Equipment Maintenance Technician

Alameda, CA
about 1 month ago
Full time role


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

As an Equipment Maintenance Technician on the Manufacturing Maintenance and Reliability team, you are very hands-on, familiar with hand tools, and eager to learn new skills. You will be monitoring, maintaining, solving and repairing process equipment to support production of next-generation battery materials. You will enable safe and reliable use of Sila’s equipment by documenting work thoroughly and communicating the status to affected groups. You are flexible and able to switch tasks based on changing priorities. Ideal candidates have experience working in an industrial manufacturing setting with extensive hands-on repair skills.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Maintain and service existing tools and facilities through completing preventative maintenance recipes
  • Create preventative maintenance and repair procedures
  • Troubleshoot process tooling and equipment 
  • Complete technical job summaries and document follow ups
  • Work with outside vendors to schedule onsite maintenance and repairs
  • Identify and place purchase requests for critical spare parts
  • Adhering to safety policies and work procedures
  • Reporting safety incidents and near misses within 24 hours
  • Use Sila’s internal systems to share lessons learned from working on manufacturing equipment to improve work processes and safety guidelines
  • Working closely with engineering on tool improvements and future tool design
  • Providing feedback to design engineering on design for serviceability

Knowledge and Skills Requirement

  • Strong mechanical proficiency and solving skills
  • Basic understanding of fundamental physics and its application to pressurized fluid systems and energized circuits
  • Able to read and interpret P&IDs
  • Experience installing and replacing process instruments (pressure, temperature & flow sensors)
  • Availability to work compressed work week in 12 hour shifts (3 days on, 4 days off, 4 days on, 3 days off)
  • 2+ years of experience as a maintenance technician in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience performing maintenance and leak checks on various types of piping construction (stainless steel tubing, flanged piping, threaded piping, welded PVC pipe)
  • Consistent and clear communication across multiple teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to openly communicate to promote team collaboration
  • Able to train and develop other less experienced industrial maintenance technicians
  • Experience supporting facilities equipment (HVAC, chillers, boilers, lighting, exhaust fans)
  • Experience working with industry standards such as API, NFPA, NEC, IEEE, ANSI

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Pass a respirator fit test and be able to wear respiratory protection daily
  • Wear personal protective equipment including, but not limited to, a lab coat, gloves, safety glasses, and steel toe safety shoes
  • Move items up to 50 lbs with the assistance of lift equipment and carts
  • Move long distances (such as from building to building) and be stationary for extended periods of time
  • Reach low shelves or items on the floor
  • Enter spaces narrower than 3 feet
  • Climb stairs or over containment walls
  • Precise and repetitive handling of a range of material quantities
  • Operate a computer and other office equipment, such as a laptop, copier/printer, etc in a fixed location
  • Apply established protocols in a timely manner
  • Complete tasks in a noisy environment
  • Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers
  • Standing in a stationary position 80% of the time


The starting base pay for this role is between $32 and $48.50 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, and equity.  The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role may also be eligible for overtime.

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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