Systems Test Laboratory Manager

Systems · Marlborough, Massachusetts
Department Systems
Employment Type Full-Time

Ambri, an energy startup commercializing an innovative battery technology first developed at MIT, is seeking a Lab Manager to support and operate the engineering test lab enabling the roll out, ramp, test, and validation of Ambri’s DC system product.

Position Overview

Ambri is seeking an individual to be a key member of the Ambri System Engineering team.  The position requires working collaboratively with other engineering disciplines to design novel solutions to complex utility scale energy storage challenges using Ambri’s LiquidTM Metal Battery technology. The individual in this role will be responsible for the operation of the engineering test/development lab to support the efforts by the test engineers and design team in their development, test, and certification of Ambri’s DC battery system. The Lab Manager will be responsible for working in conjunction with other disciplines (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Firmware Engineering, Regulatory) as Ambri drives to test and validate system performance. The Lab Manager will maintain all aspects of the engineering lab, including equipment, consumables, test space, development space, budget planning, test planning, resource scheduling, lab safety and training.


  • Staff, build out and establish a multi-function lab space that requires technical support for electrical and mechanical assembly and test of PCBA’s, battery assemblies, electrical power systems, mechanical assemblies and welding, environmental testing, at high temperatures and various other capabilities.
  • Oversea and directly manage a group of Test engineers and Laboratory technicians (Electrical and Mechanical).
  • Manage the lab test equipment including specification, budgeting, purchasing, maintaining, calibrating all lab test equipment.
  • Manage the lab consumables, i.e., wire, terminals, components, connectors including specification, budgeting, purchasing, stocking, organizing, etc.
  • Manage the lab space, outfitting test benches and or test cells, assigning space to engineers/test engineers, resource management, coordinate with program schedules
  • Work with test engineers supporting equipment needs, test space, lab safety, resource coordination.
  • Oversee lab operations, plan/schedule lab activities/tests, oversee all safety aspects,

       day to day operations, lab organization, data and file management

  • Review and approve all test plans
  • Provide training for lab personnel
  • Oversee design, fabrication, assembly of test articles and test fixtures including data acquisition, measurement, and control.
  • Develop cost and schedule estimates, assign resources, track schedule and cost performance.
  • Work collaboratively with Regulatory and Compliance team to define and plan for required testing.
  • Support outside 3rd party  testing, such as NRTL on site and remote work as needed, which can include functional test, cycling test, performance test, compliance and EMC test protocols and procedures.




  • Bachelor’s degree in either Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Knowledge of electrical test equipment, tools, methods, and practices is required
  • 5-10 years of experience in engineering or development lab environment
  • Knowledge of electrical systems and circuit design, preferred
  • Experience and knowledge of electrical storage systems is preferred
  • Comfort and familiarity working in mechanical, thermal, electrical, and chemical systems is preferred. 
  • Experience with personal project management is a plus. 
  • Ability to identify and understand a projects impact on Company goals and flexibility with changing goals.
  • Excellent attention to detail, cleanliness, and organization.
  • Organized, dependable and driven.
  • Capable of working both independently and as part of a fast-moving team.
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic.
  • Cultural fit in an organization that values teamwork and diversity.
  • Familiarity with ISO 17025 and NRTL acceptance programs of externally generated test data in support of product certification is a plus.


Why work at Ambri?


Ambri offers its employees a fantastic opportunity to advance a career while commercializing a transformative technology that will change the entire electricity industry. We are a venture capital-backed company with high-integrity leadership that is focused on making positive change. You’ll be working on a novel liquid metal battery technology in an environment that encourages creativity and out-of-the-box thinking while driving towards results. Our team is small and you’ll have the opportunity to take on a great deal of responsibility. We have a top-tier benefits package and extra employee perks such as weekly company lunches and semi-annual community service outings.


About Ambri


Ambri is an MIT-spin-out company that is commercializing an innovative grid-scale electricity storage technology that will transform the way power grids are operated worldwide. Ambri’s ‘Liquid Metal Battery’ will lower electricity costs, enable more widespread adoption of renewable resources like wind and solar, and improve grid reliability. Ambri is headquartered in Marlborough, MA. The company is backed by top-tier investors including Bill Gates. We are constantly seeking intelligent, creative and ambitious individuals to join our team to help us change the world.


Ambri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. Ambri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability or serious medical condition, protected genetic information, political beliefs, status as a veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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