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Head of Sorting Technology

Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials

McCarran, NV, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 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.

Head of Sorting Technology

Redwood Materials is currently searching for a Head of Sorting Technology to join our engineering team and develop robotics technology to automatically sort battery feedstock at the input to our recycling plants. This is a leadership role with strategic and tactical components; a successful candidate will build and lead a cross functional engineering team of software, controls, mechanical, and electrical engineers to create the future of sorting technology for the company.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Technical lead for the architecture, design, implementation and test of an automated battery sorting system.
  • People lead for a cross functional team of engineers with a focus on growing and mentoring engineers.
  • Building a strong team and culture of safety, execution and innovation through data driven engineering.
  • Collaborating with product, finance, operations and engineering teams to iterate on system requirements that make sense for the business, plant operators, and technical stakeholders for downstream battery consumption.
  • Decision making for make versus buy for hardware and software components including but not limited to sensors, actuators, conveyer systems, ML infrastructure and compute systems.
  • Requirements authorship for a reliable and accurate production sorting system.
  • Own the technology roadmap for automated sorting systems at the company.

Desired Qualifications

  • BS/MS in Engineering, and 10+ years of engineering and engineering leadership experience in a fast paced, highly fluid environment
  • Proficiency across hardware and software stacks as applied in industries like robotics, vehicle automation, or factory automation
  • Well versed in all types of machine/automation components, sensors, vision systems, electro-mechanical actuators, motion control, pneumatics, hydraulics, etc.
  • Experience with electrical power and communications integration of electro-mechanical systems
  • Familiarity with computer vision systems, deep learning and their application in robotics
  • Demonstrated experience delivering cross functional technical projects to production
  • Experience managing and mentoring individuals and building a team
  • Willingness to get into the details and do individual contributor work as needed
  • Self-organized, outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • 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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