Senior Automation Controls Engineer

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering · Marlborough, Massachusetts
Department Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Ambri, an energy startup commercializing an innovative battery technology first developed at MIT, is seeking a Senior Automation Controls Engineer to lead the production scale-up efforts for Ambri’s Liquid MetalTM battery technology.

Position Overview

Ambri is seeking an individual to be the Senior Automation Controls Engineer of the Ambri Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME) team.  The Sr. Automation Controls Engineer will contribute to the development and validation of manufacturing tools, equipment integration as well as help drive control system architectural specifications for Ambri’s Pilot Line facility.  


  • Develop and Drive Pilot Line Controls Specifications: e.g., Allen Bradley CompactLogix. FTView Network Distributed.
  • Build libraries of AOIs and Global Objects with Parameters for common devices to streamline and standardize ethernet communication, displaying diagnostic information, and for configuring alarms and controls at the HMI.
  • Allen Bradley PLC/HMI Programming/Troubleshooting Studio5000, RSLogix5000/500/5, RSView32, FTView ME/SE of various equipment types including robotics assembly systems, induction and resistive furnaces, ultrasonic washers, waste treatment systems interfaces.
  • Pressure & Temperature Control with PID tuning.
  • Troubleshoot hardware and/or programming of various automated systems including scrubbers, wash systems, MTS handling systems, gas detection systems, and induction/resistive furnaces.
  • Manufacturing Information System Development & Implementation: Supervisory Controls and Data Acquisitions; Equipment Utilization; Process Monitoring, Quality Management Systems; Statistical Process Control Infrastructure


  • Entrepreneurial drive with demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in an innovative and fast paced environment.
  • Must have at least a BS Chem Eng, ME, EE, Physical Science, Master’s degree or higher preferred
  • Has broad and deep experience in industrial chemical processes, and operation of high-volume production lines.
  • Hands-on experience in a manufacturing environment, particularly with high volume and industrial engineering.
  • 7 to 10 years’ experience in manufacturing supervisory and/or an engineer role, with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Have experience within the OEM and/or Tier I supplier community.
  • Knowledge of quality methods and requirements including APQP or phase gate release processes, ISO9001, TS16949, and global OEM development systems.
  • Must have permanent legal authorization to work in the U.S. without employer sponsorship

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 will 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 will 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.

Thank You

Your application was submitted successfully.

  • Location
    Marlborough, Massachusetts
  • Department
    Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience