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Lab Equipment Maintenance Technician

Blue Current

Blue Current

Hayward, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2023
Are you an experienced lab maintenance technician with a passion for renewable energy? Have you worked in the energy storage, semiconductor, or pharma industries? Are you hungry for a role with immediate impact across the company and industry? Batteries are a critical part of the new energy economy for transportation, grid storage, and consumer electronics. Blue Current has developed a completely dry and safe solid-state battery that exceeds the best in the industry. The company is funded by one of the largest private companies in the world and has deep IP portfolio. Now, we need you to help us drive the next level of innovation in our cell development.

As our lead lab equipment maintenance technician, you'll be responsible for keeping the operation running smoothly so our scientists and engineers can work efficiently. Blue Current runs one of the top battery development facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area. This includes multiple dry rooms, a wet lab, battery cycling and pilot manufacturing labs. These labs are full of amazing equipment used to manufacture and test materials and full batteries. This is a critical position with lots of cross-functional engagement with our research, production and facilities teams. This position will offer hands-on, fast paced work on a growing team that has a shared passion to change the energy storage landscape.

Responsibilities And Qualifications

  • 5+ years of equipment maintenance experience
  • Hazardous materials and contaminated component handling experience
  • Experience with chemical and process equipment hygiene required
  • Exceptional commitment to Safety 1st procedures
  • LOTO experience required
  • Clean Room or Dry room experience required
  • Piping & Instrumentation Diagram interpretation experience highly desired
  • Glove Box system maintenance and troubleshooting experience highly preferred
  • Experience using hand tools, power tools required
  • Experience following engineering troubleshooting documentation required
  • Sensor preventative maintenance experience preferred
  • Pressure systems greater than 90psi / vacuum system less than 10-3 torr experience required
    • ○ KF, Sanitary fitting best practices
    • ○ Swagelok plumbing/fitting best practices
    • ○ Process piping leak detection and repair
    • ○ Experience diagnosing manual and electrically operated valves
    • ○ Sensor calibration experience highly desired
Required Experience:

  • Maintenance: 1 year (Required)
  • Cleanroom: 1 year (Required)
  • Laboratory experience: 1 year (Required)
  • Hand tools: 1 year (Required)

This job will require some occasional lifting of equipment less than 50lbs. Lifting aides will be provided as requested and according to generally accepted safety 1st practices

Blue Current is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and embraces diversity. We believe that our team is strengthened through hiring and retaining employees with diverse backgrounds, skill sets, ideas, and perspectives. We make hiring decisions based on merit and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex or gender (including pregnancy) gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, marital, veteran, disability status or any other protected category in accordance with applicable law.