Process Engineer – Cell Formation

Morrow Batteries - Arendal


Innovative - Battery - Technology

Innovative - Battery - Technology

We are seeking committed, talented and ambitious colleagues that are passionate about green energy

Morrow Batteries is planning to build its Morrow Industrialization Center in the Eyde Energi Park in Arendal. This will be the industrialization center for the main Giga-scale battery cell factories which will be subsequently constructed. Construction of the Morrow Industrialization Center is planned to begin in the third quarter of 2021.

The modern facility will make it possible for Morrow to industrialize its future battery cell technologies and carry out customer qualifications. It will have world-leading technology that facilitates for production of cathode active materials and battery cells intended for qualification for the European automotive industry but also other customers from the energy storage and consumer market.

To help us to accelerate the set-up of the Pilot Cell Factory in the Morrow Industrialization Center, we are seeking a committed, talented and ambitious Process Engineer – Cell Formation who is passionate about sustainable technology and energy. Working in Morrow’s distinctly entrepreneurial environment will undoubtedly move your career forward as a team-member and as a leader. You will have the opportunity to grow and shape the process engineering team and be a key member in scaling our organization and operation to the Giga-scale factories.

Key responsibilities during pilot factory and Giga factory set-up:

  • Development, implement and optimize the cell formation process (cell ageing, cell charging-discharging)
  • Work with machine suppliers partners to specify the equipment for Pilot line and Giga factory to make sure that the required equipment capabilities are correctly defined
  • Work with machine suppliers during equipment design to implement required capabilities and process requirements and to verify and confirm the requirements during FAT and SAT procedure
  • Specify the production environment and plant utilities in collaboration with product development and process engineering for high quality battery cell production
  • Provide process documentation and operating work instructions for the newly developed processes and assembly concepts
  • Build-up the cell formation process engineering team towards operating the pilot line operations and Giga factories
  • Prototype new battery cell chemistries and formats in coordination with equipment suppliers, internal and external customers.

Key responsibilities during pilot factory and Giga factory operations:

  • Define and monitor operating conditions, review productivity and confirm the production process in every stage of the production process in cell formation
  • Conduct process sensitivity studies, process capability evaluations on key parameters, determination of throughput capability, and ensuring proper documentation of work instructions
  • Confirm process standards based on the optimum equipment operating conditions through process capability analysis and statistical process analysis (SPC management standard, Cpk review, etc.)
  • Perform disciplined process engineering studies, process verification, identify CTQ’s, understand and reduce variations and perform DOEs to define optimum process settings
  • Evaluate process data to determine failure modes and identify opportunities to improve; contribute to improved design and operating specifications supporting product, material, process and equipment development initiatives
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives, conduct trouble shooting and implement corrective actions
  • Work closely with both product development and process engineering to continuously improve current processes, develop new processes and define quality metrics and product / process validation requirements
  • Keep equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services based manufacturer's instructions and established procedures
  • Plan and manage production assets (equipment) and budgets for the investment and operation of the electrode production process and newly developed processes

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Electro-Chemistry, Electrical or Mechatronics Engineering or equivalent
  • At least 5+ years of experience in chemical process industry or battery cell manufacturing
  • Expert knowledge of high-current electrical systems, automated storage systems, etc.
  • Experience working with equipment suppliers from around the world to develop and source new technologies is a plus
  • Experience in scaling manufacturing operations and appropriate quality control systems is a plus
  • Proficiency with big-data analysis and strong analytical skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Operation and process development experience of automated handling systems
  • In-depth understanding of equipment design, documentation (RFQ, RFI, process specifications), release procedure (FAT/SAT) and commissioning
  • Working knowledge of quality systems and tools including PFMEA, SPC, IATF16949, 6Sigma, design of experiments and statistical analysis
  • Motivated self-starter with excellent time management skills and strong data driven, process orientated approach
  • Ability to commit to aggressive timelines and to deliver on those commitments
  • Strong interpersonal skills, strong work ethic and ability to flourish in a dynamic startup environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in English

We believe in flexible work hours and a good work-life balance, and while we love to get results, it’s incredibly important for us to have happy team members.

Our team is driven, hardworking, creative and responsible, with a love for inspiring each other in order to grow and learn.

We look forward to hearing from you! 

In this assignment we are partnering with Mercuri Urval, specialists in Executive Search, Professional Recruitment and Talent Advisory.

Want to be part of the future of battery technology? Send your resume no later than June 14th, 2021.

For additional information please contact Andreas Maier, EVP Manufacturing, email andreas.maier@morrowbatteries.com

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Om selskapet

Morrow was founded in 2020 by strong and committed owners. Our two lead investors are Agder Energi Venture, a wholly owned subsidiary of Agder Energi, and NOAH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gjelsten Holding.