Battery Scientist/ Engineer

EaglePicher Technologies
Published
August 3, 2022
Location
East Greenwich, RI
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ABOUT EAGLEPICHER

At EaglePicher Technologies, LLC we are driving the electrification of defense, aviation and space. We provide the broadest number of battery systems available in the world for the most demanding applications. We provide leading edge products that make drones fly higher, undersea vessels run longer, and aircraft fly farther and operate more safely. Our battery technologies include lithium ion, thermal, silver zinc, lithium carbon monofluoride, lithium thionyl chloride, lithium manganese dioxide, lithium sulfur dioxide, and reserve lithium oxyhalide. EaglePicher also provides custom battery assemblies, battery management systems, pyrotechnic devices, and other power solutions.

Our employees are passionate, dedicated and empowered to realize this vision. We strive for the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds personalities and perspectives, and to ensure this works, we create an inclusive work environment that places a premium on communication and collaboration. At EaglePicher, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you with access to the latest tools, information and training.

EaglePicher Technologies is headquartered in St. Louis, MO. with locations in Joplin, MO and East Greenwich, RI. We are ISO9001:2008, ISO 13485, and AS9100C certified. For more information, visit www.eaglepicher.com.

Eagle Picher is looking for an accomplished, hands-on Battery Scientist or Engineer with lithium battery experience to join the Research and Development team. This is an opportunity to make important contributions to the design and development of our state-of-the-art lithium batteries to meet the challenging requirements of our Defense customers. This position will serve as a key contributor for chemical, cell, and battery development to advance our Lithium-Ion power systems used for lasers, aircraft, satellites, and more.

The role will support R&D design and development functions for East Greenwich’s R&D facility for cell and battery efforts, focused on development at the chemical and cell design level, leading a team of Scientists and Engineers for advanced product applications. This position will be responsible for early process design, development, and transition to production for lithium-ion programs. The position will work within a multidisciplinary team of Scientists and Engineers, and will adhere to company policies and procedures. The position will oversee work functions both directly and indirectly for other engineering team members

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in multiple aspects of chemistry and cell design, specializing in both electrochemistry and engineering aspects of the early development process. You will be a key leader in the product development team, working closely with our research, product and process engineering, and quality, and operations staff to help drive and execute new projects to completion and support existing products. If you are a lithium battery expert, creative, passionate, self-motivated, and enjoy working on challenging projects to develop innovative technology through collaboration with customers and internal teams, this is the opportunity for you.

Responsibilities

  • Lead all cell development activities as the lead electrochemical expert for new and existing lithium-ion rechargeable batteries and support all project performance, timeline and cost targets.
  • Initiate, design, develop and coordinate projects of varying complexity in support of company goals as needed. Be accountable for ensuring that the choice of materials and chemistry in cell designs results in robust products that can be scaled up.
  • Direct the preparation and demonstration of design concepts to meet product specifications.
  • Know and apply current Engineering practices in light of Manufacturing and Quality Control considerations.
  • Make and/or direct the calculations involving engineering sciences (static, dynamic) and other associated subjects.
  • Stay abreast of the state of the art in lithium-ion battery technology and make recommendations that support EP’s strategic initiatives.
  • Work with external partners/suppliers to enable the adoption of the appropriate materials or technologies in order to bring the most value to EP and our customers without compromising robustness or quality.
  • Build relationships, work closely with and support all appropriate functions within the company to help grow the Defense business.
  • Lead, guide and mentor junior staff in order to improve EP’s processes and capabilities to become world class.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Lead all cell development activities as the lead electrochemical expert for new and existing lithium-ion rechargeable batteries and support all project performance, timeline and cost targets.

Qualifications

To succeed in this position, you must:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science with 5-7+ years of experience developing lithium batteries is required. MS / PhD degree is preferred and a strong foundation in Electrochemistry or Electrochemical Engineering.
  • Experience working on electrode materials, electrolytes, cell design, electrode processing, cell performance and safety.
  • Good understanding of the interaction between chemistry, materials and processes and their impact on product performance and safety
  • High level of understanding of design for manufacturability with demonstrated track record of successful product development
  • Demonstrated capability in team leadership
  • Strong problem solving and root cause analysis skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships across an organization and work collaboratively for the success of the business
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

HIRING PREFERENCES

In addition to meeting the basic requirements, the most successful candidate will also have:

  • Defense or Aerospace industry experience and familiarity with ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certifications and stage gate development processes is highly desirable.
  • Motivated, passionate, self-starter with a track record of delivering above and beyond expectations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Training, experience and capability in statistical analysis
  • A can-do attitude, passion to succeed and an ability and willingness to wear multiple hats as needed
  • Experience with Solidwords/AutoCAD/Battery Modeling Software

PERKS OF BEING AN EAGLEPICHER EMPLOYEE

Some of the great things about being an EaglePicher employee include:

  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance from day one!
  • 10 paid holidays and PTO;
  • Matching 401K, with immediate vesting
  • Tuition reimbursement;
  • Dependent scholarship programs.

EaglePicher is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status.

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