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Chemical Operator, Copper Foil

Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials

Other Engineering
Sparks, NV, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

About Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials was founded in 2017 to create a circular supply chain for electric vehicles and clean energy products, making them more sustainable and driving down the cost for batteries. We’re doing this by developing and deploying new technologies to increase the scope and scale of recycled and sustainable materials in the global battery supply chain.

Chemical Operator, Copper Foil

Redwood Materials is seeking a Chemical Operator, Copper Foil to join our facility located east of Reno, NV. Chemical Operators will work in a team effort to operate, monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot all plant processes. Responsibility for all precision machining systems lies with the technician while on shift. In-process analyses may be required to ensure operations are within acceptable parameters. In process analytical and instrumentation provide the technician with information needed to evaluate the need for process adjustments to maintain a high quality finished good. Chemical Operators at the Battery Materials Campus will own the equipment and will be the most important resource to ensure a safe working environment for all stakeholders.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Remedy unsafe conditions when found, e.g., tripping hazards and spills and report conditions where immediate action cannot be accomplished.
  • Evaluation of intermediate and finished products, diagnose manufacturing defects from upstream tooling or equipment and rectify.
  • Use of tools such as: dial indicators, calipers, depth gauges, precision scales.
  • Operators also perform related preventative maintenance (PM) on the machine and work area upkeep (5S), material movement, and conduct analyses of the EDM and slitting machines.
  • Day to day operations of a continuously running production line, including maintaining shift logs, QC records, overhead crane use, and performing actions on Ignition and other HMIs.
  • Work in a team environment to start-up, shutdown, monitor, inspect, operate, and adjust machines to meet customer expectations.
  • Analyze trends in various plant parameters such as temperature, pressure, pH, flow to respond appropriately to process deviations with the goal of maintaining product specifications and safe conditions.
  • Operate production equipment including, but not limited to, holding tanks, centrifugal pumps, leaf filters, heat exchangers, electrodeposition machines, metering pumps, precision machining.
  • Perform routine product samples to submit for analysis and verify results are within expected parameters.
  • Work with Engineering and Manufacturing teams to ensure instructions are executed and communicated effectively across shifts and participate in installation of new equipment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of electroplating, surface finishing, powder coating, or precision machining equipment (6 months of experience desired).
  • Detail oriented with high visual requirements for monitoring small defects (i.e., color, dimensional, visual).
  • Skilled navigation of complicated HMIs to troubleshoot and operate equipment.
  • Knowledgeable in hazardous materials, i.e., Hazwoper trained or the ability to obtain certification.
  • Ability to perform the necessary physical tasks associated with the position including e.g., bending, lifting, twisting climbing, standing, and walking (multiple level building).
  • A passion for sustainability and making the world a better place!

The position is full-time. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

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