Rapid Prototype Technician

Aspen Aerogels

Aspen Aerogels

Marlborough, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Aspen Aerogels® is a rapidly growing aerogel technology company founded in 2001 to capitalize on patented advances in aerogel manufacturing. Aspen’s extensive portfolio of proprietary aerogel products are manufactured at scale and sold worldwide in the Electric Vehicle, Energy Infrastructure, and Power Generation industries. Aspen is a Tier 1/2 Automotive supplier of PyroThin® thermal barriers, and our Pyrogel® and Cryogel® insulation products are used by virtually all leading petrochemical and refining company across more than 50 countries. We’re on a mission to build a world-class organization as we continue to grow our energy infrastructure business, and expand to meet demand for PyroThin thermal barriers in the rapidly growing Electric Vehicle sector over the next decade. We’re looking for great passionate, dynamic talent to join our team.

The Technician, Sample Fabrication is responsible for managing and overseeing the preparation and production of sample parts. Main goal is to ensure that samples are built correctly, shipped as requested and on time. This requires understanding of manufacturing process(es), planning, communication and excellent execution. Manage the entire sample process from receipt of request to part shipping. Ensure that raw materials are prepped and ready for use prior to sample builds. Provides additional support as needed to Quality and Logistics functions as it relates to samples. Must work in conjunction with Sample Operators to ensure samples are produced on time. Must adhere to all relevant plant safety and manufacturing procedures.


  • Manage customer sample builds.
  • Review drawings, work orders and other information to ensure the samples are made correctly.
  • Prepare raw materials for samples as needed, ensuring quality and quantity are acceptable.
  • Work with manufacturing leads and management on resourcing needs.
  • Coordinate shipping upon sample completion.
  • Work with operators to help develop best practices to make new and unique samples.
  • Document how samples were made for traceability and reproducibility.
  • Work to constantly improve the sample making process.
  • Manage consumables for sample area.
  • Support development testing and feedback of new fixtures and jigs.
  • Support Engineering in the assembly of new fixtures and jigs.
  • Patriciate in the 6S program to ensure sample area is in compliance.
  • Communicate with Engineers, Maintenance and other resources as needed to keep resources informed and engaged.
  • Be a consistent, visible leader in the area of personal safety including involvement in assigned Safety trainings and initiatives.
  • Participates as requested or desired in root cause investigations (RCI’s) occurring within assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Ensure company safety policies, procedures and expectations are understood and followed by all employees, escalate concerns/suggestions as appropriate.
  • Maintain organized work areas with staff.


  • High school diploma required, undergraduate degree preferred.
  • 5 years manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Must consistently demonstrate company values of Safety, Quality, Teamwork, Customer, Integrity and Innovation.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of manufacturing processes, technical skills and troubleshooting equipment individually and through assigned resources for operational efficiency.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and electronic, and proven ability to relate with all levels within the organization.
  • Excellent use of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Office, Teams, and Outlook.
  • Understanding of quality measurement systems and practices.
  • Strong planning, documentation and execution skills required. Attention to detail is a must.
  • Proficiency in use of database applications, web tools, and e-Learning tools.
  • Ability to work effectively in teams and independently


  • Frequently required to stand
  • Occasionally required to walk
  • Frequently required to sit
  • Frequently required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
  • Continually required to talk or hear
  • Frequently works near moving mechanical parts
  • Frequently works around fumes, airborne particles, or toxic chemicals
  • Occasionally exposed to extreme heat or cold (non-weather)
  • While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 10 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include: Close vision; Distance vision; Color vision; Peripheral vision; Depth perception and ability to adjust focus

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Aspen is committed to offering a comprehensive benefits package, a positive and productive work environment, encouraged work/life and family balance, and opportunities for growth and development, in a culture that is focused on inclusion, sustainability, and working together to solve the world’s toughest challenges.

Aspen is proud to offer a competitive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Holidays, Sick Time, and PTO. In addition, we also offer Fitness Reimbursement, a 401k Employer Match, Life and Disability Insurance, and other benefits.

Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.

Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to abuttitta@aerogel.com or call (508) 466-3111 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.