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Quality Assurance Technician Student (w/m/x)

traceless materials

traceless materials

Quality Assurance
Buchholz in der Nordheide, Germany
Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2023
Your mission

We are tackling global plastic pollution - and you will be a part of the solution!

With our innovative technology, we turn plant leftovers of the agricultural industry into a novel sustainable biomaterial - biobased, plastic-free and compostable. A material that leaves no harmful traces. With this, we want to replace as much plastics as possible, and this is where you come in.

As our Quality Assurance Technician Student (f/m/x), you will be responsible for scientific support by maintaining an efficient and exceptional quality assurance system in the laboratory as well as by performing in-process sampling and testing, laboratory housekeeping, sampling retention and stability test, reporting, among other valuable techniques. Tu


  • Conduct quality control testing for incoming materials, ensuring the product meets specifications, and updating the system for Raw Material product release.

  • Plan and execute testing for all in-process material at different intervals of production.

  • Plan and conduct all laboratory quality control activities/assays for finished products and product batch release.

  • Assisting scientists and engineers in ongoing experiments and tasks when needed for quality projects.

  • Sample storage and inventory maintenance.

  • Collect and maintain data and samples related to ongoing projects.

  • Conduct regular quality assurance inspections at production level, and laboratory level such as calibration records, preventive maintenance records, etc.

  • Maintenance of laboratory work environment.

  • Present results and observations to team members via quality reports, and certificates of analysis for batch release.

  • QC support in process improvements, R&D and Operations with respect to quality processes and monitoring checks.

Your support helps us to develop traceless into the market leader in the field of compostable biomaterials.
Your profile

  • You have completed a vocational training as a chemical/laboratory technician, with at least 1 year of laboratory experience OR

  • You have a university degree in a scientific discipline with at least 2 years of laboratory experience

  • Proficiency in the execution of product analysis using internal routine quality checks including analysis/interpretation of the measurement results such as NIR, mechanical tests, MFI, compositional analysis, and other laboratory assays.

  • Attention to detail, organized and methodical skills.

  • You are able to manage multiple priorities in order to meet deadlines

  • You are able to establish harmonious and effective working relationships

  • You are also practically minded and do not shy away from getting your hands dirty

  • You think innovatively & solution-oriented, are a team player and have a sense of humor

  • You are highly proficient in both spoken and written English.

You don't meet every single requirement? We would still like to hear from you - you might be just the right person for this or other roles!
Why us?
At traceless, you get a job with purpose! A team of passionate experts is waiting for you, united by strong company values, a pioneering spirit and our mission to jointly create a better future. If you would like to actively shape the green industrial production of tomorrow already today, then this is the right place for you.

We offer you a unique team spirit and flat hierarchies in which you can grow together with us. Our quality team area in particular will grow strongly over the next few years as our team and company will face the addition of other plants, offering you plenty of opportunities for further development. You have the freedom to independently develop solutions and take responsibility, so you can really make a difference with your skills and expertise. We value respect, fairness and carefulness, so you can always rely on the support of your colleagues. Mutual appreciation and empowerment are at the core of our culture, because we know that we can only achieve our goals together as a team.

We offer you fair pay based on our transparent salary model. In addition, you will receive shares in our company through our employee shares program.
About us
traceless is a young company - with a big vision: a future free of pollution and waste! Our award-winning company was founded in Hamburg in 2020 by our female founding duo Anne and Johanna. By now we are a diverse team from different disciplines, ages and twelve nationalities, united by our common mission: to contribute to solving plastic pollution and build the regenerative industry of the future. To achieve this, we are working to bring our materials to market quickly and to build our first large-scale production facility in Hamburg-Harburg.

We have created a diverse, inclusive and fair working environment that we want to preserve and further develop. Therefore, we welcome all applications - regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion/belief, disability, age, and sexual orientation and identity. Because to tackle plastic pollution, it's going to take all of us.

You are interested? Great! Just upload your CV and a short cover letter in the application form. Alternatively, you can email them to us at careers@traceless.eu. We look forward to getting to know you!