A123 Systems LLC

Associate Research Engineer

2 weeks ago
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Position:              Associate Research Engineer (Entry Level)

Reports To:         Senior Research Scientist

Location:             Waltham, Massachusetts


A123 Systems, LLC is a leading developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries and battery systems for the transportation and commercial markets.


Position Overview


The associate research engineer’s primary responsibility is to support fundamental R&D’s material research programs that are associated with internal technology development. These programs are key to ensuring that A123 remains the clear leader in low voltage systems while simultaneously advancing high energy density material technologies. Primary job activities include conducting experimental testing in a controlled environment such as dry room and glove box, preparing and optimizing processes, designs and prototypes according to established procedures, and collaborating with program management to ensure information is clearly articulated to the R&D team. Additional responsibilities include data collection, test procedure modification, data analysis and presentation, updating SOPs, and maintaining shared laboratory space.






Primary responsibilities

  • Design and validation of new processes and devices.
  • Troubleshooting and optimization of existing processes and devices.
  • Implementation of new procedures and protocols.
  • Assist in transferring laboratory findings and technologies to pilot and production scale.
  • Performing other functions as required to support R&D.



Specific Skills/Abilities

The position requires

  • Strong work ethic, a sense of accountability, and the ability to take ownership of laboratory functions.
  • Demonstrable problem solving with “outside-the-box” approaches
  • Takes initiative and is able to work with little or no supervision.
  • Can effectively work with others in a fast paced, collaborative environment.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and other PC based software.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to interact with technicians, laboratory managers, and scientists.
  • Drives for results - The passion to set and meet high standards of performance.
  • Drives for accountability - The ability to establish clear, measurable goals and deliver on commitments.



  • S. in chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering or related field.
  • 0-2 years of experience on process development desired.
  • Moisture sensitive chemistry experience both in a glove box and dry room a plus.
  • Experience with Li-ion battery manufacturing processes a strong plus but not required.



A123 is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer


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