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Prototype Engineer

Chicago, IL, USA

Full Time

About the Role

Our multidisciplinary growing team is looking to welcome a prototype engineer I with a background in hands-on fabrication and manufacturing. If you are passionate about accelerating society’s transition to a sustainable energy future, want to build a career in green energy and have the skills, we want to talk to you.



The prototype engineer carries out rapid fabrication and assembly of cells, battery components and other subassemblies.

The engineer will maintain machine uptime and carry out daily procedures that ensure the production of high quality components.

This role will be hands on in the lab and split focus across three primary tasks:

  • Prep - 3D print, lasercut, clean, and visually inspect each piece used in an assembly

  • Build - Assemble and disassemble cell stacks and other subassemblies used within the lab

  • QC - Carry out various inspection and reporting procedures to verify high quality output.

  • The prototype engineer I is comfortable with a shop/lab environment, makes safety the #1 priority, and practices routine cleanliness and organization

Other duties:

Responsibilities may be changed or modified without notice. Should be able to lift 50 lbs, as well as stand up for the majority of the work day. This position description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities:

  • Strong understanding of shop equipment and processes (experience with 3d printers, CNC, laser cutting a plus)

  • Effective communication and organisational skill

  • Knowledge of inspection tools such as dial clippers, micrometers, profilometers and other shop related inspection tools

  • Ability to collaborate with design team in order to refine existing design efforts

  • Ability to follow established record keeping and safety procedures.


Completed undergraduate or graduate degree in related fields.

US citizenship required (no visa sponsorship)

About the Company

At Influit Energy we use advanced nanotechnology to create liquid rechargeable energy storage as a replacement for combustible fuels and solid batteries. We developed a high energy density flow battery that meets demanding targets for transportation and offers a cheaper, safer and environmentally friendly, rechargeable energy-storing fluid. Our disruptive technology will enable resilience of infrastructure, efficient utilization of renewable energy sources, and local manufacturing.

At Influit Energy, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees and building a team that reflects the diversity of the people we hope to serve with our revolutionary products. Influit Energy is committed to equitable compensation and we offer a generous benefits package to make sure you have the support you need.

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