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R&D Engineer

Mangrove Lithium

Mangrove Lithium

Delta, BC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Mangrove Lithium, a Vancouver based company, has developed a breakthrough platform for the most cost-effective production of battery grade lithium hydroxide and carbonate from diverse input streams and assets. Mangrove’s modular solution can be scaled to any capacity and co-located with upstream lithium producers or cathode and cell manufacturers. The platform technology is being commercialized for the conversion of waste brines to chemicals and desalinated water. The company recently attracted funding through Breakthrough Energy, BMW i Ventures, and BDC Capital and is working towards the deployment of
a first-of-a-kind commercial plant.


Mangrove is seeking an exceptional individual to play a key role in developing and commercializing its technology. The R&D Engineer will work with both the Research and Engineering teams on investigating and improving key components of Mangrove’s technology. The R&D Engineer will work in the R&D team and this role will be involved in the design, development, testing, characterization, and scaling of advanced electrolyzer components. The right candidate for the R&D Engineer position will have a strong understanding of electrochemical principles, devices, ion exchange membranes, and electrodes. The individual will have a diverse and well-rounded technical and entrepreneurial skill-set. The position offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic, highly motivated team with significant potential for growth and career development. The position also offers the opportunity to begin a career in the fast-expanding lithium-ion battery sector.

Required Education, Skills and Experience

  • BSc in chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science/engineering, mechanical engineering, or related fields.
  • 2 or more years of laboratory or industrial experience.
  • Experience in AC and DC electrochemical testing methods including cyclic voltammetry, impedance spectroscopy, potentiostatic and galvanostatic testing and durability testing of electrochemical components.
  • Knowledge of electrochemistry, electrochemical processes, and/or water treatment is considered an advantage.
  • Knowledge of electrolyzer/fuel cell testing and optimization toward performance and durability improvement
  • Analyze electrode performances and determine their relationship with materials and process parameters
  • Excellent critical thinking, analysis, problem-solving and communications skills.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, flexible and passionate about learning.
  • Willing to be hands-on.
  • Ability to interact with a wide range of scientists and engineers.

Desirable Characteristics

  • Experience in electrode fabrication, testing, and characterization for fuel cells and electrolyzers applications
  • Technical knowledge and ability in mixing & coating process engineering disciplines, ink formulation, and electrode manufacturing
  • Person of high integrity and credibility.
  • Proactive, hands-on and able to take direction independently.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-motivated, flexible and passionate about learning.
  • Ability and desire to contribute to and work with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Work well under pressure.