Lab Services Technician

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Alameda, California & Berkeley, California, United States

Posted on: 2023-11-16

Category: carbon

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About the company:

We're Twelve, the carbon transformation company—a new kind of chemical company that makes things from air, not oil. Our breakthrough technology eliminates emissions by transforming CO2 into critical materials, products and fuels. 
When it comes to addressing climate change, carbon isn’t our nemesis. To the contrary, we see carbon as the element of change. Carbon isn’t just the building block of life, it’s the building block of the chemicals, materials and fuels that make up our modern world and power innovation. From the spring in our running shoes to our favorite electronics, to building materials, electric car parts and fuels, carbon makes it possible. The problem is we get this carbon today from fossil fuels in the form of petrochemicals, which creates CO2 emissions and accelerates climate change.
Carbon transformation fundamentally changes this paradigm by sourcing carbon from CO2 instead of fossil fuels. By replacing the fossil carbon in critical chemicals with renewable, recycled carbon from CO2, we can eliminate emissions from thousands of essential products and set a new standard for how things get made in the climate era.

Twelve is a new kind of chemical company built for the climate era. Our breakthrough technology eliminates emissions by turning CO2 into essential products. We are a team of scientists, engineers and problem solvers on a mission to fundamentally shift the way the world addresses climate change and lead the transition to a fossil free future with our carbon transformation technology.

Job Brief 

As a Lab Services Technician, you will work with the other members of the lab services team to provide a safe and effective laboratory in support of our research teams’ needs. This includes providing hands-on support in managing chemical supplies, compressed gas systems, safety equipment, and preventative maintenance of specialized lab equipment. We will provide you with on-the-job training in areas specific to our equipment.

This position is an incredible opportunity to learn about laboratory maintenance and management, which includes environmental health and safety, project management, and operations. As part of the lab services branch of facilities, you will see how your work makes an impact on the big picture every day. 

What you will do 

  • Regularly serve as primary responder to lab emergencies or safety concerns
  • Perform preventative maintenance, calibration, and inspection of lab and safety equipment
  • Supporting technical teams with routine task support as needed 
  • Identify and implement improvements to inventory management and receiving 
  • Help with manual tasks around the lab such as organizing lab benches and stockrooms, performing inventories, and general maintenance
  • Record keeping and handling of hazardous waste
  • Coordinate with external service providers to support the lab needs
  • Monitor gas inventory and change out compressed gas cylinders 
  • Collaborate on the creation and set up of new lab systems and spaces to improve safety and efficiency
  • Assist with creating and updating standard operating procedure documentation

Who you are 

We recognize that experience comes in different forms, many skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. Even more important than your resume is a clear demonstration of skill, dedication, and ability to learn. A stand-out candidate would show broad technical abilities, including but not limited to the following areas:

  • Experience working in a lab environment (either in previous jobs or in a class setting)
  • Experience in chemical handling and navigating their hazards
  • Strong computer skills (web apps, communication platforms, Google Docs)
  • Strong desire and curiosity to learn new things
  • Interest in space planning, including interfacing with multiple stakeholders during lab set up 
  • Comfortable working with minimal supervision
  • Willing to adopt a customer service mindset
  • You are able to lift up to 50 pounds

Twelve Benefits

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Paid sick days and vacation
  • Competitive salary and equity compensation commensurate with experience
  • Diverse and inclusive work environment

At Twelve, it's important each employee is compensated competitively and fairly. In alignment with state legal requirements, Twelve conducts exhaustive research to understand compensation markets. A range for the included position is listed below. Be advised, actual offer details are determined by job category, job location, and candidate skill level. 
United States Wage Range: $30 - $36/hour
Please note that some pay bands may have wide ranges of compensation to accommodate candidate's diverse sets of skill levels.

We believe that the unique contributions of each individual is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.


Want to work with us but don't see a current opening that fits your background? Email us at [email protected]


Potential Twelve Candidates, please be aware of potential recruiting scams. Twelve will never ask you for payment or your payment information in order to pursue a career here. If anyone has requested such a payment or payment information in relation to a Twelve position or if you believe that someone outside Twelve has impersonated a Twelve recruiter or employee, please contact [email protected]. Thank you and be safe!

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