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Staff Process Engineer

Oakland, CA
about 1 month ago
Full time role

Company

Sila Nanotechnologies is an electronics company that offers new battery materials chemistry. It works directly with leading consumer electronics and ...

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Job Description

About Us

We are Sila, a next-generation battery materials company. Our mission is to power the world’s transition to clean energy. To create this future, our team is building a better lithium-ion battery from the inside out today. We engineer and manufacture ground-breaking battery materials that significantly increase the energy density of batteries, while reducing their size and weight. The result? Smaller more powerful batteries that can unlock innovation in consumer devices and accelerate the mass adoption of electric cars to eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels. We're tackling one of the biggest challenges of our time every day, and together we're redefining what's possible. Are you ready to be a part of a team committed to changing the world?

Who You Are

You will scale up processes and synthesis of solid Materials or related advanced powders or particulates materials. You will design and develop chemical and physical processes to manufacture advanced materials for a new generation of Li-ion batteries. You will be on a team of diverse individuals united by a shared goal. We start with first principles, develop new materials, and deliver processes through pilot-scale into commercial production.

You will use your previous experience to maximize your performance within: plant design, commissioning, chemical processes, and manufacturing operations.

Collaborate with other engineering teams to successfully deliver large volumes of next-generation advanced battery materials.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Understand specific materials synthesis, characterization, and handling methods for novel particulate materials.
  • Guide the team for success in day-to-day operations for novel particulate materials.
  • Create Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) documents such as mass and energy balances, specification sheets, piping and instrumentation diagrams with supporting process calculations
  • Research, recommend, specify and qualify equipment necessary for safe and efficient operation
  • Plan & execute designed experiments (DOEs) at various process scales and perform process modeling to elucidate the underlying mechanism, kinetics, and transport of production processes
  • Investigate material characteristics and process/device performance relationships to recommend continual improvement and control strategies

Knowledge and Skills Requirement

  • Advanced Chemical Engineering degree with 10+ years of industrial processing experience
  • Understand asset operation and troubleshooting: wiring, mechanics, and instrument operation
  • Advanced Materials science and engineering R&D experience
  • Proficiency with process simulation and/or statistical process control
  • Experience with process engineering of solid Materials or related advanced powders or particulates materials.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a laptop, copier/printer machine, etc.
  • Pass a respirator fit test and be able to wear respiratory protection on a daily basis
  • Repetitive use of hands - light to forceful handling of material
  • Wear personal protective equipment including, but not limited to, a lab coat, gloves, safety glasses, and steel toe safety shoes

 

The starting base pay for this role is between $146,500 and $190,000 at the time of posting. The actual base pay depends on many factors, such as education, experience, and skills. Base pay is only one part of Sila’s competitive Total Rewards package that can include benefits, perks, equity, and bonuses.  The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

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Working at Sila

We believe that building a diverse team at Sila helps us amplify our individual talents. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment where good ideas are free to come from anyone. We are proud to celebrate diversity and all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, national origin, or any other status protected by law.

Sila Nanotechnologies is an electronics company that offers new battery materials chemistry. It works directly with leading consumer electronics and ...

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