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Senior Battery Scientist

Located in Old Hickory, Tennessee, Glatfelter is seeking a Senior Battery Scientist.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Set up a new cell and battery testing lab (initially starting with single-layer cell testing).
  • Identify and lead setting up the lab equipment for cell manufacturing and basic cycling testing.
  • Design cell testing experiments to determine the electrical performance of a novel separator and be able to interpret said cell cycling test data.
  • Collate and present information about novel separator and lead product development/sampling activities with new customers and US Government labs.
  • Support pilot line trials on various nonwoven manufacturing and converting processes through external vendors.
  • Ability to make various form-factors of Lithium-Ion batteries, including coin, prismatic and pouch cells.
  • Proficiency with working in dry room environment and working with Lithium and electrolytes.
  • Ability to design cell cycling testing and analysis.
  • Proposes and develops the product value proposition through demonstrable facts and statistics.
  • Plan, conduct, co-ordinate and supervise lab and pilot studies with minimal supervision. Leads product scale up and line trials and writes trial reports.
  • Support the protection of technologies, processes, materials, and products through appropriate use of patents and trade secrets.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience & Education:

  • 3+ years of experience in Battery lab environment in a hands-on setting
  • 3+ years of experience working in a fast-paced product development environment for battery components
  • Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Master’s degree in allied field a substitute for work experience
  • Degree in Electrochemistry, Polymer/Fiber Science, Nonwovens desired
  • Experience in nonwovens manufacturing and converting desired
  • Experience in fibers, particularly melt spun fibers and associated nonwovens from them desired
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Good project management skills
  • Ability to effectively work with all levels of Operations and plant organization
  • Good organizational / planning skills
  • Good leadership skills
  • Good creativity / brainstorming

Working Conditions:

  • 10% Standing/Walking
  • 90% Office
  • Ability to work weekends periodically to oversee technical trials

Effort/Physical Demands

  • Constant communication with employees, peers, and management
  • Respond to after-hours needs as required

Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Must work in accordance with Health and Safety regulations, Company Rules, Plant Rules, policies and procedures
  • Must use or wear equipment, protective devices or certain clothing as required by the company


If you are interested in this role, please apply on Glatfelter’s website to be considered. Please do not reach out to executives or individuals directly. Thank you.

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Senior Battery Scientist (Full Time)

  • Old Hickory Site - Old Hickory, TN, USA
  • Research & Development

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