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We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions.

This position requires a strong technical background in Solid Oxide Cell development as well as strong leadership capabilities.  The ideal candidate will be familiar with traditional and cutting-edge materials, processing approaches, and testing capabilities.  They will be able to advance our technologies and help develop the growth of our capabilities.  The position reports to the Director of the Solid Oxide Business Unit (SOBU).  A PhD in Material Science or Chemistry is strongly preferred.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Work with the CTO, SOBU Director, and other company cross-functional team leaders to identify, propose and win government and commercial funding of >$10M, annually, in the areas of solid oxide electrolysis (SOEC) and reversible solid oxide cell (RSOC) technologies, and other solid oxide cell (SOC) technologies that align with the company’s strategy. Lead proposal activities and collaborate on other proposals. Support business development by writing white papers and generating website content, making presentations at technical conferences, participating in government-sponsored workshops, and building relationships with potential government and commercial customers.
  2. Serve as Principal Investigator (PI) for Government funded projects on selected SOEC and RSOC projects, SOC stack and system level projects, and other projects aligned that are with company’s strategy. Responsibilities of the principal investigator include planning and oversight of project execution, monthly allocation of labor resources to the project(s), tracking project spending versus budget on the project, assuming responsibility for all project reporting requirements, and serving as the primary customer interface.
  3. Provide technical leadership and guidance to the company on SOC technology projects where they are not the PI. This includes:
    1. Providing technical guidance on how best to solve problems or to address technical challenges
    2. Providing technical mentorship to team members in the SOBU
    3. Reviewing technical reports and presentations
    4. Identifying technical deficiencies and recommending improvements to stack building processes and testing approaches
    5. Providing thought leadership on stack/system designs and models
    6. Making recommendations on SOC technologies and strategies that should be pursued by the SOBU and the company at large
  4. Understand and adhere to all company practices and policies related to company values, safety, quality, and stage-gate product development. Maintain professional relationships with all team members in the company.

Nexceris is currently seeking a shipping and receiving clerk to work in our Lewis Center, OH office.  You will be tasked with receiving incoming materials, shipping finished goods to customers, interfacing with Nexceris’ databases, and other administrative support.  Beyond the shipping and receiving role Nexceris is looking for individuals that can assist with administrative tasks such as filing, supplier quality, and database information entry.  Strong interpersonal skills are a must since the clerk will interact with many of the administrative, operations, sales and marketing team members to complete various tasks.    

You will need to show strong attention to detail and the ability to multitask various activities through a given workday to ensure Nexceris is running smoothly.  As an exceptional shipping and receiving clerk, you will have opportunities to advance to either an expanded role within our shipping/receiving department or within our Operations group.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Package/box materials for shipment with > 98% on time delivery, scheduling shipments through UPS, FedEx, DHL and other shipment company electronic systems with accurate product information and labels
  • Troubleshoot issues with shipments, including contacting customs, suppliers, carriers, or logistics partners
  • Interface with Nexceris’ inventory and order processing databases to log information and track shipments
  • Product realization – physical transfer of materials and components from inventory to smaller salable containers (will require use of respirator and the ability to left packages over 25 pounds)
  • Assist with day-to-day purchases activities including gas cylinder management
  • Receive incoming raw materials and in-process products; compare products against acceptance criteria and log products into Nexceris’ inventory database
  • General administrative support; filing of invoices, batch records, and customer order packets

 

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Self-motivated, can-do attitude
  • Efficient, detail-oriented individual
  • Strong communication skills to interface with diverse range of internal staff
  • 1-3 years of experience working in an office or shipping environment
  • Proficient in use of full Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Understanding of shipping procedures for small parcel carriers (UPS, DHL, FedEx) for both domestic and international destinations
  • High school diploma or GED
  • US citizenship or permanent residency

