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Battery Engineer

Company: 24M Technologies
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description24M Technologies was founded in 2010. Our operations, including Product Development, R&D, and Manufacturing Development and we are located near Central Square in a custom built facility. We have developed a breakthrough battery technology that provides low-cost, high energy density, safe and long-life storage for transportation and grid markets.Job DescriptionOverviewThe Battery Engineer will work in the Research and Development team to support the development of the next generation of 24M's proprietary cell technology. The Battery Engineer will be responsible for evaluating active and inactive cell components and recommending formulations and cell designs to meet product and process requirements. The Battery Engineer will work closely with other engineers and scientists as part of a fast-moving, cross-functional R&D team. Expected duties include but are not limited to active material evaluation and selection; electrode formulation and specification; cell testing to market and/or customer targets; measurement and data analysis to identify critical factors limiting life and/or performance; cost optimization.Key ResponsibilitiesEvaluate active materials to meet product requirements and R&D objectivesDefine and validate standard test procedures, equipment, and protocols for R&D purposesBuild cells and analyze data to quantitatively measure and compare cell performanceApply diagnostics to investigate cell reactions conduct failure mode analysis to identify root causes and generate novel solutionsSupport the product and process development teams in material evaluation, cell building, cell testing, and data analysisChampion for environmental health & safetyQualificationsQualifications: Required Knowledge, Skills, Educational Background, and/or LicensesExperience in lithium ion chemistry and battery components, especially in active materials/electrolyte/conductive additives.Demonstrated capability of designing experiments to enable clear results that drive decisions in an industrial R&D environmentExperience with battery testing; familiarity with Maccor/Neware or other equivalent testing systemsUnderstanding of theory supporting electrochemical performance and battery life/degradation modelsExperience of post-test lithium ion battery analysis to identify cell/material failure modeRequired ExperienceMS/PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrochemical Engineering, or equivalent5 or more post-degree years of commercial/industrial battery R&D experience Areas of Independent Action Propose and execute experiments to evaluate and integrate high energy active materials in 24M's novel cell architectureConduct literature research to stay current in developments for electrochemical materials and cells and apply relevant research to 24M's research and development activitiesWork with suppliers to exchange technical information and enable access to advanced active material, electrolyte and other componentsSummarize, report on, and present research activities regularlyContribute to a positive, team-oriented, and high quality work environment Supervisory ResponsibilityInteract with other R&D and engineering groups to promote rational decision-making in research and developmentWork closely with technicians supporting work and mentor them to have greater understanding of what they are doing and why they are doing it.Additional InformationPhysical and Environmental StandardsCapable of working in low moisture dry room environment: Capable of wearing clean room attire when working in dry room environment: face mask, hair net, safety glasses, gloves, coverall suit and shoe coversTravel will be required in support of supplier development activities, audits, etc.All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Keywords: 24M Technologies, Cambridge , Battery Engineer, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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