Chemical Manufacturing Technician - Short Term

This is a temporary position for approximately six to eight weeks; we are hiring for two shifts:

Shift 1:  6:00 am – 2:30 pm
Shift 2:  2:00 pm – 10:30 pm.
Training may occur on opposite shift.

Nanosys is building a Quantum Dot revolution, combining scientific expertise with awareness of the system needs of TV and display manufacturers.  We are the world’s Number 1 designer and producer of Quantum Dots ( a brightly colored semi-conductor nanocrystal) and some of our biggest investors are companies like Samsung and 3M.

We are continuing to grow, and we currently need to hire several Chemical Manufacturing Technicians who will be responsible for supporting the group’s production of quantum dots including performing purifications and synthetic chemistry following standard operating procedures.  Most of the chemistry is done in glove boxes or air-free environments.

 Summary of essential job functions:

  • After an initial period of training the technician will operate production equipment according to established SOPs. He/She will perform manufacturing activities including but not limited to, reagent preparation, product filtration, and some analytical measurements. 
  • Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) and work instructions to manufacture product in glove boxes and/or fume hoods -

o   using lab glassware, centrifuges, syringes, pressure and vacuum systems

o   measuring liquid and dry chemicals,

o   using temperature controllers, heating mantles, thermocouples and programs to run reactions.

  • Adhere to and actively support corporate Employee, Health & Safety polices.  
  • Identify and report on safety and environmental issues.
  • Demonstrate positive teamwork and assist fellow team members in completing work when necessary to meet deadlines.
  • Communicate process deviations to supervisors.

 Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be available and willing to work overtime on holidays, weekends and after hours.
  • Read and be familiar with SDS (safety data sheets) and have worn PPE when handling hazardous chemicals.
  • Demonstrated experience in either chemical lab, production or manufacturing environment.
  • Competent in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Office 365/Outlook.
  • Must show a commitment to maintaining a safe workplace.
  • Ability to take direction from multiple sources, and manage time to meet daily needs
  • Should be very detail oriented.
  • Good documentation skills, including written and oral communication.
  • Must show a commitment to best laboratory and manufacturing practices.
  • Must maintain satisfactory attendance at work facility, to include timeliness.
  • Strong teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Organic synthesis and some analytical experience, specialty chemical manufacturing.
  • Experience in air-free techniques working in glove boxes and schlenk line/vacuum gas manifold.
  • Experience in GMP environment.

Education, Experience and Certifications:      

  • A.S. in science (chemistry, physics, biology or a similar discipline) or equivalent work/lab experience.
  • Without degree: 1-3 years’ experience in relevant manufacturing/chemical synthesis.
  • Recent references available to confirm experience in Chemical Manufacturing or Production.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands include:  walking, standing for multiple hours while working in front of manufacturing apparatus including glove boxes, fume hoods.  Use of hands or fingers to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear, lift up to 40 pounds. With or without corrective lens: close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distant vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus). Must be capable of climbing step stool to reach items at heights above 7 feet. Must be able to physically stand for up to one hour continuously.  Must be able to safely wear necessary personal protective equipment in designated areas i.e. lab coat, safety glasses, gloves. Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.

Work is performed in a chemical manufacturing environment. The ambient noise level in the environment is moderate, with periodic higher frequency noise from processing equipment operation. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work with hazardous chemicals. 

EEOE M/F/D/V

Please submit your resume online at: https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=15642111

QC Technician

This is a temporary, part time position that will require the new hire to be on-site 5 days a week for about 4 hours per day (very flexible schedule).

Join The Quantum Dot Company™!

We are the leader in developing the market for Quantum Dots in the TV and display industry. Our technology enables two of the hottest new features in TV today: UltraHD and High Dynamic Range (HDR). We are currently developing the next generation of super high color and ultra-high definition materials that many major TV manufacturers such as Samsung, TCL and HiSense turn to when looking to improve the color output of their latest and greatest TV.

Quantum Dots are one of the first successful commercial applications of real nanotechnology.  Each quantum dot is a tiny crystal, just a bit bigger than a water molecule that has a unique superpower- the ability to emit light with incredible brightness, efficiency and pure color. We apply trillions of these tiny crystals to displays in devices from TVs to tablets to make them brighter and more power efficient with accurate, lifelike colors.

