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Conamix is looking to add a Senior Cell Engineer to its team of core technology leaders. Under the guidance of senior technical staff, this position is responsible for pushing the limits of the state-of-the-art cell design and fabrication methods to support the advancement of Conamix’s advanced lithium-sulfur battery innovations. This position is based in Ithaca, NY, a small cosmopolitan town known for its beautiful gorges and waterfalls, and is home to Cornell University and Ithaca College.

The successful candidate will have a proven ability to innovate and execute in an appropriate engineering or materials science field. Direct experience in cell engineering is required, as is a track record of solving complex technical problems. Direct reports are expected, and the Senior Cell Engineer will report to the VP of Engineering.

Essential Functions:

  • Contributes significantly to a fast-paced group focused on cell engineering that reflects current industry best practices and advanced patent-worthy concepts to solve specific Conamix problems, using innovative and sound engineering concepts and approaches
  • Solves design and test problems based on mechanical, physical, and thermal principles, shop experience, literature review, and consultation with advisors/consultants
  • Designs, implements, and oversees test methodologies for specification verification and overall product validation
  • Properly documents novel designs that support the generation of intellectual property
  • Accurately records, analyzes, and summarizes experimental data in notebooks and digital formats
  • Proactively and independently manages projects: technical workstream planning, execution, and communication of results
  • Supervises direct reports: positive guidance and mentoring of technical staff while maintaining a high-performance team environment
  • Accountability for product document sets, SOPs, and maintenance of equipment
  • Awareness of and compliance with local, state, and federal laboratory safety regulations
  • Other duties as identified or assigned

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience:

  • 7+ years directly relevant experience in cell engineering and energy storage technology
  • Preferred experience in prototype (pouch cell) design and construction, automotive Li-cell design and product development process, electrical, mechanical, and thermal (safety) characterization of cells and components, and failure mode analysis
  • Direct working experience with electrochemical systems is required
  • Demonstrated strong technical leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Prior management experience preferred
  • 5+ years managing engineering projects and technical staff
  • Entrepreneurial attitude and willingness to execute on multiple projects and solve problems in a fast-paced startup environment

Benefits:

  • Generous paid time off package
  • Health, life, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • 401(k) plan
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Workplace perks such as snacks, coffee, foosball, & merit badge program

About Conamix:

Conamix is a team of work-hardened battery experts transforming sulfur cathodes from the out-of-reach holy-grail of lithium ion batteries into a global product with the energy, power, and cycle life demanded by the EV revolution. The company is using multiple breakthroughs in material science to unlock the potential of sulfur as an ultra-low-cost cathode for lithium ion batteries. Conamix has world class management, successful board members, and best-in-class investors.

Conamix promotes a collaborative life-long learning mindset in a space where everyone cares deeply and works extremely hard to achieve technical excellence. Our company values healthy work-life balance, professional and personal development, and data-driven R&D.

About Ithaca, NY:

Ithaca is a beautiful year-round travel destination situated in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine country. It is a quaint city nestled on the southern tip of Cayuga lake. Ithaca is known for its diverse cultural life enriched in the sciences and arts. In addition, it is renowned for its natural beauty, lakes, waterfalls, gorges, and endless hiking trails.

EEO Statement:

Conamix, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. All employment is decided on the basis of knowledge, skills, abilities, and business need.