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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Chemical Technician C in Lexington, Massachusetts

Group 72 – Fabrication Engineering

MIT Lincoln Laboratory pushes the boundaries of science and engineering to design, model, and fabricate technologies and prototype systems for national security applications. These mission areas include space imaging and data processing, high energy lasers, long range laser communications, ground-based radars, and undersea communication terminals. Within MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the Fabrication Engineering Group works with program teams from initial design through manufacturing, assembly, integration, and testing to fabricate low-volume advanced hardware. Our core PCB capabilities include automated solder paste printing, precision pick and place machines, and automated optical inspection systems. Our core mechanical competencies span precision fabrication, diamond turning, EDM machining, additive manufacturing, and 5-axis machining. Our core assembly, integration, and test capabilities include program integration spaces, cleanrooms, vibration testing, and space simulation chambers. The Group concentrates on high-complexity parts and state-of-practice prototyping capabilities, technical excellence, and quality systems for national security applications. State-of-practice prototyping capabilities are achieved through programs for employee’s technical and personal growth, continuous investigation and implementation of innovative fabrication technologies, and exceptional collaboration.

The position provides the candidate continuous opportunities to learn new skills to match the needs of the protype system, the interests of the candidate, and the Group’s objective to continuously implement innovative fabrication technologies.

Job Description

The Group seeks to hire a talented, creative, and motivated individual to assist in laboratory, research, or analytical work under the direction or supervision of scientific personnel. The technician has a critical role in the fabrication process and ultimate delivery of the prototype systems with a focus on ensuring quality material, parts, and assemblies are delivered to the program teams. The technician will perform various routine jobs of a skilled or semi-skilled nature and assist in providing flight quality cleanroom operation. In addition, an individual who performs various routine jobs of a skilled or semi-skilled nature, such as chassis wiring, keeping apparatus in good condition and performing laboratory tests and analysis.

Properly clean all items entering the cleanroom with the use of solvents and degreaser

  • Bag all items

  • Perform black & white light inspections

  • Maintain cleaning records

  • Perform transactions in-and-out of bonded storage

  • Keep apparatus in good condition

  • Maintain garments, restock gloves, shoe covers, chemicals, etc.

  • Maintain cleanliness of cleanroom by changing out tacky mats, HEPA vacuum area, wet mop floor, etc.

  • Candidate will be trained in all procedures and protocols relevant to the requirements of the position.


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Recognized self-motivator that seeks to continuously learn and challenge themselves

  • Computer literacy, proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word

  • An excitement for fabricating complex parts that enable programs teams to develop prototype systems that demonstrate technology of national importance.

  • Ability to work in and maintain a Class 1,000/ISO 6 cleanroom

  • Must pass required in-house training certifications

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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.