Chemical Process Engineer

SPARKZ

SPARKZ

Other Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Sparkz Inc., is looking to hire a Chemical Process Engineer at their Tennessee location. Posted July, 18 2022.

Job Description

Sparkz is looking for a knowledgeable and dedicated Chemical Process Engineer to support our growing in-house battery research and development (R&D) team. As the primary person responsible for the synthesis and characterization of lithium-ion battery materials, in particular cathode active materials, at Sparkz’s Knoxville, TN location, you will play an important role. This is a critical position in our organization; you will be responsible for designing and developing processes for transforming raw materials into final active materials.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Synthesize cathode active materials at the kilogram level for use in lithium-ion batteries, with particular attention to characterization of each batch to ensure quality and reproducibility.
  • Lead in performance of some material characterization within the Knoxville facility and work with partnering institutions to perform other material characterizations.
  • Analyze data from material characterization.
  • Work with the R&D team to develop and implement novel synthesis strategies to improve material quality, reduce synthesis cost, and/or reduce synthesis time.
  • Train technicians on use of reactors and other processing equipment needed to produce cathode active materials at the kilogram level.
  • Assist in establishing safety infrastructure and protocols for cathode active material synthesis.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or another relevant field is preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience in a chemical processing environment; experience in battery material synthesis is beneficial, though not required.
  • Experience in operating and maintaining chemical processing equipment.
  • Strict adherence to safety protocols and willingness to promote a culture of lab safety.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Strong leadership, communication, strategic thinking, organizational, and analytical skills.

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