Position Overview:

Solid Power is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join our talented team of engineers and scientists working to revolutionize the battery industry through the development of next‐generation, all solid‐state rechargeable batteries (ASSBs).  Solid Power is a dynamic, fast‐paced, collaborative and innovative team environment. In addition to executing and managing mechanical designs and drawings for a variety of solid-state cell designs, the ideal candidate will support the development of manufacturing drawings and participate in the development and execution of unique thermo-mechanical test methods.    

Job Duties:

  • Work within the Cell Development team to assist with design and analysis tasks related to cell design, manufacturing, and testing. 
  • Define the mechanical design of cell & its components. This includes electrodes, tabs and pouches.
  • Design of tooling & equipment for forming, trimming, welding & pouching processes. 
  • Work towards optimization of different Cell Manufacturing process steps by means of analysis using Finite Element Analysis software (FEA), hand calculations, and experimentation (DOE).  
  • Manage design for manufacturing by leveraging a deep understanding of cell design, manufacturability, and process capability.
  • Design and analysis of various test fixtures to accommodate unique thermo-mechanical characterization.
  • Develop and complete tests to mechanically characterize the battery cell and its components.
  • Create and update CAD models, drawings & BOMs for Battery, Cell and sub-components in Solid Works and PDM/PLM system. 
  • Work in the Cell Production Dry Rooms alongside Manufacturing Engineers and Operators on relevant experiments and equipment that advances our understanding of ASSB Pouch Cells.
  • Determine tolerances using GD&T and perform statistical tolerance stack-up analysis.
  • Release/revise drawings through engineering change management.
  • Conduct design reviews to different target audiences. 
  • Support the process engineering team in the development of manufacturing processes.
  • Support DFMEA & PFMEA activities.
  • Design and Optimization of Cell Testing Fixtures based on both analytical and experimental data.
  • Use the company’s document and change control system to properly archive technical documentation.
  • Work closely, collaboratively, and effectively with other departments and team members. 

Qualifications/ Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or other related discipline. 
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a hands-on mechanical/manufacturing/design engineer working on mechanical and/or electromechanical systems.
  • Proficiency in designing & prototyping mechanical equipment, fixtures and tooling in 2D and 3D CAD (SolidWorks preferred).
  • Experience with GD&T and statistical tolerancing methods.
  • Ability to gather, clean, and preprocess large datasets from various sources (experimental data, simulations, ) for analysis.
  • Experience with statistical analysis methods and software for deriving meaningful insights from data.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Experience in FEA (ANSYS preferred) is a plus.
  • Experience in the battery industry is a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of time in front of a computer.
  • Occasional time working in a dry/clean room wearing PPE including use of respirator.

Salary Range: $85,000 - $120,000 annually

Benefits: Solid Power offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical/dental/vision insurance, employer paid Life/AD&D/STD/LTD insurance, 401k with company match, paid holidays, PTO, up to six (6) weeks paid FMLA leave, cell phone reimbursement and eligibility to participate in our bonus and equity plans. 

Export Control Requirements: 

This position requires access to technology, software and other information that is subject to governmental access control restrictions, due to export controls. Employment in this position is conditioned on the continued availability of government authorization to authorize release of such items, to the extent required, including without limitation an export license, or other documentation required to establish authorization to receive access to such items.  

Company may delay commencement of employment, rescind an offer of employment, terminate employment, and/or may modify job responsibilities, compensation, benefits, and/or access to Company facilities and information systems, as Company deems appropriate, in order to ensure compliance with applicable government access control restrictions. 

Application Deadline: 07/01/2024

All offers of employment at Solid Power are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check.

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