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Battery Lab Equipment Engineer

Company: SUPERNAL
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world s communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people s ability to move whether for work or play.
What we do:
The Battery Lab Equipment Engineer is responsible for designing and/or modifying equipment in the battery technology lab. This role focuses on enhancing safety features, improving operational performance, building automation processes for the test lab. The position ensures equipment is well-maintained to meet quality standards with the support of the compliance engineering team. This role collaborates closely with lab specialists and test engineers to ensure the equipment achieves top-notch performance.
What you can do:


  • Design and build/modify different tools/fixtures to support different testing purposes from materials level, battery cell level, battery module level to HV battery pack level in battery technology labs
  • Responsible for procurement, setting up, managing, maintaining, and calibrating mechanical, electrical, and computer equipment in EE lab, ME lab, chemical lab, and machine shop
  • Collaborate with lab specialists and test engineers to design and integrate additional safety features on lab equipment to enhance lab safety standards
  • Collaborate with lab managers and compliance engineers to create documents and to ensure AMS and QMS guidelines are followed
  • Responsible for solving equipment related issues
  • Develop processes and procedures to automate testing activities in battery technology labs
  • May require up to 10% of domestic and international travels
  • Other duties as assigned

    What you can contribute:

    • Bachelor s degree in mechanical, aerospace, aeronautical or related field
    • A minimum 1-3 years of experience in battery testing, battery lab equipment building, and maintaining (a combination of education and experience will be considered)
    • Experience with high voltage systems, along with high-voltage safety training
    • Experience working in a machine shop
    • Experience with CAD tools, preferably CATIA
    • Experience with both mechanical and electrical designs and builds
    • Experience working and modifying computer devices.
    • Knowledge of IT networking and infrastructure
    • Good root causes analytical skills to identify and to resolve maintenance issues with equipment
    • Knowledge of safety hazards of working with and electrical and mechanical testing of lithium-ion batteries
    • Demonstrated experience in building a battery lab: equipment purchase, installation
    • Frequently required to use hand and finger dexterity
    • Occasional: Bending, kneeling, squatting, standing, walking, reaching, overhead reaching, and fine motor skills
    • Occasional heavy lifting up to 30 to 50Ibs
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Proactive delivery of communication and follow up
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
    • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality

      You may also be able to contribute:

      • Master s degree in a related engineering field preferred
      • Experience with using a scripting language like Python for automated testing and data extraction preferred

        Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at:
        This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code, that will be subject to U.S. export control laws. If an export license or other export control authorization is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal s receipt of such license or authorization and approvals and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations contained in such license or authorization.

Keywords: SUPERNAL, Pleasanton , Battery Lab Equipment Engineer, Healthcare , Pleasanton, California

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