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Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

companyIon Storage Systems
locationBeltsville, MD, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Ion Storage Systems creates batteries that are safer, lighter, and enable form factors with tighter packing density that enhance system performance. We are backed by leading venture capital firms including Alsop Louie Partners, Clear Creek Investments, VoLo Earth Ventures, and Toyota Ventures and recently closed an oversubscribed Series A funding round in mid-2022 to enable the growth of the team and commercialization of the technology.

We offer an inclusive environment with opportunities for growth and believe that a thriving workspace leads to a thriving company. We hope you will contact us to learn more and to be a part of our diverse, collaborative team!

We are looking to add a full-time Industrial Maintenance Mechanic to our team in Beltsville, MD. This position will maintain dependable operations of production and quality systems by ensuring safe and efficient function of all machinery and mechanical equipment.


Performs preventive/corrective maintenance, calibration, and upkeep of manufacturing and production equipment by using a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)

Analyzes equipment performance and proposes strategies to improve the reliability of systems.

Support engineering projects including but not limited to equipment installation, commissioning, and validation process.

Verify mechanical and electrical drawings for accuracy.

Maintains accurate records of parts, materials, and consumables used during the performance of work.

Assists with the proposal and recommendation for the purchase of equipment and services.

Assist in equipment failure root cause analysis with a prompt resolution.

Uses key and critical process parameters and their associated critical quality attributes to assist in the resolution of equipment performance issues.

Collaborate with production team to ensure minimal downtime and maximum productivity

Assist in overseeing contractor activities, as required.

Perform troubleshooting of electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and control systems.

Fabricate repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment.

Maintain parts, tools, and supplies inventory by following established programs within the department.

Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

Assist in overseeing contractor activities, as required.

Ability to assist with the identification and sourcing of parts and supplies.

Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with established procedures, rules, and regulations.


High School Diploma or GED

3+ years of Industrial Maintenance experience with Multi-crafted skills.

Working knowledge of electrical systems, hydraulics, pneumatics and mechanics.

  • Capable of operating hand, power and specialized tools.
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics, gauges and dials

Proven steady work history.



Constant need (66% to 100% of the time) to verbally communicate with staff and vendors.


Basic math, basic geometry, basic algebra, tolerances, and units of measurement.


Basic computer skills are necessary.


HIGH. Must be able to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect pertinent data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and initiate appropriate course of action. Must effectively convey ideas, images and goals to a diverse group of personalities.


None required Licensed to operate forklift equipment.


Constant need (66% to 100% of the time) to be on feet.

Have constant need (66% to 100% of the time) to perform the following physical activities:

Bend/Stoop/Squat/Kneel - Perform routine maintenance/repairs, pick up tools and needed equipment.

Push or Pull - Move equipment, tools, etc.

Reach Above Shoulder - Perform routine maintenance/repairs, stock and remove equipment, parts, etc.

Climb Ladders and Stairs Perform routine maintenance/repairs on rooftops and or 2nd level mezzanines.

Grasp/Grip/Turning - Handle tools and equipment, perform routine maintenance/repairs.

Finger Dexterity - Handle tools and equipment, perform routine maintenance/repairs.

Writing - Document maintenance inventory, requisition requests, other required maintenance reports.

Lifting/carrying (supplies, replacement parts, ladders, etc.):

o Over 150 lbs. Rare need (less than 1% of the time)

o 75 - 150 lbs. Occasional need (1% to 33% of the time)

o 25 - 75 lbs. Frequent need (33% to 66% of the time)

o 1 - 25 lbs. Constant need (66% to 100% of the time)

o NOTE: Lifting and carrying of weights exceeding 50 lbs. should be accomplished with assistance from one or more persons, or with an engineered lifting device.


Indoors (66% to 100% of the time)

Frequently outdoors (33% to 66% of the time)

All conditions, often for extended periods.

Occasional exposure (1% to 33% of time) to paint fumes, solvents, adhesives, etc.

Frequent need (33% to 66% of the time) to work in awkward and confining positions.


This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. When necessary, the incumbent will be expected to perform other duties as required.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $26.00 - $38.00 per hour


  • 12-hour shift
  • Night shift
  • Overtime


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Industrial maintenance: 2 years (Required)

Mechanical knowledge: 2 years (Required)

Department: Operations

Location: Beltsville, MD

*This role is fully in person

Reports to: Plant Engineer


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer the following company benefits:

Medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance

Stock options in an early-stage company

Company and floating holidays

17 days of PTO to start, with increase upon tenure

401k plan with a 4% company match beginning after first paycheck

Wellness allowance of $1k annually

Company Description

Ion Storage Systems Inc., located in Beltsville, MD, is a rapidly growing company commercializing its breakthrough lithium metal battery technology based on discoveries made at the University of Maryland. The company is committed to developing products that will impact everyday life on a global scale. Our technology improves product performance and safety in a variety of applications including, defense and aerospace, consumer electronics, electrified transportation, and renewable energy storage. Our team is made up of innovative, driven & creative individuals who are passionate about their work. The company offers an inclusive environment, growth opportunities and encourages work/life balance.

To all recruitment agencies: Ion Storage Systems, Inc. will not accept agency resumes for this role. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs email, or to any Ion Storage Systems employees or any other company email address. Ion Storage Systems is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Ion Storage Systems, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.

*We are unable to offer employer sponsorship for this position

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