Maintenance Mechanic

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Moses Lake, WA, United States

Posted on: 2024-05-17

Category: energy

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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 Manufacturing Mechanic on the Manufacturing Operations team you will safely operate production tools using Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to synthesize material and transfer it between process steps. You are someone who will work during their Shift to verify that all production material made meets the defined quality specifications. This role is instrumental in ensuring that the Manufacturing Team meets and exceeds set production deliverables and targets.

Responsibilities and Duties  

  • Maintain and service existing tools and facilities through executing preventative maintenance recipes
  • Create preventative maintenance and repair procedures
  • Troubleshoot process tooling and equipment 
  • 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
  • Reporting safety incidents and near misses within 24 hours
  • Use Sila’s internal systems to share lessons learned from working on manufacturing equipment to improve work processes and safety guidelines
  • Working closely with engineering on tool improvements and future tool design
  • Providing feedback to design engineering on design for serviceability

Knowledge and Skill Requirements 

  • Strong mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting 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)
  • Experience performing maintenance and leak checks on various types of piping construction (stainless steel tubing, flanged piping, threaded piping, welded PVC pipe)
  • Able to train and develop other less experienced industrial maintenance technicians
  • Experience supporting facilities equipment (HVAC, chillers, boilers, lighting, exhaust fans)
  • Experience working with industry standards such as API, NFPA, NEC, IEEE, ANSI

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Able to walk long distances and stand for extended periods of time
  • Able to occasionally kneel or bend
  • Pass a respirator fit test and be able to wear respiratory protection when required
  • Wear personal protective equipment including, but not limited to, a lab coat, gloves, safety glasses, and safety shoes


Regular Shift: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 4:00pm


The starting base pay for this role is between $43/hr and $55/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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