Process Technician IV (Process Technician)

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Job Title: Chemical Process Technician
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Duration: 12 months contract

Pay rate: $55/hr with benefits

Job Summary:
As a member of the advanced battery material development team, conduct material synthesis experiments to support the development of new battery materials. Work under the supervision and guidance of a team of material scientists and process engineers. Responsible for operating lab and pilot scale chemical reactors and process equipment to make samples with targeted composition, physical size and morphology. Assist material scientists in analyzing the samples. Practice good housekeeping to ensure safe, hazard-free, and efficient operations of the facility.

Additional Information: Not a manufacturing technician as they will not have the proper experience for this role. Should have a background in chemistry and have worked in a lab. Looking for candidates who have experience working at companies where the products are mainly chemicals vs products that hardware focused. Highlight experience on resume where the candidate has measured pH or particle sizes.

Key Qualifications:
3+ years' experience related to chemical synthesis in research and development environment. Demonstrated track-record of working collaboratively with a good communication skill, experimental planning and execution of daily tasks. Hands-on experience in chemical synthesis involving handling and processing of solutions and powders using various process equipment. Working knowledge of solid-state chemistry, wet chemistry, chemical process engineering such as pH control, mixing, milling, and nanostructure synthesis. Good computer skills using computer programs to control process equipment and using Excel, Word for data processing, reports and record keeping. Track record of good housekeeping to ensure a safe, hazard-free, and efficient operation

Job Description:
Conduct lab and pilot scale synthesis to achieve targeted chemical compositions, structures, and morphology
Responsible for daily operations of the facility to ensure raw materials stocked, equipment in working order, process SOP in place, experimental records well documented and samples well labeled and traced.
Practice good housekeeping to ensure safe, hazard-free, and efficient operations of the facility
Adhere to quality standards, SOPs and defined process control plans while suggesting improvements as needed
Conduct well defined analytical characterizations of samples such as measuring pH, surface area, particle size, tap density, etc
Working effectively and communicated clearly with the team

Education:
AA or B.S. in Engineering, Chemistry, or related field

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