1 month ago

Research Manager Process Development – Electrodes

Malmesbury, Wiltshire Competitive Permanent

Job Reference: 1173817

Posted on behalf of

Dyson

A state-of-the-art R&D laboratory facility supporting the development and testing of novel battery designs is now looking for a Research Manager Process Development – Electrodes. This role is for a Research Manager Process Development – Electrodes in the Energy Storage Team, development, and optimisation of manufacturing processes for materials and components for cells and batteries.


The Research Manager Process Development – Electrodes Will:

  • Optimise and deliver manufacturing processes for custom components in our cells, enabling the next generation of products.
  • Implement disruptive, novel, and established manufacturing techniques that will enable the delivery of prototype cells according to project objectives.
  • Lead activities within a multidisciplinary team, including researchers and technicians enabling transfer from materials research through scaled-up prototype cells to characterisation, manufacturing and further scale-up globally.
  • Reporting results to a range of stakeholders and documenting preparatory methods, SOP’s, and technical transfer reports. 
  • Line management and personnel development responsibilities for a team of engineers within the cell prototyping team.


The Successful Research Manager Process Development – Electrodes Will Have:

  • Degree qualified (or equivalent experience) in a leadership role within chemical, physical science, or engineering discipline relevant to contemporary manufacturing.
  • Relevant industrial experience within battery cell manufacturing or process development is essential – experience with mixing, compounding, extrusion, coating, casting, film-blowing, lamination, calendaring, injection moulding processes are of particular interest.
  • Practical experience of specifying, procuring, validating, and maintaining manufacturing equipment, including problem solving and troubleshooting.
  • Practical experience of handling and maintaining safe working practises for hazardous materials and use of protective equipment.
  • An understanding of process research and development, including materials and thick-film characterisation techniques is highly desirable.
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