products, enabled by additive manufacturing, automate current component manufacturing processes and give rise to next-generation engine design.  Long-term benefits of Poly6’s products include reduced greenhouse gas emissions for the aviation sector. Alongside a diverse and highly talented team, you will deliver solutions to globally challenging problems in one of the world’s most complex engineering sectors: aviation.

JOB SUMMARY
Performs routine lab functions, assists in manufacturing, and assists in analytical quality control testing (i.e. density, viscosity) on raw materials and in-process samples in accordance with AS9100 requirements. The laboratory technician will also manage chemical inventory and consumable inventory.  Specific job-related tasks include:

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Perform Analytical Quality Control (AQC) for various materials and processes, following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), to ensure control of fixed processes. Examples include, but are not limited to: KF titration, viscometry, FTIR, DSC, TGA, 3-point bend, dilatometry, X-Ray Diffraction, microscopy, particle size, surface area, 3D printing
  • Lead preparation and manufacture of a UV–curable resin and ceramic slurry, following SOPs
  • Provide administrative support to the Chemical Hygiene Officer (CH0)
  • Provide feedback on SOPs, assist in writing and updating SOPs
  • Prepare, update, and distribute documentation and data pertaining to manufacturing and AQC
  • Wash glassware, stock laboratory supplies, maintain lab working surface cleanliness and dispose of chemicals and product vials
  • Perform daily & monthly equipment/instrument maintenance and cleaning, record data in appropriate forms
  • Follow work-flow procedures from receiving test samples, monitoring inventories, to waste disposal
  • Maintain inventories of all raw materials
  • Work to production schedules in support of fulfilling customer demand



QUALIFICATIONS
  • 4+ years’ experience in production and chemical laboratory environments
  • 1+ years’ experience with hazardous materials handling
  • 2+ years’ experience with analytical testing, primarily for QC/QA of wet chemistry or materials
  • Demonstrated excellence in chemical hygiene and organization
  • Experience handling delicate samples, experience with polymers and ceramics a plus
  • Proficiency in Excel data entry
  • Proficiency in PC applications including Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication and ability to follow specific instruction and report results (i.e. written SOPs)
  • Basic knowledge in the use of Balances, Melting Point, pH meter, Fume Hoods, Stir/Hot Plates, Compressed Gas Regulators and Cylinders, calipers, micrometers, optical microscopes

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE
  • Experience with Oracle and/or other ERP systems
  • Experience in QC aerospace, medical device or other highly regulated industry

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Ability to lift 50lbs with 2 hands
  • Ability to handle, adjust and transport fragile manufactured parts
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl
  • Demonstration of good sight and hearing
  • Ability to work independently

This position requires access to information protected under U.S. export control laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations. Please note that any offer for employment may be conditioned on authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these US export laws without sponsorship for an export license.  Poly6 is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate based on age, color, genetic information, religion, sex, veteran status, or national origin.
 

This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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