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Powder Technician

Alsym Energy

Alsym Energy

Woburn, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Job Title: Technician, Powder and Coating

Job Summary: Alsym Energy is looking for a self-driven and motivated technician with a passion in the field of energy storage. In this position, the candidate will have an opportunity to drive rapid and innovative advancements in materials and processes for next-generation energy storage systems. The successful candidate will be responsible for active R&D efforts and will work closely with a team of engineers and scientists to deliver products with demanding performance requirements.

Industry Background: Energy storage systems is a rapidly emerging field. Over the last few years, supply-chain constraints and significant safety incidents arising from lithium-ion batteries globally have resulted in a dramatic increase in costs and reduced confidence in the reliability of the technology. Alsym is working on an exciting proprietary aqueous battery technology that is expected to compete with state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries while offering the technology at a fraction of the cost and with inherent non-flammability.

Key Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a lab or research setting, clean room and/or dry room experience is a plus
  • Experience with handling chemicals is highly desirable (>1 gallon)
  • Experienced with hand application of coatings and films onto a substrate
  • Familiarity with pilot scale slurry mixing or slot die coating is a plus
  • Experience in the battery field is a plus but not required
  • Must be a hands-on and self-motivated individual
  • Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills and an exemplary team player
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work independently under clear instructions
  • Ability to operate basic electric machinery and power tools (drills, bandsaw etc.)
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and rest of Microsoft Office suite
  • Must be able to lift 40lbs

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Set up, adjust, and maintain basic pilot equipment (mixers, reactors, probes)
  • Perform powder production tasks on weekly basis (running wet chemistry reactions)
  • Schedule and perform small format coatings using doctor blade several times per week
  • Follow and contribute to standard operating procedures for mixing and coating
  • Maintain mixing and coating space to an acceptable level of cleanliness and organization
  • Assist scientists and other team members in R&D mix and coat activities
  • Assist other team members in other aspects of the cell building process (cell building, small format coatings etc.)

Compensation, Benefits, and Perks:

We are committed to providing equitable compensation and a healthy working environment for our employees with a benefits package that provides the support that you need. We offer premium medical insurance cost through Blue Cross Blue Shield, dental insurance through Bento Dental, offer a flexible Paid Time Off program, and maintain a firm Harassment Policy that includes Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, & Gender Protections. Every employee is also eligible for PFML, 401k, and stock options. A full listing of our benefits may be provided after an offer has been issued.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity & inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.