Sakti3 - Materials Characterization Technician

$ Confidential

Ann Arbor, Michigan


Dyson has acquired 100% of solid-state battery pioneer Sakti3. Together they will supercharge research and development into the new battery platform, to engineer breakthroughs in performance for future Dyson technologies.  U.S. President Barack Obama congratulated Sakti3 in 2015 at the White House for its technology development.

Market Overview

This position is in the Process Engineering Team. Under general direction, the Materials Characterization Technician will be responsible for operating characterization instruments for materials analysis and working with a team of scientists and engineers to accelerate development of advanced batteries.

Function Overview

This role will be a part of Sakti3, a Dyson company.



  • Operation of characterization tools on a regular cadence, including SEM, XPS, confocal microscope, ICP and others,
  • Maintenance and some service and coordination of service and preventive maintenance of characterization equipment,
  • Statistical data analysis using pre existing tools and software, and generation of reports on materials produced, and
  • Collaborative work in designing characterization experiments required by troubleshooting and root causing production issues.


Skills Required:

  • B.S. or B.A. in science/engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the materials characterization
  • Good communications skills
  • Able to function and interact in a multi-teams environment

Benefits Overview

Sakti, a Workplace Excellence Awardee (2016), has been recognized with IHS CERAWeek’s Energy Innovation Pioneer Award (2014), by MIT’s Technology Review Magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Innovative Companies (2012) and World’s Top Ten, representing the “energy” category (2011). The senior team has over 100 years’ collective experience in research, manufacturing, and leadership. The company is a spinout of the University of Michigan, where its founding team created laboratories, published over 100 papers on batteries and related mathematics and physics, and demonstrated its first early prototypes. Financed by Khosla Ventures, Dyson, General Motors Ventures, Beringea and Itochu Technology Ventures, the company has been recognized for its innovative approaches in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Scientific American, Inc., Time, Automotive Engineering, the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR and other media.

Posted: 7-Dec-2016

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