Senior Battery Process Engineer

  • Sila Nanotechnologies
  • Alameda, CA
  • May 14, 2022
Full time role Engineering: All Engineering: Electrical

Job Description

WHO YOU ARE

You’re an experienced, diligent and communicative engineer who can see ahead to future challenges and lead a team to address them. In your work at Sila, you’ll focus on defining, implementing and continuously improving the cell assembly & electrochemical test processes to integrate Sila’s materials in battery cells, which is critical for developing material concepts and facilitating integration at battery manufacturers. Your work will include time in the lab diagnosing problems and testing solutions to improve our operational and control methods, as well as mentoring fellow teammates to lead developing project plans and deep dives into data sets to reveal underlying patterns.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Collaboratively design and implement improvements to build and test battery cells to increase safety, quality, and throughput
  • Develop and establish systems and best practices for safely testing battery cells and analyzing the electrochemical test data
  • Define and execute plans for battery lab equipment and facility for operations growth and improvement
  • Work collaboratively with technicians, engineers, and scientists to troubleshoot, correct, and prevent issues
  • Train, support and mentor technicians and junior engineers on the team
  • Invest in our values and vision and champion them as we grow

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Hands-on battery laboratory or manufacturing experience
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new systems and improve them with an eye towards quality
  • Collaborative working and leadership style 
  • Proficiency in data collection and analysis; experience with databases is a plus
  • Ability to multitask and actively drive multiple projects simultaneously
  • Understanding of lab and manufacturing safety best practices; experience with lithium-ion batteries is a plus
  • At least a B.S. in engineering or science and 5 years of industry experience

Organization Type

Company

Organization Size

101-250

Sectors

Energy, Transportation

Drawdown solutions

Distributed Energy Storage, Utility-Scale Energy Storage