Facilities Engineer

Peak Energy

Peak Energy

Other Engineering, Operations
Burlingame, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

About the Company:

Peak Energy is the first American venture to advance globally proven Sodium-Ion battery systems as the storage standard for the new era of renewable energy on a resilient grid.

Sodium-Ion is cheap, readily available and safe, making it the leading contender in a rapidly evolving market.

Our leadership team is powered by decades of expertise in scaling gigawatt-level innovation at world-class companies such as Tesla, Northvolt, SunPower, Fluence, and Enovix. We are backed by strategic investment and product partners such as TDK Ventures and Eclipse Ventures.

We are a team of engineers, operators, entrepreneurs, and partners driven by a shared ambition to set the new performance standard for renewable energy and grid resilience.

About the Job:

Peak Energy is looking for a Facilities Engineer to join our team and execute tasks within and around Peak Energy’s Burlingame, CA facility supporting the physical plant and structure and overall company goals. This role will report to the Head of Facilities, and the primary hours of operation will focus on supporting the day-to-day prototype development work. Infrequent off shift or weekend work is also expected.

As a Facilities Engineer, you will leverage your advanced background in the trades or an engineering discipline to execute tasks that make your fellow colleagues work effort safer, easier, and generally more effective. This position will own the Peak Energy Burlingame Facility site maintenance, utilities (electrical, compressed air, HVAC and exhaust, specialty gases, fire protection systems), and building envelope and architectural components (doors, roof, exterior grounds, office and kitchen FFE). You will also act as primary site contact for external regulatory or AHJ inspections as well as support daily site operational activities including receiving and movement/handling of inbound materials, onsite hosting/support of process equipment vendor specialists, championing all safety regulations and a robust onsite safety culture, and general effectiveness of building operations. You will execute building upgrade projects including utility upgrade/relocation for operations equipment installation, maintenance of site standards for the office, manufacturing, or facility exterior, and scheduled replacement for aged infrastructure obsolescence.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist or lead in the installation, operation, and maintenance of new and existing facilities utilities, building or production support equipment and physical plant assets and infrastructure.
  • Operate as a generalist in whatever is needed within the facility, whether that be contributing to daily prototype production, being an assembly technician, driving a forklift, fixing plumbing, etc.
  • Develop a schedule and keep track of inspection and maintenance tasks for all equipment and services using software or in-house scheduling tools.
  • Coordinate preventive and repair maintenance for all Peak Energy assets.
  • Contribute toward the development of written procedures, standardize on accepted and recognized good practices, and required support tooling for Peak Facility team success.
  • Supports general operations tasks including material handling for inbound and outbound materials utilizing a powered industrial forklift, truck, pallet jack, hand cart, or other suitable means.
  • Uses broad skillset to fix issues within the facility and only, if necessary, manage outside contractors for any specialty needs.
  • Attends site production meetings; identifies and executes project work to support evolving production needs in the timelines required for success of the product development or manufacture schedule.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree (or equivalent trade or craftwork experience) in a technical discipline and 5+ years of facility maintenance experience preferably in a lab, technology or manufacturing.
  • Forklift operator certification or ability to achieve within 30 days.
  • Knowledge of industry safety and equipment reliability best practices.
  • General maintenance/repair/troubleshooting experience with utility and infrastructure support equipment such as pumps, compressors, chillers, inert gas distribution, HVAC, plumbing, electrical distribution/implementation, etc.
  • Structured problem‐solving and analytical skills.
  • Rapid learner who thrives in a fast‐paced environment.
  • Ability to work and complete assigned tasks with minimal oversight.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • The candidate must be responsible and self‐motivated, with a history of stable employment and performance.
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Passion for renewable energy, sustainability, and driving positive environmental impact through technology innovation.
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.

At Peak Energy Technologies Inc., we believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace makes us a more capable, innovative, and competitive company. We welcome people who represent diversity in their backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. Peak Energy Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, aiming to reach our company’s full potential by cultivating an inclusive workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.