Nexceris is looking for a motivated individual to assist with fabrication duties for the engineering cross functional team. Fabrication activities will include general process improvements, TIG welding similar components, manual machining and resurfacing, infrastructure improvements utilizing primarily Swagelok, light sheet metal cutting, bending and welding and much more. You will be a lifelong learner as new technologies are developed internally and externally as well as provide expertise input to team members both formally and informally. You need to be comfortable with a fast-paced environment where we are developing innovative technologies on short timelines.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Can accomplish assigned tasks with minimal guidance
  • Demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness and neatness of all work preformed
  • Reads and executes written or verbal instructions, following detailed plan or procedures and processes. Records observations (collecting data) neatly. Creates spreadsheets for proper data collection, while understanding the goal of testing
  • Effectively manages time as projects change by aligning work to company priorities
  • Reviews data and produces conclusion/summary of information
  • Provides advice to Business Unit and cross functional teams about fabrication and material limitations
  • Provides hour estimates for fabrication
  • Problem solving/trouble shooting setups and equipment
  • Researches and select items needed for appropriate fabrication needs
  • Contributes to the company outside of normal job responsibilities. i.e., Safety Team, Audits, Inventory, Quality Team, Kaizen Events
  • Acts as mentor to technicians and interns
  • Always maintains an organized, safe, and clean work area

Key Responsibilities

  • Can safely operate most of the major shop tools (CNC Mill, CNC Router, CNC Laser, Water Jet, Sheet Metal Brake, Manual Mill, Manual Lathe, Forklift, and Cranes) performing basic operations in producing prototype parts, small production runs. modifications and repairs to existing parts and assemblies.
  • Experienced GTAW of stainless steels, Inconel a plus. Proficiency test or evidence of experience required
  • Supports in-house customers, such as Operations, Engineering, and Business Units with a customer centric approach. Interfaces effectively and courteously with customers and co-workers.
  • Utilizes work orders, blueprints, sketches, and/or 3D models, written and verbal instructions to determine machining process, procedures, tooling, fixtures requirements or additional equipment needed to complete the task.
  • Performs machining and/or assembly tasks utilizing standard machine shop equipment, such as surface grinders, drill presses, grinders, sanders, band saws, routers, and/or standard power tools.
  • Plans and performs complex machine set-ups. Possesses a good working knowledge of trigonometry, which is required to accurately calculate angles used in set-ups and machining. Makes full use of machine capacity to minimize amount of machining or number of set-ups required to product parts competitively.
  • Can nest parts to maximize material efficiency reducing waste.
  • Maintains cleanliness of the equipment and ensures proper handling of tools, equipment, and stock to prevent loss. Conforms to departmental safety requirements.
  • Computer literacy a must

You will fill the role of LabVIEW and/or TestStand Software Technician within our Engineering Team. You will be responsible for developing test software hosted on in-house designed test stations. You will write drivers for test equipment and code tests used to validate hardware from circuit cards to sub-system components and up to systems for power generation, energy storage, remote sensing, and high temperature chemical reactors. You will generate required documentation including analysis and design trade studies, as well as participate in major design gate reviews including PDR and CDR.

Your role will require the creation of creative solutions and will require the interaction between multiple functional disciplines, including quality, product design and systems engineering, to meet program milestones and financial objectives. We value team members who prioritize standardization and reuse and can balance those values with program schedule demands. You will also participate in software validation and handoff to internal customers. You may support the resolution of anomalies related to the software design. We value standardization, reuse, and agility. We look for talent that shares our core company values.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop automated test software utilizing LabVIEW and/or TestStand or another compatible offering
  • Generate all associated documentation and analysis
  • Support major program design reviews
  • Support software build, integration, validation, sell-off and post sell-off anomaly investigations

 

Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline and minimum 2 years of prior relevant experience in programming

 

Preferred Additional Attributes:

