R&D Technician
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Company:
EnPower Inc.
Location:
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Job Posted:
18 days ago

R&D Technician

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
EnPower, Inc. is an early-stage startup developing next-generation Li-ion batteries that have fast-charging and long cycle-life capabilities—critical enablers to the mass electrification of vehicles. Our R&D, pilotmanufacturing, and sales operations are based out of our engineering facility & headquarters located in the north Phoenix - Deer Valley area. We are passionate about what we do, and are looking for high-voltage, high-ampere individuals to join our team!

JOB DESCRIPTION
The R&D Technician will be responsible for the fabrication and testing of R&D-scale battery prototypes. The R&D Technician will play an integral role in the Cell Engineering Team, as successful demonstrations and developments at the R&D-scale will be quickly translated into pilot-scale implementations. Specifically, the R&D Technician will be responsible for mixing small slurry batches, doctor-blade coating electrodes, and assembling coin cell prototypes to evaluate material properties. Additionally, the R&D Technician may be responsible for disassembling commercial cells for internal research and development purposes. Experience working in a R&D laboratory environment required. Experience with cell assembly in a glovebox
and doctor-blade casting electrodes highly preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Mixing small slurry batches to test formulation concepts and assist in their translation into pilotscale mixing
• Doctor-blade coating electrodes and preparing coin cells for materials analysis. Lead cell
prototyping efforts for internal research purposes
• Loading, testing, and monitoring coin cell tests in incubators
• Updating company databases with cell testing data and status
• Cleaning data as necessary and assist in data analysis

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS
• B.S. in Materials Science, Electrochemistry, Chemical Engineering or related discipline
• 1 - 3 years’ experience in a lab environment and familiar with the safe handling of materials
• Experience with data collection, analysis, database management, and automation. Experience with
the following will be highly preferred:
- Python (pandas, matplotlib, etc.)
- Detailed work ethic, highly organized, and precise communication
- Previous experience with the following will be highly preferred:
Doctor-blade coating of slurries
Assembly of coin cells in glove box
Testing electrochemical devices and operating equipment such as galvanostats,
potentiostats, EIS/FRA, etc.
- Other relevant experience in the manufacture/testing of Li-ion batteries

COMPANY FIT
• Self-driven, independent, and capable of solving problems on the fly
• Effective communicator using precise language
• Ability to work in a diverse, intellectually-challenging, and rapid-paced team
• Must love dogs

chemistry, slurry, battery