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Production Operator (Coating)

Solid Power

Solid Power

Louisville, CO, USA
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2024
Position Overview:

Solid Power is seeking a 2nd Shift Production Operator (Coating) to join our talented team 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 team environment. This position will work closely with the other production operators / technicians and engineers to help set up, operate, tear down equipment used in slurry preparation, coating, electrode fabrication and cell assembly operations.

Job Duties:

  • Follow safety, quality, and standard operating procedures for cleaning and maintaining Solid Power’s production equipment.
  • Setup, operate, tear down, and maintain slot die coater and mix delivery system to meet electrode production quality and throughput demands with rigor and attention to detail.
  • Assist in maintaining production equipment, workspace, and dry room in proper working conditions following 5S protocol.
  • Support root cause analysis of process upsets, equipment failures and customer complaints to identify & implement corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Maintain operational and quality documentation of manufacturing process, asset capabilities and capacities.
  • Ensure product quality specifications are appropriately established and maintained throughout production.
  • Lead/Participate in cross functional problem-solving and improvement teams at the department level.
  • Utilize a methodical approach to problem solving, both independently and as a coating team, to recognize and implement solutions during production runs and through the manufacturing process.


Qualifications/Requirements:

  • At least 3-5 years of previous experience as a coating operator on a thin film/paper roll-to-roll processing.
  • Experience with slot die, cascade die or curtain die fluid application methods on a roll-to-roll coating process required.
  • Experience with other fluid application methods on a roll-to-roll coating process highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of common industrial processes and testing protocols for thin coatings.
  • BS or technical degree preferred.
  • Hands-on experience working with hazardous materials, dry powder processes, and wet chemical/slurry and solvent-based operations.
  • Experience with battery unit operations is desirable as is clean-room experience, preference for candidates with experience running mixing, coating or other roll to roll equipment.
  • Experience using PLC controlled robotics a plus
  • Experience in the printing field a plus
  • Rapid learner who thrives in a fast-paced start-up environment
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • The candidate must be responsible, self-motivated and capable of running a team, with a history of stable employment and performance
  • The candidate will regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Availability to work 2nd Shift, which is 1:30pm to 12:00am, Tuesday through Friday


Salary Range: $24.05-$30.29/hour

Application Deadline: 02/29/2024

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, cell phone reimbursement and eligibility in our equity incentive and bonus plans.

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