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Electro-Mechanical Technician/Technologist

Quidnet Energy

Quidnet Energy

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2023
We are looking for a ELECTRO-MECHANICAL TECHNICIAN/TECHNOLOGIST to join our core team to drive laboratory experimental operation, maintenance, and execution of novel mechanical and fluid systems. This is a full-time, benefits eligible contract role that reports into our engineering organization. The initial term is 6 months. The position includes the possibility for contract renewal/extension or full-time employment. Quidnet Energy is pioneering a breakthrough technology to solve one of the key challenges of the 21st century: energy storage. Quidnet utilizes proven techniques to provide ultra-low-cost electricity storage at grid scale, enabling power to be delivered to the grid when it is needed most. As Electro-mechanial Technician/Technologist You Will
  • Operate and maintain all laboratory equipment and facilities to maximize uptime and throughput.
  • Assist engineers with experimental design, setup, and maintenance tasks.
  • Prepare equipment and laboratory test systems, execute testing plans, and clean up afterwards.
  • Install equipment and perform diagnostic tests and troubleshooting.
  • Review vendor materials quotations, purchase equipment and supplies, and recommend selections based on technical merit along with price and delivery.
  • Record and document laboratory data.
  • Maintain a tidy and well-organized work environment that adheres to industry regulations.
  • Adhere to Quidnet’s safety culture, and support company initiatives as required.
  • Associates degree, Bachelors degree, or trade school preferred, but not required.
  • A minimum of two years' experience as a mechanical elctrical engineer or technician in a related industry.
  • Knowledge of mechanical designs, installations, maintenance, and repairs. (CAD experience a plus.)
  • Broad technical hands-on experience with electro-mechanical and measurement equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate mechanical, electrical, and hydaulic systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in the assembly, testing, operation, and troubleshooting electrical, mechanical, and fluid systems.
  • Good communication skills, general computer proficiency. (Some coding ability preferred.)
  • Ability to work with and willingness troubleshoot data acquisition systems.
  • Great organizational and time management abilities.
  • The candidate must be able to:
    • Lift object up to 25 pounds above the shoulder
    • Withstand repetitive motion
    • Be able to see screens, detect color coding, and read fine print
    • Safely work with fluid systems under moderate pressures (<1000 psi).
  • The candidate must be able to work full-time in the lab located in Houston, Texas (BW8 & I-10)

At Quidnet, we are energized about advancing energy solutions that deliver affordable, clean energy and accelerate our transition to a robust electric grid. We get excited by finding better ways to solve existing problems and implementing them in a timeframe previously considered impossible. We value intelligence, related experience, hard work and a desire to make a difference,
  • Impact. Your talent, time, and energy will critically impact the company’s success in providing low-cost long duration energy storage,a key challenge of our time
  • Growth. You will encounter, be challenged by, and work through an incredibly diverse range of obstacles
  • Distinction. You introduce a fundamentally differentiated solution into a predominantly commoditized marketplace that has the potential to dominate and transform utility-scale power project development
  • Ownership. You hold broad responsibilities with high autonomy in a communicative, collaborative, and fast-paced environment
  • Compensation. You are vested in a high-potential success story, with competitive compensation, benefits, and comprehensive PTO and leave policies, in a high-growth start-up company with world-class venture capital backing.
Quidnet Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. QE does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.