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Principal Production Engineer

Company: NanoGraf Corporation
Location: Chicago
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

NanoGraf Corporation is seeking a Principal Production Engineer who wants to build the next generation of renewable energy. This exciting role sits at the intersection between R&D and technology commercialization in a start-up environment. The role will help lead the scale-up and manufacturing of NanoGraf's game-changing silicon anode products for Li-ion batteries. The work content is a mixture of process development engineering, manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering, project management, quality control, and supply chain development.

Responsibilities and Duties:--- Technical leader responsible for scaling the factory and the operations side of the business--- Help lead and work collaboratively with other production engineers to support all aspects of production of silicon anode materials for Li-ion batteries--- Manage projects such as equipment scale-up, product validation, and qualification--- Work across NanoGraf teams to transfer technology from the R&D team and scale-up to mass production--- Help create product specifications and standard operating procedures for material production processes--- Use design of experiments (DoE) to characterize process variables and control methods as well as their downstream effects on product quality--- Develop quality control processes and techniques to ensure high-quality product--- Support supply chain development, including batch validation, new product testing, contract negotiation, and supplier audit visits--- Develop cost models for material production process, and use those to inform process development and supply chain work--- Gather and synthesize information related production process development, including patents, academic papers, market reports, and public records
Key Requirements:--- BS or MS in Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent--- 5+ years of hands-on experience working on and leading engineering project teams--- Familiar with chemical manufacturing equipment and process control methods--- Hands-on mechanical and electrical aptitude--- CAD software experience--- Familiar with Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, and Statistical Process Control (SPC) tools and principles--- Experience with quality control methods and systems--- Experience designing and performing experiments (DOE)--- Interest in the field of energy storage / Li-ion batteries--- Experience with data processing (Microsoft Excel or other) and statistical methods (Minitab or other)--- Organized self-starter with ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives at the same time--- Critical thinker that can zoom-out and see the big picture while also zooming-in on important details--- Excellent written / verbal communication skills--- Quick learner and adaptable to rapid change--- Innately curious--- High integrity--- Safety conscious--- Passionate, ambitious, and personable
Additional Desirable Attributes:--- Familiar with powder processing and/or large-scale batch material production.--- Experience with coding for data processing automation experience (Python or other)--- Project management experience, particularly with common project management tools (Gantt charts, etc)--- Materials characterization experience techniques such as: SEM, XPS, DLS, XRD, TEM, and Raman spectroscopy

Keywords: NanoGraf Corporation, Chicago , Principal Production Engineer, Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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