Location: HQ- San Jose, CA
Employment Type: Full-Time/Part-time
Team: Electrolyte Development
Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.
We are developing batteries that will power the next generation of transportation. Do you want to learn about and work on a critical part of the future energy economy? As part of our Advanced Research team, the Senior Metallurgical Engineer will scout the frontier of our technology to seek high- risk, high-reward projects. You will work with the CTO plus a small team to prototype new sophisticated fabrication methods, equipment, and production processes to integrate our technology on the road to a highly scaled GigaBattery Factory.
You are an engineer who loves moving quickly and working on cutting-edge technologies. You are a good communicator and an outstanding teammate. You seek out challenges and learning opportunities, and want to work in a startup environment: a fast pace energizes you, you can wear several hats and pitch in where needed. You are creative and high-energy.
BS in Material Science, Mechanical, Metallurgical or Chemical Engineering, or Chemistry or Physics
Minimum 5 years experience with flexible webs preferentially in a manufacturing environment
Experience working in a lab
Experience transitioning from a lab to the production environment
MS in an Engineering Field
Familiarity with data processing and/or statistics at the undergraduate level
Practical and/or theoretical understanding of winding of flexible materials
Manufacturing experience in thin metal foil thermo-mechanical processing a plus!
Background in quality management systems
Strong organizational skills
Strong communications and interpersonal skills
Experience in materials characterization techniques (XRD, SEM, and the like)
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Proficient in Microsoft applications
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepare and measure prototypes in a laboratory by working hands-on
Perform preliminary data analysis and prepare reports for colleagues
Support battery scaling projects with technical expertise relating to flexible web converting and end-use applications
Provide hands-on support to identify, develop and implement quality processes and system improvements to increase output yields
Management of projects as assigned
Audit and measure product performance against standards or process requirements as defined
Advise, execute, and monitor preventative and corrective actions to ensure that quality standards are attained
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.