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Quality Control Technician
Beltsville, Maryland, United States - 20705
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Quality Control Technician 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!


ION is actively seeking a dedicated Quality Control Technician to join our cutting-edge solid-state lithium battery manufacturing lab. As a crucial member of our team, you will play an integral role in ensuring the quality and consistency of raw materials and in-process components for our production line. The ideal candidate will have a foundational understanding of quality control techniques, demonstrate technical skills, and be eager to learn and grow in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Reporting to the QC Manager, this role requires excellent attention to detail, strong communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively across departments. If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute to innovative energy solutions, join us and help shape the future of energy storage.

Responsibilities:


Perform Incoming Quality Control IQC inspections on raw materials, components, and assemblies, ensuring they meet standards and documenting deviations.

Conduct In-Process Quality Control IPQC checks to monitor and verify production processes.

Assist with Outgoing Quality Control OQC inspections to ensure finished products meet quality requirements.

Operate measurement and inspection tools, including optical CMM, micrometers, calipers, and battery testing equipment.

Document and report quality findings accurately, maintaining detailed inspection records.

Analyze test results to identify defects and non-conformance with ION's specifications.

Collaborate with other departments for sample scheduling, equipment utilization, and testing methods.

Support instrument maintenance as needed.

Aid in material management and the release of materials.

Support evaluations of new products, materials, and processes.

Collaborate with production and engineering teams to address quality issues and implement corrective actions.

Maintain a clean, organized, and safe work environment, adhering to all laboratory safety protocols.

Work under the direct supervision of the Quality Control Lab Manager.

Flexibility to work overtime as needed.


Required Education and Experience:


Associate's degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering, or a related technical field, or equivalent technical training.

1-2 years of experience in quality control, preferably in a manufacturing environment.

Practical experience with inspection techniques, including visual inspection, functional testing, and dimensional measurements using tools such as optical CMM, micrometers, calipers, and battery testing equipment.

Foundational understanding of quality control principles and technical skills.

Preferred Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering, or a related field.

Experience in battery manufacturing or a similar environment.

Familiarity with analytical instrumentation and techniques used in battery production and inspection.

Ability to read technical drawings, diagrams, and documents.

Certification in CMM, 3D measuring systems, or experience in a chemistry lab.

Electro-mechanical aptitude.


Required Skills:

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Basic data-analysis, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills.

Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Basic understanding of hand tool gauges and manual measuring techniques.

Demonstrated attention to detail and reliability.

Ability to use MS Office, including Word and Excel.

Proven ability to meet deadlines and work under aggressive timelines.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs preferred.

Use of personal protection equipment PPE such as safety glasses, gloves, and lab coats is required.


Department: Quality Control


Location: 12500 Baltimore Avenue, Unit D, Beltsville MD 20705


Reports to: Quality Control Manager


Benefits:


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.