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Senior Process Engineer: Welding

Company: Natron Energy
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Natron is seeking Sr. Process Engineer to support production and ramp up of its battery pilot line. Critical activities include process development, yield improvement, troubleshooting, introducing and qualifying new processes and equipment, and determining robust operating conditions for all processes. Key process steps include electromechanical assembly and welding by laser and ultrasonic. Tenacious commitment to continuous improvement with thoughtful, collaborative and disciplined execution is a must.
Responsibilities:

  • Provide engineering leadership for electromechanical assembly of battery modules and packs that include board-level electronics, firmware, batteries and enclosures.
  • Initiate and lead process improvement projects in Ultrasonic and Laser welding
  • Manage data collection and electrical test requirements and response plans. Work with data science and reliability teams to understand root causes of product defects.
  • Support new product introduction and sustaining process optimizations.
  • Develop, update and maintain process documentation and SPC based manufacturing control plans. Perform DOE, process capability, PFMEA, cycle time studies and line balancing activities.
  • Work effectively with cross functional teams to implement new equipment, fixtures, and procedures to improve quality, yield, uptime, cycle time and throughput.
  • Analyze and plan workforce utilization, space/tools requirements, workflow, design layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency in accordance with Lean manufacturing principles
  • Automate data collection for manufacturing execution and process control
  • Perform DF(X) design for manufacturing/test/Assembly analysis on existing and new products.
  • Assist directly with the transfer of processes and product manufacturing to contract manufacturers.
    Experience and Skills:
    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in engineering, materials science, chemistry, physics, or a related field.
    • Several years engineering experience in electromechanical manufacturing. Battery assembly experience is a plus.
    • Fluency in Six Sigma problem-solving method and tools including DOE, fishbone, FMEA, Control Charts and statistical analysis.
    • Demonstrated experience solving process yield, throughput and product quality problems.
    • Experience with factory automation and MES data collection system implementation is a plus.
    • Experience working closely with contract manufacturers and suppliers is a plus.
      Logistics:
      • This is a regular, full time position.
      • Employees must work on site in Santa Clara.
      • Compensation is competitive with other Bay Area manufacturing/process engineer positions.
        About Us:Natron Energy is the future of industrial power. Our battery products solve problems for the world's largest industrial power customers including data centers, telecom networks, EV charging stations, and supply chains, which represent $30 Billion/year of addressable markets. Natron Energy has signed sales agreements for over $50 million/year for its first commercially released and shipping product. We have supply chain contracts in place to scale up production by 100x over the next 2 years to meet our customers' volume demands. Natron Energy's fully differentiated technology is based on sodium ions, not lithium. Our patented Prussian blue electrode materials, which deliver 6x higher power and 100x longer cycle life than incumbent products, have no risk of fire or explosion and are fully certified by UL. Natron Energy batteries do not use rare earth elements or conflict minerals and are constructed using some of the most widely available commodity elements on earth. We are shipping commercial product today. A position at Natron Energy offers you the opportunity to move the entire energy storage industry forward while supporting once in a generation transformations of data networks, the electric grid, and supply chains.
        Natron Energy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
        Note: Natron Energy's workplace is fully compliant with national and local COVID-19 health orders and best practices. This includes strict practicing of social distancing and PPE including masks at all times in the workplace. As of September 2021, 100% of Natron Energy's on-site employees have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Keywords: Natron Energy, Santa Clara , Senior Process Engineer: Welding, Engineering , Santa Clara, California

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