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Quality Lab Technician


Posted by NEMO Equipment, Inc. on 11/21/2019

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Design - Engineer

Company Type: HardGoods/Equipment

State: NH

City: Dover

Country: United States

Required Experience: 0 - 1 year

Job Type: Full Time


Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: No

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:

Job Description & Requirements

NEMO is growing fast and demand for our innovative outdoor gear has never been higher. To best support our product development and operations teams we are looking for an energetic laboratory technician to test our materials and products.

NEMO is located in a newly refurbished and repurposed mill building in downtown Dover, NH. We are a team of dedicated outdoor enthusiasts, backpackers, hikers, bikers, surfers, kayakers, skiers, snowboarders, and hunters. We love to get outside and use the gear that NEMO makes. We do our best to balance our lives between work and play, exhibiting passion for both pursuits. Dogs are welcome.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Lab Testing. The testing of textiles, metals, plastics, and finished goods. We have custom built test equipment and a one of a kind rain-chamber which simulates mother nature’s worst. We use ASTM and custom-built test methods and strive to make our products better with every test. Role works closely with product development and quality to test new materials and products from concept through production. 
  • Lab equipment maintenance. All this equipment has to be maintained to keep the lab working efficiently. Role will be expected to perform routine preventative maintenance or escalate issues that are beyond their capability. 
  • Lab care/cleaning/organizing. Our lab is both workplace and showplace. This role will be responsible for maintaining a safe, clean and impressive lab space. 
  • Test Reporting. Testing is not just simply completing the test task; the job is not complete until the results have been communicated. We are currently developing a test database and all results will need to be entered accurately and efficiently. 
  • You. Want to work in a fun, fast paced environment and can shift priorities as needed. Flexible. Energetic. Team focused. Enjoy outdoor activities and will feel rewarded when the company has an outdoor event.

Key Qualifications:

  • 0-3 years in a laboratory environment. Preferably in the outdoor equipment, apparel or footwear industry. 
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline. Must be detail-oriented, but able to present the big picture.
  • A keen sense of urgency and a demonstrated ability to independently manage and prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Passion for learning and growing new skills. We are a growing company and we all need to continuously add to our knowledge, skills and abilities. 
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office products.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Comfortable working both autonomously and in a team environment.
  • Commitment to and excitement about the challenge of contributing in a meaningful way to the continued success and growth of NEMO.
  • Passion for the outdoors and outdoor gear is a plus.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume via the application form on our website. We will do our best to acknowledge your submission, but depending on the volume of applications we may not be able to respond to all submissions. Candidates that look to be a promising fit will be contacted as quickly as possible.

About NEMO Equipment, Inc.

NEMO is a New Hampshire-based outdoor gear design company known for creating award-winning products that are built to last, comfortable and fun to use. Recently recognized by New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility as a small business leader for the environment, NEMO’s Founder and CEO, Cam Brensinger, was also named one of the outdoor industry’s Best & Brightest – 26 people setting the outdoor industry on fire by Outdoor Retailer Daily in 2017. The brand has won over 60 major awards for its designs since its founding in 2002. NEMO’s reputation for design innovation across its product lines—tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, hammocks, and furniture—is an outgrowth of their design philosophy to never bring anything to market that doesn’t offer a meaningfully better experience. Their team of designers and engineers are motivated by a passion for outdoor adventure and sustainability.