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R&D Engineer I

Chicago, IL, USA

Full Time

About the Role

Influit Energy is seeking to onboard a hands-on R&D Engineer, to carry out fabrication, assembly, and testing tasks that stand up our hardware development operations.


In this hybrid role R&D Engineer is expected to partner with design, engineering, and testing teams to support execution of milestone driven goals. The R&D engineer will maintain laboratory uptime across daily procedures that ensure the success of product development and testing functions. This role will be hands on in the lab and split focus across the following tasks:

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

Build - Assemble and disassemble devices, designed products, and hardware within the lab

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

Test - Set up and carry out product testing procedures

The R&D Engineer is comfortable with a shop/lab environment, makes safety the #1 priority, and practices routine cleanliness and organization

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities 

  • ‘Maker’ mindset with curiosity and fearless to venture into uncharted territory

  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to self manage work priorities.

  • Understanding of fabrication equipment and processes (experience with machine tools including 3d printers, CNC, laser cutting a plus)

  • Effective communication in decision making to determine when to escalate work challenges

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

Minimum Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, or Mathematics

  • Familiarity with design, engineering, and manufacturing environments

  • Strong mechanical thinker and problem solver

  • Highly organized and able to self manage across multiple projects

US citizenship required (no visa sponsorship)


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 a job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbents may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

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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.

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