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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Element Energy

Element Energy

Menlo Park, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2023

Element Energy

Element Energy is a dynamic startup company reimagining energy storage and battery management. Our breakthrough algorithms and our patented control systems solve critical battery safety and performance issues in the multi-billion-dollar large-scale grid storage and electric vehicle battery markets. Our products mitigate the risk of industry-threatening battery fires while also increasing their performance and longevity, with the goal of providing essential technologies to enable the widespread adoption of clean renewable energy and “the electrification of everything” movement that is changing the world’s energy infrastructure.


Element Energy is seeking a Senior Manufacturing Engineer to plan and manage all aspects of hardware fabrication including electro-mechanical assembly for cables/harnesses, PCBs, structures and mechanisms of battery packs and energy storage systems. The candidate will review and approve engineering drawings and specifications, write work assembly instructions and generate BOMs (bills of materials). Our Manufacturing Engineers ensure that projects are completed on schedule, following established procedures and work plans. They also provide support for manufacturing operations daily to remedy issues, enable on-time product deliveries, improve quality, and reduce cost, as well as analyze defect data and implement improvements to drive down defect rates.

Responsibilities include

  • Maintain awareness of daily/weekly tasks/assignments to deliver products within the budgetary and schedule constraints.
  • Work closely with the Manufacturing Technicians and Manufacturing Test Technicians to ensure successful hardware fabrication and test.
  • Understanding of writing work instructions for fabrication of electro-mechanical assemblies and specialized test equipment.
  • Understanding and experience in Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Design of Experiments (DOE) and Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a must. Experience troubleshooting process problems in a technical environment.
  • Strong electro-mechanical assembly and wiring/cabling knowledge.
  • Ability to operate overhead crane structures is preferrable.
  • Ability to interface with all levels of Engineering, Quality Assurance and Production teams.
  • Ability to generate assembly work instructions for assembling hardware and test equipment.
  • Ability to identify discrepancies and errors in paperwork.
  • Ability to demonstrate general technical knowledge in manufacturing including interpreting complex engineering drawings, schematics, and diagrams.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment with good organizational / communication skills.
  • Must hold self personally accountable for responsibilities and deadlines.
  • Must be flexible, which includes working independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • B.S. or M.S. degree or equivalent in Industrial, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering, or related field
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in a manufacturing/production environment assembling electro-mechanical parts, components, final assemblies, large scale integration preferably in battery packs or energy storage systems.
  • Must be a creative thinker with excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate across levels and functions. Excellent organizational skills.

Knowledge / Preferred Skills / Abilities

  • Proficient with MS Office Suite, including Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Demonstrated high degree of mechanical proficiency with common hand and power tools.
  • Must be a creative thinker with excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate across levels and functions.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

Element Energy is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.