Advanced Materials Development Technician

Company: Saprex Advanced Materials, LLC

Job Title: Advanced Materials Development Technician

Exemption: Non-Exempt

Location: Saprex Advanced Materials Lab, UNCC, Charlotte North Carolina 28223

 Company: Saprex is a progressive, advanced materials company focused on materials exposed to extreme environments such as fire, high-heat and cut.  We offer custom development services, materials and finished product solutions. At our core, we excel at rapidly prototyping and evaluating material solutions using rigorous science and are committed to constantly improving our approach and products. Our Advanced Materials Lab allows us to build and test our ideas quickly. We have a number of development programs at various stages from initial prototypes to full production.  Our lead program is a composite based exhaust insulation system for diesel engines that is rapidly growing.  Saprex is based in Charlotte, NC.

Job Description: As an Advanced Materials Development Technician you would play a key role critical role in developing new materials, expanding product applications and contributing to the future growth of the company. This is a challenging and exciting position with significant opportunity for career growth.



  • Build and test product prototypes in an accurate and timely manner and document formulations, test procedures, test data, observations and results
  • Manage and execute designed experiments
  • Manage lab equipment and inventory
  • Build early stage production samples
  • Work comfortably and safely with fire, high-heat and other hazards



  • At least an associate degree in a technical discipline; ideally engineering, chemistry or material science
  • Hands-on experience with building and testing materials and test equipment
  • Textile or composite materials experience
  • Enjoys hands-on work
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere
  • Competence in managing lab computers, data acquisition devices and data platform
  • Prior Work Experience: Lab experience; Materials Experience; Textile experience a plus
  • Willingness to perform other tasks as needed


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