Test Engineer

Imprint Energy provides trusted, safe, and high-performance zinc batteries in form factors that blend electronics into our lives. We print batteries! And that's possible because we developed a green, stable, safe, and non-toxic zinc battery chemistry. We have had good traction providing a safe, disposable, and label-like power source for logistics smart tags, data loggers, and medical patches, and are making inroads to becoming a de facto green battery chemistry alternative as more product designers and customers demand safer and more sustainable electronic products. Imprint has received recognition for its thought leadership and accomplishments: MIT Technology Review Innovators under 35, 50 Smartest Companies, and multiple Best Product and Innovation awards. See www.imprintenergy.com; follow us at @imprintenergy and on LinkedIn.

You will help Imprint develop its next generation printable battery chemistry and battery manufacturing processes: increasing the power of our batteries, expanding the temperature range, extending the shelf life, and augmenting other features required by customers. You will play an important role in the choice of materials and processing conditions, and writing production documentation for technology transfer. Your choices will help advance Imprint’s products to be produced in the billions of units per year. You will wear many hats and contribute to all aspects of battery manufacturing, optimization, metrology, and testing. Experience with zinc batteries is a plus.  

∙ Develop combinations of solvents and binders for ink formulations for high quality printing process
∙ Understand the role of polymers, their effect on manufacturability, and performance characteristics of a battery
∙ Develop, synthesize, and characterize the physiochemical properties of new polymer electrolytes
∙ Work with process team to optimize ink manufacturing process and improve the quality of printing
∙ Manage outside relationships with material suppliers, partners, and joint development efforts

∙ Demonstrated success in in innovating and commercializing new technologies
∙ Strong background in Polymer Science and Material Science
∙ Knowledge of industrial polymers used in adhesives, conductive PSA and films
∙ Experience in screen and tensile printing, and slot die coating
∙ At least 3 years of industry experience in polymer processing and ink formulations MS or PhD in Polymer Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related discipline
∙ Experience in material characterization: SEM, XRD, FTIR, DSC, TGA and electrochemical methods of analysis
∙ Strong skills in data analysis and the use of statistical analysis software such as JMP
∙ Ability to work and communicate with a small team in a dynamic, fast-moving environment with minimal supervision

∙ Salary and equity incentives
∙ Health Insurance
∙ Retirement Plan

To apply for this position, send your resume and application details to: jobs@imprintenergy.com