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Sr. Manager of Maintenance Engineering

Solid Power

Solid Power

Louisville, CO, USA
Posted on Sunday, November 12, 2023
Position Overview:

Solid Power is seeking a Senior Manager of Maintenance Engineering to join our talented team of engineers and technicians working to revolutionize the battery industry through the development of next‐generation, all solid‐state rechargeable batteries. Solid Power is a dynamic, fast‐paced, collaborative, and innovative team environment. This position is a key role within the Engineering team that will focus on maintenance within the cell technologies structure in addition to partnering with robotics and controls teams. The primary responsibilities of this candidate will include the management of the maintenance engineering team, preventive maintenance tasking and work plan adherence, equipment optimization, and reliability. The Senior Manager will work cross-departmentally to provide necessary maintenance support thereby enabling successful execution of companywide work plans and customer deliverables. This position will interact closely with both leaders and individual contributors in peer departments requiring a high level of communication, organization, and coordination of maintenance interruptions to complete required preventative work while minimizing unplanned downtime.

Job Duties:

  • Drive Maintenance Engineering KPIs and site goal roadmap for Solid Power locations.
  • Effectively manage time to support teams at multiple sites and ensure consistency in execution against a single corporate standard and culture.
  • Manage a team of engineers and technicians including, handling yearly reviews, creating and communicating long term responsibilities, day-to-day task assignment, timecard and expense report approval, approving and denying purchase requests, maintaining/improving team moral, and growing the maintenance team.
  • Continually assess internal team expertise against company needs, identify gaps, and develop appropriate training programs.
  • Manage relationships and communication with contractors, working with external and internal teams to address contract, budget, and schedule issues.
  • Support department in identifying, developing, planning, and executing necessary preventative maintenance plan and tasks for Manufacturing and Engineering owned equipment and infrastructure (if required).
  • Work closely with manufacturing engineers and cell production leadership teams on the installation and start-up of new equipment.
  • Ensure that all safety programs and procedures are followed. Develop and maintain preventative maintenance programs and good working relationships with cell engineering departments.
  • Support department in developing metrics against site maintenance deliverables and equipment uptime within the CMMS (Fiix) system.
  • Identify, develop programs, and audit safety stock levels for stocked critical spare parts.
  • Continuously manage Maintenance Engineering budget against plan including but not limited to repair and maintenance, vendor support, and overall OPEX/CAPEX.
  • Become a contributor, SME, and company advocate of EHS principles that are primarily driven by the Maintenance Engineering department. Example programs include LOTO, hot work, electrical safety, work at heights, and any other identified program.
  • Support technology transfer documentation as required.
  • Mentor all maintenance engineering employees by motivating and providing direction to help them achieve their individual and company goals and initiatives.
  • Ability to effectively engage, lead, and build capability on the floor.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or related field or equivalent work experience. Work experience will be substituted for education.
  • Minimum 15+ years leadership experience to include leading leaders.
  • Minimum 15+ years of maintenance experience required.
  • Demonstrated leadership and people management skills.
  • Ability to manage priorities across departments and work with outside departments to deconflict timelines.
  • Experience with TPM, Lean Six Sigma Manufacturing practices, or other continuous improvement methodologies preferred.
  • Ability to effectively present to leadership and executive leadership members as required.
  • Availability to work and drive between two sites, located in Louisville (primary work site) and Thornton, Colorado.

Salary Range: $125,000 - $190,000/year

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, Unlimited PTO, cell phone reimbursement and eligibility in our equity plan.

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