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Motrex LLC Product Test Engineer – Lithium-Ion Batteries in Charlottesville, Virginia


The Lithium Product Test Engineer is responsible for designing and executing various test plans to determine and verify performance of lithium battery products for Industrial Motive Power and/or Stationary applications. Areas of activities include test plan design and test plan execution. Product being tested may be an electronic battery management system, small energy lithium cells, larger lithium packs containing multiple cells, or larger lithium systems containing multiple packs. The position is located in Charlottesville, VA. This position is an important technical team member that has broad responsibilities to support the MP Lithium Engineering team.

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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty under the guidance of the appropriate supervisor and/or independently. Essential duties include the following; other duties may be assigned.

  • Design product test plans to verify products meet requirements of customer and/or Engineering specifications. Scope includes thermal testing, vibration testing, shock testing, environmental testing, electrical testing and mechanical structural testing.

  • Serve as subject matter expert of selecting proper test standards and test protocols for lithium products.

  • Responsible for defining and acquiring any needed test equipment, test fixtures, recording equipment, proper sensors and associated data management methods.

  • Actually perform said tests utilizing internal test equipment. If needed, engage outside test companies and co-ordinate test performance and management of resulting data from testing.

  • Review test data results and interpret said data with respect to performance against product specifications. If test does not meet expected results, make specific recommendations for product improvement.

  • Facilitate the use of automated test methods to optimize test speed and minimize delay in securing test results.

  • Prepare recommendations for continuous test capability improvements regarding test machinery and test methods.

  • Acquire and maintain a library of applicable test standards for lithium products as subject matter expert.

  • Make oral and written presentations (i.e. test results and associated implications)

  • Contribute to product related problem solving activities

  • Manage product testing activities which require strong cross functional engagement. Facilitate team building.

  • Effectively manage product test lab budget for efficient use of funds and control of expenditures.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Authorities:

  • There are no direct supervisory responsibilities but the position will need to provide direction to other product development engineers, technicians and line operators in the planning and execution of development projects as appropriate.


Education, Experience, Certifications:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical or equivalent technical field. Prefer minimum 5 years of experience in testing lab or similar product evaluation in an industrial environment

  • Good understanding of fundamental product testing concepts

  • Lithium battery experience preferred

  • Must be comfortable with hands-on working environment in test lab setting for lithium battery products

Competencies, Skills, Knowledge:

Reasoning Skills:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and handle a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

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 colleagues and managers.

PC Software Knowledge:

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

  • Experience with LabVIEW, MATLAB and CAN (Controller Area Network) are all a plus

Physical Demands:

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

Work Environment:

  • Normal office and test lab environment is typical.

Travel, other requirements:

  • Minimal domestic travel within the US

  • No international travel expected

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 2021-2992

Category Engineering

Position Type Regular Fulltime

Address 4035 Hunterstand Court

Postal Code 22911