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Test Technician I

United States, Texas, AustinBiology Development

Job description

About Nuclein:

Nuclein is an Austin-based, private equity funded company. Our vision is to enable simple, affordable, rapid, and accurate disease testing for everyone. We are a dedicated, talented, and diverse team of scientists, engineers, and experienced professionals who are driven to excel and make a significant contribution to the world.

We are commercializing a disposable, hand-held, sample-to-answer, battery-powered PCR testing device, with current focus on development of a COVID-19 test. Our platform uses real-time, RT-PCR, requires no technical expertise to operate, and delivers on-the-spot results in under one hour. Please visit for more details.

At Nuclein, we offer a fast-paced, dynamic, collegial environment, where individual contributions are highly valued.

Please visit for more information about our company’s history, technology, and product vision.

Position Summary:

Nuclein is seeking a Test Technician 1 who will support product development and manufacturing of a next-generation molecular diagnostic device platform. The individual will work in the Development (Biology) department as part of a V&V Test Team, reporting to the team’s supervisor/manager and working within established SOPs and/or scientific methods to perform product design and manufacturing verification and validation tests.

Job requirements

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform QC tests for manufacturing process control and product non-conformance, adhering to quality guidelines
  • Read and comprehend technical instructions and procedures; working knowledge of a measurement and test equipment, including common hand tools/instruments
  • Maintain a safe, organized, and efficient work area
  • Adhere to production, test, and quality system procedures; retrieve test procedures from corporate databases
  • Read mechanical drawings, electrical schematics, and software flow charts


  • Associate (2-year) degree in Engineering, Bioscience or related technical field, or equivalent years of education and experience required.
  • Able to perform repetitive inspections with a high level of attention to detail
  • Possess an aptitude for quickly learning new techniques and problem-solving
  • Possess the ability to work independently with moderate supervision
  • Have experience working collegially in small teams and fast‐paced projects in a controlled environment (laboratory or manufacturing setting)
  • Have hands-on experience with efficient preparation, execution, and tear-down of product or sub-system tests; attending to test failures; gathering/storing relevant data; and preparing basic reports a plus
  • Have familiarity with quality principles and/or experience testing product quality and/or process control a plus
  • General computer experience and ability to use corporate data/document/project systems and operate/monitor test equipment
  • Mechanically inclined with a fair level of dexterity to construct simple test setups per documented instructions and procedures
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure; able to occasionally work extended or non-standard schedule to meet specific personal training, department, and production needs
  • Applicable knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Excel)
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, bend, and lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Effective verbal and written communication with team members, scientists, engineers, and project managers