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Ref No.: 18-00996
Location: Bakersfield, California
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 02/07/2018
Job Category:Non-IT Engineering
Job Description:
The candidate will work with Research Scientists and Engineers to develop and test all aspects of our technology. The candidate must be comfortable working in both a wet chemical laboratory environment, and a fabrication/prototyping shop. The candidate will be expected to plan experiments, set up and de-bug instruments, collect and analyse data and report results to their team and management. Basic data reduction skills are required, as well as the clear documentation of test conditions and outcomes. The candidate will also support engineering staff in the design, part procurement, build, and operation of automated test equipment, which is focusing on the development of transformational renewable energy storage technologies that will enable renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, to power our society anywhere, anytime, and at low cost.

Skill/Experience/Education Mandatory:
We are seeking degree candidates in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering with a strong interest in renewable energy technologies and/or electrochemical, and materials science research. Individuals must be flexible, able to adapt to a fast-paced, dynamic work environment, and able to work independently and as part of a group. The candidate will have hands-on experience in wet chemical techniques and the design, setup, operation, and troubleshooting of test fixtures. Knowledge of basic electrical and fluidic interfaces and related data acquisition is highly desirable. Also, experience in the use of standard laboratory analytical equipment is highly desirable. Experience working with other engineers both internally and externally to source and test electric and mechanical components is required. Hands-on experience in assembling prototypes/components is also desired. Programming experience in MATLAB, Labview, and/or Excel VBA is desired, as is experience in Solidworks, AutoCAD, or other related software. Skill Matrix Skill Name Description Level (1-5, 5 being the highest) 1 2 3 4 5 Years Mandatory(Yes/No) MATLAB Experience 0-3 Years No Labview Experience 0-3 Years No Solidworks Experience 0-3 Years.