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Supplier Quality Engineer
Beltsville, Maryland, United States - 20705

Supplier Quality 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 Supplier Quality Engineer to our team in Beltsville, MD. This position reports to the Quality and Compliance Manager and helps with the day-to-day operation of the company's quality team.


Qualify suppliers and maintain accurate records of supplier quality performance and documentation.

Conduct supplier/vendor audits virtually or on-site as needed.

Lead and support activities for quality systems such as CAPAs, change controls, and supplier deviations.

Provide assistance to cross-functional teams with troubleshooting investigations and problem resolution.

Lead RCAs related to supplier nonconformances.

Evaluate deviations and trends to determine root causes and assess quality impact.

Recommend CAPAs.

Review/approve raw material specifications.

Support material management as needed.

Write supplier performance evaluations.

Perform clerical work as needed scanning, filing, organizing.

Other duties may be assigned.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in the sciences or engineering.

A minimum of 3 years of supplier quality experience

Lead auditor certification required

Lean six sigma certification preferred

Root Cause Analysis Training preferred

Required Skills:

Strong understanding of quality systems and compliance requirements

Strong knowledge of the ISO 9001 standard preferred

Superior organizational and time management skills

Strong auditing skills

High degree of independence, flexibility, initiative, and commitment

Participates in ongoing formal training and professional development to improve knowledge and execution of process and Quality improvement strategies

Knowledge of data management, spreadsheets, and word processing

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Strong technical writing skills

Ability to confidently approach and engage individuals

Attention to grammar and written communication

Proficiency in Microsoft office

Strong problem solving and root cause analysis skills

Department: Quality

Location: 12500 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville MD 20705

Reports to: Quality and Compliance 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

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.