Mitra Chem is a Silicon Valley startup working at the intersection of machine learning and battery development. We live at the cutting-edge of battery technology and aim to deliver world-class materials for the EV market within the next few years. Our goal is to be the first lithium-ion battery materials manufacturer to shorten the lab-to-production timeline by >90% through accelerated R&D and vertically integrated process optimization. We will first focus on Li-ion battery cathodes, converting them from commodity chemicals into a product platform, customized for different applications. We are setting up a state-of-the-art 15,600 sq ft industrial R&D center in Mountain View, CA. Join our team to be a part of the growing energy revolution.

We are looking for a Facilities Engineer to manage our existing R&D lab facilities and design our expansion as we move from the R&D to pilot scale production of lithium ion battery cathode materials.


  • Manage day-to-day operations including lab organization, safety protocols, lab space access and security.
  • Train internal users on equipment usage, lab practices, and safely working within the lab environment.
  • Oversee preventive maintenance and coordinate equipment repair to ensure up-time.
  • Develop robust infrastructure systems to allow for seamless integration of laboratory and pilot scale equipment.
  • Forecast and procure materials for engineering needs and inventory control, manage inventory of hardware components, equipment, products and other supplies, and procure spare parts and supplies to ensure all supplies are stocked and available when needed.
  • Design and manage the growth of our pilot facility.
  • Identify potential sites for pilot production.
  • Layout and optimize the pilot space for a range of scales for all relevant processes including reaction, mixing, heating, milling and coating.
  • Identify and coordinate engineering contractors for equipment installation.
  • Work with various equipment and services, both cross-functional and external vendors.

What we are looking for

  • Prior experience as a facilities engineer, focused on chemical R&D to pilot scale.
  • Knowledge of OSHA requirements and local environmental regulations.
  • Background in battery materials or cell manufacturing is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with outside government agencies and contract engineer firms.
  • Experience with lab setup, lab/EH&S management and improvement; and managing an engineering lab space.
  • Experience with procuring and maintaining an inventory of chemicals, laboratory consumables, electronic parts and tools.
  • Experience with ceramic processing equipment (furnaces, kilns, gas delivery) and materials characterization equipment (scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffractometers, density analyzer, etc).
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, scrappiness and ability to interact with other functions in a cross-disciplinary environment.

Compensation and benefits

We have completed our Series A financing. Mitra Chem is proud to offer its employees

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits including health, vision and dental insurance, and 401K.
  • Well-being allowance and generous paid time-off.
  • 2 month paternity and 4 month maternity leave.
  • Free lunch and snacks.

Mitra Chem is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Company policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws. We take steps to provide our employees, applicants, and others with whom we do business with an environment that is free of any form of discrimination and harassment (including harassment based on any of these characteristics). Mitra Future Technologies, Inc. is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job applications procedures. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us.