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Battery Lab Technician

Zitara

Zitara

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Zitara Technologies, Inc.

Predictive battery management software for electrified fleets

Battery Lab Technician

$70K - $90K
Location
San Francisco, CA, US
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
1+ years
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About the role

The Company

In order to keep climate change to 1.5°C, we’ll need 30% of global GDP (all of energy generation and transportation) to run on batteries by 2035.

Zitara Technologies (YCombinator S20) builds predictive battery management software for transportation and energy customers with large deployments. Their customers operate >$100M deployments of batteries in satellites, EVs, and renewable energy storage installations.

Our team brings top researchers in physics-based battery algorithms together with seasoned software engineers to build safety-critical firmware and large-scale machine learning systems. We bring with us decades of experience from Toyota, Exponent, Proterra, Tesla, Gogoro, Google, and Facebook.

The Role

We're looking for a lab technician to work closely with our modeling and engineering team members to fully understand and execute the entire physical process of battery testing. The ideal candidate will be someone who takes initiative, has an intuition for continuous improvement of lab workflow and processes, uses common sense, and takes a creative and resourceful approach to solving problems.

Responsibilities

  • Test setup, instrumentation, data collection, and documentation
  • Maintain and research upgrades to lab equipment (battery cyclers, thermal chambers, and electronics)
  • Lab safety and workflow practices
  • Organization, tidiness, and safety compliance of lab spaces
  • Mechanical and electrical design, fabrication, assembly, and documentation of test fixtures
  • Communicate technical matters, schedule considerations, deliverables, and needs to cross functional groups

Minimum Qualifications

  • Capable of performing required battery lab tasks
  • Clear and effective written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of basic software, spreadsheets, etc.
  • Experience with basic fabrication tools (soldering, hand tools, small power tools, etc.)
  • Experience with basic electrical test tools (power supplies, multimeters, battery testers, etc.)
  • High attention to detail and self-motivation

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • Mechanical and/or Electrical CAD proficiency
  • Basic understanding of measurements and conversion for basic scientific units as well as electrical units
  • Running, crimping, and organizing wires and wiring harnesses
  • Electrical safety and/or high voltage lab experience
  • Basic knowledge of python, writing scripts, networking, etc.

What We Offer

  • Full-time, in-person position, standard hours subject to time zones
  • Competitive compensation, equity incentive, and benefits package
  • Casual work culture
  • Excellent colleagues that are interested in your happiness and growth

About Zitara Technologies, Inc.

In order to keep climate change to 1.5°C, we’ll need 30% of global GDP (all of energy generation and transportation) to run on batteries by 2035.

Zitara Technologies (YCombinator S20) builds predictive battery management software for transportation and energy customers with large deployments. Their customers operate >$100M deployments of batteries in satellites, EVs, and renewable energy storage installations.