BATTERY PROCESS ENGINEER

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Announcement: November 15, 2021

Zelos is a fast-paced and team-oriented battery startup located in San Leandro, California. We
are building a rechargeable alkaline technology that can overcome safety, performance, and
cost limitations of lithium-ion for energy storage and backup power applications.

 

More information about us is below and at www.zelos.energy

 

We are now hiring for a Battery Process Technician to play a vital supporting role in battery
prototype fabrication and testing at our lab space at the Gate 510 facility. The ideal candidate is
hands-on, a natural team player, and able to take on a variety of challenges each day. You will work
in a small team of engineers and scientists on battery engineering and R&D projects. Projects will be
focused on helping to scale-up our process from the lab to the pilot line and to mass production. The
successful candidate is also expected to participate in optimization of cell assembly and improvement
of cell performance as well as in general lab duties. The ideal applicant should have prior hands-on
experience in a wet chemistry lab or with batteries..

 

Applicants must be comfortable working in a fast-paced and precision-driven lab environment.

These are some of the tasks you will need to perform in this role. As a growing company,
responsibilities will evolve over time.

 

Responibilities:

• Prepare and optimize slurry compositions for the pilot production of the electrodes
• Work with the tools and pilot equipment to optimize production of the electrodes.
• Help with preparing electrodes and assembling cells and prototypes
• Work with members of a lab team under the direction of battery engineers and a lab
manager to streamline standard cell build processes.
• Handle a variety of common and proprietary battery materials and perform standard wet
lab functions.
• Document electrode and cell fabrication data and procedures.
• Help with inventory and supply management.

For all tasks, you will need to engage well with scientific, engineering, technical, operations, and
administrative colleagues in a flexible R&D startup setting. Familiarity with Excel, Word and
PowerPoint in Windows and/or Mac is essential.

Success Factors:

 

  •  ​Embrace new challenges, learn new techniques, and surpass internal goals

  •  Curious, hands-on approach to problem-solving

  •  Shares a real passion for our mission and vision of a carbonless future

  •  Demonstrate flexibility and resourcefulness allowing smooth adaptation to a constantly evolving environment and work priorities

  •  Possesses a can-do spirit and is a collaborative leader and teammate

  •  Organized, meticulous, and has clear written and verbal communication skills

 

For all tasks, you will need to engage well with scientific, engineering, technical, operations, and

administrative colleagues in a flexible R&D startup setting. Familiarity with Excel, Word and

PowerPoint in Windows and/or Mac is essential.


Background and Experience

• At least a couple years of work experience in an industrial or lab setting preferred – recent
graduates are also welcome to apply.

• Some college coursework in STEM fields such as chemistry, chemical engineering,
mechanical engineering or materials science.
• Knowledge of batteries or electrochemical energy storage materials is a plus, particularly
alkaline technologies, Zn-Mn, or other types of aqueous-base chemistries.
• Hands-on knowledge of battery or other energy device assembly and testing is preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:

We are able to hire up to a full-time, 40-hour per week role at $50K to $60K per year plus stock
options, depending on experience. We also offer a great benefits package including health
insurance and PTO.

Join Us!

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States, as we cannot sponsor visa
applications at this time.

 

We welcome your application even if you do not have all of the skills and experience listed
above, provided you include a cover letter and resume indicating proven ability to learn quickly
and work as part of a team, and have familiarity and interest in an operational role in a startup
environment.

 

To apply, please email a brief cover letter and resume to jobs@zelos.energy that are targeted
to this position. Applications that do not clearly speak to this opening and our company might
not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to
candidates who are selected for follow-up. No phone calls, please.

 

Zelos is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity is a strength in the workplace, and we do not
discriminate on the basis of any criteria prohibited by local, state, or federal law, including
actual or perceived race, ethnicity, ancestry, appearance, immigration status, national origin,
age, religion, marital or family status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sex, gender,
sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

About Zelos Energy Ltd.

Zelos Energy is committed to building the next generation of green batteries. Our patented
rechargeable alkaline technology provides safe, economical, and sustainable solutions for both
consumer and industrial uses. Products in development include deep cycle storage batteries,
lead-acid replacement, and low-cost cylindrical formats – for applications such as
uninterruptible power supply (UPS), energy storage solutions (ESS) for wind and solar, and
military and marine uses.

 

Our completely non-toxic alkaline chemistry also avoids the fire,
safety, and supply chain risks of options such as lead-acid and lithium-ion.

 

We are headquartered in Silicon Valley, and our team has more than 100 years of combined scientific
and entrepreneurial experience. In 2020, we were awarded a competitively-selected multi-year
$1.8 million California Energy Commission grant for R&D scale-up in alternatives to Li-ion.

 

With Zelos, Help Is On The Way for our green energy future.