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Staff Battery Equipment Engineer, Battery Systems



United States
Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Cuberg, Northvolt's Advanced Technology Center in Silicon Valley, is seeking a talented Battery Equipment Engineer to join its team of innovative engineers and researchers who are commercializing next-generation lithium metal battery technology. Cuberg's groundbreaking battery technology promises to revolutionize the world of electric mobility with generational improvements in energy density and power output. The company's lithium metal battery can power the next generation of electric vehicles on the road and in the air, offering higher ranges, payloads, and lower cost of ownership. As the Battery Equipment Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and implementing equipment for battery systems assembly and testing. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a passion for renewable energy and a desire to work on groundbreaking technology with a team of experts.


  • Design and develop battery assembly equipment to facilitate the manufacturing and in-line testing of lithium metal battery systems from low volume prototypes to serial production.
  • Develop and optimize various manufacturing processes for battery assembly, focusing on efficiency, performance, and quality.
  • Provide Design for Manufacturing (DFM) feedback to Battery Design Engineers to ensure manufacturability without compromising on product function or performance.
  • Execute on project plans to ensure equipment and processes meet cost, performance, safety, and delivery schedules.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally on Battery Manufacturing Line Layouts to optimize for material flow and operational efficiency.
  • Create and maintain equipment specifications, testing procedures, and documentation for equipment projects.
  • Publish process specifications and SOPs for prototype and manufacturing technicians to follow.
  • Identify necessary inspection methods and equipment for verifying product quality throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Qualify equipment and processes to ensure they meet performance and quality requirements.
  • Work with cross-functional teams including engineers, technicians, and manufacturing personnel to ensure successful launch of novel, high performance battery systems.
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems related to battery equipment and manufacturing processes.
  • Ensure equipment and process comply with applicable standards, policies, acts, regulations and codes.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in manufacturing technology and make recommendations for improvements and changes.
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing equipment design, development, and implementation.
  • Experience executing manufacturing equipment projects from conception to production handoff.
  • Experience developing and implementing manufacturing processes from prototype to production.
  • Experience with 2D and 3D CAD systems (Solidworks, CATIA, Onshape, ect.)
  • Knowledge of electromechanical system design commonly used in automation and robotic systems.
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Knowledge of battery assembly processes and equipment.
    • Knowledge of battery systems and HV systems.
    • Knowledgeable in high and low volume manufacturing (prototyping, GD&T, OEE, equipment and supplier selection, DFM, process capability, CAD and PLM systems)
    • Knowledge of statistics used to qualify and validate process capability prior to production.
    • Knowledge of industrial controls systems and their integration in a larger factory system.
    • Knowledge of machine safety standards, ergonomic guidelines, and electrical safety.
    • Knowledge of safety and environmental regulations related to battery manufacturing.
    • Familiarity with MES systems and their implementation on manufacturing lines.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, including generous stock options, to help you and your family build a healthy and secure future.

The San Francisco / Bay Area cash compensation (base salary + bonus) range for this full-time position is $162K - $192K + equity + benefits.

  • Group health benefits that provide strong support for employee well-being and preventative care, including comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and flexible savings account plans
  • A retirement program that helps build future financial security through both traditional and Roth 401(k) options with employer matching
  • Generous paid time off plans to renew and refresh through vacation, personal leave, holidays, and parental leave