Battery Technician

Developing and testing energy efficient batteries for electric vehicles and machinery

How this role makes a difference

Improving the technology of all sorts of batteries has never been more important, with manufacturers, design companies and construction companies all searching for new ways to power their products, infrastructure and processes with clean and renewable energy.

Battery makers develop and test different battery types to see how effective they are at supporting what a customer’s product or process does. This includes finding out how long a battery lasts before it needs recharging. You could be the technician who develops energy efficient batteries to power electric vehicles, devices and machinery, helping to address climate change.

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The kind of work you’ll do

  • Listening to customers and understanding what they need batteries to do
  • Mixing the chemicals that are used in batteries
  • Testing batteries in climate chambers to see how they perform
  • Gathering information from research projects
  • Organising and analysing data
  • Supporting senior engineers with their tests and pilot programmes
  • Modifying battery products so they can be produced at scale
Useful skills
Logical thinking
Useful skills
Useful skills
Communicating complex ideas
Useful skills
Attention to detail

What you can bring to the role

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Future career opportunities

In the early stages of your career you will learn the different processes involved in battery making and progress through each of them as your skills develop.

With experience, you could become a team leader, running a process in a research or manufacturing plant. Alternatively you might develop your career into product design, creating things that use batteries.

How to get into this role

There’s no perfect career path or ideal way into your dream job.

But if you’re interested in education and training options that could be relevant to this role, you might want to consider:  

Schools and colleges each have their own career guidance plan and can provide detailed information, advice, and guidance on options and next steps.

A little more about the role

Exciting features...

A Battery Technician is involved in the research and design phase of work which includes analysing alternative battery options and making refinements to meet the needs of each client. When a solution is agreed upon it progresses to a pilot testing phase and if this is successful the battery you’ve helped to develop will progress to full-scale manufacturing.

Other job titles...

This role can also be known by some other job titles including:

Battery Testing Characterisation Engineer
Mechanical Technician
Process Engineer
Quality Engineer
Test and Commissioning Engineer

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