Director, Automation Group

Job title : Director, Automation Group
Location : Fremont
Job-type : Permanent
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Director, Automation Group – Fremont, CA

Piper Maddox has been engaged on an exciting search by one of the leading manufacturers of next-generation lithium-ion battery technology to find a Director of Automation to lead the scale and set up their new 50,000 sq/ft facility located in Fremont, CA and beyond. This is a high-impact opportunity and a chance to truly innovate and chance the battery manufacturing world!

Their game changing, patented technology enables their battery to potentially double the power of traditional lithium-ion batteries while also creating a safer, more reliable battery.


As the Director of Automation, you will lead a team of engineers in the development and design of innovative process and assembly machines. This team will be responsible for creating new and altering existing equipment, as well as, designing and prototyping a next gen equipment set where major improvement opportunities are identified.


Not only are we looking for a technically strong individual, but the successful candidate will have the ability to present their ideas to the Board of Directors and manage a current team of 8 people.


We are looking for someone with the following background:

  • Experience designing automation and leading teams is custom automation design

  • Shows good judgement on key project risks – technical, schedule, cost, etc.

  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities

  • Team management experience with ability and willingness to get hands-on

A pre-IPO company who has received over $230 million in total funding and a recent valuation of over $1 billion, this is the perfect time to join the business. Through tier 1 venture capitalists’ investment and strategic partnerships, and they are currently scaling up their manufacturing capabilities and double in size over the course of the year. After doubling in size from last year, this company is well positioned to disrupt the market.


This is an exciting, high-growth opportunity where you can have a significant impact not only on the success of the business, but the advancement of clean energy technologies!