Sila Nanotechnologies

Sila Nanotechnologies is an electronics company that offers new battery materials chemistry. It works directly with leading consumer electronics and automotive OEMs to help accelerate product roadmaps, and partners with battery manufacturers commercial cell production. The company was founded in 2011 and headquartered in California, United States.
Sila Nanotechnologies Shenzhen/ Beijing/ Shanghai, China
Jun 25, 2020
WHO YOU ARE   As a member of Sila's team in China, you will design, test and optimize the integration of Sila’s materials in Li-ion battery systems at battery cell makers in China to enable the highest energy density lithium ion batteries in the world. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Lead and support detailed root cause analyses and implement solutions Facilitate technical collaboration between groups at Sila and external partners Conscientiously plan and effectively execute experiments to optimize and generate knowledge about the deployability of Sila’s materials Proactively invest in our company values and vision and champion them as we grow Effectively communicate experimental results and proposed solutions internally across diverse Sila teams and externally to customers and partners Significant travel (50%) to partner locations around China to support cell builds KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS 5+ years of work experience in battery...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
May 23, 2020
WHO YOU ARE As an Intern in the Product Team at Sila, you will play a key role in helping us synthesize our human and signals intelligence in targeted areas in order to benefit executive decision making and business negotiations. The focus of your work will be on understanding the automotive battery supply chain in a quantitative and qualitative manner.  You will work directly with Technical Product Management as the responsible party for generating such reporting as well as the VP of Automotive, our subject matter expert and key customer. Sila teams are highly technical so you will be comfortable working directly with technical teams and communicating clearly across different parts of the organization. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Synthesize existing intelligence and supplement with additional information from in-depth research and external outreach.  Complete a full upstream and downstream mapping of the supply chain for targeted battery manufacturers servicing...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
May 19, 2020
WHO YOU ARE: As an EHS Engineer on the Manufacturing Team you will develop and execute projects to improve safety, reduce risks and ensure compliance with internal standards as well as government (local, state, and federal) regulations. The ideal candidate will be eager to learn our processes so that they can support the development of existing and innovative environmental, health and safety programs. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Implement, improve and support EHS programs including Contractor Safety, Lock-Out-Tag-Out, Industrial Hygiene, Electrical Safety, Compressed Flammable gas, Incident Investigation, Combustible Dust, PPE Perform chemical and equipment hazard assessment and recommend process and product safety features that will reduce employees' exposure to chemical and physical work hazards as well as ensure compliance with all required regulations. Direct Sila teams in the identification and mitigation of hazards from design through operation of new and...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
May 06, 2020
WHO YOU ARE As the head of Software and Data Systems at Sila, you will grow and mentor the world-class software and systems engineering team that drives the design, development and adoption of Sila’s data platform, integrating state-of-the-art Li-Ion battery research with automated, high-volume, software-configurable manufacturing. The Software and Data Systems team enables ongoing success in a complex, multi-disciplinary business through the quality, accessibility, and insight-generating power of data. We write and run modern, data-driven applications, software and systems infrastructure to integrate research, experimentation and product characterization with automated, high-volume, software-configurable manufacturing. We enable ongoing innovation by applying machine learning, statistical analysis, and sophisticated visualization to both factory telemetry and complex laboratory datasets. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Hire, coach, and support world-class software and...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
May 05, 2020
WHO YOU ARE As a Battery Operations Manager on the Battery Engineering team, you’ll focus on synthesizing and executing a vision for our battery operations that integrate and test Sila’s materials in cells, a critical component in developing material concepts and facilitating integration at battery manufacturers. You're an insightful and collaborative manager who can look ahead to future challenges and coordinate a team to address them. Your work will include developing and growing our battery operations team, interfacing with multiple internal stakeholders, and spearheading both short- and long-term projects to grow and refine our capabilities. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Interface with multiple internal partners and customers to understand and prioritize current and future needs Establish systems and best practices for organizing and streamlining operations Manage projects to improve battery build and test processes to increase safety, quality, and throughput...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
May 05, 2020