 Position Overview:
This opportunity is for a quality control technician who is responsible for carrying out analytical and quality control measurements on Nanosys Quantum Dot products. This person will work closely with other R&D and quality control personnel. The position is within the Nanosys Quality department.   

Summary of essential job functions:

  • Perform routine analysis of Nanosys products using optical and thickness measurement systems. Document and report results.
  • Ability to work in either a clean room environment or chemical manufacturing facility.
  • Support other test functions within the Quality department such as quality control and reliability testing.

 Required Skills:

  • Understand and operate sensitive measurement equipment.
  • Superb ability for accuracy.
  • Must be able to quickly adapt to new and different methods for the operation of software and equipment.
  • Must have exceptionally good organizational skills and pay close attention to detail.
  • Must have the ability to describe precisely what is being done and problems that arise to others.
  • Must be proficient in Excel and other basic Microsoft applications.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and by writing.
  • Must be able to work independently and efficiently.

Education, Experience and Certifications:      

  • AS or BS degree in a scientific or engineering discipline is desirable.
  • Would consider someone who is currently a student in one of the above disciplines.
  • Experience working in a chemical or engineering environment would be a plus.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands include:  walking, standing, sitting, use of hands or fingers to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear, lift up to 40 pounds, close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distant vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe and area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).  Must be capable of climbing step stool to reach items at heights above 7 feet.  Must be able to physically stand for up to one hour.  Must be able to safely wear necessary personal protective equipment in designated areas i.e. lab coat, safety glasses.  Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.

Work is performed in either a laboratory environment or manufacturing setting.  The ambient noise level in the work environment is moderate.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to hazardous chemicals.

EOE-M/F/D/V employer

Please submit your resume online at: https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=15640871

R&D Scientist – New Inorganic Semiconductor Materials

Join The Quantum Dot Company™!

 Nanosys is building a materials revolution, combining scientific expertise with awareness of the system needs of TV and display manufacturers. We are looking for people who are not only energetic, committed and passionate about what they do, but focused on applying innovation to help industries overcome obstacles through materials architecture. We have a “roll-up your sleeves” culture that is based upon individual empowerment, mutual respect, integrity and recognition of successes.

Our quantum dots are designed to increase the range of colors emitted by standard displays by up to 50% and that’s why we are interested in the optical and color emitting characteristics of the semi-conductor materials we synthesize into fluorescent nanocrystals.   We are constantly developing new dots and always pushing the R&D envelope regarding the materials we design and manufacture. 

Position overview:
We are seeking a highly creative material scientist to develop next-generation printable, electronic materials for our QD-LED devices.  These new devices have the capability to revolutionize the performance and cost structure of OLED devices.  The ideal candidate will have experience with the synthesis of novel electronic materials and be familiar with semiconductor device fabrication and operation. 

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience working on and solving challenges associated with solution processible inorganic semiconductor materials including either the Electron Transport Layer (ETL) or Hole Transport Layer (HTL).

The scientist will work on a highly capable team of experts in both device and materials development and candidates with a background in any of the following industries are encouraged to apply.

~ Quantum Dot

~ CIGS/Solar Cell / Photovoltaics

~ Photo-detection

~ OLED/LED

Essential Job Functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • The primary responsibility for this position will be identification and development of innovative material compositions and processing techniques for printable inorganic semiconductors for use in electroluminescent QD-LEDs. 
  • This is a Laboratory (hands-on) position.
  • Design and synthesize solution processible inorganic charge transport materials to match QD emitters.
  • Inorganic synthesis of precursors and nanoparticles.
  • Deposition and manipulation of thin films by solution-processing techniques.
  • Analytical characterization of nanoparticles and thin films.
  • Compile and present research data to the development team and make best case arguments for developing research programs.
  • Keep excellent research notes and follow all best practice documentation guidelines.

