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Electrochemical Laboratory Technician

Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials

Other Engineering
Sparks, NV, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2023

About Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials was founded in 2017 to create a circular supply chain for electric vehicles and clean energy products, making them more sustainable and driving down the cost for batteries. We’re doing this by developing and deploying new technologies to increase the scope and scale of recycled and sustainable materials in the global battery supply chain.

Electrochemical Laboratory Technician

Redwood Materials is looking for an Electrochemical Lab Technician to improve our ability to understand and forecast the electrode slurry metrology, electrodes coating quality, degradation of electrodes as part of cell assembly. This role works together with other cathode scientist/engineers/technician focused on cathode materials synthesis, analysis and durability spanning both our Research and Product Development teams, bridging the gap to make sure we build the best electrochemical cell that meets all of our requirements.

In this role, you will use your electrochemical experience and think creatively in order to solve problems that can be challenging to measure or predict. This opportunity offers the chance to work with people from different backgrounds on some of the most pressing developments of our cathode team.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Making battery electrodes (cathode and anode) slurries, measure rheology and electrode coatings.
  • Understanding the cathode coating requirements for energy vs power cell, coating homogeneity, drying conditions and electrode coating density engineering.
  • Making good quality coin cells, and pouch cells.
  • Background knowledge of different electrochemical analysis such as CV, EIS, capacity-voltage, DC resistance, CCCV, dq/dv, dv/dq.
  • Working with Arbin, BioLogic, Maccor and other battery cyclers.
  • Supporting the cathode development and production teams of a mechanistic understanding that dictates how our cells degrade.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or similar field.
  • Knowledge of Electrochemistry is required, specialized knowledge on lithium-ion or other battery technology is preferred.
  • Work/research experience with advanced battery chemistries.
  • Strong laboratory hands-on experience is required. Experience working on coin cell assembly, cathode/anode development, and battery cycling testing are preferred.
  • Experience performing battery materials characterization via different analytical tools are preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills are required.
  • Ability to work within project teams with strong desire to contribute and collaborate.

The position is full-time. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

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