NREL Engineer Technician I (Batteries) in Golden, Colorado
Engineer Technician I (Batteries)
CO - Golden
Limited Term (Fixed Term)
Hours Per Week
This position will support research and development conducted in-house by NREL researchers, and by industry participants.
Fabricate and test small battery cells using pre-assigned protocols as part of NREL deliverables to the DOE Vehicle Technologies and Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy programs.
Conduct durability and reactivity testing of battery materials: thermal (DSC, DTA, TGA), mechanical (Instron, TMA, DMA),
chemical (work in a wet-lab environment) and electrochemical (CV, EIS, Cyclers).
Fabricate (primarily lithium ion based) cells from components such as cathode and anode materials.
Build and implement test procedures according to pre-assigned protocols for testing cells in support of battery multi-physics model development.
Perform mechanical characterization tests on battery cell components.
Monitor and report on the status of experiments. Summarize results into term reports, participate in conference calls and group meetings; document work in laboratory notebooks, and milestone reports.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Math, Science or related.
Degree in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, or similar.
Detailed knowledge of electrochemical characterization techniques, experience with battery test equipment including charge/discharge programmable cyclers, potentiostats, impedance spectroscopy units.
Knowledge of cell fabrication procedures is a plus.
Familiarity with thermal characterization tools like the DSC, TGA, and/or DMA. Working knowledge of Labview.
Demonstration of research capability to solve challenging problems with minimal guidance.
Limited use and application of engineering principles, theories and concepts.
Ability to use various computer software programs.
Good written and verbal communication skills. Interpersonal, communication, writing and documentation skills. Creativity, innovation, and adaptability.
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