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Consumable and Reagent Kit Assembly Technician

Volta Labs

Volta Labs

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, December 22, 2023
Volta Labs is building a suite of genomics applications for our first-of-its-kind digital fluidics sample prep automation platform. Our technology will remove the need for laborious sample setup, provide a technology-agnostic suite, and shorten sample processing time from hours to seconds. We believe our tech is the next step in unlocking the hospital of the future and will accelerate medical research by decades.
You'll join a team of innovative thinkers who love to experiment, collaborate, and win together. We are passionate about pushing the boundaries of automation, biology, computing, robotics, design, and user experience to benefit our customers and the world.
We’re a startup, about to deliver our Instrument and platform to early-adopting customers this year. We’re manufacturing in-house instead of contracting it out overseas to ensure quality and allow us to keep experimenting and continuously improving.
The Assembly Technician for Reagents & Consumables is one of the first hires for the Manufacturing team, responsible for hand-packing a variety of reagent kits and scientific consumables that our customers will use with our Instrument.

Day To Day and Year 1:

  • Packing up the consumables: Placing tubes, trays, and microplates into custom packaging
  • Owning the final picking and assembly before they’re shipped out to customers
  • It’s a fairly repetitive role that will be a great fit for someone who enjoys the zen of repetitive tasks, and wants a fun work environment where you can put on a podcast or audiobook and go to town building a variety of small products.
    Lots of change is coming: how our products are being made now will change in 6 months, you’ll help us iterate to make building them faster and easier. We’ll also have more variety of products developing in the coming months and years.
    Within 3 months you’ll… Complete onboarding, understand the product, and competently build the kits with no oversight
    By 6+ months you’ll be… Participating in logistics improvement cycles & partnering with UX team to evolve packaging and efficiency
Volta sits at the crossroads of biology, robotics, and engineering. To be successful in this role, you should be confident in owning each area outlined in the section above, and should have accomplished the below:
1. 1+ years experience in a manufacturing or biology environment that involves extreme attention to detail and dexterity as part of the role
2. The right mindset: A startup requires everyone to jump in and lend a hand to teammates when you see the opportunity, be curious about what we’re doing, and have a continuous improvement mindset
If you have an interest in biology, medical research, or the hospital of the future, you’ll enjoy the impact of this work even more than other products.
This is a full-time position that requires a significant amount of in-person work and collaboration onsite at our Seaport Office in Boston, MA. If you are unable to relocate or commute to the Boston MA area, this role won't be a match.
Our Benefits and Perks:
Robust Equity Program, to build future wealth through stock options with high growth potential
Comprehensive Healthcare Coverage, including Medical, Dental, & Vision
HSA, FSA, and Sponsored Commuter Benefit Plans
Access to Our 401K Plan, to save for your future
12 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave
Paid Time Off, because we understand the importance of time off for rest and adventure
11 Paid Holidays
Twice Weekly Company Lunches, office snacks, beverages, & treats
Monthly Team Happy Hours and regular team outings
We are an equal opportunity employer and foster diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, and we actively seek out and value diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself positively contributing, please apply. Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of bio-automation!