Required Education, Experience and Certifications:      

  • PhD in Chemistry, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, or a similar discipline.  Industrial experience is preferred.
  • Proven track record of innovative research in bottom-up synthesis and solution-processing of inorganic semiconductor materials.
  • Experience in nanoparticle synthesis (e.g. sol-gel chemistry, solvothermal synthesis) and thin film deposition techniques (e.g. spin-coating, inkjet-printing).
  • Knowledge of semiconductor physics (e.g. charge transport, doping, interfaces).
  • Familiarity with nanocrystal and thin film characterization techniques (TEM, SEM, AFM, XRD, XPS/UPS, optical spectroscopy etc.).
  • Experience with air-free chemistry techniques, including Schlenk techniques and working with glove boxes.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written and the ability to interact well in a team environment.
  • Ability and desire to work efficiently and productively in a multi-task environment on a daily basis, independently and with minimal supervision.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands include:  walking, standing, sitting, use of hands or fingers to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear, lift up to 40 pounds, close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distant vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).  Must be capable of climbing step stool to reach items at heights above 7 feet.  Must be able to physically stand for up to one hour.  Must be able to safely wear necessary personal protective equipment in designated areas i.e. lab coat, safety glasses.  Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.

Work is performed in either a laboratory environment or manufacturing setting.  The ambient noise level in the work environment is moderate.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee the employee will work with and around hazardous chemicals.

Nanosys offers competitive salary with a wide range of benefits including a comprehensive health plan, basic life and AD&D, short and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) savings plan, paid time off, paid holidays, and stock options.

We are seeking results-oriented people that are driven to succeed through teamwork, focused on discovery to solve real-world challenges, and passionate about building a new industry.

EOE-M/F/D/V employer

Please submit your resume online: https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=15640851  

Mechanic - Contract

This job will support the current level of activity at our site in Milpitas and this will be a 6-month contract role with the potential to convert to a full-time job depending on business needs.

Join the Quantum Dot market and technology leaders!

We are the leader in developing the market for quantum dots in the TV and display industry. Our technology enables two of the hottest new features in TV today: UltraHD and High Dynamic Range (HDR). We are currently developing the next generation of super high color and ultra-high definition materials that many major TV manufacturers such as Samsung, TCL and HiSense turn to when looking to improve the color output of their latest and greatest TV.

Quantum Dots are one of the first successful commercial applications of real nanotechnology. Each quantum dot is a tiny crystal, just a bit bigger than a water molecule that has a unique superpower- the ability to emit light with incredible brightness, efficiency and pure color. We apply trillions of these tiny crystals to displays in devices from TVs to tablets to make them brighter and more power efficient with accurate, lifelike colors.

At our heart we are a specialty chemicals company and our manufacturing process requires that we run wet chemistry lines with commercial scale reactors and process piping.  We are currently growing our production capabilities and transforming some of our pilot lines into full scale commercial production.  Our cutting-edge environment creates a unique opportunity for the kind of engineering and maintenance mechanic that enjoys a challenge and who can take ownership of equipment and processes.

Our ideal candidate will have at least two years’ experience as a journeyman level mechanic working on complicated systems or machinery - he/she will have a natural inclination to tinker and fix mechanical parts such as mechanical seals or high-pressure vacuum pumps.

Military veterans with motor pool, heavy equipment and/or diesel/shipboard training are highly encouraged to apply to this role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Engineering and Production departments to diagnose, repair, modify and maintain chemical processing equipment to insure safe and efficient operation.
  • Respond to problems with the equipment supporting plant operations. 
  • Ensure that all preventative maintenance schedules and protocols are followed in a timely manner and that all records are kept up to date.
  • Assist with the installation and start up new (process) equipment.
  • Track equipment history to ensure critical spare parts inventory.
  • Follow Safety, Health & Environmental safe work procedures.

Experience and Job Requirements:

  • Strong hands-on mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and equipment trouble shooting and maintenance skills.
  • High school diploma or equivalent and two years of mechanical maintenance experience ideally in a chemical manufacturing or a fermentation / biotech / pharma environment OR training in one of the following areas;

o   Military motor pool, jet/turbine engine or heavy equipment maintenance

o   Shipboard diesel or nuclear-powered turbine maintenance

o   Auto/fleet maintenance

  • Experienced with use of hand tools and power tools.  Ability to use machine tools to fabricate custom parts.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Must be safety conscious and have excellent safety record.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA regulations.
  • Ability to establish good working relationships with other departments.

