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Automation Engineer
Beltsville, Maryland, United States - 20705

Automation Engineer Job Description

Ion Storage Systems creates batteries that are safer, lighter, and enable form factors with tighter packing density that enhance system performance. We are backed by leading venture capital firms including Alsop Louie Partners, Clear Creek Investments, VoLo Earth Ventures, and Toyota Ventures and recently closed an oversubscribed Series A funding round in mid-2022 to enable the growth of the team and commercialization of the technology.

We offer an inclusive environment with opportunities for growth and believe that a thriving workspace leads to a thriving company. We hope you will contact us to learn more and to be a part of our diverse, collaborative team!

We are looking to add a full-time Automation Engineer to our team in Beltsville, MD. This position will have a significant role in the development of Ion's first pilot line by supporting all automated manufacturing processes including converting, pick-and-place, and pouch sealing.


Automate assembly of rechargeable lithium metal batteries.

Calculate machine loads. Select motors and motion controllers.

Assemble, connect, and link automation with mechanical equipment.

Design and program efficient tool paths.

Troubleshoot to root cause failures.

Maintain timely documentation.

Drive outcomes. Negotiate then commit to schedule.

Manage suppliers to deliver quality on time.

Be accountable. Communicate proactively. Navigate obstacles.

Required Experience:

2-5 years of direct, hands-on automation experience.

1 year manufacturing automation.

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent.

Required Skills:

Hands-on electromechanical assembly.

Basic electrical wiring for lights, motors and controls.

Installing and operating electronic pick-and-place machines

Programming automation controllers.

Design for Manufacturing DFM

Familiarity with CAD software such as Solidworks or Creo

Preferred Skills:

Manufacturing parts in dry rooms or clean rooms.

Electronic test equipment including DMM and oscilloscope.

Robot, hacker, maker, radio control hobbyist

Secondary batteries like lithium-ion

Department: Cell Engineering

Location: Beltsville, MD

*This role is fully in person

Reports to: Engineering Manager


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer the following company benefits:

Medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance

Stock options in an early-stage company

Company and floating holidays

17 days of PTO to start, with increase upon tenure

401k plan with a 4% company match beginning after first paycheck

Wellness allowance of $1k annually

Company Description

Ion Storage Systems Inc., located in Beltsville, MD, is a rapidly growing company commercializing its breakthrough lithium metal battery technology based on discoveries made at the University of Maryland. The company is committed to developing products that will impact everyday life on a global scale. Our technology improves product performance and safety in a variety of applications including, defense and aerospace, consumer electronics, electrified transportation, and renewable energy storage. Our team is made up of innovative, driven & creative individuals who are passionate about their work. The company offers an inclusive environment, growth opportunities and encourages work/life balance.

To all recruitment agencies: Ion Storage Systems, Inc. will not accept agency resumes for this role. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs email, or to any Ion Storage Systems employees or any other company email address. Ion Storage Systems is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Ion Storage Systems, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.

*We are unable to offer employer sponsorship for this position