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Cathode R&D Intern

Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials

McCarran, NV, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024

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.

Cathode R&D Intern - Summer 2024

Redwood Materials is seeking an entrepreneurial summer Cathode R&D Intern to support our research and development, pilot projects, and commercial scale production operations.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting and leading design and modelling of chemical engineering aspects of new processes, including the creation of detailed process flow documentation.
  • Improve existing process with targeted upgrades, including controls, alarm specifications, and debottleneck projects.
  • Develop commissioning guidelines and procedures for battery material equipment.
  • Assisting with setup, testing, and debugging of new processing operations.
  • Conducting sample testing, pilot-scale research projects, and experiments for new processes.

Desired Qualifications

  • Pursuing a B.S. or advanced degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science, or another discipline with significant relevant coursework.
  • Prior internship or work experience with a leading technology company in a chemical or process engineering role, preferably with new process development.
  • Having a scrappy, McGyver approach to quick problem solving.
  • Able to operate independently conducting experiments in a wet chemistry lab.
  • Experience with factory modeling concepts such as material flows, yields, and recovery rates.
  • Academic or professional background in inorganic chemistry and precious metals refining.
  • Working knowledge of major chemical and process analysis software packages.
  • Broad hands-on experience in repairs, tools, etc. is helpful.
  • Self-motivated, hands-on mindset, with a willingness to contribute at all levels.
  • Being mission driven, having a passion for sustainability, and making the world a better place!

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

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