Pilot Process Development Engineer


  • Full Time


Tesla Cell Materials Engineering group is looking for a highly motivated process engineer, materials scientist, or chemist to join the pilot team. The path from mine to active battery materials is one of the greatest chemical engineering challenges of our time.  This position will focus on the development and scale-up of several processes designed to increase the speed, efficiency, and environmental performance of battery material manufacture. Candidates will be the primary technical contact for one or more processes steps and unit operations by assisting in the day-to-day operation of integrated, lab/pilot facility.


  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or materials science with >2 years process development experience at pilot-scale –or- a PhD.
  • Quantifiable experience in one or more of the following:
  • Mineral processing including crushing, milling, physical separation processes such as gravity separation, magnetic separation, screening, and chemical separation such as leaching, solvent extraction, solution purification
  • Wet chemistry treatment including physicochemical precipitation, clarification, filtration; RO UF, NF membrane-based filtration; Ion exchange; adsorption/desorption; thermal evaporation and crystallization; solvent extraction; electrodialysis.
  • Evidence of exceptional ability, including a strong understanding of engineering fundamentals and demonstrated ability to leverage this understanding to solve challenging technical problems.
  • The successful candidate will have experience in lab or pilot operations where they have not-only hand-on operated the unit but can demonstrate the successful implementation of process or equipment improvement.
  • Detail oriented with strong record-keeping and organizational skills.