Laboratory Supervisor

Chicago, IL, USA

What you’ll do
We are looking for a Laboratory Supervisor to actively enable, support and guide the development of our drop-in solution. Your role entails working in close collaboration with Volexion’s internal teams, with Senior Management and with External Stakeholders. This role reports to the Chief Technology Officer.

Key Responsibilities
  • Operate and maintain Volexion’s laboratory and pilot line equipment
  • Ensure safe, smooth and reliable operation
  • Develop and maintain Volexion’s operating procedures and quality control system
  • Operate graphene synthesis and battery materials production equipment
  • Characterize materials’ physical, chemical and electrical performance (e.g., SEM, XPS)
  • Build and test prototype batteries
  • Identify, suggest, design and implement process and operational improvement opportunities
Required Qualifications
  • Lab setup, lab operation, lab management and improvement tools (including EHS)
  • Laboratory and mechanical equipment operation and maintenance
  • Procurement and inventory management of chemicals, consumables, parts, and tools
  • Materials characterization equipment (e.g., SEM, XPS, TGA, electrochemical, titration)
  • Battery cell assembly equipment and processes
  • Battery cell testing (e.g., battery cyclers)
  • Organizational skills and ability to communicate (oral and written) with a multidisciplinary team
Preferred Qualifications
  • 3+ years of professional experience in material science laboratory and pilot line production
  • 3+ years of experience in battery prototyping and testing
  • Knowledge of commercial and emerging Li-ion battery materials and systems
We invite you to join our team if you
  • are a self-starter, who operates independently and goes the extra mile
  • enjoy teamwork, seek immediate impact, and want to grow with a rapidly evolving company,
  • proactively give constructive feedback and ask for resources critical to your mission,
  • are excited to take technology from pilot to industrial scale, and
  • can work with us in Chicago and Evanston, IL with US work authorization

More importantly
Volexion combines diverse approaches from unique disciplines to drive step change improvements in an industry with exponential growth and technological innovation. To build on this strength, we encourage candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Our team is hiring multiple candidates in batteries and materials science and we encourage you to share this and related postings with your colleagues
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits including health (medical, dental, vision) and 401k
  • Competitive Paid Time Off policy

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