 Desirable Skills:

  • Ability to diagnose and repair mechanical, electrical or pneumatic problems with production equipment and process piping.
  • Experience with troubleshooting and repairing vacuum pumps, piping and high & low-pressure plumbing.
  • Experience working with hazardous materials such as solvents and acids.
  • Experience with PLC programming and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to use CAD to design prototype components and fixtures.

Physical requirements necessary to perform this job:

  • Visual acuity sufficient to work with small parts.
  • Ability to hear abnormal sounds from process equipment, safety alarms and process alarms.
  • Physical ability to perform equipment maintenance, including occasionally working in awkward positions.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to manipulate heavy items such as gas cylinders.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands include:  walking, standing, sitting, use of hands or fingers to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear, lift up to 50 pounds, close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distant vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe and area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).  Must be capable of climbing step stool to reach items at heights above 7 feet.  Must be able to physically stand for up to one hour.  Must be able to safely wear necessary personal protective equipment in designated areas i.e. lab coat, safety glasses.  Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.

Work is performed in either a laboratory environment or manufacturing setting.  The ambient noise level in the work environment is moderate.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work with and around hazardous chemicals. 

Nanosys offers competitive salary with a wide range of benefits including a comprehensive health plan, basic life and AD&D, short and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) savings plan, paid time off, paid holidays, and stock options.

We are seeking results-oriented people that are driven to succeed through teamwork, focused on discovery to solve real-world challenges, and passionate about building a new industry.

EOE-M/F/D/V employer

Please submit your resume online: https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=15640821

 

Mechanic - Manufacturing

Join the Quantum Dot market and technology leaders!

 Are you the kind of person that can
~ fix anything mechanical
~ has a natural aptitude for tinkering and repairing
~ loves to get their hands dirty while taking something apart and putting it back together again
~ knows how to fix or is interested in knowing how to repair a glass lined reactor??
If the answer to these questions is yes; then please read on….

We are the leader in developing the market for quantum dots in the TV and display industry. Our technology enables two of the hottest new features in TV today: UltraHD and High Dynamic Range (HDR). We are currently developing the next generation of super high color and ultra-high definition materials that many major TV manufacturers such as Samsung, TCL and HiSense turn to when looking to improve the color output of their latest and greatest TV.

Quantum Dots are one of the first successful commercial applications of real nanotechnology. Each quantum dot is a tiny crystal, just a bit bigger than a water molecule that has a unique superpower- the ability to emit light with incredible brightness, efficiency and pure color. We apply trillions of these tiny crystals to displays in devices from TVs to tablets to make them brighter and more power efficient with accurate, lifelike colors.

At our heart, we are a specialty chemicals company and our manufacturing process requires that we run wet chemistry lines with commercial scale reactors and process piping.  We are currently growing our production capabilities and transforming some of our pilot lines into full scale commercial production.  Our cutting-edge environment creates a unique opportunity for the kind of engineering and maintenance mechanic that enjoys a challenge and who can take ownership of equipment and processes.

Our ideal candidate will have at least two years’ experience as a journeyman level mechanic working on complicated systems or machinery - he/she will have a natural inclination to tinker and fix mechanical parts such as mechanical seals or high-pressure vacuum pumps.

Military veterans with motor pool, heavy equipment and/or diesel/shipboard training are highly encouraged to apply to this role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Engineering and Production departments to diagnose, repair, modify and maintain chemical processing equipment to insure safe and efficient operation.
  • Respond to problems with the equipment supporting plant operations. 
  • Ensure that all preventative maintenance schedules and protocols are followed in a timely manner and that all records are kept up to date.
  • Assist with the installation and start up new (process) equipment.
  • Track equipment history to ensure critical spare parts inventory.
  • Follow Safety, Health & Environmental safe work procedures.

Experience and Job Requirements:

  • Strong hands-on mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and equipment trouble shooting and maintenance skills.
  • High school diploma or equivalent and two years of mechanical maintenance experience ideally in a chemical manufacturing or a fermentation / biotech / pharma environment OR training in one of the following areas;

o   Military motor pool, jet/turbine engine or heavy equipment maintenance

o   Shipboard diesel or nuclear-powered turbine maintenance

o   Auto/fleet maintenance

  • Experienced with use of hand tools and power tools.  Ability to use machine tools to fabricate custom parts.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Must be safety conscious and have excellent safety record.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA regulations.
  • Ability to establish good working relationships with other departments.

