Our ability to develop a breakthrough energy storage technology depends most strongly on the quality of our team. For this reason, building an extraordinary team is our highest priority. Natron is building a team of world-class scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to solve challenging problems in the fields of chemistry, manufacturing, product development, and commercialization. Together, we will build the batteries that enable the next generation of industrial and grid storage systems. If the opportunity to do this interests you, please submit your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Manufacturing: Natron is seeking a Director of Manufacturing who will lead the scale up and process development for active materials, electrodes, cells, and packs. This position demands prior experience successfully implementing the tools, systems, and process controls needed to successfully execute the manufacturing process R&D and scale up needed to bring a new chemistry-heavy hardware product to market. Deep, broad expertise in slurry/ink preparation, coating, and drying at bench, pilot, and large scale is required. The occupant of this position will manage a team of manufacturing engineers, supervisors, and technicians. In addition, he or she will be responsible for building relationships and executing projects with partners including equipment vendors, cell component suppliers, and materials, electrodes, and cell manufacturing partners. This person should hold an advanced degree in an engineering field and have strong prior experience in materials production, film coating, and device fabrication for lithium-ion pouch cells or a similar technology. Download the full position description here.
Senior Staff Advanced Manufacturing Engineer: Natron seeks a Senior Staff Advanced Manufacturing Engineer to lead the scale up of Natron's electrode processing and cell assembly. This person will lead a team of engineers to solve challenges in cell manufacturing including the commissioning and validation of new pilot equipment, as well as the development, documentation, and handoff of robust processes capable of yielding high quality cells. These challenges include roll-to-roll electrode coating and post-processing, automated stacking, welding, sealing, and other cell assembly steps. The person in this position will also work with Natron's partners for out-of-house scale up to transfer and validate processes. The person for this position has significant prior experience scaling up Li-ion, NiCd/NiMH, or alkaline battery cell production, has managed a small team to successfully reach its engineering goals, and has the do- whatever-it-takes attitude needed to thrive in a fast-paced start up environment. Download the full position description here.
Staff Scientist: Natron seeks a Staff Scientist to lead and execute projects related to cell design, including electrolyte formulation , electrode materials development (actives, carbons, binders), and passive component materials selection. This position is part of our product engineering team and its occupant will continuously collaborate with our design engineering staff to develop next-generation cell materials, components, and designs. The person for this position has deep prior experience in electrolyte formulation and passivation mechanisms in lithium-ion cells. He or she is a passionate, creative, self-motivated scientist who has no fear of pushing the boundaries of their intellectual capabilities. This position requires extensive hands-on lab work. Strong candidates have a proven track record of successful execution of challenging chemistry and materials R&D projects. Candidates should hold a doctorate in chemistry, materials science, applied physics, or another related field. Prior industrial experience as a battery scientist strongly preferred. Download the full position description here.
Senior Reliability Engineer: Natron seeks a Renior Reliability Engineer to assist in the development of battery cells and battery packs. The Reliability Engineer will be an integral part of the design process and is expected to participate in design reviews, perform fault-tree analyses and FMEAs, and generate and execute validation test plans. This position is part of our product engineering team and its occupant will continuously collaborate with our design engineering staff to develop next-generation products. The person for this position is a passionate, creative, self-motivated, self- sufficient reliability engineer who is comfortable with presenting theories and challenging engineers on their designs. Download the full position description here.
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer: Natron seeks a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to design prototype battery pouch cells and the modules and packs containing them. The occupant of this position will work in a small team of product engineers to solve challenges in cell design including design optimization for electrochemical, thermal, and mechanical performance and manufacturability. He or she will also execute battery prototyping projects including building, testing, and troubleshooting prototype modules and packs. The person for this position is capable of executing complex engineering projects involving design, sourcing, prototyping, validation, and technology hand-off. That person is a passionate, creative, goal-oriented engineer who is comfortable developing new concepts and designs. This position requires extensive hands-on work. Download the full position description here.