WHO YOU ARE As a Manufacturing Technician on the Manufacturing Operations Team, you will safely operate production tools using standard operating procedures to synthesize material from process step to process step. During your shift, you will verify that all production material made meets the defined quality specifications. Your role is instrumental in ensuring that the Manufacturing Team meets and exceeds set production deliverables and targets. You communicate effectively and clearly. You are able to provide specific examples on safety and are willing to speak up. You will also use your analytical aptitude to troubleshoot issues and demonstrate your initiative and willingness to learn. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Immediately report emergencies, incidents, and near misses to the Manufacturing Supervisor Safely operate process and analytical tools Carryout wet chemical processes with manual to semi-automated equipment Identify and correct small...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
May 05, 2020
WHO YOU ARE You’re a hands-on engineer with an aptitude for uptime. You thrive on deciphering complicated problems by digging deep into data, getting to root causes, and keeping meticulous records. You engineer for keeps; your work product is robust and enduring. You’re a skilled listener and communicator, which helps you interface with a wide range of people throughout the company. You’re flexible and keep your cool under time pressure. All the details matter in our industry, so your attention to detail in this role will be essential. To you, success is a machine that runs so reliably that people would forget how to debug it, except you thoroughly documented how to debug it.  This role will draw on your ability to understand, troubleshoot, and upgrade first-of-their-kind reactors that operate in 24/7 production. You’ll engage with Sila’s whole stack of custom mechanical, electronic, software, and facility systems. You’ll work hand-in-hand with our production team, equipment...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
May 05, 2020
WHO YOU ARE As a Quality Engineer you will help create the next generation of battery materials by focusing on Sila’s operational ability to meet customer requirements. You will lead in the cross-functional building, execution, and on-going compliance of Sila’s quality systems. Also, you will drive continuous improvement of Sila’s quality systems through the application of operational excellence, Lean, and Six Sigma principles.   RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Serve as process owner/administrator and contributor for key quality systems such as nonconformance, process/product monitoring, and management of change. Monitor, report on, and improve quality system performance. Project manage a cross-functional team in the development and implementation of quality processes and procedures (eg, process/product monitoring, quality root cause analysis, etc.) supporting applicable ISO/IATF standards for all of Sila. Perform audits to ensure compliance with all related...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
May 05, 2020
WHO YOU ARE You’re an experienced, hands-on mechanical engineer with an aptitude for learning new things and a desire to help invent the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. In your work at Sila, you’ll focus on developing, building, and improving the tools we use to make and test batteries in addition to building pilot scale cell manufacturing. You’ll be working with scientists, engineers, and technicians across mechanical, materials, and electrochemical domains. Your work will include time in the lab diagnosing problems and identifying opportunities, collaborative work sessions to develop project plans for new tools and designs, and testing and implementing solutions to improve our cell making capabilities. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Work collaboratively with engineers, scientists, and technicians to identify opportunities to improve tools and processes for battery fabrication Design, implement, and integrate advanced tools and fixtures for custom...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
May 05, 2020
WHO YOU ARE As a Maintenance Technician on the Manufacturing team, you are diligent and mechanically-adept to help build and maintain our equipment and infrastructure.  You will contribute with on-shift equipment and facility maintenance, repair, and on-the-spot troubleshooting support. You  will have experience performing preventative maintenance on various types of equipment and providing a safe, rapid response to equipment downtime in a manufacturing environment. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Maintain and service existing tools (perform PMs) and infrastructure Support and help train the 24/7 manufacturing team Use and improve standard operating procedures and equipment best practices Use knowledge of vacuum, electrical, PLC, pneumatic, and mechanical systems to troubleshoot and repair equipment Able to change compressed gas cylinders, inert and flammable Perform general building maintenance and facility upgrades Specify and purchase...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
May 05, 2020
WHO YOU ARE You are excited by the concept of exploring the underlying physical phenomena of novel materials synthesis techniques. While working with a cross-functional team of scientists and engineers, you will focus on unearthing the core scientific concepts that we must more deeply understand in order to scale our synthesis process safely, economically, and sustainably. You will make analytical and numerical models of thermochemical processes and use experimental results to validate them. You are someone who is comfortable building, working on, and running complex experimental apparatuses. In this role, you will help to cooperatively invent and prototype new synthesis techniques that empower a diverse team to scale up the next generation of Li-ion battery nano-materials.   RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES  Use first-principles understanding of mass and energy transport phenomena to clearly define the fundamental limitations of synthesis techniques. Use that knowledge...
Sila Nanotechnologies Alameda, CA
May 05, 2020
Interested in applying to Sila but don't see a position that matches your expertise and interests?  We are always looking for awesome, talented individuals who share our vision and values to join our team.    Please submit your resume and be sure to include a brief note of what you are looking for and how you could contribute at Sila. If we open a role that matches your experience, we'll be in touch!