Sr. R&D Technician, Cathode (Swing Shift)

HQ- San Jose, CA /
R&D – Materials Development /
Full-Time/Part-time
Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.


We are a well-funded start-up located in San Jose, California with a new sophisticated energy storage technology that will allow electric vehicles to outperform internal combustion cars. We have enabled a step change in performance with a different chemistry and cell architecture that also benefits safety.
Are you passionate for test, excited about new technology and aimed for success? Then do we have a position for you.
In response to fast-growing need for data, we are building our battery test team. We are seeking an experienced and diligent R&D Technician to join our existing team.

The Role:

Fabrication of cathode electrode for all-solid-state batteries;
Preparing test battery cells for successful test execution;
Maintaining the organization and function of the laboratory space and equipment;
Complete production documentation accurately and timely;
Shift is swing shift, 16:00pm to 0:00am, Tuesday to Saturday.

Minimum Requirements:

5+ years of work experience in a fast-paced lab or manufacturing environment requiring high accuracy execution of processes or experiments;
Use of fine motor skills for extended periods of time, standing, reaching and twisting motions with hands. Dexterity to perform work in a glovebox, dry room and fume hood;
Able to quickly adapt to constantly evolving processes and learn new processes; follow procedures to efficiently run equipment and handle chemicals safely;
You love working closely with a team in an energizing and fast-paced environment; you share our real passion for our mission;
Clear written and verbal skills to logically communicate ideas and thought processes;

Any of the following are a plus:

Ability to read SDS;
Experience in powder process, e.g. batching, mixing, milling, spraying
Hand-on experience in pellet press or other densification techniques
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.

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