Desktop Metal, based in Burlington, Massachusetts is reinventing the way engineering and manufacturing teams produce metal parts - from prototyping through mass production. Our mission is to advance product innovation with metal 3D printing. Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, metallurgy, and robotics, the company is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make metal 3D printing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world. Desktop Metal has raised a total of $212 million in financing. Among the company’s investors include GV (formerly Google Ventures), GE Ventures, BMW, Lowe’s, and Techtronic Industries (TTI).

In 2017, Desktop Metal was selected as one of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers by World Economic Forum; named to MIT Technology Review’s list of 50 Smartest Companies; named by the Boston Globe as one of the Best Places to Work in Boston and recognized among the most important innovations in engineering in Popular Science’s “2017 Best of What’s New.”

We are  seeking a talented and self-motivated Lab Technician to participate in our hardware development process for 6-9 months.  The ideal candidate will have experience working in chemical laboratories in a fast paced startup environment.

The Temporary Lab Technician will be responsible for:

  • Formulating samples based on recipes and test plans

  • Blending mixtures into slurries and pastes

  • Characterizing fluids with rheometers, viscometers, goniometers, pH meters, and other equipment

  • Logging data on samples, environmental conditions, and test results into database or run sheets.

  • Reporting information up to Senior Chemists

  • Running material strength tests

  • Performing aging and heat/cool stress testing on samples

  • Operating inkjet printing test fixtures

  • Abiding by all company, state, and federal EH&S requirements

  • Utilizing PPE including respiratory PPE to work with chemical and metal powders


Preferred Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, materials science, biochemistry or 4 years experience working in a chemical laboratory environment.

  • Generating chemical mixtures in the laboratory according to formulations and procedures developed by senior chemical engineers and maintain meticulous batch  records and observations.

  • Characterize physical properties of chemical solutions such as pH, viscosity, surface tension and other functional tests according to written test procedures as well as maintain accurate test records.

  • Organize/analyze data and communicate experimental conclusions to the team in oral and/or written form.

  • Contribute intellectually to the team by sharing ideas for product and process improvements.

  • Maintain clean and safe work environment by adhering to safety and chemical hygiene policies including maintaining chemical inventory records and ordering materials.

  • Work well in a highly collaborative team structure with rapidly shifting priorities.

  • Proficiency in Google Doc, Sheets & Slides or Microsoft equivalent.

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