Engineering Technician

Feasible Emeryville , CA 94608

Posted 1 week ago

Battery Market Overview

Batteries are fundamental to our clean energy transition. In 2019, global battery production could power ~5 million EVs - thats expected to grow 6x over 10 years. However, the equivalent of ~1 in every 6 batteries are scrapped in production. Thats ~$4 Billion of waste in 2019, due largely to a lack of good data about batteries at commercial scales. Unless we change the status quo, battery cost will remain a major barrier to affordable EVs.

Feasible, Inc. is supporting the clean energy transition by helping batteries be safer, lower cost, and higher performing. We dont make batteries - we enable them to be better.

About Feasible, Inc.

Feasible is a pioneer in advanced battery diagnostics. Our EchoStat platform uses ultrasound and data analytics to deliver unique, valuable insights across the battery value chain. EchoStat will enable battery manufacturers to accelerate time-to-market for new batteries, decrease production costs, improve quality and performance, and make it economically viable to repurpose old EV batteries. Founded in 2016, Feasible is headquartered in Emeryville, CA. Since inception, Feasible has received over $7M in grants and seed funding from NSF, DOE (ARPA-e), Elemental Excelerator, Chrysalix Ventures, Incite Labs, and other investors. We are currently working with battery manufacturers and automakers to test and evaluate our beta prototypes (1, 2).

Our Culture and Values

We are dedicated to building a world-class company that will improve the world.

  • We work closely on a foundation of mutual trust and data-driven decisions.
  • We value personal growth, continuous learning, safety, and inclusion.
  • We believe the most innovative teams are inclusive and celebrate all forms of diversity.

Requirements

Role & Responsibilities

The Engineering Technician will work alongside the Engineering team to support critical product development and engineering activities. We are a small company with many active projects - as such, weekly tasks may change and evolve quickly. We are seeking a talented, flexible, organized, and reliable person to be a key member of the team who can carry out data collection, fabricate samples based on protocols, and assemble equipment and fixtures based on drawings. Tasks will include some or all of the following:

  • Work with engineers to execute data collection test protocols on automated equipment (gifs of prototypes: 1, 2). Summarize results into presentations. (Expect >50% of role)
  • Fabricate samples for experimental purposes based on defined protocols.
  • Take ownership of inventory management, lab organization, workplace safety
  • Based on hands-on use of our systems, suggest (and in some cases implement) improvements to the equipment, software and user experience
  • Work with engineers to create standard operating procedures and documentation for equipment use and data collection.
  • Maintain equipment to keep our systems in good working order.
  • Assemble equipment and fixtures, contribute to troubleshooting efforts.

Minimum Requirements

  • A passion for working to accelerate the global transition to clean energy
  • Desire to continuously learn and improve
  • Hands-on work experience in a manufacturing or R&D environment
  • Basic computer skills
  • Proficiency with hand- and power-tools
  • Experience following SOPs
  • Ability to read technical drawings (electrical and/or mechanical)

Nice to Have

  • 3+ years of work experience in manufacturing or R&D environment
  • Formal technical training in a related field
  • Basic mechanical and/or electrical skills
  • Experience troubleshooting technical problems
  • Experience with battery cell assembly & testing
  • Experience with automated equipment
  • Experience in a wet lab environment
  • Experience with creating SOPs or other technical documentation

Benefits

Competitive compensation package.

Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.

8 weeks of fully-paid parental leave.

401(k).

Flexible time-off policy.

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