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Cell Team Lead
Posted on 2/1/2022
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • The position is part of a diverse Technology team that owns Natron's core competencies
  • It necessitates close coordination with Operations counterparts to apply DFM principles for production verification
  • Moreover, it requires collaborative work with the Product Engineering team to enable downstream integration of battery cells into pack assembly and the final product
  • The ideal candidate is hard-working, team-work oriented, innovative, possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills, and great people skills
  • He or she must hold a Bachelor of Science or a more advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Serve as the functional lead for the Cell Team, managing engineers and associates working on cell design and process development
  • Lead design of scalable/manufacturable battery cells through a stage-gate approach of conception, feasibility (prototype assembly), and verification/validation testing, and technology handoff
  • Own and maintain all Cell and assembly drawings
  • Document and present new product designs along with electrical, thermal, and mechanical analyses (simulations when appropriate)
  • Work closely with Product Engineering team members to design battery modules and packs, and develop processes (e.g., interconnects)
  • Collaborate with Operations team members during manufacturing equipment selection and develop processes/tooling for production of components in-house and at contract manufacturers
  • Required: Bachelor of Science or a more advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Required: minimum of 10 years of experience leading to successful cell design projects and over 3 years leading a team in this area
  • Required: Fluency in 3D CAD software such as SolidWorks and ANSYS to analyze structural, electronic, and thermal properties of cell designs; experience with ANSYS Battery toolkit is a plus
  • Expertise in GD&T drafting standards
  • Working knowledge of tolerance stack-up design tools for RSS and “Worst Case” analysis
  • Highly preferred: hands-on experience with design and fabrication of pouch-format battery cells
  • Highly preferred: Six Sigma Training and Certifications (Green belt minimum) with focus on SPC, MSA, DOEs, FMEAs, Hypothesis Testing, etc
  • Expertise in battery fabrication processes such as laminate forming, sealing, welding (ultrasonic/laser), Hi-Pot testing, leak testing, plastics processing (injection molding)
  • Experience working closely with contract manufacturers and equipment vendors
  • Experience working with Quality team in all aspects of planning, assurance, control, and response
Natron Energy

51-200 employees

Developer and supplier of Prussian Blue Sodium Ion battery solutions
Company Overview
Natron is transforming industrial power. The company is building sustainable, sodium-ion batteries.