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Director of Materials Process Engineering

Company: Lyten
Location: San Jose
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Lyten is an advanced materials company that developed Lyten 3D Graphene -, a patented library of materials that has enabled breakthroughs in energy storage, composite systems, and chemical & passive sensors. Lyten's pristine three-dimensional graphene materials greatly improve characteristics of other materials and when formulated into our advanced battery chemistry, unlocks the true potential of Lithium-Sulfer energy storage through Sulfur-Caging---. Lyten Batteries for electric vehicles deliver higher energy density for extended driving range, faster charging, greatly improved safety, and the lowest carbon footprint of any battery.
This position is based in the United States and is required to be in compliance with ITAR regulations.We are looking for a senior hands-on leader who will be responsible for leading a team of engineers & scientists to: 1) tune fundamental physical & chemical properties of our Lyten 3D Graphene, and 2) develop the associated manufacturing processes to do so in a repeatable low cost manner. The materials process engineering will initially focus on the development of a pilot line with plans for scaling to high volume manufacturing.
Responsibilities:

  • Design and implementation of chemical processes to alter chemical and physical properties of 3D Graphene.
  • Identify, select, and validate process equipment required to achieve application specific characteristics of the 3D graphene for product and customer activities.
  • Set up and support a pilot line for processing 3D Graphene for application specific functions.
  • Design equipment and work with outside vendors when commercial solutions do not exist
  • Direct and coordinate efforts with outside consulting company(ies) to design and implement scale up for a multiple metric ton facility.
  • Lead team to analyze materials and associated characterization data
  • Work on a cross-functional team with an open mind to new ideas in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Demonstrate ability to perform advanced scientific problem solving to improve processes and effectively communicate results
  • Designing, proposing, implementing, and reviewing plans to ensure company goals are achievedQualifications:
    • MS or PhD in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or related field
    • 10+ years industry experience outside of academia
    • Deep experience in vapor/solid chemistry
    • Deep experience in liquid/solid separation techniques
    • Experience with solid transfer and FEED
    • Experience with pelletization
    • Experience with fluidized bed reactors
    • Experience with continuous flow furnaces
    • Experience with Nutsche filters
    • Experience in spray drying
    • Experience in scaling to high volume manufacturingBenefits
      • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
      • 401K
      • PTO
      • Competitive salary with opportunity for career growth
      • Employee stock option plans
      • Employee relocation assistance programCertain positions within Lyten, Inc. require compliance with export control laws and, as a result, all interviewed candidates will be screened pre-interview to determine their eligibility in light of export restrictions.We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled.

        Principals only; third party or agency submitted candidates will not be considered.

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