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Quality Control Analyst

Ion Storage Systems

Ion Storage Systems

IT, Quality Assurance
Beltsville, MD, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Open Positions

Quality Control Analyst
Beltsville, Maryland, United States - 20705

Quality Control Analyst II Job Description

Ion Storage Systems creates batteries that are safer, lighter, and enable form factors with tighter packing density that enhance system performance. We are backed by leading venture capital firms including Alsop Louie Partners, Clear Creek Investments, VoLo Earth Ventures, and Toyota Ventures and recently closed an oversubscribed Series A funding round in mid-2022 to enable the growth of the team and commercialization of the technology.

We offer an inclusive environment with opportunities for growth and believe that a thriving workspace leads to a thriving company. We hope you will contact us to learn more and to be a part of our diverse, collaborative team!

ION is actively seeking a dedicated Quality Control Analyst II to join our cutting-edge battery manufacturing lab. As a key player in advancing battery technology, we require a candidate with a strong foundation in analytical techniques. The QC analyst will provide fast analytical diagnostics on ceramic production, incoming production materials, and powder process analysis. The ideal candidate will thrive in a dynamic fast-paced environment, while demonstrating flexibility, proactivity, resourcefulness, and efficiency - ultimately contributing to the precision and quality of our battery production. Collaboration across departments to discuss product quality and sample trends is a key aspect, requiring strong communication and interpersonal skills. If you are seeking an opportunity for challenge and growth, join us in pushing the boundaries of innovation and be a part of a team that is shaping the future of energy storage.


Proficiently operate a range of analytical instrumentation, including X-Ray Diffractometer XRD, Brunnett-Emmett-Teller BET Analyzer, Thermogravimetric Analysis TGA, Scanning Electron Microscopy SEM, Pycnometry, 3D Optical Profilometer, and Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy ICP-OES, while adhering to Standard Operating Procedures SOPs.

Skillfully compile and analyze analytical data, and promptly identify out-of-spec samples that do not meet our stringent quality standards.

Ensure highly efficient work habits to maintain swift sample analysis turnaround times.

Diligently document lab samples in internal databases, meticulously tracking testing progress to completion.

Maintain optimal sample organization for seamless lab use.

Report any inconsistencies, malfunctions, or variations in samples.

Collaborate, coordinate, and communicate across departments for sample scheduling, equipment utilization, and testing methods.

Actively contribute to validation, calibration, Gauge R&Rs, and process optimization efforts.

Support instrument maintenance, as necessary.

Aid in material management and release of materials.

Support in-depth evaluations of new products, materials, and processes.

Assist in R&D and/or Engineering exploration work.

Work under the direct supervision of the Quality Control Lab Supervisor.

Maintain a clean, organized, and safe lab environment.

Flexibility to work overtime as needed.

Required Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Science/Engineering

2-5 years of experience in a laboratory setting, preferably Quality Control

2+ years of experience in creation, revision, optimization, and execution of SOPs

Ability to plan, organize and take initiative

Required Skills:

Exceptional interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.

Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask while maintaining efficiency.

Advanced knowledge of laboratory health and safety protocols.

A proven track record of success in lab environments.

Demonstrated knowledge of data analysis and statistical methods.

Ability to trend data, maintain document control, and exhibit exceptional technical bench skills.

Adept at problem-solving, training, team building, and mentoring.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Department: Quality

Location: 12500 Baltimore Avenue, Unit D, Beltsville MD 20705

Reports to: QC Supervisor


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer the following company benefits:

Medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance

Stock options in an early-stage company

Company and floating holidays

17 days of PTO to start, with increase upon tenure

401k plan with a 4% company match beginning after first paycheck

Wellness allowance of $1k annually

Company Description

Ion Storage Systems Inc., located in Beltsville, MD, is a rapidly growing company commercializing its breakthrough lithium metal battery technology based on discoveries made at the University of Maryland. The company is committed to developing products that will impact everyday life on a global scale. Our technology improves product performance and safety in a variety of applications including defense and aerospace, consumer electronics, electrified transportation, and renewable energy storage. Our team is made up of innovative, driven & creative individuals who are passionate about their work. The company offers an inclusive environment, growth opportunities and encourages work/life balance.

To all recruitment agencies: Ion Storage Systems, Inc. will not accept agency resumes for this role. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs email, or to any Ion Storage Systems employees or any other company email address. Ion Storage Systems is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Ion Storage Systems, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.

*Eligibility to work in the United States as a U.S. Citizen or U.S. permanent resident is required for consideration.