SUMMARY

Ionic Materials is seeking a technical expert to lead the scale-up of our polymer film extrusion continuous roll process. The Polymer Processing Engineer must have extensive polymer continuous roll manufacturing experience, including all aspects of equipment specification, production ramp-up experience, and quality control. This position reports to the VP of Operations and will work closely with a Polymer Development Team.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for strategic direction for continuous roll polymer manufacturing. Drive the specification, purchase, installation and qualification of equipment.
  • Provide input to the Polymer Development team to impact the mechanical properties of the polymer to support high volume, high quality roll-to-roll manufacturing.
  • Develop quality checkpoints and implement world-class process monitoring, tracking and reporting.
  • Support companywide 5S initiatives and drive continuous improvement activities after initial commissioning of the roll-to-roll polymer manufacturing line.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.S. or graduate degree in mechanical, materials science or manufacturing engineering
  • Significant continuous roll manufacturing experience
  • A minimum of 3 years of Lithium ion battery or related advanced technologies with experience on advanced lithium ion battery materials and solid electrolytes a plus
  • Plan, develop, and execute Design of Experiment (DOE) for fabrication and testing of lithium-ion cells
    5S, Lean Six Sigma experience a plus
  • Ability to communicate well to senior management
  • Hands-on experiences in various analytical tools desired
  • Ability to perform well in a fast-paced, problem-solving environment with the special challenges of a start-up company