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Quality and Compliance Manager
Beltsville, Maryland, United States - 20705

Quality and Compliance Manager 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 Quality and Compliance Manager to our team in Beltsville, MD. This position reports to the Director of Operations and will champion the implementation of Quality management system QMS from the ground up and be responsible for the quality of solid-state Li-ion batteries from the incoming raw material to the finished goods.


Manage successful implementation and certification of Quality Management System QMS, which includes preparing Quality manuals, procedures, and related documentation

Develop processes and documentation for compliance and reporting of QMS metrics to management and recommend improvements for performance

Create quality documents in accordance with industry standards and customer expectations

Liaise with external companies providing audit assistance

Manage internal records relating to compliance and quality throughout the design/production/manufacturing process

Train production line staff in production practices and quality assessment of goods

Identify and document processes and develop standard operating procedures SOP's or Best Practice Documents BPD's as required

Support planning and execution of Internal Quality compliance audits and Supplier Audits

Ensure that there are processes in place to monitor and measure all activities related to quality assurance performance improvement

Develop, measure, and report key quality metrics to drive quality, safety, and efficiency

Implement methods to inspect, test and evaluate products and production equipment

Determine whether defects are due to poor workmanship or materials that were improperly manufactured or supplied by another company

Required Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering, Quality or Manufacturing

3+ years of Experience with QMS implementation and ownership, specifically ISO 9001, AS9100 Quality Systems or similar

Experience developing and implementing quality assurance plans from the ground up

Experience working in a manufacturing quality environment, preferably in battery production plant

Required Skills:

Superior interpersonal, organizational and time management skills

Expert knowledge of quality management systems

Strong problem-solving, training, team building, and mentoring abilities

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Certification in quality management CQM, CQE, CQA, etc.

Familiarity with auditing standards ANSI, ISO 9001, IATF, etc.

Proven track record of successful project management

Department: Operations

Location: 12500 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville MD 20705

Reports to: Director of Operations


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

This position is open to occasional hybrid work

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. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required as well.