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Battery Test Technician - eZinc - Toronto, Ontario, CA

Are you an experienced Battery Test Technician with a passion for the environment and renewable energy? If so, read on!

About Us

e-Zinc is an energy storage venture based in Toronto with a breakthrough technology poised to disrupt the market. As the global energy grid moves to higher levels of penetration of renewable energy, there will be an exponential increase in demand for low-cost, flexible, long-duration energy storage. This is the market targeted by e-Zinc, the first in the world to “metalize” electricity.

e-Zinc is on an incredible trajectory, which is illustrated by many significant funding and award milestones that recognize its unique technology and strong business plan, including:

  • Recently closed a $30M Series A financing (Dec 2021) Named to the Global Cleantech 100 as one of the top 100 most promising cleantech companies across the world
  • Won a $1.6M grant through Breakthrough Energy Solutions Canada
  • Won a $2M grant from Sustainable Technology Development Canada
  • Won a USD $1.3M grant through California Energy Commission

Now that the company is well-capitalized, e-Zinc is now looking to expand its talented team to bring its technology to market to support the renewable energy transformation.

About the Opportunity

e-Zinc is searching for an experienced and talented Battery Test Technologist to work alongside the Battery Lab team. This position will report to the Director, Battery Test Lab.

Key Responsibilities

Facility set-up, operation and maintenance

  • Specify, select, source and install laboratory instruments and equipment associated with testing and integrating battery cells into battery packs and energy storage systems.
  • Develop and carry out procedures for preparation of electrolyte, loading the electrolyte into cells and conditioning the cells.

Prototype testing, data and root cause analysis and documentation

  • Participate in the assembling of electro-chemical cells and integration of inverters/charge controllers as defined by Engineering.
  • Prepare and maintain lab test reports, tracking results against parts configuration.
  • Create Excel macros, VBA routines and python code to auto-process raw data into useful reports.
  • Identify root cause of malfunctions and early warning signs of impending malfunction.
  • Tabulate and manipulate date to report trends, Mean-Time-Between Failures (MTBF), statistical distributions of cell populations.
  • Design tests and evaluate compliance to industry standards.

Field Commissioning, Monitoring and Service

  • Coordinate with others on the deployment of demonstration systems as they move from lab testing to field demonstration.
  • Responsible for remote field monitoring, reliability and performance tracking and conducting field service as needed to maintain system uptime.
  • Willingness to travel and work extended hours as needed to maintain system availability and uptime is required.

Product Development

  • Evaluate and test materials compatibility and properties for their use in the cells.
  • Development of technical drawings and 3D models for design validation.
  • Create and fix circuit boards and other electronic parts for their integration with the cells.
  • Design and manage all raw data collection, test reports, document version administration and version control for prototype cells building a record keeping process that will take the company through field testing and into production scale.
  • Identify ways to improve cell life and durability.
  • Implement systems to automate testing, data collection and reporting.

About you

  • Technologist diploma from a recognized institution, Chemical, Electrical or Mechatronics
  • Experience in data management and manipulation (coding an asset)
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience in root cause analysis
  • Ability to prioritize, manage and schedule myriad of simultaneous projects that often compete for the same equipment and people resources
  • Passion for the environment, renewable energy/clean tech space

How To Apply

Please submit your resume via our online job portal here:
Job Details
  • Company: eZinc
  • Post Date:July 6, 2022
  • Category:
  • Industry:
    Info Tech/Other Tech
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Experience: Mid Level
  • Location: 25 Advance Rd
    Ontario, Toronto M8Z
  • Please submit your resume via our online job portal:
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