Maintenance Manager

Number of employees

360

Moses Lake, WA, United States

Posted on: 2024-03-28

Category: energy

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

We are Sila—a next generation battery materials company dedicated to accelerating energy transformation for a more sustainable future. 

Our next-gen anode material is the first significant chemistry improvement to lithium-ion batteries to reach the market in 30 years. Our silicon anode material is a simple drop-in replacement to graphite and significantly boosts the energy density of lithium-ion batteries without compromising performance. 

Today, Sila science powers innovative consumer electronics. Tomorrow, it will fuel our EV future and the electrification of everything. 

We work directly with leading consumer electronics and automotive OEMs to help accelerate product roadmaps, and partners with battery manufacturers commercial cell production. Our partners include BMW, Daimler, and ATL.

Sila Nano works directly with leading consumer electronics and automotive OEMs to help accelerate product roadmaps, and partners with battery manufacturers commercial cell production. 

Sila Nano’s first products significantly increase the energy density of state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries. Our materials are manufacturable economically at scale and are drop-in replacements to existing battery manufacturing processes.

About Us

We are Sila, a next-generation battery materials company. Our mission is to power the world’s transition to clean energy. To create this future, our team is building a better lithium-ion battery from the inside out today. We engineer and manufacture ground-breaking battery materials that significantly increase the energy density of batteries, while reducing their size and weight. The result? Smaller more powerful batteries that can unlock innovation in consumer devices and accelerate the mass adoption of electric cars to eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels. We're tackling one of the biggest challenges of our time every day, and together we're redefining what's possible. Are you ready to be a part of a team committed to changing the world?

Who You Are

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Maintenance Manager to oversee our manufacturing facility. The Maintenance Manager will be responsible for ensuring efficient maintenance processes, maintaining quality standards, and optimizing plant performance. This is a key leadership role that requires strong managerial skills and a deep understanding of maintenance, production, and process improvement.

Responsibilities and Duties  

  • Develop and implement strategies to improve production efficiency, reduce costs, and increase overall plant performance
  • Oversee aspects of the manufacturing process
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and promote a culture of safety among plant employees
  • Implement quality control measures to ensure products meet or exceed customer expectations
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify areas for improvement and implement lean manufacturing principles
  • Manage the budget and monitor expenses to ensure cost-effective operations
  • Lead and mentor a team of supervisors and maintenance staff, providing guidance and support as needed
  • Foster a positive work environment that encourages teamwork, open communication, and employee development

Knowledge and Skill Requirements 

  • Bachelor's degree or 5 years experience managing in a related field
  • Proven experience in plant maintenance management or a similar leadership role within a manufacturing environment
  • Mechanical knowledge and understanding of production systems
  • Demonstrated ability to implement process improvement initiatives and drive operational excellence
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Solid understanding of quality control standards and practices
  • Strong leadership abilities with the ability to motivate and inspire teams
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Wear personal protective equipment including, but not limited to, a lab coat, gloves, safety glasses, and steel toe safety shoes
  • Move items up to 50 lbs with the assistance of lift equipment and carts
  • Move long distances (such as from building to building) and be stationary for extended periods of time
  • Reach low shelves or items on the floor
  • Enter spaces narrower than 3 feet
  • Climb stairs or over containment walls

 

The starting base pay for this role is between $114,000 and $144,000 at the time of posting. The actual base pay depends on many factors, such as education, experience, and skills. Base pay is only one part of Sila’s competitive Total Rewards package that can include benefits, perks, equity, and bonuses.  The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

Working at Sila

We believe that building a diverse team at Sila helps us amplify our individual talents. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment where good ideas are free to come from anyone. We are proud to celebrate diversity and all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, national origin, or any other status protected by law.

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