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Laboratory Technician

Company: Zitara
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Battery Lab Technician Lab TechnicianThe CompanyIn order to keep climate change to 1.5--C, we'll need 30% of global GDP to run on batteries by 2035. We'll need to electrify entire core infrastructures, decarbonizing transportation and energy generation writ large.Zitara Technologies (YCombinator S20) builds predictive battery management software for transportation and energy customers with large deployments. Their customers operate > $100M deployments of batteries in satellites, EVs, and renewable energy storage installations. Zitara recently closed a $12M Series A.The RoleWe're looking for a lab technician to work closely with our R&D, engineering, and ops team members to fully understand and execute the entire physical process of battery testing. The ideal candidate will be someone who takes initiative, has an intuition for continuous improvement of lab workflow and processes, uses common sense, and takes a creative and resourceful approach to solving problems.Responsibilities

  • Manage and streamline customer onboarding from the perspective of laboratory testing
  • Execute test setup, instrumentation, data collection, and documentation
  • Manage, maintain, and research upgrades to our lab equipment (battery cyclers, thermal chambers, and electronics) and supplies/consumables
  • Develop and enforce lab safety and workflow practices
  • Lead the continuous organization, tidiness, and safety compliance of lab spaces
  • Design, fabricate, assemble, and document test fixtures
  • Validate the end result of the lab work, working with other team members to determine pass/fail criteria
  • Communicate technical matters, schedule considerations, deliverables, and needsMinimum Qualifications
    • Capable of performing required battery lab tasks
    • Clear and effective written and interpersonal communication skills
    • Working knowledge of basic software, spreadsheets, etc.
    • Experience with basic fabrication tools (soldering, hand tools, small power tools, etc.)
    • Experience with basic electrical test tools (power supplies, multimeters, battery testers, etc.)
    • High attention to detail and self-motivationPreferred Additional Qualifications
      • Mechanical and/or Electrical CAD proficiency
      • Basic understanding of measurements and conversion for basic scientific units as well as electrical units
      • Running, crimping, organizing wires and wiring harnesses
      • Electrical safety and high voltage lab experience
      • Basic knowledge of python, writing scripts, networking, etc.What We Offer
        • Full-time position, standard hours (non-standard hours possible), on-site
        • Competitive pay
        • Health, Dental, and Vision care for you and your family
        • 401K savings plan
        • "Unlimited PTO" vacation policy
        • Casual work culture
        • Excellent colleagues that are interested in your happiness and growthJob Type: Full-timePay: $70,000.00 - $80,000.00 per yearBenefits:
          • 401(k)
          • Dental insurance
          • Health insurance
          • Paid time off
          • Vision insuranceSchedule:
            • 8 hour shift
            • Day shift
            • Monday to Friday
            • Night shift
            • Weekend availabilityEducation:
              • High school or equivalent (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Zitara, San Francisco , Laboratory Technician, Healthcare , San Francisco, California

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