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Manufacturing Engineer
Beltsville, Maryland, United States - 20705

Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing Engineer to our team in Beltsville, MD. This position reports to the Manufacturing Engineer Lead and will bridge the gap between the internal R&D teams, external equipment suppliers, and our manufacturing engineering teams. You'll manage major CAPEX projects with domestic and international suppliers. For some projects, you'll coordinate equipment trials to determine vendor capabilities while establishing equipment requirements, specifications, and key design parameters. You'll drive multiple projects from idea to reality as a hands-on and proactive project manager. This role requires a detail-oriented person capable of working closely with different teams to ensure the success of the project and maintain the schedule.


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 the production process

Developing operating instructions, training documents, and preventive maintenance plans and procedures in addition to supporting the production team during maintenance or downtime

Ultimately your goal will be to commercialize our novel technology by providing state-of-the-art equipment on time and on budget to the engineering and R&D teams.

Required Qualifications:

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

3+ years of experience in manufacturing

Experience with 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.

Demonstrate ability to communicate clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences. Drive consensus on important decisions

Desired Qualifications:

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

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

Understanding of PLCs, low voltage controls, vision systems, Electronic sensors, and robotics

Experience with C/C++ and/or Python

Experience with Solidworks or comparable 3D modeling software

Working knowledge of GD&T

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




Beltsville, MD

Reports to:

Reza Ronaghian - Manufacturing Engineer


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 an increase upon tenure

401k plan with a 4% company match beginning after the 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.

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