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Job Title:  Chief Engineer

Requisition ID:  9626

Longmont, CO, US, 80503

Home-based Position:  Yes
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-Time
Job Description: 

ABSL Space Products (a division of EnerSys Advanced Systems) is the world-leading manufacturer of Lithium-ion batteries for space applications.  The ABSL team in Longmont, CO designs Lithium-Ion battery systems to meet the strenuous requirements of space travel.  Our batteries power the future of space exploration, scientific advancement, and more in some of the finest spacecraft and launch vehicles in the industry.  The ABSL team is tight-knit and employees value the small company feel while also being a part of EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions.  The ABSL team is growing and looking for individuals that share a common interest in the space and power industry and want to work in this exciting environment.

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What We’re Offering

  • 3+ weeks of paid time off plus 10 paid holidays
  • Medical/dental/vision for employee and dependents at a discounted rate
  • Life insurance, short term disability, educational reimbursement, flex spending and employee stock purchase plan
  • 401K (we match 100% at 6% contribution level)
  • 9/80 schedule (9hr days M-F and then every other Friday off – every other weekend is a 3-day weekend)
  • Be part of a smart, high performing and passionate team.
  • An office conveniently located in Longmont, right off diagonal highway.
  • Culture: We are a group of smart, talented people who are passionate about what we do…and we have fun while doing it!  Here in our Longmont location, we have all different backgrounds, which promotes creativity and fosters an inclusive environment.  We pride ourselves in focusing on our customers’ needs and by involving all associates in the day-to-day operations of our business.

Compensation Range: 150,000-173,900 

Compensation may vary based on applicant's work experience, education level, skill set, and/or location.  

Job Purpose

The Principal Engineer will be responsible for the Li-ion engineering needs for Medical cell manufacturing and test, Development of 18650 product line and re-establishing the Space 72 Ah cell manufacturing. Each project has active contracts that need this support.  This role will be responsible to develop and execute design planning to meet customer needs and schedules and provide a technical leadership within the team.  This includes establishing product and process feasibility, launching new programs, implementing new products and product changes, eliminating engineering issues, implementing corrective action plans to improve products/processes and reducing internal/external costs.  The Principal Engineer has a critical role in supporting all phases of product development from proof-of-concept (POC) to a qualified product.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Principal Engineer will have responsibility for development of the Design Engineering and Product development
  • Responsibility for planning of tasks and activities for the engineers to meet project and financial goals
  • Develop and promote relationships with potential and established customers
  • Plan and execute capital expenditures improvements
  • Support business development in assessing and responding to new opportunities
  • The Principal Engineer will assist multi-disciplinary (thermal, electrical, mechanical) analyses and review technical reports to support programs
  • Communicate directly with technical personnel in customer organizations to provide product data, field technical questions, and support technical reviews
  • Assist in the development of technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity
  • Participate in investigations, resolutions, and product improvement meetings
  • Support the mentorship and development of other engineers


  • PhD Electrochemistry or equivalent
  • 20 years+ li-ion battery experience
  • Li-ion production knowledge and expertise
  • Published technical papers
  • Proficiency in Microsoft products
  • Travel as needed




General Job Requirements

  • Generic


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