Lithium-Ion Battery Engineer Position - Cell Prototyping

Lithium-Ion Battery Engineer Position - Cell Prototyping

CIC Energigune - Energy Cooperative Research Centre

Miñano Alava, Spain

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

CIC energiGUNE is seeking an experienced/Senior engineer to work on the development and assembly of advanced Li-ion batteries with silicon-based anodes.

Job functions:

  • Define and develop novel methods for the formulation and assembly of state-of-the-art electrode material.
  • Provide technical direction and execution for the electrochemical testing and analysis of advanced Li-ion pouch cells to understand factors limiting lifetime and performance. Lead implementation of solutions.
  • Define, validate, and optimize testing protocols like formation cycles and application of specific cell testing.
  • Deliver feedback to R&D and industrialization team to guide material optimization which is aligned with customer specifications or final use requirements.
  • Investigate battery or cells failure mechanisms and perform root cause analysis to create mitigation plans.
  • Contribute to cell engineering efforts informed by commercial specifications for high energy density applications based on advanced Li-ion cells.
  • Transfer existing R&D processes from lab scale to pilot line.
  • Interact with suppliers, participate in materials selection and technological solutions.
  • Contribute to the development of intellectual property towards industrialization.

CANDIDATE PROFILE:

  • Mechanical, Physics.
  • At least 5 years of related engineering experience designing, fabricating, and testing electrochemical cells (pouch cell preferred).
  • Deep understanding of electrochemistry, silicon and graphite-silicon composite anodes, electrolytes (including salts and additives) and their SEI and cathode materials.
  • Familiar with advanced analytical techniques to support material optimization studies.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English (Spanish or Basque valuable but not compulsory).
  • Demonstrated self-motivation and ability to work independently.
  • A good team player who can collaborate with other groups, academic and industrial partners.
  • Highly motivated to transfer technology to the industry.
  • Knowledge of Safety Awareness.
  • Experience in next fields is required:
    • Development and processing of graphite-silicon based Li-ion anodes and cells.
    • In-depth understanding of composition-process-structure-property relationships.
  • Experience in next fields is valuable:
    • Roll to roll process/continuous processing.
    • Experience with Design of Experiments (DOE) methodology and/or statistical methods.

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