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Facilities Engineer
Beltsville, Maryland, United States - 20705

Facilities 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 Facilities Engineer to our team in Beltsville, MD. This position reports to the Senior Director, Operations, in this role you will be responsible for planning, implementing, and maintaining the infrastructure and equipment of buildings and facilities, Including new equipment installation and planning. Additionally, you will perform analyses of operational processes, resource allocation, energy use, and safety processes, and recommend and implement improvements.

Job Summary:

Responsible for coordination, modification, maintenance, and administration of the Company's existing facility and equipment using a combination of in-house staff and contract services.

Oversee program development, design management, and construction coordination for the company's expansion objectives.

Support the Maintenance and Facilities functions for corrective and preventative maintenance and repair of facilities, utilities, and equipment.

Track and report project progress to leadership, alerting developing problems where management intervention or oversight is required. Plan and implement appropriate actions as necessary to mitigate risks.

Key Responsibilities:

Plan and coordinate all infrastructure installations telecommunications, HVAC, electricity, etc. and refurbishments

Ensure compliance with facility operating procedures, processes, work rules, national, state, and local safety and operating codes as well as regulatory compliance

Supervise all facilities staff custodians, technicians, groundskeepers, etc. and external contractors

Lead easy to medium complexity maintenance projects. Examples include troubleshooting equipment issues and preventative maintenance.

Leading facilities projects in support of company growth. Examples could include completing high CAPEX facilities projects or supporting manufacturing equipment installation i.e., utilities, exhaust, etc.

Establishing a Preventative Maintenance system and Spare Parts inventory that can grow with the company into pilot scale manufacturing.

Cross-Functional work in support of facility expansion, research & development equipment, and manufacturing operations.

Experience identifying, selecting, and managing external contractors.

Required Qualifications:

General expertise with industrial electrical, mechanical, and HVAC systems typical of laboratory and light industrial facilities.

Experience managing multiple contractors and stakeholders to achieve project goals and meet deadlines.

Sound working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices GLPs, Good Manufacturing Practices GMPs, OSHA, and government regulatory requirements and guidelines.

Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize work and meet deadlines. Proficiency in standard software including Microsoft® Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, etc. Proficiency in CAD is beneficial.

Desired Qualifications:

B.S. in an Engineering/STEM field or 5+ years equivalent experience.

2+ years experience managing facilities & equipment including improvement and installation projects.

Experience maintaining and fixing laboratory, manufacturing, and/or other industrial equipment

Familiarity with industrial controls such as PLCs, etc.

Experience in a Computerized Maintenance Management Systems CMMS

Experience Negotiating bids and contracts for third-party workers


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.

*Eligibility to work in the United States as a U.S. Citizen or U.S. permanent resident is required for consideration.