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Cell Development Engineer (Materials)

Solid Power

Solid Power

Louisville, CO, USA
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024
Position Overview:

Solid Power is seeking a Cell Development Engineer 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 both the R&D and cell engineering teams accelerating identification of key materials and design parameters to enable widescale deployment of Solid Power’s ASSB technology.

Job Duties:

  • Support cell design & development efforts throughout the product development cycle.
  • Identify the relationship between material properties, cell performance, and manufacturing yields.
  • Propose DOE and test plans to elucidate electrochemical data and performance.
  • Support Cell Dev-Process SME’s in identifying critical parameters to our design.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on electrochemical and material impact during risk assessment and root cause analyses.
  • Support Research and Development’s screening, down-selection, and specification efforts for carbon, binders, and active materials for incorporation into Solid Power’s ASSB cells.
  • Manage material specifications related to the EBOM.
  • Work closely, collaboratively, and effectively with other departments and team members.
  • Assist Quality in identification of correct characterization technique and specifications for Solid Power’s ASSB cells.
  • Work closely, collaboratively, and effectively with other departments and team members.


Qualifications/ Requirements:

  • PhD or master’s degree in chemistry, physics, or materials engineering.
  • 0-3 (PhD) or 3-5 (MS) years of experience working in cell development in a professional (non-academic) environment.
  • Experience with equivalent circuit modeling of LIBs.
  • In-depth knowledge of battery grade binders, carbons, and Ni-rich cathode materials.
  • In-depth knowledge on conversion anode and cathode materials for Li-ion batteries.
  • Experience with APQP (or related) product development process.
  • Experience creating and managing engineering documentation.
  • Experience supporting FMEA activities.
  • Experience in the use of statistical design (D.O.E.) with relevant software experience (Minitab, Jump, Concerto, etc.).
  • In-depth knowledge of Li-ion battery cell materials, operation, performance, and failure modes.
  • Strong technical communication skills and facility for communicating complex ideas to diverse audiences.


Salary Range: $90,000 - $110,000 annually

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, 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.

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

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