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Date Added: Sat 17/07/2021

Process Engineer - Goliath

Hampshire, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Title: (Senior) Process Engineer

Reporting to: Technical Director

Based: The Quadrangle, Romsey

Company Description

Ilika is a pioneer is solid state batteries. The company has developed miniature thin-film solid state batteries for Internet of Things (IoT) applications and is now developing large format solid-state cells for electric vehicles.

Ilika is a publicly listed company with an operating base in Romsey. We offer the successful candidate a competitive package and the opportunity to be part of a world class team using state of the art equipment in a supportive environment.

The successful applicant will be part of a production team of scientists/engineers/ technicians to optimise and scale up Ilika's solid-state battery manufacturing approach.

Role Description

The Process Engineer will cover a variety of battery manufacturing processes in Ilika's lithium-ion battery R&D operations. Design, develop and troubleshoot manufacturing processes and equipment. Internal operations expert, including the mechanical and chemical properties of the components that go into the manufacturing process lithium-ion cells. The Process Engineer will support the maturation of our pre-pilot line and be a specialist in technology transfer and scaleup.

Responsibilities:

* Work with team of dedicated scientists/engineers/technicians to deliver a cost-effective route for scale up of Ilika's solid state batteries;

* Strong liaison with collaborative project partners;

* Define and implement new processes and process improvements to develop a volume manufacturing approach at an acceptable price point;

* Create and maintain work instructions and documents (such as drawings, specifications control plans, process flow and process failure mode effects analysis (PFMEA);

* Troubleshoot and resolve processing issues for start-up and production, both internal process and those preformed at outside vendors;

* Work with internal and external suppliers to ensure control and reliability of processing used in the production of lithium-ion cells and components used within;

* Project coordination to drive collaboration with research, product and process engineering teams for root cause analysis and to ensure the implementation of robust processes;

* Support evaluations and qualifications of new suppliers, equipment and components for cost reduction.

To be successful in this role, you will possess the following:

* Minimum Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering;

* A solid foundation of process engineering and materials technology;

* Industry experience (Lithium-ion batteries or ceramic capacitors experience);

* Individual drive and flexibility to work in a rapidly developing entrepreneurial environment;

* Resourceful;

* Strong attention to detail;

* Excellent interaction skills;

* Capability of rapidly integrating observations and results into development activities;

* Experience with project management

* Familiarity with computer based statistical analysis software;

* Good technical writing and communication skills;

* Green Belt or Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma preferred;

* Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio or equivalent;

* Work to deadlines and agreed service standards;

* Confidentiality.

Ilika is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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