Lab Technician Job at Sylvatex, Alameda, CA

  • Sylvatex
  • Alameda, CA

Job Description

Sylvatex is a green nanochemistry company with a mission to eliminate transportation emissions. Our bio-based nanoplatforms are engineered systems that manipulate chemicals, fabricate materials and structures, produce energy, and enhance our environment by providing lower-cost and/or higher-performing solutions. Our IP-protected platform and growing database address multiple billion-dollar markets – from next-generation battery materials to low-cost fuels – while significantly reducing our carbon footprint in key industrial applications. 

Sylvatex is currently hiring for a Lab Technician. As a technician at Sylvatex, you will support the development of new cathode processing techniques for Li-ion battery testing.  You are passionate about positively impacting the environment with innovative clean energy solutions.  You are proactive and capable of operating in a fast-paced startup environment with little supervision.  Curiosity and optimism are two of your superpowers. This role will report to the Engineering Director.

The Role: 

  • Running and maintaining processing equipment associated with material production (e.g., kilns, mills, etc.)
  • Create robust documentation (e.g., batch records, SOPs, reports) and preventative maintenance plans
  • Coordinate with researchers to execute and document experimental runs 
  • Candidate should be able to lift 20-30 pounds daily
  • Should be familiar with basic mechanical tools (wrench, drills, etc.)
  • Prepare electrodes for battery cell assembly and support electrochemical testing
  • Maintain clean and well-organized lab areas that meet safety regulations
  • Support the commission of incoming equipment and create documentation for equipment/processes with the help of engineers


  • High school diploma and above
  • R&D experience in an industry setting is a plus
  • Ability to multitask and liaise with professionals in different fields
  • Proficiency in MS Office or similar
  • Ability to understand verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to follow health and safety regulations


  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-starter and a bias for action – do things before being asked to or forced to by events.
  • Promotes open and effective written and verbal communication
  • Actively promotes a positive team spirit
  • Actively engages and respects the diverse contributions of teams, partners, or networks.
  • Demonstrates openness to new ideas
  • Look for ways to do things better, faster, and more efficiently
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and success at multi‐tasking; willingness and ability to participate in multiple programs simultaneously
  • Proven teamwork skills with demonstrated ability to deliver objectives in a cross-functional team environment
  • Excellent problem solver

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. The information is intended to be a partial list of all required responsibilities and duties. 


Compensation & Benefits: Competitive wages based on experience and expertise, bonus plan, healthcare, paid time off, retirement plan (401K), and stock options

Time Commitment : Full time hourly role in our labs in Alameda, CA, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Sylvatex does not provide relocation assistance or provide visa sponsorship/transfers.

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Full time, Relocation package, Currently hiring,

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