Lab Operations Technician

Louisville, Colorado, United States
about 1 month ago
Full time role

Job Description

Lab Operations Technician

AMP Robotics is a pioneer and industry leader in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and infrastructure for the waste and recycling industry. We apply AI-powered automation to economically and sustainably improve our global recycling system.

Headquartered in Louisville, Colorado, the Denver Post and BuiltIn Colorado have recognized AMP as one of the state's top workplaces. AMP also has operations and career opportunities outside of Atlanta and Cleveland, as well as in Europe. We’re fostering an environment where passionate individuals can grow and create impact. We seek unconventional thinkers to join our mission to enable a world without waste; at AMP, your contributions have meaning and can spur change. With backing from top-tier investors and national recognition including North American Cleantech Company of the Year and Forbes’ most promising AI companies, we’re always seeking ways to better our operations, raising the bar on innovation, and looking to collaborate and improve in what we do. Learn more at

AMP Robotics is hiring a Lab Operations Technician to focus on building, operating, maintaining, improving and reporting on AMP’s testing infrastructure, in addition to supporting new product prototyping and existing product improvements.  You will be a direct contributor in evolving AMP’s recycling technology proving ground that forms the backbone of our innovation.  You will partner with the entirety of the engineering organization in pursuit of pushing the state of the art. You will be expected to be able to work autonomously with high level guidance, validate your own work, meet schedules, provide feedback, and suggest improvements.

As our Lab Operations Technician, you will work to:

  • Build -  Leading and assisting in the building of AMP products and testing equipment
  • Full system prototype builds
  • Part fabrication
  • Test rigs
  • Testing infrastructure
  • Maintain - Keeping the lab equipment in optimal operating condition.
  • Operating and calibrating
  • Cleaning and organizing
  • Debugging problems that come up, and finding solutions
  • Test - Full system and subsystem testing of AMP products
  • Functionality
  • Longevity
  • Report - Communicating testing results to the engineering team
  • Improvement suggestions
  • Participating in design reviews

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • None

The successful candidate will have:


  • Machining Skills
  • CNC programming
  • Lathe
  • Manual Mill
  • Electrical Skills
  • Ability to read wiring diagrams and schematics
  • Working proficiency with multimeter, current probes
  • Mechanical Skills
  • Strong working knowledge of assembly drawings, pneumatic schematics, etc.
  • Confidence in working with:  mechanical systems including pneumatics, valves, sensors, etc.
  • Communication and Time Management Skills
  • Reporting results
  • Collaborating with multiple teams
  • Management of competing priorities
  • Strongly mission driven, no task to small no job too big, keep the team moving
  • Positivity in the face of adversity
  • Customer oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to operate autonomously as part of a team
  • Maintaining a high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail while working in a dynamic environment.
  • Extremely resourceful - known as a person who “finds a way to get it done.”

Note - If you DO NOT precisely fit the below qualifications but you DO believe you would excel in this role, we encourage you to apply!  AMP is looking for mission-driven, creative problem-solvers.  We recognize ideas and background diversity can be strong business assets.


  • Software Skills
  • Understanding of Linux Systems (networking, debugging, display, peripherals)
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting HW/SW boundary (failing hardware, disconnected hardware)
  • Electro Mechanical Skills
  • Data Acquisition Devices
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Mechanical Skills
  • Working proficiency with 3D Modeling, Solidworks or other


  • High school diploma or equivalent required, Associate Degree preferred.


  • 2+ years of relevant professional experience

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus, and ability to accurately see and label color. (remove if not a requirement)
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

Location: Louisville, CO

Travel Requirements: 

  • <5%

Other duties: 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

We recognize that there is more to work than the day-to-day responsibilities. In addition to a collaborative, high-performing team environment, we’re pleased to offer competitive base salaries; medical, dental and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan; paid time off and sick time; flexible work hours; and the opportunity to quickly accelerate your learning and growth.

Salary & compensation information: $70,000 - $75,000 based on experience. 

Benefits Information:

  • Medical - The company covers up 85% to 100% of the premium for Cigna healthcare plans depending on the selection. Employees pay the difference in premium if they select a more expensive plan. Up to 75% for dependents. 
  • Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability.
  • 401(k) retirement plan (non-matching).
  • FTO - Flexible Time Off 
  • 7 company holidays