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Motrex LLC Application Engineer in Charlottesville, Virginia


The Lithium Application Engineer is responsible for the completion of lithium-ion battery related projects through the use of engineering problem solving methods and principles. Most assignments will directly relate to responding to customer product application requests (internal and external) for technical information relating to lithium-ion batteries, chargers, and their applications. The scope of these requests will include customer interface regarding proper understanding of lithium use case in support of battery and charger selection, CAN bus communication firmware to communicate with battery chargers, Lithium-Ion Battery Management Systems (BMS) and forklift truck operation and instrumentation.

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To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Complete and document assigned projects through application of sound electrical and software engineering principles, tools and theories.

  • Initiate or revise specifications, deviations, drawings and proposals as needed in the course of problem resolution.

  • Provide technical assistance and training to factory, sales, service, marketing, and customer personnel.

  • Develop and execute test plans to fulfill requests for product and application information.

  • Recommend and assist in the development and testing of new products to support lithium customer applications.

  • Perform and monitor field evaluations of new lithium products. Document and report field data.

  • Recommend design changes to lithium battery and charger systems to improve the product performance

  • Develop and implement guidelines for the proper sale and application of lithium products.

  • Perform review of customer’s operations to aid in proper product use and improve customer satisfaction.

  • Collect, analyze and interpret data to understand customer applications. Use application data to model application energy use and replenishment in cloud based GNB modeling system.

  • Perform application analysis on customer site to support sales, marketing, and lithium product warranty.

  • Provide product application training to sales force and customers. Assist development of training materials.

  • Generate ideas leading to cost reduction and product or process improvement.

  • Extensive direct customer interface – professional manner and strong verbal communication skills required


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education, Experience, Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. Prefer minimum 2 years experience in engineering, testing and product development in an industrial environment (will consider new graduates)

  • Lithium battery experience preferred

  • Must be comfortable and competent working with high energy systems (480V AC, 30Kw battery systems)

Competencies, Skills, Knowledge:

Language Skills:

  • Ability to write detailed technical reports concerning assigned projects

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, good record keeping and documentation skills.

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups, and to communicate professionally with customers

PC Software Knowledge:

  • Computer applications knowledge in Windows environment with MS Office experience plus familiarity with operating within Google Suite

Physical Demands:

  • Hearing, speaking, seeing, writing, standing, lifting (50 lbs.), sitting, bending, walking, and carrying

Work Environment:

  • Normal office environment is typical. However, there will be periodic field and factory visits where there is some exposure to industrial environments including lithium and lead acid batteries, fumes, dirt, and noise

Travel, other requirements:

  • Domestic Travel within the US – typical 10-20%

  • Additional occasional international travel - once or twice annually for 5-8 day durations

EEO Statement

Stryten Energy is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Statement

Stryten Energy ( is an innovative stored energy solutions provider with The Energy to Challenge the status quo in transportation, motive and network power industries. We invest in and develop the energy storage technologies that give our customers the competitive advantage they need to be successful and achieve their goals for growth and profitability.

How do we challenge? We are customer-focused, quality-centered and environmentally responsible with the health and safety of our employees at the center of everything we do.

Our stored energy solutions power everything from forklifts in warehouses and distribution centers to cars, trains and trucks to data centers and vast telecom networks. In addition to manufacturing high-quality advanced lead and lithium batteries and intelligent chargers, we design cloud-based software for smart fleet design decisions.

Job Locations VA-Charlottesville

Requisition ID 2021-3131

Category Engineering

Position Type Regular Fulltime

Address 4035 Hunterstand Court

Postal Code 22911