Posted 8 Feb 2024, 1:00 pm

R&D Test Operator at Antora Energy

Position Summary

  • We are seeking a self-driven and passionate individual to join our systems engineering team to deliver zero-carbon industrial heat and power with our novel solid state thermal battery.  We are a tight-knit team that loves what we do.  We strive to have an impact, working with humility and openness and building lifelong relationships along the way.  You will join the R&D Test Engineering Team, collaborating with engineers and other technicians to help build, deliver, and maintain Antora’s custom R&D test rigs and low-volume production units.  This work will directly contribute to the development and commercialization of a first of a kind long-duration energy storage technology.
  • The R&D Test Operator role is a part-time, site-based position. The primary responsibility of this role is to support round-the-clock operation of new R&D test equipment and system prototypes, as well as to provide basic maintenance and troubleshooting support on test hardware in a new, 60k sq ft. industrial facility.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Utilize SCADA system to operate high power (hundreds of kW to MW), high temperature (>2000C) R&D test equipment
  • Take regular logs and document operational anomalies for communication to Antora test engineering and the product development group at large
  • Maintain an emphasis on safety - read alarms, recognize dangerous situations, and safely shut down the system when needed.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of mechanical, controls and instrumentation systems to ensure experiments are operating at their full potential
  • Work with a high degree of autonomy while remaining open to deliver and receive feedback
  • Maintain cleanliness of workspace and equipment
  • Operate as the primary point of contact for the site during off-hours

Key Qualifications

  • High School degree or GED, AA or AS technology degree preferred. 
  • Experience operating industrial plants and/or equipment via SCADA, HMI or other control scheme
  • Demonstrated experience working on teams in fast-moving environments and under pressure
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations (add, subtract, multiply, divide) in different units of measurement
  • Willingness to work flexible hours to accommodate test priorities, including night, weekend and overtime shifts
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail
  • Must be available to working overnights (6pm-6am)

Additional Qualifications Desired

  • Technical training degree in mechanical, electrical, automotive or related disciplines.
  • Experience with high-temperature, high-power industrial systems (energy, thermal processing rockets, etc.) in a fast moving environment with exposure to a wide array of subsystems (fluids, thermal, electrical etc.) and instrumentation (TC/RTD, optical sensors, load gauges, flow meters, etc).
  • Experience with common communication industrial communication protocols (Ethernet/IP, Modbus, Profinet, HART, CAN, etc.) and PLC programming
  • Comfortable with hand tools (drills, saws, torque wrench, etc.) and characterization equipment (multimeter, gas sensors, microscopes, etc.)
  • Lift operations experience (fork lift, rigger, crane operator, etc.)
  • Experience troubleshooting test equipment and coming up with quick solutions



Work Location:  Onsite - San Jose, CA

Salary Range:  $35.00 USD - $45.00 USD

Salary Basis:  Hourly

This job posting contains the salary range that Antora Energy believes it would be willing to pay for the posted job. The actual salary offered will be determined within the posted range based on a candidate's experience, credentials, and expertise as they pertain to the requirements of the position.

In addition to a competitive base salary, Antora Energy’s Total Rewards program includes a premium health benefits package with life and disability insurance, a 401K plan, a flexible spending account, industry leading paid time off policy, providing a flexible and inclusive holiday observance, as well as paid volunteer time off. 


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