Production and Site Manager

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 commercialise the next generation solid-state lithium batteries for the electromobility sector. Our mission is to scale up our solid-state battery technology and apply it 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 Production and Site Manager.

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 and personality

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 is keen to work in a start-up environment.

Qualifications and experience

  • Master’s degree in Electrical/Electronic or Mechanical Engineering
  • 7+ years experience as head of operations in the battery, pharma or food industry
  • Proven track record in HQSE
  • Fluent in English, knowledge of Dutch would be a plus

Other considerations

  • Results-driven and able to deliver quality output within tight deadlines
  • The ability to thrive in a start-up 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


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

Interested to join our promising and challenging start-up?

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

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