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Process Engineer
Beltsville, Maryland, United States - 20705

Engineer II/III 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 Engineer II/III to our team in Beltsville, MD. This position reports to the Sr. Process Engineer and will execute the hands-on roll-to-roll and web handling manufacturing processes to create components for solid-state batteries.


Lead design and execution of process development trials independently.

Eliminate limitations in equipment capability and drive process development from proof-of-concept to pilot scale and beyond.

Perform regular analysis of production data, compilation of reports, design of experiment, and troubleshoot equipment issues.

Provide technical guidance and support to operation technicians, assist with equipment maintenance, investigate process failures, and apply lean manufacturing techniques to reduce cost and improve Quality.

Document equipment, process, and methods in SOPs.

Lead equipment safety reviews, coordinate training of staff on new equipment, factory & site acceptance testing, equipment/process performance validation, and transition to operations.

Support projects to identify and validate equipment required for future manufacturing growth. Analyze different equipment options to balance cost, capability, performance, and capacity while using or collecting data to drive decisions.

Perform all work in adherence to company environmental, health and safety guidelines. Be proactive in identifying and correcting potential safety hazards.

Travel: 10% Expected. Ability to occasionally travel both domestically and internationally.

Required Skills/Experience:

BS in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science Engineering, or Electrical Engineering. BS in Chemistry or similar may be considered with relevant experience.

Minimum 5 years of Industrial Manufacturing Experience

3+ years experience with industrial chemical processes in a pilot or production setting. Experience with roll-to-roll processing and web handling i.e. coating or casting processes is desired.

Ability to work in self-directed or team environment, balance multiple projects and prioritize commitments to meet critical company objectives.

Excellent data analysis and verbal/written communication skills.

Statistical analysis skills SPC, DOE, Minitab, JMP. Ability to create, manage, and analyze substantial process data and present it in a succinct, cohesive manner.

Bonus Skills/Experience:

Experience with PLCs and/or automated logging of process data.

Experience in one of the following industries: batteries, ceramics, thin films, or glass manufacturing.

Experience with beta gauges, in-line defect detection and continuous monitoring quality equipment.

3D Modeling Experience using a CAD Software.

Lean manufacturing certification, six sigma or similar.




Beltsville, MD

Reports to:

Sr. Process 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

On-site with flexibility to work from home when practical

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.