Battery Cell Engineer

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San Jose, California, United States, United States

Posted on: 2024-04-25

Category: transportation

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About the company:

Archer is an aerospace company building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft focused on improving mobility in cities. The company's mission is to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. Archer is designing, manufacturing, and operating a fully electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 60 miles at speeds of up to 150mph while producing minimal noise. Archer's team is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Archer is an aerospace company based in San Jose, California building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with a mission to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. We are designing, manufacturing, and operating an all-electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 100 miles at speeds of up to 150 mph while producing minimal noise. 

Our sights are set high and our problems are hard, and we believe that diversity in the workplace is what makes us smarter, drives better insights, and will ultimately lift us all to success. We are dedicated to cultivating an equitable and inclusive environment that embraces our differences, and supports and celebrates all of our team members.

What you’ll do:

  • Plan and execute DOEs to characterize battery cell performance and degradation
  • Present data and conclusions to cross-functional teams
  • Characterize cells using electrochemical, chemical, and physical methods
  • Hands-on operations with battery cyclers, glove boxes, and fume hoods
  • Support cell qualification and battery manufacturing with cell teardown and root cause analysis
  • Deep dive into battery cell degradation mechanisms and define cell operational boundaries
  • Develop cell requirements and collaborate with our multidisciplinary engineering teams to develop world class battery systems
  • Test, evaluate, and benchmark the best battery cells - Li-ion and beyond

What you need:

  • 3+ years of experience working with battery cells
  • M.S. or PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or related field 
  • Deep understanding of lithium-ion battery materials, electrochemistry, and degradation mechanisms
  • Knowledge or experience with novel battery technologies
  • Solid understanding of the design details, manufacturing process, and possible defects in cylindrical cells
  • Hands-on experience working with battery cyclers of Arbin, Neware, Maccor, Biologic
  • Hands-on experience with battery/cell teardown and failure analysis
  • Experience working with fume hood and glove box
  • Ability to work closely with a team and communicate effectively

Bonus Qualifications: 

  • Data analysis skills with Python or MATLAB
  • Direct experience working with international suppliers
  • Passion for aviation and eVTOLs

At Archer we aim to attract, retain, and motivate talent that possess the skills and leadership necessary to grow our business. We drive a pay-for-performance culture and reward performance that supports the Company’s business strategy. For this position we are targeting a base pay between $110,400 - $138,000. Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Archer is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities, and those with sincerely held religious beliefs. Applicants who may require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should provide their name and contact information to Archer’s People Team at [email protected]. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Archer is unable to provide work visa sponsorship for this position at the present time.
Archer is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Archer Aviation does not engage with external recruiting agencies/individual recruiters with whom it does not have a prior written agreement. Archer reserves the right to make use of any unsolicited resumes that it receives and bears no responsibility for payment of any fees asserted from the use of unsolicited resumes. If you are a recruiting agency or individual recruiter wishing to do business with Archer, please reach out to [email protected]. All employment processes are managed by the Archer People Team.

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