Senior Manufacturing Process Engineer

Sila Nanotechnologies

Sila Nanotechnologies

Software Engineering
Alameda, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

About Us

We are Sila, a next-generation battery materials company. Our mission is to power the world’s transition to clean energy. To create this future, our team is building a better lithium-ion battery from the inside out today. We engineer and manufacture ground-breaking battery materials that significantly increase the energy density of batteries, while reducing their size and weight. The result? Smaller more powerful batteries that can unlock innovation in consumer devices and accelerate the mass adoption of electric cars to eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels. We're tackling one of the biggest challenges of our time every day, and together we're redefining what's possible. Are you ready to be a part of a team committed to changing the world?

Responsibilities and Duties

Provide engineering support for existing bulk powder handling and processing steps on the production line. Review quality non-conformances and work with manufacturing and external teams to develop response strategies. Analyze production performance, investigate upset conditions, lead root cause analysis investigations, and implement corrective actions to maintain high overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and high product quality yields. Lead the development and optimization of new production processes for existing and future production lines. Collaborate with multiple teams to lead the design, implementation, and management of scalable manufacturing systems that drive efficiency, quality, and safety of our production process. Train colleagues, junior engineers, Operations, and Maintenance on the fundamentals of and best operating practices for technologies such as powder handling, milling, particle screening, and magnetic separation.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in industrial, chemical, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field.

Three (3) years of experience in job offered or software development.

Any amount of experience in additional requirements section below will be acceptable unless specific amount is noted.

*All experience can be concurrent* Additional requirements: Prior academic background or work experience must include three (3) years of post-bachelor's progressive experience in all of the following:

1) Bulk powder handling, milling, particle screening, and magnetic separation.

2) Production support, equipment troubleshooting, and process design.

3) Application of structured root cause analysis, Eight Disciplines (8D), and 5 Why problem-solving methods.

4) Production and quality data statistical analysis using JMP and Tableau

5) Use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Management of Change (MOC), Process & Product Monitoring, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Quality Management Systems (QMS), Process Hazard Analysis, and Incident Reporting work processes.

6) Interpretation of analytical results from Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), and Particle Size Distribution (PSD) analytical methods.

The starting base pay for this role is between $155,958 and $173,000 at the time of posting. The actual base pay depends on many factors, such as education, experience, and skills. Base pay is only one part of Sila’s competitive Total Rewards package that can include benefits, perks, equity, and bonuses. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

You can apply below or send your resume to Attn: Fed (Job #SMPE) at

Working at Sila

We believe that building a diverse team at Sila helps us amplify our individual talents. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment where good ideas are free to come from anyone. We are proud to celebrate diversity and all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, national origin, or any other status protected by law.