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Controls Supervisor - Redwood Materials

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Job Title
Controls Supervisor
Job Location
Reno, NV
Job Description

About Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials was founded in 2017 to create a circular supply chain for electric vehicles and clean energy products, making them more sustainable and driving down the cost for batteries. We’re doing this by developing and deploying new technologies to increase the scope and scale of recycled and sustainable materials in the global battery supply chain.

Controls Supervisor

The Controls Supervisor will be responsible for a group of I&C technicians and electricians, who execute the installation, commissioning and startup of control system hardware supporting building new plants, improving existing operations and supporting the plant operations teams.  Serving as a subject matter expert, you will be expected to work with your team to own safe deliverables and schedules on rapidly evolving initiatives.  You will be working in a startup culture.   

Responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee electrical installations, demolitions, repairs and modifications to plant control systems, scope includes but not limited to: mounting hardware, running conduit, running wire, and terminations. 
  • Electrical subject matter expert for all I&C instrumentation and motor controls including: VFD’s, Starters, discrete sensors, analog instruments, analytical instrumentation, control panel components (relays, UPS, power supplies, IO cards, line reactors, and braking resistors,) etc.
  • Ensure CAT6 network cabling installations are done per site standard and meets all qualification testing.
  • Advanced troubleshooting support for electrical issues to minimize downtime.
  • Support team in diagnosis of electrical issues using tools such as meggers, multi-meters, amp clamps, power monitors, IR gun, etc.
  • Manage the site’s electrical schematics, ensuring redlines are picked up and working with drafting to issue new revisions.
  • Author common troubleshooting guides to assist maintenance personnel.
  • Work with controls engineering leadership to understand priorities and timelines for upcoming projects.  Schedule installation work to align with those schedules.
  • Ensure technicians and electricians have appropriate tools to do their job.
  • Develop your technicians and electricians technically to support their career growth.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive team culture, promoting collaboration, open communication, and a strong sense of teamwork.
  • Conduct regular performance reviews and provide constructive feedback to employees, recognizing and rewarding achievements and addressing areas for improvement.
  • Efficiently allocate resources, including personnel and equipment, to optimize productivity and meet operational objectives.
  • Effectively manage conflicts within the team, using diplomatic and fair approaches to resolve issues and maintain a positive work environment.

Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum of 4 years’ hands-on experience working in an automated manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience.
  • Ability to interpret and follow electrical schematics and competency around voltages up to 480V.
  • Qualified per NFPA70E, able to work on voltages up to 480V.
  • Working knowledge of UL508A is a plus.
  • Basic CAD drafting knowledge is a plus.
  • Previous electrical design experience a plus.
  • A passion for sustainability and making the world a better place!

The position is full-time. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.


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Redwood Materials Headquarters Location

Carson City, NV

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Redwood Materials Company Size

Between 500 - 1,000 employees

Redwood Materials Founded Year


Redwood Materials Total Amount Raised


Redwood Materials Funding Rounds

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  • Series D

    $1,000,000,000 USD

  • Debt Financing

    $2,000,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $775,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $40,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $2,000,000 USD

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