 Desirable Skills:

  • Ability to diagnose and repair mechanical, electrical or pneumatic problems with production equipment and process piping.
  • Experience with troubleshooting and repairing vacuum pumps, piping and high & low-pressure plumbing.
  • Experience working with hazardous materials such as solvents and acids.
  • Experience with PLC programming and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to use CAD to design prototype components and fixtures.
  • Knowledge of HVAC and facilities equipment.

Physical requirements necessary to perform this job:

  • Visual acuity sufficient to work with small parts.
  • Ability to hear abnormal sounds from process equipment, safety alarms and process alarms.
  • Physical ability to perform equipment maintenance, including occasionally working in awkward positions.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to manipulate heavy items such as gas cylinders.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands include:  walking, standing, sitting, use of hands or fingers to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear, lift up to 50 pounds, close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distant vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe and area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).  Must be capable of climbing step stool to reach items at heights above 7 feet.  Must be able to physically stand for up to one hour.  Must be able to safely wear necessary personal protective equipment in designated areas i.e. lab coat, safety glasses.  Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.

Work is performed in either a laboratory environment or manufacturing setting.  The ambient noise level in the work environment is moderate.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work with and around hazardous chemicals. 

Nanosys offers competitive salary with a wide range of benefits including a comprehensive health plan, basic life and AD&D, short and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) savings plan, paid time off, paid holidays, and stock options.

We are seeking results-oriented people that are driven to succeed through teamwork, focused on discovery to solve real-world challenges, and passionate about building a new industry.

EOE-M/F/D/V employer

Please submit your resume online:  https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=15640581

Chemical R&D Technician - Formulations

This is a temporary position with the potential to convert to full time, depending on business needs.

Join the Quantum Dot Pioneers!

Nanosys is building a materials revolution, combining scientific expertise with awareness of the system needs of TV and display manufacturers. We are looking for people who are not only energetic, committed and passionate about what they do, but focused on applying innovation to help industries overcome obstacles through materials architecture. We have a “roll-up your sleeves” culture that is based upon individual empowerment, mutual respect, integrity and recognition of successes.

Our quantum dots are designed to increase the range of colors emitted by standard displays by up to 50% and that’s why we are interested in the optical and color emitting characteristics of the semi-conductor materials we synthesize into fluorescent nanocrystals.  Once created, the dots are coated onto a barrier film that we call QDEF, which in turn is added to a display during the manufacturing process.  We are constantly developing new dots and always pushing the R&D regarding the materials we design and manufacture. 

Position overview:
Because of our growth we need to hire a chemical technician who will work with our Polymer, Resins and Formulations scientists and work hands on in our development labs. 

Summary of Essential Job Functions that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform nanoparticle purification, ligand exchange, and characterization under the direction of senior scientists.
  • Prepare resin-quantum dot mixtures and ink formulations and process them into films and other articles.
  • Perform film measurements and summarize results of experiments.
  • Maintain accurate lab notes and record of experiments.
  • Ability to complete a wide range of tasks.
  • Operate and calibrate R&D analytical instrumentation.
  • Develop and follow SOPs.
  • Keep R&D space orderly and equipped.

 Required Education, Experience and Skills:

  • BS in Chemistry (organic preferred), Chemical Engineering or a related scientific discipline.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Basic experience with chemical synthesis and analytical methods.
  • High energy, goal oriented, results driven.  Able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Attitude of proactive problem solving and a work ethic of carrying assigned projects to completion.

Desired Experience:

  • Experience with air and moisture sensitive materials and use of a glove box.
  • Experience with polymer and nanocomposite formulation and processing.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands include:  walking, standing, sitting, use of hands or fingers to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear, lift up to 40 pounds, close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distant vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).  Must be capable of climbing step stool to reach items at heights above 7 feet.  Must be able to physically stand for up to one hour.  Must be able to safely wear necessary personal protective equipment in designated areas i.e. lab coat, safety glasses.  Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.

