Head of Cell Manufacturing

at SOLiTHOR’s Centre of Excellence for SOLID-STATE rechargeable Lithium battery technology.

Who we are

SOLiTHOR is a recently created high tech company which is utilising 10 years of research and the facilities of imec, the prestigious Belgian R&D institute in nanoelectronics and digital technologies.

Building on this unique and patented research, SOLiTHOR aims to develop and commercialize the next generation solid-state lithium batteries for the electromobility sector. Our mission is to scale up the technology and apply our SSB to electric vehicles - in the Air, on Land and Sea.

To strengthen our growing team of engineers and technologists, we are looking for a motivated and talented Head of Cell Manufacturing.

Main responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the management team, playing a crucial role in the operational marketing of our product and achieving the operational and strategic business objectives
  • Draft and implement all technical operating procedures
  • Develop and translate the production strategies into actionable goals for performance and growth in order to help  implement organisational goals settings
  • Write and submit reports effectively on production status, issues and changes
  • Manage Quality Control and Assurance
  • Further develop and implement Health and Safety policies with a view to initially manage such policies

Skills, personality and experience

We are looking for an entrepreneurial individual who has a hands-on approach to work - a creative problem solver who is motivated and passionate about the profession and solid-state technology in particular. 


Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience in operational battery related project management
  • Proven track record in HQSE
  • Substantial  experience in battery manufacturing
  • Familiarity with solid-state battery technology would be advantageous

Other considerations

  • Results-driven and able to deliver quality output within tight deadlines
  • The ability to thrive in a high-tech and ambitious environment where teamwork is key
  • Strong analytical mind, with a comprehensive understanding of the relationships between processes, material and interface characteristics and the performance of those materials in the battery device
  •  Strong communication and people skills
  •  Flexible and able to respond to rapidly changing (technological/technical) circumstances
  •  Based in Belgium or willing to relocate
  •  Ready to work and collaborate with clients and partners worldwide

The opportunity

We offer you the opportunity to develop the next generation solid-state lithium batteries in a challenging environment. In doing so, you will take on a crucial role within our talented, passionate and multicultural team. You will have the opportunity to help build a company that will have a major global social impact.

SOLiTHOR offers you not only access to top-class equipment and laboratory facilities, but also a competitive salary package with the following benefits:

  •  Contract of indeterminate duration (40h/week, 12 additional holidays)
  •  Fully electric car + charging budget
  •  Meal vouchers worth €8/working day
  •  Hospitalisation insurance
  •  Group insurance
  •  Home office compensation
  •  Stock options


Location

Initially, you will be based at Energyville in Genk, where you will be surrounded by like-minded, inspiring people. SOLiTHOR will move to our new premises, near Hasselt in August 2023.

Interested to join our promising and challenging start-up?

To apply please send your CV to our HR officer Evelynn Vermeylen and include the job title in the subject line.

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