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Mechanical Engineer

Natron Energy

Natron Energy

holland, mi, usa
Posted on Friday, May 5, 2023
Natron is seeking a ambitious and innovative Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer to support production who will aid in the ramp up of our novel battery manufacturing operations. Critical activities include process development, yield improvement, troubleshooting, introducing and qualifying new processes and equipment, determining robust operating conditions for all processes to facilitate transfer to contract manufacturers, and assisting contract manufactures with absorbing Natron processes. Tenacious commitment to continuous improvement with thoughtful, collaborative and disciplined execution is a must.


  • Initiate and lead projects for process improvement in the fabrication/assembly of battery parts.
  • Support new product introduction and sustaining product process optimizations.
  • Work effectively with cross functional teams to implement new equipment, fixtures, and procedures to improve quality, yield, uptime, cycle time and throughput.
  • Perform DOE, process capability, PFMEA, cycle time studies and line balancing activities.
  • Develop, update and maintain process documentation and SPC based manufacturing control plan for good manufacturing execution and product transfer to other sites.
  • Analyze and plan workforce utilization, space/tools requirements, workflow, design layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency in accordance with Lean manufacturing principles.
  • Work with other engineering team and Data Team members to determine root causes of product defects, poor product performance, line down time.
  • Automate data collection for manufacturing execution and process control.
  • Perform DF(X) design for manufacturing/test/Assembly analysis on existing and new products.

Experience & Skills

  • Bachelor’s, Mechanical Engineering
  • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing.
  • FMEA, Control Charts and statistical analysis, MTBF.
  • Demonstrated experience solving process yield, throughput and product quality problems.
  • Experience with factory automation and troubleshooting.
  • Experience in Providing DF(X) design for manufacturing/test/Assembly feedback.


  • This is a regular, full-time position.
  • Employees must work on site in Holland, MI.
  • Compensation is competitive with other West MI based manufacturing/process engineering positions.
About Us:
Natron Energy (natron.energy) is the future of energy storage. Natron Energy’s battery products solve operations performance and reliability problems for the world’s biggest electricity customers. Natron Energy’s initial products target markets exceeding $25B including data centers, oil & gas, EV fast charging, and commercial aviation. Natron Energy has additional products in development for >$50B markets including commercial and residential grid storage. Its products are based on sodium-ion cells containing Prussian blue electrodes that deliver unique power, cycle life, and safety: full discharge and recharge in just minutes and up to 50,000 deep discharge cycles from a nonflammable, fault tolerant system. Natron Energy’s current production is sold out for the next 12 months. The company has signed over $225M/year in master sales agreements and LOIs, and scale-up to mass production is now underway. Natron Energy has raised over $155M in venture capital investment to date, as well as $35M in non-dilutive funding to support its supply chain scale up.
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Natron Energy, Inc. (“Natron Energy” or the “Company”) does not accept unsolicited resumes from professional recruiters, third-party recruiting or staffing agencies, placement services, or any other source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes, including partial resumes, candidate profiles, and candidate details or information, sent to Natron Energy or its personnel will be treated as public information provided free of any charges or fees.
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