Work is performed in either a laboratory environment or manufacturing setting.  The ambient noise level in the work environment is moderate.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee the employee will work with and around hazardous chemicals.

EOE-M/F/D/V employer

Please apply online at: https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=15639071

Chemical Technician - Quantum Dot Synthesis

This is a contract job which may lead to a regular full-time position depending on business needs.

Join the Quantum Dot Pioneers!

Nanosys is building a materials revolution, combining scientific expertise with awareness of the system needs of TV and display manufacturers. We are looking for people who are not only energetic, committed and passionate about what they do, but focused on applying innovation to help industries overcome obstacles through materials architecture. We have a “roll-up your sleeves” culture that is based upon individual empowerment, mutual respect, integrity and recognition of successes.

Our quantum dots are designed to increase the range of colors emitted by standard displays by up to 50% and that’s why we are interested in the optical and color emitting characteristics of the semi-conductor materials we synthesize into fluorescent nanocrystals.  Once created, the dots are coated onto a barrier film that we call QDEF, which in turn is added to a display during the manufacturing process.  We are constantly developing new dots and always pushing the R&D regarding the materials we design and manufacture. 

Position overview:
As a result of our growth we need to hire a technician who will work with our senior scientists and assist them in the development, optimization, and formulation of cadmium-free quantum dots for QDEF product development.

 Responsibilities included but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform nanoparticles synthesis, purification and ligand exchange under the direction of senior scientists.
  • Able to handle high temperature reactions with air and moisture sensitive chemical reagents.
  • Demonstrate ability to complete a wide range of tasks.
  • Learn and operate R&D analytical instruments under the direction of senior scientists.
  • Maintain accurate lab notes and record of experiments.
  • Maintain R&D space by keeping it clean and orderly.

Qualifications:

  • BS in Chemistry or a closely related scientific discipline with at least one year of industrial experience.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Experience with air and moisture sensitive materials and use of a glove box and Schlenk line.
  • Basic experience with nanoparticles synthesis and analytical methods.
  • High energy, goal oriented, results driven, able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Attitude of proactive problem solving and a work ethic of carrying assigned projects to completion.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands include:  walking, standing, sitting, use of hands or fingers to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear, lift up to 40 pounds, close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distant vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).  Must be capable of climbing step stool to reach items at heights above 7 feet.  Must be able to physically stand for up to one hour.  Must be able to safely wear necessary personal protective equipment in designated areas i.e. lab coat, safety glasses.  Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.

Work is performed in either a laboratory environment or manufacturing setting.  The ambient noise level in the work environment is moderate.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to hazardous chemicals. 

EOE-M/F/D/V employer

Please submit your resume online at: https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=15629881

 

Chemical - Process Technician – Thin Film/LED R&D

This is a contract job which may lead to a regular full-time position depending on business needs.

In this role, you will be actively involved in the development of our next generation LED project where you will be a part of a team that creates novel light emissive devices that will use quantum dots as emitters.  Responsibilities in this role include but are not limited to: reproducibly executing the important steps of substrate preparation and cleaning, thin film fabrication (from solution coating and vacuum thermal evaporation), as well as encapsulation and electrical & optical testing.

The majority of the work will be done inside an air-free glovebox in a cleanroom environment.

Summary of essential job functions:

  • Work with the project team to develop and execute new fabrication techniques and processes to produce quantum dot based LEDs.
  • Operate the following tools; spin coater, wet cleaner, plasma cleaner, hot plate, thermal evaporator, epoxy dispenser, UV curing system, etc.
  • Prepare and clean glass substrates.
  • Test devices for optical and electrical characteristics in both manual and automated formats.
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures for each step in the processes.
  • Process monitoring and cleanroom environment monitoring.
  • Maintain the laboratory and related equipment, order supplies.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience: fabricating small devices such as solution-processed or polymer OLEDs, solution – processed solar cells, coin-cell batteries, optoelectronic assemblies or thin films while working in an air-free glovebox.
  • Experience with manual-dispense spin-coating and other manual solution-deposition methods, as well as R&D level vacuum film techniques (thermal evaporation, sputtering, etc.).
  • Familiarity with basic laboratory equipment such as pipettes, vials and syringes and be comfortable handling small quantities of solvents, acids, bases, etc.
  • Experience using hot plates, and plasma cleaners.
  • Experience with thin film metrology, and spectrophotometers.
  • Testing LEDs, solar cells or batteries for current-voltage characteristics.
  • Excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with cross-disciplinary groups.
  • Solid mechanical problem-solving skills.

