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Packaging Technician A

Draper Labs
United States, Massachusetts, Cambridge
555 Technology Square (Show on map)
November 16, 2022

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Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.


Description of duties of position:

Draper has an immediate opening for Packaging Laboratory Technician who thrives in a multidisciplinary environment and enjoys supporting unique, challenging, and high-impact problems using cutting-edge tools and technologies. A successful candidate will have a strong work ethic, solid technical background, excellent communication and organizational skills, an attention to detail, and an ability to interact well with others as part of a cohesive team to enable them to thrive in Draper's fast-paced and collaborative environment. The selected candidate will join a diverse and accomplished team of biologists, physicists, and engineers. Draper offers a distinctive atmosphere blending the best aspects from academia, government, and industry and that fosters innovation, teamwork, creativity, and career development.

Key Responsibilities:

* Execute experiments in molecular biology, including sample preparation, quantification, nucleic acid extraction, qPCR, and next-generation sequencing

* Perform technical work both independently and collaboratively

* Execute experiments with automated laboratory equipment and instruments

* Follow strict methodology to execute experiments and analyses

* Work closely with senior technical researchers to adapt to changing, diverse project needs

* Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, chemicals and instruments

* Maintain strong laboratory organization and detailed records

* Organize data results and share with senior technical research leader(s) frequently

* Maintain sample/reagent inventory in accordance with project procedures


Required Qualifications:

    1 or more years of experience; Associates Degree preferred
  • Demonstrated competence and hands-on experience with:
    • Manual wire bonding
    • Semi-automated wire bonding
    • Metrology sample preparation: Cleaving, potting, polishing, and grinding
    • Microelectronics assembly: hand soldering, adhesive dispense and cure
    • Metrology: pull testing, shear testing, optical microscopy and documentation
    • Test and measurement: chip probing, manual data acquisition (resistance, voltage, temperature, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, work in a dynamic and diverse project environment, and adapt to changing priorities

Required Skills/Abilities/Competencies:

  • Ability to perform multiple technical tasks independently
  • Organizational skills and ability to maintain a detailed laboratory notebook
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to record and analyze data and interpret acceptability of data results
  • High degree of computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Candidate must be a US citizen. Candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a US Security Clearance.

As a condition of employment, employee is required to become a member of The Research, Development and Technical Employees Union. This position is subject to a collective bargaining agreement (CBA).


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