SUMMARY

Ionic Materials is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated quality control engineer to lead and manage the growing demands of quality and continuous improvement. The position will provide opportunities to collaborate with highly-talented people in Ionic Materials’ team of battery scientists and engineers in the development of novel polymer electrolytes for the battery industry.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Ionic Materials is transitioning from a lab-scale research mode of operation to a prototype-scale research and manufacturing mode of operation with multiple Joint Development Programs with top tier companies focused on scaling and commercializing Ionic Materials’ novel solid-state battery technology. In this expansion mode, Ionic Materials must address the need to significantly increase its capability for quality control and continuous improvement.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement Quality Control, SPC charts, 5S and continuous improvement in all manufacturing areas.
  • Apply manufacturing expertise to analyze quality data, present results to technical team and suggest corrective actions.
  • Design and implement methods for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection
  • Experience with internal and external quality audits required.
  • Experience leading Kaizen events with shop technicians and driving continuous improvement required.
  • Ability to consolidate vast amounts of quality data, create a relational database, analyze the data looking for correlations and interactions a plus.
  • Experience with DOE a plus.
  • Experience creating and managing a supplier management quality control program a plus.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in engineering.
  • 5+ years’ experience with quality control.
  • Experience with battery manufacturing and testing a must.
  • Startup experience required
  • Ability and desire to perform well in a fast-paced, problem-solving environment.
  • Expertise consolidating quality data and creating a relational database for analysis a plus.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner with manufacturing engineers and multiple research groups.