Education & Experience: 

  • An associate degree in materials science/chemistry/ engineering.
  • Relevant industrial experience in electronics or optics research and development in a laboratory environment.
  • Excellent manual dexterity and the ability to work in a glovebox while manipulating small objects/devices.
  • Experience in air free glovebox is a plus.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands include:  walking, standing, sitting, use of hands or fingers to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear, lift up to 40 pounds, close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distant vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).  Must be capable of climbing step stool to reach items at heights above 7 feet.  Must be able to physically stand for up to one hour.  Must be able to safely wear necessary personal protective equipment in designated areas i.e. lab coat, safety glasses.  Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.

Work is mainly performed in a laboratory environment.  The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work with toxic or caustic chemicals.

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R&D Scientist, Nanocrystal Synthesis

Join the Quantum Dot Technology and Market Leaders!

Nanosys is building a Quantum Dot revolution, combining scientific expertise with awareness of the system needs of TV and display manufacturers.  We are the world’s Number 1 designer and producer of Quantum Dots and some of our biggest investors are companies like Samsung and 3M.

Our Quantum dots improve the power efficiency, brightness and color performance of LED LCD displays. This enables LCDs to compete with and even outperform OLED displays. Nanosys has more than 30 products in the market from top brands like Samsung, Sharp, Vizio, TCL, Hisense and ASUS. Millions of devices with Quantum Dots shipped in 2016 ranging in size from 7” to 88”.

Today, Quantum Dot displays are built just like LED displays. The quantum dots are added to the backlight of the display in the form of a translucent plastic film that is coated with quantum dots. Each sheet of film contains literally trillions of Quantum Dots. In this mode, the Quantum Dots are improving existing LED displays by enabling them to be more power efficient and by increasing their color performance by over 50%.

We are currently ramping up the development of our next generation Quantum Dot devices and it’s for this reason that we invite you to consider the following opportunity.

 R&D Scientist, Nanocrystal Synthesis #1080

Summary of Essential Job Functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • The primary responsibility for this position will be researching and coming up with innovative synthesis methodologies for quantum dots aimed at improving both their optical and charge transport performance to be used in QD-LED applications. 
  • This is a Laboratory (hands-on) position with coordination with development partners.
  • Chemical/ Inorganic synthesis of organometallics in air-free environments.
  • Analytical characterization of organometallic precursors and quantum dots.
  • Compile and present research data to the development team and make best case arguments for developing research programs.
  • Keep excellent research notes and follow all best practice and GMP documentation guidelines.

Education, Experience and Certifications:      

  • PhD in Chemistry, Material Science or a similar discipline.
  • Proven track record of innovative research in quantum dot synthesis.
  • Knowledge of organic ligand synthesis, polymerization and cross-linking reactions.
  • Familiarity with nanocrystal characterization techniques (TEM, XRD, NMR, spectroscopy etc.).
  • Experience with air-free chemistry techniques, including Schlenk techniques and working with glove boxes.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written and the ability to interact well in a team environment.
  • Ability and desire to work efficiently and productively in a multi-task environment on a daily basis, independently and with minimal supervision.

 Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands include:  walking, standing, sitting, use of hands or fingers to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear, lift up to 40 pounds, close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distant vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).  Must be capable of climbing step stool to reach items at heights above 7 feet.  Must be able to physically stand for up to one hour.  Must be able to safely wear necessary personal protective equipment in designated areas i.e. lab coat, safety glasses.  Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.

Work is mainly performed in a laboratory environment.  The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work with toxic or caustic chemicals. 

Nanosys offers competitive salary with a wide range of benefits including a comprehensive health plan, basic life and AD&D, short and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) savings plan, paid time off, paid holidays, employee referral program and stock options. We are seeking results-oriented people that are driven to succeed through teamwork, focused on discovery to solve real-world challenges, and passionate about building a new industry.

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Chemical Manufacturing Technician

This is a temporary position with the potential to convert to full time, depending on business needs.

