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Position:  Engineering Technician - Electrode Build
Location:  Waltham, MA
Job Id:  483
# of Openings:  0

Company Overview

A123Systems is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-power lithium ion batteries. The company’s patent pending Nanophosphate™ technology enables its batteries to deliver previously unattainable levels of power, safety and life. Applicable to a wide range of industries, A123Systems’ products remove many traditional technology constraints to provide OEMs expanded flexibility in system design. With the largest lithium ion R&D team in North America, world-class expertise and management, and global manufacturing operations, A123Systems’ Automotive Class Lithium Ion™ batteries are leading the automotive movement towards platform electrification. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Massachusetts, A123Systems’ proprietary nanoscale electrode technology is built on initial developments from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A123Systems' Advanced Research & Government Solutions Division in Ann Arbor, Michigan is nationally recognized for new materials development and cutting-edge research. For additional information please visit

Position Overview

The Engineering Technician will work under the direction of the Electrode Lab Supervisor. Primary responsibilities of this position include operating manufacturing equipment, basic technical analysis, and quality documentation.  

Primary Responsibilities
  • Operation of various process equipment used in the development of electrodes.  Ability to cross train and be competent in multiple work areas.  Independently document standard data for every production run in standard format.  Leadership of basic process development efforts as assigned. 
  • Conduct analytical tests including but not limited to percent solids, viscosity, coat weight, thickness, etc.   
  • Contribute pro-actively to process improvements by independently documenting learning and data, analyzing using basic math and computer software.
  • Focus on work area safety, cleanliness, material usage and organization.
  • Understanding of change management procedures, documentation
  • Perform other functions as required to support the R&D operation
Successful candidates will be quality and detail oriented as well as team focused and flexible. They will possess good interpersonal skills, be proficient in written and verbal communication, and be able to interface with co-workers and management.
Specific Skills/Abilities
  • The position requires the ability to grasp basic technical concepts and language and the ability to communicate in a data-driven manner.  Attention to detail is critical and the ability to work with a minimum amount of supervision.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.  
  • High school diploma required with assembly and/or chemical processing experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform various math calculations and use test / measuring devices.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction, and also as part of team.

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