We are seeking an innovative, enthusiastic, and dedicated individual to join our organization as the Senior Test Engineer on a full-time capacity.
Largo Clean Energy (LCE), a subsidiary of Largo Inc., headquartered in Wilmington, MA and working to become a leader in long-duration energy storage. The company’s VCHARGE battery system uses patented battery technology and proprietary vanadium electrolyte processing to provide customers with safe, efficient, low-cost, and long-lasting, long-duration energy storage. The parent company, Largo Inc., is an industry leader in global vanadium supply with operations in Brazil and corporate headquarters in Toronto, Canada.
The Senior (Battery) Test Engineer will be a critical part of the Product Development Team supporting innovative battery technology development. Specifically, the Senior Test Engineer will be responsible for managing the development of Vanadium Redox Flow Battery technology (and specifically the battery stack) from sub-scale proof of concept to production scale readiness. Responsibilities will include design and implementation of Design of Experiments, Design for Manufacturing and Assembly exercises, analysis, and presentation of test data, and working and providing feedback on design and assembly drawings. Topics of study will include cell characterization, calendar life, cycle life and abuse tests. The successful candidate will work closely with designers and drafters, R&D engineers, and Manufacturing Engineers and Manufacturing Associates to successfully bring products to manufacturing readiness.
Develop product validation testing plans
Create and execute Design of Experiments
Create and execute test environments that exercise and determine limits of the product.
Create test procedures and process specifications
Work closely with program managers and design engineers to define validation requirements and create testing plans
Work with Manufacturing Engineers to define high volume manufacturing requirements
Analyze operational battery data
Create test reports
Work with Electrical & Mechanical engineers to build automated testing systems to test products
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Attention to detail
• Analytical mindset
• Working with chemical solutions is required
• Ability to be hands-on with testing equipment is an asset
• Strong electromechanical troubleshooting skills
• Flexibility to work in a dynamic startup environment
Education and Experience:
• Post-Secondary Education in Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role
• Familiarity with various electrical testing equipment: oscilloscopes, multimeters, impedance meters, DAQs, among others
• Strong MS Office Skills especially Word and Excel
• Limited field work/travel requirements of up to 10%
• Experience with APQP, New Product and Process Introduction (NPI), Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), and/or statistical analysis is a plus
• Experience with grid scale energy storage devices is a plus
Based in Wilmington, Massachusetts, Largo Clean Energy is meeting a critical need in today’s energy storage marketplace: making the grid-scale battery practical, resilient and economical across a twenty-year time horizon. Parent public company Largo Resources Ltd. Is focusing on growing the grid energy storage side of its business and offers strategic supply of the VRFBs raw materials.
Though Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (VRFBs) have already been proven through decades of use in numerous installations worldwide, Largo Clean Energy has pioneered a breakthrough technology improvement to build a flow battery that delivers 3 times the power at a cost and reliability that was never before possible. LCE optimized this proprietary technology resulting in a highly competitive energy storage product at the lowest lifetime cost of ownership of any grid-scale battery.
Led by energy storage industry veterans, with partner companies who have been at the forefront of technological innovation, Largo Clean Energy itself has also been built to last. In the coming years, we will continue to work with our utility, corporate, military, and government customers to build storage systems—and relationships—that stand the test of time.