 We are the leader in developing the market for quantum dots in the TV and display industry. Our technology enables two of the hottest new features in TV today: UltraHD and High Dynamic Range (HDR). We are currently developing the next generation of super high color and ultra-high definition materials that many major TV manufacturers such as Samsung, TCL and HiSense turn to when looking to improve the color output of their latest and greatest TV.

Quantum Dots are one of the first successful commercial applications of real nanotechnology. Each quantum dot is a tiny crystal, just a bit bigger than a water molecule that has a unique superpower- the ability to emit light with incredible brightness, efficiency and pure color. Our customers apply trillions of these tiny crystals to displays in devices from TVs to tablets to make them brighter and more power efficient with accurate, lifelike colors.

Our business is growing and we now need to bring on-board a Chemical Manufacturing Technician who will be responsible for supporting the group’s production of quantum dots including performing purifications and synthetic chemistry following standard operating procedures.  Most of the chemistry is done in glove boxes or air-free environments.

 Summary of essential job functions:

  • After an initial period of training the new hire will operate production equipment according to established SOPs. He/She will perform manufacturing activities of full scope including but not limited to work functions in Quantum Dot Synthesis, reagent preparation, some analytical measurements such as UV Vis, blending and packaging. 
  • Perform daily production of commercial or development products according to production plan.
  • Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) and work instructions to manufacture product in glove boxes and/or fume hoods -
    • using lab glassware, centrifuges, syringes,
    • measuring liquid and dry chemicals,
    • using temperature controllers, heating mantles, thermocouples and programs to run reactions.
  • Adhere to and actively support corporate Employee, Health & Safety polices.  
  • Identify, report and participate in recommended improvement or corrective action on safety and environmental problems.
  • Participate in Employee Health & Safety audits, site meetings, and group discussions.
  • Assess workload and adjust time to complete work within timelines needed to meet production plan and customer demands.
  • Demonstrate positive teamwork and assist fellow team members in completing work when necessary to meet deadlines.
  • Perform and properly document assigned calibrations and preventive maintenance according to schedule.
  • Maintain, label and exercise the practice of first-in-first out Raw Material, In Process or Finished Goods inventories according to established procedures.
  • Communicate process deviations to supervisors.
  • Improve knowledge and skills throughout the training process.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Read and be familiar with SDS (safety data sheets) and have worn PPE when handling hazardous chemicals.
  • Demonstrated experience in either chemical lab, production or manufacturing environment.
  • Competent in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Office 365/Outlook.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with multiple deadlines and rapidly changing priorities.
  • Must show a commitment to maintaining a safe workplace.
  • Ability to take direction from multiple sources, and manage time to meet daily testing needs as well as satisfy longer term commitments to project support.
  • Ability to multi-task is essential for success in this position.
  • Should be very detail oriented.
  • Good documentation skills, including written and oral communication.
  • Must show a commitment to best laboratory and manufacturing practices.
  • Must maintain satisfactory attendance at work facility, to include timeliness.
  • Must be available and willing to work overtime on holidays, weekends and afterhours.
  • Strong teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Organic synthesis and some analytical experience, specialty chemical manufacturing.
  • Experience in air-free techniques working in glove boxes and schlenk line/vacuum gas manifold.
  • Experience in GMP environment.

Education, Experience and Certifications:      

  • B.S. in science (chemistry, physics, biology or a similar discipline) or equivalent work experience.
  • Without degree: 2-5 years’ experience in relevant manufacturing/chemical synthesis.
  • Recent references available to confirm experience in Chemical Manufacturing or Production.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands include:  walking, standing for multiple hours while working in front of manufacturing apparatus including glove boxes, fume hoodsuse of hands or fingers to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear, lift up to 40 pounds. With or without corrective lens: close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distant vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus). Must be capable of climbing step stool to reach items at heights above 7 feet. Must be able to physically stand for up to one hour continuously.  Must be able to safely wear necessary personal protective equipment in designated areas i.e. lab coat, safety glasses, gloves. Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.

Work is performed in a chemical manufacturing environment. The ambient noise level in the environment is moderate, with periodic higher frequency noise from processing equipment operation. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work with hazardous chemicals. 

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