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Process Engineering Intern

Ion Storage Systems

Ion Storage Systems

Beltsville, MD, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

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Process Engineering Intern
Beltsville, Maryland, United States - 20705

ION Process Engineering Intern - 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!

We are looking to add a Process Engineering Intern to our team in Beltsville, MD. This position reports to the Process Engineering Manager and will work directly with production, quality, engineering, and R&D teams on the development, qualification, and scale-up of solid-state battery manufacturing processes. The process engineering intern will be exposed to high throughput roll-to-roll manufacturing, advanced thermal processing, and analytical quality control techniques. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, hands-on problem solver with a strong desire to gain experience in a dynamic manufacturing environment.


Assist process engineers with data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Present production data with sound statistical methods to monitor process stability.

Support the implementation of new thermal production processes, defect detection methods, and data collection.

Collaborate on process improvement projects for new equipment, material inputs, and quality control systems.

Create and revise critical documentation including standard operating procedures, work instructions, and maintenance protocols.

Participate in manufacturing safety reviews to identify and mitigate potential hazards in production areas.

Effectively communicate technical learnings and challenges across process engineering, R&D, and operations teams.

Required Experience:

Bachelor's degree in progress for Chemical, Materials, or Mechanical Engineering or similar technical discipline. Students entering their Junior or Senior year are preferred.

Experience with one or more of the following preferred: roll-to-roll equipment, high-temperature furnaces, lasers, or advanced analytical methods.

Experience working in a high-volume or pilot scale manufacturing setting is preferred.

Required Skills:

Basic understanding of engineering principles, preferably in chemical, mechanical, or materials engineering.

Ability to work independently or collaboratively with strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Proficiency with the Microsoft Office software suite.

Experience operating in a chemical laboratory, clean room, or dry room is preferred.

Experience with SQL, Minitab, JMP, PowerBI, or other data management/processing softwares is preferred.

Department: Process Engineering

Location: Beltsville, MD

Reports to: Process Engineering Manager

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.

*We are unable to offer employer sponsorship for this position.