Materials Engineer

Engineering Jiaozuo, Henan Shanghai, China


Position at KORE Power

KORE Power, Inc. (KORE) is headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, with operations in Waterbury, Vermont, and Buckeye, Arizona, KORE is the leading U.S.-based developer of battery cell technology for the clean energy industry. With clients in energy storage, e-mobility, utility, industrial and mission-critical markets, KORE Power provides the backbone for decarbonization across the globe. As the first U.S.-based, American-owned, and fully integrated provider of cells, batteries, and solutions, KORE is uniquely positioned to serve these markets. Through the construction and operations of its large-scale battery cell manufacturing facility in the U.S., KORE is positioned to operate at 12 GWh per year capacity. The facility (the “KOREPlex”) will operate with net-zero carbon emissions through strategic partnerships and solar and storage co-generation. 
KORE Power’s differentiated approach provides customers with direct access, unparalleled service, superior technology, and Tier 1 product availability. Focused on building sustainable communities, clean energy jobs, and green economic expansion, KORE Power is proud to offer a functional solution to real-world problems and fulfill market demand to deliver a zero-carbon future. The KOREPlex is expected to come to Buckeye, Arizona, and be the anchor to the development of the Sustainable Valley by the end of 2024. For more information, visit 
KORE is looking to hire a qualified senior level Materials Engineer to develop, process, combine, and test materials to be used in production. Based on data gathered and expertise, the Materials Engineer will also identify and recommend the most appropriate materials for specific applications.  
To ensure success you should have extensive experience in material science and engineering, electrochemistry formulations related to lithium-ion batteries, research and development process, laboratory work, pilot and mass production planning, vendor qualification and audit, material quality assurance, excellent technical skills, and high-level analytical skills.  
  • Developing material specifications and evaluation criteria
  • Leading the development of electrochemical formulations
  • Developing the technical program for material qualifications
  • Managing laboratory work for the materials team
  • Supporting the development of technology roadmap
  • Supporting the development of new material vendors
  • Supporting the vendor management
  • Maintaining knowledge on the up-to-date material developments in the industry
  • Establishing a database for cell materials
Requirements and skills 
  • Master’s degree in chemistry or chemical engineering
  • 5+ years of experience working as a material R&D engineer related to lithium-ion batteries
  • Experience with tools for electrochemistry development and evaluations
  • Experience with laboratory development
  • Experience with vendor qualification
  • Microsoft Office
  • Experience working with CAD and AutoCAD
  • Advanced technical skills
  • Analytical thinker
  • Ability to manage projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • English and Mandarin
Work Environment 
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • May be required to travel to and navigate a variety of sites to fully understand material needs.
KORE Power is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics with respect to employment opportunities.