17 days old

Materials Lab Technician

Kelly Services
Cupertino, CA 95015
BH #3358981

*** MUST BE ABLE TO WORK AS AN EMPLOYEE (ON W-2 BASIS) *** NO C2C, 1099, etc. ***

**Location** - Cupertino, CA

**Contract - W2**

**Contract Length** - 6-month assignment to start (possibilities of extension)

The Materials lab is seeking an engineering technician with an aptitude for fast-paced, hands-on testing and characterization. You will work closely with our engineers to evaluate the properties of materials that go into our products, such as textiles, nonwovens, laminate structures, leathers and adhesives. Applicants should have a solid grasp of chemistry, physics and mechanical testing and be able to utilize common sense and critical thinking to solve complex problems.

We encourage anyone who is passionate about sustainability and the environment, building relationships, developing technical skills, and approaching problem solving with curiosity and imagination to apply. We value people with a desire to learn new skills and a mindset that challenging questions are opportunities for insight. To that end, we are committed to professional development across all aspects of materials and communication, with mentorship and training opportunities.

**What you will need for this role:**

+ Experience laboratory testing and measurement equipment, such as load frames (e.g. Instron), calipers, or microscopes, as well as sample preparation for similar testing

+ Strong drive and passion to provide accurate data with attention to detail, and ability to execute sometimes very-repetitive manual test procedures

+ Hands-on experience with analytical chemistry tools (FTIR, DSC, TGA, DMA, TMA) is a plus

+ Proficient in using Excel, Keynote and basic word processing

+ Comfort working both independently and collaboratively on tight deadlines in a supportive environment

+ Ability to juggle multiple projects for several customers in a given week

+ Strong verbal and written communication skills.

**Education and Experience:**

+ Associates or higher degree in chemistry, physics, engineering or related scientific/ technical field

+ Minimum of 2 years of lab experience required

**In this role you will:**

+ Perform test set-up, sample preparation and data collection in accordance with test standards. Perform preliminary data analysis and create Keynote slides with initial conclusions, where appropriate.

+ Manage, calibrate and maintain operating procedures for test equipment.

+ Collect data on materials in our library and input into our organizations database for use by materials and mechanical engineering. Conduct data entry/transfer from TDS sheets into database, where possible.

+ Fabricate fixtures and equipment as needed. Write programming scripts when necessary.

+ Assist with lab maintenance and equipment upkeep on occasion

**There is no relocation budgeted for this position. If this position requires you to relocate you will be responsible for those costs.**

**Applicant must have a legal right to work in the US without sponsorship or VISA transfer for this position**

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, were here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.
Posted: 2021-02-12 Expires: 2021-03-15

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