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Lab Technician

Aepnus Technologies

Aepnus Technologies

Oakland, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

On-site • Oakland, CA, United States • Full time • $22.50/hour

About Us

Aepnus is a leading U.S-based climate tech startup. We’re fortunate to be backed by some of the biggest names in climate venture capital (Lowercarbon Capital, Voyager). We are developing technologies to enable electrified, sustainable, domestic production of critical materials. Our first goal? Regenerating chemical waste produced by the battery sector into valuable commodity chemicals. Our long-term goal is to expand our electrolysis platform to produce all kinds of industrial chemicals driving a 50Mt annual reduction in global greenhouse emissions by 2030.

The challenges ahead are big, but so is the chance to make an impact. We're assembling an all star team of visionaries and problem-solvers to decarbonize the chemicals industry. Join us!

About the Role

Aepnus Technology is looking for an intrinsically motivated entry-level Lab Technician to provide support executing bench-top experiments and lab operations. These experiments will guide the ongoing development of Aepnus’ electrochemical technologies for the production of commercial chemicals.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Prepare reagents and handle chemical products

  • Assemble, test, and run diagnostics of bench-scale electrochemical systems

  • Perform lab experiments including periodic sampling and basic chemical analysis such as titrations and preparing solutions

  • Log experimental observations in primary lab notebook for learnings and future analysis

  • Work with machine shop tools such as drilling machine, lathe, laser cutter, and mill to manufacture electrochemical cells, gaskets, flow frames, etc.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • 1+ years of wet lab experience

  • Understanding of basic chemistry concepts such as molarity, molality, weight percentages, and Faraday’s law

  • Understanding of general safety in a chemical lab environment

  • Proven experience with pilot or small-scale fluid systems

  • Handy with tools commonly used in the machine shop, able to lift 35 pounds comfortably, and working knowledge of hardware, electrical, piping, etc.

  • Experience with electrochemical technologies including batteries, fuel cells, electrolysis, water treatment etc. or completion of a basic electrochemistry course is a plus

  • Ability to work independently under dynamic environments and be a self-starter

Why Aepnus?

At Aepnus, you'll be surrounded by smart, driven people tackling the biggest challenges. We offer:

A front-row seat at the forefront of climate tech. Work alongside our founding team and scientific advisors to scale up new technologies that will change the world and bring them to market.

Rapid growth and opportunity. We're expanding fast, and you'll have a chance to advance quickly whilst learning along the way. Help us achieve our vision for a sustainable future and you'll be rewarded with new responsibilities and career development.

Competitive pay and benefits. We value balance and know that happy, supported employees do their best work. Enjoy perks like equity, flexible vacation, health insurance, and more.

An exciting, fast-paced environment. Join our team and help build Aepnus from the ground up. Every day brings new challenges and rewards as we work to revolutionize the energy industry.

A culture of passion and possibility. Surround yourself with curious people motivated to create positive change.

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