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Process Engineer
Beltsville, Maryland, United States - 20705

We are looking to add a full-time Process Engineer to our team in Beltsville, MD. This position reports to the Process Engineering Manager and will work directly with production, quality, engineering, and R&D teams on the development, qualification, and scale-up of solid-state battery manufacturing processes. The process engineer will ensure reliable, repeatable production by analyzing and improving upon existing processes using sound data-driven practices. Investigate and justify new technologies and/or manufacturing methods to achieve production objectives, product specifications, and key performance metrics. This role requires a detail-oriented person capable of working closely with different teams to ensure the successful execution of key production processes. The ideal candidate will foster creativity, adaptability, and accountability within the process engineering team.


Collect, analyze, interpret, and present production data to key stakeholders. Perform engineering calculations and leverage statistical softwares to monitor process stability.

Specify product and process requirements, design parameters, and equipment capability for new and existing manufacturing processes.

Lead the execution of site acceptance testing for new production equipment, instrumentation, and tools.

Lead qualification activities for new equipment, materials, production methods, and quality control systems.

Create and revise critical documentation such as standard operating procedures, work instructions, maintenance protocols, and internal specifications.

Perform process audits. Intervene when necessary to ensure safety and quality standards are upheld.

Support the production team with preventative maintenance and equipment repairs.

Occasional travel both domestically and internationally.

Required Qualifications:

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

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

Desired Qualifications:

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

Experience with one or more of the following: pick and place machines, high-temperature furnaces, lasers, or pneumatic/hydraulic systems.

Experience operating in a chemical laboratory, clean room, or dry room.

Working knowledge of six sigma, lean, or other statistical process control methodologies.

Experience with SQL, Minitab, JMP, PowerBI, or other data management/processing softwares.

Experience reading and interpreting P&IDs, wiring diagrams, and 3D drawings.

Experience with HAZOP or other manufacturing safety principles.




Beltsville, MD

Reports to:

Process 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

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.