Maintenance Mechanic

Number of employees

360

Alameda, CA, United States

Posted on: 2024-03-27

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

As a maintenance mechanic on the manufacturing maintenance and reliability team, you will help to build new as well as maintain existing production tools and equipment. You have a high level of attention to detail as well as a firm grasp of best practice tooling and repair methods. Safety must be part of every task that you undertake. You will be able to work both within a team and independently in a high paced environment.

Responsibilities and Duties  

  • Maintain and service existing tools and facilities through completing preventative maintenance recipes
  • Create and update preventative maintenance and repair procedures
  • Complete technical job summaries and document follow ups
  • Work with outside vendors to schedule onsite maintenance and repairs
  • Identify and place purchase requests for critical spare parts
  • Adhering to safety policies and work procedures
  • Working closely with engineering on tool improvements and future tool design
  • Use Sila’s internal systems to share lessons learned from working on manufacturing equipment to improve work processes and safety guidelines

Knowledge and Skill Requirements 

  • Experience supporting facilities equipment (HVAC, chillers, boilers, lighting, exhaust fans)
  • Strong mechanical proficiency and solving skills
  • Basic understanding of fundamental physics and its application to pressurized fluid systems and energized circuits
  • Able to read and interpret P&IDs
  • Experience installing and replacing process instruments (pressure, temperature & flow sensors)
  • Availability to work compressed work week in 12 hour shifts (3 days on, 4 days off, 4 days on, 3 days off)
  • 5+ years of experience as a maintenance technician in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience performing maintenance and leak checks on various types of piping construction pressurized and vacuum (stainless steel tubing, flanged piping, threaded piping, welded PVC pipe)
  • Able to train and develop other less experienced industrial maintenance mechanics
  • Experience working with industry standards such as API, NFPA, NEC, IEEE, ANSI

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Pass a respirator fit test and be able to wear respiratory protection on a daily basis
  • 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
  • Precise and repetitive handling of a range of material quantities

Front-End Day Shift: Monday - Wednesday, Every other Thursday, 6:00am - 6:15pm

OR

Back-End Day Shift: Every other Tuesday, Wednesday - Friday, 6:00am - 6:15pm

The starting base pay for this role is between $43.00/hr and $57.00/hr 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, and equity.  The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role may also be eligible for overtime.

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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