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Electrode Manufacturing Technician

Company: Natron Energy
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Natron is seeking an Electrode Manufacturing Technician to join our Operations Team to assist in the manufacturing of battery cells. The occupant of this position will be involved in slurry mixing, electrode coating, slitting, and calendering. Qualified applicants will have prior hands-on lab experience, preferably in the field of batteries or Roll-to-Roll manufacturing. This is a hands-on position working in a lab environment. The person for this position has a positive, team-first attitude, carefully follows instructions and SOPs, is meticulous and detail oriented, and is willing to learn and master new skills. The person will be working in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

Responsibilities:
Handling raw materials such as chemicals and battery electrodes.
Clean, maintain, and prepare equipment for manufacturing and experimental processes.
Participate in electrode manufacturing processes according to SOP, potentially including: 1) Mixing electrode slurries from raw materials, 2) Operation of slot die coating process, 3) Operation of slitting process, 4) Operation of calendering and packaging processes
Work with the team to help identify opportunities for process improvement and conduct occasional experiments.
Support development of new processes and products at both a pilot line and manufacturing level.
Maintain a commitment to safety, quality, and continuous improvement.
Complete production documentation and support transfer of materials to next stage of processing.

Experience and Skills:
More than 3 years of experience following and executing SOPs in a pilot or full-scale manufacturing plant that includes the use of material processing equipment and chemical handling.
Commitment to developing and supporting a cohesive team as well as an effective and healthy work environment.
Hands on laboratory experience working with materials or chemicals.
Prior battery experience in full scale, pilot or lab settings is preferred.
Roll-to-roll processing experience is preferred.
Careful and meticulous when working with samples and when entering data.
Hands-on and an ability to thrive in a multi-tasking environment

Logistics:
Weekend work will be required for this role. Typical shifts are expected to be 8 hours.
This role may require occasional domestic travel ( Flexibility is key!
Compensation: competitive with those of other manufacturing supervisor positions at Bay Area start up companies.
Regular, full-time position

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 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's fully differentiated technology is based 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 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, and need help building the next great battery company. A position at Natron 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 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'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's on-site employees have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Keywords: Natron Energy, Santa Clara , Electrode Manufacturing Technician, Professions , Santa Clara, California

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