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Aspen Aerogels, Inc. Quality Technician in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Aspen Aerogels® is a rapidly growing aerogel technology company founded in 2001 to capitalize on patented advances in aerogel manufacturing. Aspen’s extensive portfolio of proprietary aerogel products are manufactured at scale and sold worldwide in the Electric Vehicle, Energy Infrastructure, Sustainable Building Materials, and Power Generation industries. Aspen is a Tier 1/2 Automotive supplier of PyroThin® thermal barriers, and our Pyrogel® and Cryogel® insulation products are used by virtually all leading petrochemical and refining company across more than 50 countries. We’re on a mission to build a world-class organization as we continue to grow our energy infrastructure business, and expand to meet demand for PyroThin thermal barriers in the rapidly growing Electric Vehicle sector over the next decade. We’re looking for great passionate, dynamic talent to join our team.

The quality control technician performs laboratory testing to determine chemical and physical characteristics or composition of materials for quality control and process control by performing the following duties:


  • Assures all job activities adhere to company Environmental, Health and Safety requirements.

  • Performs various test procedures on incoming raw materials, in process materials for production, and finished product

  • Submits written and oral responses to out of control test results

  • Enters complete and accurate data records into electronic data management system

  • Operates and maintains lab equipment, and able to troubleshoot malfunctions

  • Maintains good housekeeping standards in work environment

  • Operates with little or no supervision, self-motivated

  • Prepares chemical solutions and standards according to standard formulas.

  • Records data in spreadsheets

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

  • Adopt and follow Aspen’s core values of Safety, Quality, Integrity, Teamwork, Customer and Innovation on both a personal and professional level.


  • A High School diploma is required. An Associate’s degree or completion of some college work in a scientific discipline is desired.

  • Hands on experience with analytical equipment such as balances, mechanical test equipment, and chromatography

  • Basic knowledge of statistics and control charting

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment required, quality lab desirable

  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Strong computer skills: email, data/document management system, excel, word and other software programs.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with ERP systems such as Oracle or SAP

  • Must be able to work independently and adapt in a dynamic environment.

  • General math proficiency.

  • Good organizational skills, able to multitask with commitment to accuracy.

  • Good troubleshooting and analytical skills

  • Good attention to detail.

  • Ability to learn and follow written standard operating procedures.


  • Occasionally/Frequently/Continually required to stand

  • Occasionally/Frequently/Continually required to walk

  • Occasionally/Frequently/Continually required to sit

  • Occasionally/Frequently/Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity

  • Occasionally/Frequently/Continually required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl

  • Occasionally/Frequently/Continually required to talk or hear

  • Occasionally/Frequently/Continually required to taste or smell

  • Occasionally/Frequently/Continually exposed to wet and/or humid conditions (non-weather)

  • Occasionally/Frequently/Continually works near moving mechanical parts

  • Occasionally/Frequently/Continually works in high, precarious places

  • Occasionally/Frequently/Continually works around fumes, airborne particles, or toxic chemicals

  • Occasionally/Frequently/Continually exposed to outside weather conditions

  • Occasionally/Frequently/Continually exposed to extreme heat or cold (non-weather)

  • Occasionally/Frequently/Continually exposed to bloodborne and airborne pathogens or infectious materials

  • While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually __ (Select applicable:) very quiet; quiet; moderate; loud; very loud

  • The employee must (Select applicable) occasionally lift and/or move more than _ pounds / frequently lift and/or move up to _ pounds / continually lift and/or move up to ___ pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include: (Select applicable) Close vision; Distance vision; Color vision; Peripheral vision; Depth perception and ability to adjust focus

  • Additional remarks regarding work environment:

  • Specialized equipment, machines, or vehicles used:

    The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here:

    Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (508) 466-3111 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

    For Our Rhode Island Applicants:

    Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The East Providence, RI facility of Aspen Aerogels is subject to Title 28, Chapter 29-6.2 of Rhode Island General Laws, which governs Worker’s Compensation.