Chemistry Technician



Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Sparkz Inc., is looking to hire two Chemistry Technicians at their California location. Posted July, 18 2022.

Job Description

Sparkz is looking for a dedicated and resourceful Chemistry Technician to support our growing in-house battery research and development (R&D) efforts. This is an entry-level position. As a Chemistry Technician within the R&D team at Sparkz’s Livermore, CA location, you will play an important role. You will be responsible for assisting the material synthesis, cell fabrication, and battery testing teams in day-to-day operations of the laboratory. As one of the team members most involved in lab functions, you will also provide vital feedback to the R&D team on improvements to lab protocols and safety procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with R&D team members to synthesize lithium-ion battery materials and make and test lithium-ion battery cells.
  • Execute lab protocols established by R&D team members to achieve R&D goals.
  • Report to R&D team members inefficiencies or problems encountered during execution of lab protocols.
  • Work with facility managers on repairs and routine maintenance to lab space and equipment.
  • Perform inventory evaluations to keep laboratory spaces continuously stocked with chemicals, personal protective equipment, and lab consumables.
  • Abide by all laboratory safety protocols and work with R&D team members to promote a culture of lab safety.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) is required.
  • This is an entry-level position, though work experience in a laboratory environment is beneficial.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to adhere to safety principles and practices.
  • Ability to provide feedback on lab protocols and safety procedures to make lab work more efficient.
  • Strong communication (written and oral), organizational, and teamwork skills.
  • Basic knowledge of laboratory practices and techniques.

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