Director, Process Engineering

HQ- San Jose, CA /
R&D – Process Engineering /
Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.

You will have the opportunity to lead the scale-up of manufacturing processes that will grow us from R&D to pilot and volume manufacturing. You will be a catalyst in setting up a pilot line for manufacturing battery samples. Key outcomes for this role include the achievement of yield & reliability objectives that will enable us to deliver reliable devices to customers within a defined time-frame.

- Lead and develop a team of talented process engineering leads, engineers, domain experts, and technicians while fostering a safe and positive work environment for all team members. Identify, hire and retain talent to support the company’s scale-up objectives
-Develop and scale-up manufacturing processes based on existing R&D processes, dial-in processes on larger volume tools, qualify tool automation hardware to increase large volume of part production while ensuring continuous improvements in yield and reliability to meet our scale-up objectives
-Apply your previous experience in equipment sourcing and vendor management to plan and manage the process engineering aspects of capital projects
-Collaborate with our executive team and customers to provide guidance and updates on our technical progress

Education & Experience:
-MS degree in Materials Engineering (or a related field) and a minimum of 8 years' experience in volume/precision manufacturing of fine chemicals or precision parts
-5 years' of experience effectively leading engineers to successfully execute against ambitious timelines 
-Demonstrated expertise in successfully scaling processes from R&D to pilot or volume manufacturing

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Our ideal team member will:
-Have superior interpersonal and communication skills allowing you to effectively negotiate requirements, resources, and timelines in an R&D environment 
-Demonstrated ability to balance the big picture with the details and can shift between strategic, tactical, and operational modes seamlessly 
-Take a disciplined approach which relies on the application of statistical methods for experiment planning, data analysis, and process control
-Be familiar with MES system, quality management systems requirements and are able to develop and implement control plan methodology

Experience in any of the following areas is a definite plus:
Ceramic processing; scaling to high volume manufacturing; implementing MES and QMS
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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