Manufacturing Engineer

Plant, Sparks , NV
Engineering – Manufacturing Engineer /
Full-time /
American Battery Technology Company (ABTC) provides technical development and commercialization of domestic, sustainable sourcing of critical battery materials through lithium-ion battery recycling and battery metal extraction technologies for use in batteries that power electric cars, grid storage applications, and consumer electronics and tools. Our first of kind systems produce commercial-scale battery materials that will be sold into the battery manufacturing supply chain to enact a low-cost, low environmental impact, and domestically sourced closed-loop circular economy.  Our headquarters is in downtown Reno, Nevada with site locations in Sparks, Fernley, and Tonopah, Nevada.
As our Manufacturing Engineer, you will develop and implement system designs of our proprietary lithium-ion battery recycling processes and primary resource extraction technologies. This candidate will collaborate with our R&D team, plant operations team, process engineering team, and various internal and external experts to ensure the successful design, construction, and operations of our facilities. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the design, installation, commissioning, and operations of first-of-kind facilities, with an emphasis on practical solutions, getting material from Point A to Point B and equipment/controls integration (mechanical, controls, etc.). They should be passionate about designing, implementing, and maintaining efficient manufacturing processes, ensuring quality control of products, specifying equipment, crafting and deploying monitoring protocols, and working in a high-performance and fast-paced environment.  The candidate will be a problem-solver and have a keen interest in figuring out how to make things work, and then how to make them work better.  This should include a constant focus on evaluating current processing steps and proposing and developing next-generation solutions to continuously improve system performance and operability. This position will report to our Manufacturing Engineering Manager.
·        Design and implement battery recycling & primary resource extraction systems starting from a laboratory scale basis into pilot and commercial scale systems.
·        Translate conceptual designs into detailed engineering plans including mechanical design, equipment selection and layout drawings.
·        Iterate on technical improvements to novel processing steps for extracting high purity battery materials consistently from various feedstocks.
·        Integrate process, material handling, and other mechanical equipment into efficient manufacturing systems.
·        Develop technical requirements for equipment, coordinate with vendors, and review equipment and process submittals.
·        Design integration strategies to ensure reliable material flow, process control, and quality control.
·        Develop Basis of Design, Equipment Specifications, Controls Narratives / Sequences of Operation, and Operating Procedures. 
·        Working with engineering and operations teams to produce equipment buyoff, commissioning, and ramp plans.
·        Support development of equipment installation, and phasing plans.
·        Iterate on equipment, utility, and layout development to ensure safe, efficient, and successful operations.
·        Support operations and R&D teams by providing technical feedback and test plans for continuous improvement.
·        Use feedback from operations to inform next-generation designs of our technology and processes.
·        Collaborate with program management and construction teams to safely and quickly implement efficient designs.
Minimum Required Qualifications
·        Background in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Industrial, or Mechatronics preferred)
·        3+ years of engineering experience in production, manufacturing
·        Strong understanding of equipment design, process design, and plant operations
·        Experience with commissioning and troubleshooting first-in-kind manufacturing lines (Process Qualification, Quality Management incl. FMEAs and Control Plans, Manufacturing Instructions)
·        Experience implementing data-driven improvements to operational lines (DOE, Change Management)
·        Experience in Statistical Process Control (SPC)
·        Experience designing/operating conveyance and material handling systems for bulk materials
·        Experience implementing safety systems for manufacturing lines (Safety Buyoffs, HAZOP/PHA/FMEA)
·        Able to interpret and produce Process Flow Diagrams (PFD), Basis of Design, Equipment Specifications, Control Narratives, and Operating Procedures
·        Working knowledge of mechatronics and discrete control strategies (conveyance, safety interlocks, PLC)
·        Ability to positively collaborate in a team environment
Preferred Qualifications
·        Chemical or Mechanical industry background (High Volume Manufacturing, Gas & Chemicals, Metals & Mining, Mineral Processing, etc.)
·        Able to interpret and produce Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)
·        Experience interfacing with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software
·        Experience in development and integration of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
·        Experience with CAD programs (e.g., Autodesk, SOLIDWORKS)
·        Ability to stand and sit for prolonged periods.
·        Ability to walk throughout the plant.
·        Ability to bend at the waist.
·        Ability to lift assisted over 50 lbs.
·        Ability to climb stairs and ladders
·        Ability to wear PPE which includes but is not limited to the following: eye and face protection, hearing protection, respirators, and protective shoes and shoe coverings.
·        Must have 20/20 or corrected vision.
·        Ability to perform repetitive duties.
·        Ability to work in environments that may include exposure to noise, dust, and chemicals for extended periods of time.
Onsite - Reno, NV 
Job Type
Full-Time Exempt
What We Offer
·        Competitive salary 
·        Company-sponsored health, dental, vision, and life insurance
·        Company-sponsored Employee Assistance Program
·        Stock options
·        401(K)
·        Flexible paid time off
·        Monthly phone stipend
Equal Opportunity Employer
American Battery Technology Company is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
Americans With Disabilities Act
American Battery Technology Company does not discriminate based upon disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with the ADA title I employment regulations. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or a special need, please contact Human Resources at or you may call us at (775) 772-6377.
$120,000 - $165,000 a year