Analytical Lab Assistant

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Hardware

Summary

Posted: Aug 28, 2019
Role Number: 200078656
Do you have a passion for invention and self-challenge? Do you excel on pushing the limits of what’s considered feasible? As part of our Battery Engineering group, you will help craft creative battery solutions that deliver more energy in smaller spaces than ever before. You’ll work across disciplines to transform improved hardware elements into a single, integrated design. Join us, and you’ll help us innovate new battery technologies that continually outperform the previous iterations. By collaborating with other product development groups across Apple, you’ll push the industry boundaries of what batteries can do and improve the product experience for our customers across the world. We are looking for an Analytical Lab Technician who will be responsible for supporting analytical chemical analyses for material testing and failure analysis programs. You will have a strong working knowledge of sample preparation, dilution and analyses for ICP and other lab equipment. Preferably, you will also have experience in the handling of strong acids including HF and operation of microwave digestion.

Key Qualifications

  • Educational background with minimum Bachelor's degree in Science, Chemistry or Engineering
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience in ICP analysis with ability to execute complex and detailed test procedures with minimal input, interpret data and support new method development
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills
  • Deep understanding of digestion, dilution and ICP instrumentation; excellent troubleshooting skills with great attention to details
  • Ability to work independently, and in a team, in a dynamic environment
  • Experienced in handling strong acids and able to wear appropriate PPE provided for job
  • Good organizational and laboratory skills and familiarity with proper laboratory safety and housekeeping practices

Description

•Support testing batteries and component parts with ICP analysis; prepare various types of samples using digestion and dilution techniques and analyze prepared samples by ICP measurements •Accurately record test results and provide analysis reports to support project efforts •Perform routine maintenance, cleaning and calibration of analytical equipment and general laboratory maintenance and upkeep •Support analytical method development and SOP documentation •If needed, support other analytical techniques after training and certification (e.g. chromatography, spectroscopy, microscopy etc.) •Adhere to Laboratory Health & Safety requirements

Education & Experience

BS in Science or Engineering discipline

Additional Requirements