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Equipment Engineer
Beltsville, Maryland, United States - 20705

Equipment 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 Equipment Engineer to our team in Beltsville, MD. This position is a part of the equipment engineering team and will bridge the gap between the internal engineering teams and external equipment suppliers, assisting with equipment trials to determine vendor capabilities and establishing requirements, equipment specifications, and design parameters. In addition, the equipment engineer will lead all communications with equipment suppliers throughout the design, fabrication, and commissioning stages, including scheduling, design review, and performance/acceptance testing. This role demands a detail-oriented person capable of working closely with different teams to ensure the project's success.


Leading sourcing, commissioning, and maintaining of high-volume and fully automated roll-to-roll coating and slurry mixing equipment

Providing technical guidance in coating-related subjects such as mixing, slurry delivery systems, web treatment, drying/curing, web guide systems, etc.

Providing support for upgrading existing slurry coating and mixing equipment

Collaborating with R&D and manufacturing teams to define product and process requirements, design parameters, and equipment specifications

Managing external trials and obtaining quotes to assess vendor/equipment capabilities and identify the ideal unit

Overseeing the design and manufacturing of the equipment, devices, and systems while managing the budget and schedule

Determining facility requirements and collaborating with the operations team to prepare equipment installation

Leading design review, performance validation, acceptance testing, and transfer to production process

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's or master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar technical disciplines

1+ years of experience in wet coating and slurry formation processes

3+ years of experience in manufacturing

Competency in using Solidworks or other 3D modeling software

Experience leading major capital CAPEX projects and project management

Experience with automated equipment design, installation, de-bug, and ramp-up

Understanding of mechanical & electrical drawings/design

Experience preparing RFQs and soliciting proposals from equipment manufacturers

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences

Demonstrated ability to lead with or without direct authority.

Desired Qualifications:

2+ years experience with scale-up process from lab or pilot equipment to high-volume production equipment

Experience in one of the following industries: lithium-ion battery manufacturing, solid-state lithium manufacturing, ceramic manufacturing, or glass manufacturing.

Experience with one or more of the following processes: roll-to-roll machinery, high-temperature furnaces, and/or high-volume automated assembly

Experience with high-throughput equipment design and validation

2+ Years experience with lithium-ion or other battery cells automated assembly equipment.

Familiarity with GD&T

Experience with Product Lifecycle Management systems




Beltsville, MD

Reports to:

Reza Ronaghian


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

Flexibility to Work from Home

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.

*Eligibility to work in the United States is required prior to starting, as is proof of COVID-19 vaccination.