Sakti3 Mechanical Maintenance Technician

Based on experience and credentials

Ann Arbor, Michigan


Under general direction, the Mechanical Maintenance Technician will assist the Facilities Manager in performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain production and facility electrical and mechanical components, machinery and facilities. This is not a custodial function, but rather a technical position requiring a background in electrical and mechanical components and facilities.

Market Overview

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.

Function Overview

This position will be part of our operations at Sakti3.



  • Track and perform preventive maintenance, of electrical and mechanical components and facilities.
  • Diagnose issues with electrical and mechanical components and facilities.
  • Troubleshoot and repair electrical and mechanical components and other process support equipment.
  • Perform calibration activities to ensure compliance with set industry codes
  • Modify and adjust complex process equipment and instruments
  • Align and fit assemblies using hand and power tools
  • Perform daily walk-through inspections
  • Validate safe operation of electrical and mechanical repairs
  • Maintain parts and equipment inventory
  • Rotating on-call support of facilities and grounds
  • Maintain clean and organized work area


Skills Required:

  • Associates degree, or technical school education
  • 3 years of factory-related experience in a maintenance environment preferred, but not required
  • Positive attitude and results driven personality
  • Problem solving skills
  • Effective written and oral communications skills
  • Able to function and interact in a multi-team 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: 30-Mar-2017

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