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Testing Intern

Ecovative Design

Ecovative Design

Quality Assurance
Green Island, NY, USA
Posted on Monday, September 4, 2023

Bring your skills and passion to the Ecovative Design team! At Ecovative we build biological systems, explore uncharted science, and celebrate manufacturing rooted in Nature. The company seeks team members who are bold, curious and imaginative. The brand's greatest strength is the team's diversity. Each person brings unique backgrounds and talents that are fostered in a collaborative, challenging and creative culture.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform sample imaging and collect the data appropriately
  • Support with the mechanical testing of our product and samples as needed.
  • Contribute to general lab space organization and cleaning
  • Coordinate the testing and shipping of samples to external laboratories.
  • Troubleshoot issues related to imaging or mechanical Quality Control testing.
  • Perform data collection and document all research observations
  • Use materials science lab equipment
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and support them as needed
  • Participate in team meetings and contribute ideas to enhance the overall efficiency and effectiveness of quality control processes
  • Build Quality Control procedures and write Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs)
  • Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safety guidelines
  • Comply with company lab policies and procedures.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Good organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Understands the importance of accuracy related to Quality Control (QC) tests.
  • Knowledge of mechanical testing like tensile, tear tests.
  • Familiarity with the scientific method
  • Comfortable working within a laboratory setting.
  • Ability to perform math pertinent to protocol execution
  • Ability to communicate cross functionality with teammates
  • Ability to document data with integrity
  • Basic ability to use Word processing and data management software

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with the Instron testing machine is a plus
  • Comfortable learning quickly when faced with unfamiliar tasks and new tools
  • Exposure to protocols for mechanical performance testing of materials
  • Familiarity with statistical methods, design of experiment, and data analysis/ visualization programs (g., JMP)

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or pursuing a degree in Material Science, Mechanical engineering, or related field with relevant exposure to laboratory work outside of required coursework desired
  • Laboratory experience.

Albany Pay Range: $15.00 - $17.00

This is a temporary internship position that will run for 10 weeks.

What You’ll Love About Us:

  • Fantastic Team Culture. Innovative team with diverse interests (from artists to off-grid living).
  • Excellent Benefits. Health, dental, vision, retirement, EAP, PTO, tuition reimbursement
  • Time to Connect. Earth Day community work, retreats, holiday events, pie day, costume competitions, pumpkin carving, outings, food, etc.

Ecovative is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Ecovative Design
70 Cohoes Ave. Suite 103
Green Island, NY 12183