  • Critical Thinking Skills – Need to be thinking critically and independently when developing new programs. For example, you must be confident that you can take a complex process and break it down into its most basic steps.  These steps will serve as the foundation for developing a program
  • Curiosity – Need a general interest in learning new things as the tech / automation industry is constantly evolving
  • Self-Motivated – Taking on tasks that no one else knows how to complete or automating equipment never before used at Nexceris, will be part of this job
  • Clear Communication Skills – Clear communication of information, including progress updates, projected completion timelines, limitations, etc. is an integral requirement for this position
  • Good Work Ethic – Respect for deadlines and communicate with customer if deadlines cannot be met
  • Willing to Travel – Willing to travel for training (3 weeks in the first year)

Nexceris is currently seeking a Customer Service/Sales Representative to work in our Lewis Center, OH office.  The service sales representative assists internal and external customers by performing a variety of sales duties including answering basic technical inquiries, providing product information, and creating detailed sales quotations for our global customers.  The service sales representative will also conduct market research via internet research, e-mails to interested website visitors, and phone calls or video conferencing to potential customers.  Working with product launch teams, the individual will use results of market research to help better understand and hone our value proposition to best meet the needs of our target markets. 

Successful candidates will generate sales opportunities by following up on leads, developing new accounts, understanding and interpreting technical requirements, providing technical information, understanding new markets, and helping to launch products.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports existing customers by providing technical information, resolving issues, and providing guidance.
  • Develops sales opportunities by researching and identifying potential accounts; soliciting new accounts; building rapport; providing technical information and explanations; preparing quotations.
  • Interacts with a wide variety of customers worldwide by telephone, e-mail, and video conferencing. 
  • Closes new accounts via telephone, fax, and e-mail inquiries and verifying and entering information.
  • Assesses competitors by analyzing and summarizing competitor information and trends and identifying sales opportunities.
  • Develops accounts by checking customer’s buying history, suggesting related and new items and explaining technical features.
  • Maintains and improves quality results by following standards and recommending improved policies and procedures.
  • Updates job knowledge by studying new product descriptions and participating in educational opportunities. 
  • Accomplishes department and organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Motivation to assist customers reach their technical and business goals
  • Highly professional, detail-oriented individual
  • People skills with a strong willingness to build relationships
  • Sales skills including prospecting and closing skills
  • Background in technical sales environment preferred
  • Knowledge of Salesforce or other CRM software preferred
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software preferred
  • US citizenship or permanent residency is required

 

You will be directly involved in the manufacturing of materials for the fuel cell and next generation battery industry.  You must be both safety and quality focused, and willing to work in a fast-paced environment.  You must be comfortable with both standard and custom production activities, possess excellent communication skills, and demonstrate a desire to learn new skills and capabilities.  Nexceris believes in a culture of rapid change and continuous improvement.  You will take the initiative to proactively seek out additional responsibilities.  Experience leading teams or projects is preferred.

 

Job responsibilities:

  • Activities such as weighing, mixing, milling, sieving, spray coating, synthesis of ceramic powders, and performing quality control tests on materials
  • Meet company metrics including Safety, Quality, Delivery, & Cost
  • Actively contribute ideas for Continuous Improvement
  • Operating and maintaining production equipment
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Accurately following written batch instructions while recording process data and observations
  • Record and report product quality and performance information thoroughly

 

Job requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Two-year technical degree or hands-on experience in industrial processing, custom processing or Research and Development preferred; experience with materials characterization is a plus
  • Able to work first shift Monday – Friday, with overtime offered
  • Must be consistent, observant, and conscientious
  • Practical problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • LEAN experience preferred
  • Leading teams or project is a plus
  • Proficient with MS Office applications
  • Able to stand and walk 6-8 hours per day and able to lift and carry up to 35 pounds
  • Must be able to execute non-standard tasks while maintaining a focus on Quality and Safety
  • Must be comfortable wearing PPE, including a respirator for certain activities
  • Takes pride and ownership of your work
  • Delivers quality results when under time pressure
  • Able to prioritize your workload to meet delivery commitments
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with all levels of the company
  • Hard worker that wants to learn new skills and activities
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency

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