R&D
TECHNICIAN

Starting Date: Now
Location: Carson City, NV
Type: Full-time
Reports to: Chief Scientist
Benefits: Competitive salary, company health, vision and dental insurance, company stock package


Basic Experience Requirement

  1. Extensive hands-on experience in an industrial or academic lab setting.

  2. Experience working with heavy duty machinery, such as presses, large scale reactors, film coaters, etc.

  3. Excellent notetaking and record-keeping ability.

  4. Ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced startup environment and adapt quickly to changes.

 

Preferred Experience

  1. 1+ years of experience working in a Li-ion start-up environment.

  2. Experience handling lithium metal and assembling lithium metal cells.

  3. Lithium-ion hands on experience in handling and mixing of active material powder and electrolytes.

  4. Previous experience in working in a startup environment with small company size, wearing many hats.

 

Job Duties

  1. Conduct routine synthesis of experimental powder materials according to standard operating procedures, under guidance of scientists and engineers.

  2. Mix batches of experimental electrolyte or binder solutions.

  3. Fabricate small-scale lithium-sulfur cells, assisted by semi-automatic and automatic equipment.

  4. Casting of small-scale cathode sheets under guidance of scientists and engineers.

  5. Set up R&D cells for testing and perform post-mortem (dissection) of cells after testing.

  6. Generate reports for Chief Scientist using data and images collected.

 

Job Requirements

  1. Working in a dry-room, wet lab, and clean-room environment on a regular basis.

  2. Handling of metallic lithium regularly in a dry-room environment.

  3. Familiarity of hazardous material handling.

  4. Operation of lab-scale and prototype assembly equipment.