Mixing and Coating Engineer
XALT Energy, LLC
Midland, MI
XALT Energy is a leading developer and manufacturer of large-format lithium ion battery cells and associated modules & packs.

Utilizing its state-of-the-art production operations, proven technology and talented human capital, XALT Energy delivers practical, cost effective and well-engineered energy storage and usage solutions to its global customers in marine, commercial transportation, stationary power storage and defense industries.

Based in Midland, Michigan, XALT Energy continues to expand its knowledge and expertise to explore and evaluate next generation lithium ion battery technology and engineered solutions for current and future applications.

If you value creativity, entrepreneurship and operational excellence, we encourage you to consider XALT Energy as your career path.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Mixing/Coating Engineer

Reports To: Engineering Manager

Classification: Exempt

Status: Regular Full-time

Location: Midland, MI

Job Summary:
The Mixing/Coating Engineer is responsible for XALT Energys manufacturing process for the mixing and coating areas of our manufacturing facility. The hands-on individual will possess a good working knowledge of manufacturing processes used in the fabrication of Li-ion cell electrodes. Candidate will be capable of working cross functionally with professionals and technicians of XALT Energy.

Primary Responsibilities:
The Mixing/Coating Engineer has responsibility and accountability for process development and day-to-day operation of the mixing and coating equipment, including:
Leading continuous improvement activities in mixing and coating technology and expertise within XALT Energy .
Utilizing installed process equipment to optimize mixing and coating conditions and adjust operational conditions for large scale electrode mixing and coating operations.
Sharing expertise across multiple functions and teams to leverage current knowledge into future product development.
Work safely and in compliance with all regulations and quality systems.
Develop standard operating procedures and safety procedures for process capabilities.
Develop and maintain plant engineering and equipment specifications, process and instrument diagrams, process flow diagrams, material balances, and other key documented process knowledge for the process of mixing and coating.
Safely performing operational adjustments, transfer of materials, process troubleshooting.
Coordinating and executing equipment maintenance per manufacturers guidelines.
Inspecting and adjusting process control equipment.
Transfering and handling materials needed to operate equipment and produce product.
Interfacing with computer systems to enter and retrieve data and analyze basic operational information.
Keep current with the latest mixing/coating developments in the industry.

Position Qualifications:
BS Degree in Engineering or Chemistry required.
1-3 years of engineering experience required.
1 year related experience in mixing or coating manufacturing required; 3 yrs. Preferred.
Strong work ethic, highly accountable, and able to take ownership of operating equipment.
Committed to environmental, health and safety requirements.
Strong knowledge of various chemical mixer and coating machines, slurry rheology and slurry property optimization methods.
Takes initiative and is able to work with little or no supervision.
Effectively communicate with peers and leaders.
Able to work in a clean room & low humidity environment.

Key Competencies:
Strong data gathering and analysis skills. Understanding practical use of statistical tools.
Strong mechanical aptitude.
Understanding of equipment operation (pumps, instruments, mixers, etc) .
Proficient with chemical engineering calculations and their practical application.
Good process troubleshooting ability.
Basic understanding of applicable regulations (environmental, process safety, industrial hygiene).
Basic understanding of lab analytical equipment and test methods.
Excellent people skills and demonstrated ability to work on teams.
Excellent planning and organizational skills.
Flexible, with a strong sense of urgency and the ability to contribute in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
Takes actions and displays behaviors that demonstrate ownership in the success of the company.
Demonstrates primary focus on meeting both internal and external customer needs when identifying, prioritizing and accomplishing tasks.
Works independently and overcomes obstacles to achieve results.
Willingness to participate in teams to reach desired outcomes either as a team leader or team member.
Builds safety, quality and compliance into all actions.
Committed to continuous learning and self-improvement.
Is a lifelong learner, willing to expand personal knowledge and responsibilities.
NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this position. The above statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required. All staff may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities as needed.

XALT Energy offers competitive salary and benefits to include:
Choice of three health plans, vision, dental and life insurance; ancillary benefits; 401(k); company paid holidays and paid time off.
The salary range commensurate with education and experience.
Must successfully complete a background check, a drug screen and a physical.

EOE including Disabled and Vets / VEVRAA Federal Contractor