Conamix is a venture-backed development stage company developing materials sets for end-game electric vehicle batteries and is looking to add core technology leaders to its technical staff. The company has world-class management, hard-nosed and successful board members, and best-in-class investors.
The Cell Engineering Lead is a critical hire and will work closely with other technical leaders, management, and the broader technical team. This position is based in Ithaca, NY, a quaint city known for its beautiful gorges and waterfalls and as home of Cornell University.
The successful candidate will have a proven ability to innovate and execute in an appropriate field of engineering or materials science. Direct experience in cell engineering is required, as is a track record of solving difficult technical problems. Direct reports are expected, and the Cell Engineering Lead will report to the Vice President of Research and Development.
Provides overall cell engineering leadership reflecting current industry best practices and patent-worthy concepts to solve specific Conamix problems, using innovative and sound engineering in leading product design projects.
Develops product specifications based on customer requirements.
Solves design and test problems based on mechanical, physical, and thermal principles, shop experience, literature review, and consultation with advisors/consultants.
Designs and oversees test methodologies for specification verification and overall product validation.
Maintains understanding of cell engineering state of the art and leverages and applies such to Conamix advantage.
Proactive and independent project management: technical workstream planning, execution, and communication of results.
Supervision of direct reports. Positive guidance and mentoring of technical staff, while maintaining a high-performance team environment.
Accountable for product document sets, SOPs, maintenance of equipment, and necessary communications with EH&S.
7+ years directly relevant experience in cell engineering and energy storage technology. Ideal candidate will have 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.
Demonstrated strong technical leadership and interpersonal skills.
Prior management experience preferred.
5+ years managing engineering projects and technical staff.
Successful grant identification and grant writing experience preferred, but not required.
Entrepreneurial attitude and willingness to execute on multiple projects and solve problems in a fast-paced start-up environment.
Conamix is an equal opportunity employer and provides compensation competitive with other best-in-class start-ups, but in a much more cost effective community.