Westborough, MA

Headquarters & R&D
We are a Massachusetts-based engineered battery materials company producing sustainable, high-performance precursor (pCAM) and cathode active material (CAM), using the most efficient closed-loop recycling technology. Our Westborough facilities are home to our corporate offices, research and development and a demonstration-scale Hydro-to-Cathode® direct precursor synthesis line.

Over 100 Patents

400 Employees Globally

Finance Manager

Ascend Elements is revolutionizing the production of lithium-ion battery materials by establishing a clean and sustainable supply chain using recycled feedstock. Its patented Hydro-to-Cathode™ technology directly synthesizes new cathode materials from spent lithium-ion cells more efficiently than traditional methods, resulting in reduced cost, improved performance, and lowered greenhouse gas emissions. The results are lower cost, better performing batteries, a cleaner manufacturing process, and a truly sustainable closed-loop circular battery economy. This closed-loop process also allows for fewer end-of-life batteries being discarded in landfills. Ascend Elements is taking the lithium-ion battery industry to a higher level.


The Finance Manager will provide strategic analytical support to management across the organization. This individual will be required to collaborate cross-functionally to support strategic planning. While using a keen understanding of financial statements, will devise financial modelling and profitability analysis, perform budgeting / forecasting, develop KPI’s and metrics, and ensure business performance management. This role will heavily support financial systems and data management processes.


Detailed requirements:



  • Responsible for stakeholder business partners to collaborate, develop and oversee annual budgets and quarterly forecasts to set performance expectations for corporate departments.

  • Provides guidance to managers in financial reporting objectives and standards to ensure accurate, compliant, and useful financial reporting.

  • Acts as an advisor to management on regulations and other matters that may impact the financial activities of the company, engaging with outside consultants if applicable.



  • Analyze current and historical trends for key performance measurements, identify opportunities for financial improvement and provide recommendations to management.

  • Apply knowledge of business systems and processes and leverage best practices when working with business partners to solve business issues

  • Prepare departmental reporting packages including standard reports and variance commentary

  • Increase the use of automation across the organization to streamline and improve new and existing management reports

  • Assist with the implementation of budgeting and forecasting software tools



  • Provide financial modeling, financial analysis and ad-hoc projects as required.

    • Experience with 3-statement financial modeling preferred.





  • Ensures all financial operations are in compliance with governmental rules and regulations.

  • Forecasts and manages cash flow that meets the needs of the company.


Education & Experience:



  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting

  • 3- 5 years related financial experience as an independent individual contributor.

  • CPA, public accounting 1-3 years required, with big 4 experience preferred.

  • Proven ability and comfortable operating in a high pace, dynamic and multi-priority environment is a must.

  • Requires a passion for problem solving and analysis and digging into the details.



  • Experience in business partnering and building solid working relationships, using your strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate professionally to all levels of the organization.

  • Solid working knowledge of accounting principles

  • Experience in Corporate financial planning.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Proficient with Microsoft office products and data visualization is preferred.

  • Extensive knowledge of the financial and accounting function and related department processes.

  • Experience managing, analyzing, and summarizing large data sets in Microsoft Excel

  • Experience with ERP system (SAP preferred).

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    Ascend Elements is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




Senior Process Engineer

Senior Process Engineer


Ascend Elements is revolutionizing the production of lithium-ion battery materials by establishing a clean and sustainable supply chain using recycled feedstock. Its patented Hydro-to-Cathode™ technology directly synthesizes new cathode materials from spent lithium-ion cells more efficiently than traditional methods, resulting in reduced cost, improved performance, and lower GHG emissions. The results are lower-cost, better-performing batteries with fewer discarded in landfills, a cleaner manufacturing process, and a truly sustainable closed-loop circular battery economy. Ascend Elements’ headquarters are located in the Greater Boston Area, MA in the United States, with multiple satellite sites in the States and Europe. Ascend Elements is taking the lithium-ion battery industry to a higher level.


Job Description: We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Process Engineer to join our dynamic team. In this position, the employee will be responsible for leading the development, verification, and optimization of hydrometallurgical processes. The position will be located at the headquarters in Westborough, MA, United States, or as determined upon further discussion with the reporting supervisor.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:



  • Lead the development and scale-up of hydrometallurgical processes on pilot and production scales, with a focus on improving metal recovery and reducing cost and environmental impact.

  • Identify potential process risks, propose and evaluate solutions to mitigate the risks.

  • Evaluate process capability, improve process control, and deliver samples to customers.

  • Conduct detailed process simulations and modeling to predict process behaviors under various scenarios.

  • Develop, prepare, and provide detailed production and process guidelines, including standard operating procedures (SOPs), process flow details, safety, and quality standards.

  • Improve and troubleshoot products, equipment, and process issues during production.

  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior engineers and technical staff.

  • Maintain appropriate records and reports to support GMP.


Additional duties, authority, and responsibilities may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor, consistent with the Employee’s position. The Employee shall use their best efforts, judgment, and energy to improve and advance the business and interests of the Company in a manner consistent with the duties of their position and with the Company’s ethical, legal, and professional standards.


Education: BS in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Metallurgical Engineering, or a related field; advanced degree is preferred.


Education and Other Requirements:



  • 5+ years industry process development/engineering experience.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a deep understanding of chemical processes and mechanical operations in a hydrometallurgical context.

  • Expertise in process development, control, and scale-up. Proficient in using statistical software for process analysis, such as JMP.

  • Sound understanding of chemical processes and their scale-up.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

  • High sense of responsibility, excellent coordination ability, communication ability, and strong pressure resistance.

  • Detailed record-keeping and statistical analysis skills.

  • Knowledge of the current state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery material production processes.

  • Commitment to environmental health and safety best practices.

  • Proficient in MS Office tools such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, and Project.

  • Strong communication skills in both writing and speaking.




  • Ascend Elements is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Document Controller

Ascend Elements (AE) is revolutionizing the production of lithium-ion battery materials by establishing a clean and sustainable supply chain using recycled feedstock. Its patented Hydro-to-Cathode™ technology directly synthesizes new cathode materials from spent lithium-ion cells more efficiently than traditional methods, resulting in reduced cost, improved performance, and lowered GHG emissions. The results are lower cost, better performance batteries with fewer discarded in landfill, a cleaner manufacturing process, and a truly sustainable closed-loop circular battery economy. Ascend Elements (AE) is taking the lithium-ion battery industry to a higher level.


We are currently hiring a Document Controller to join our Advanced Manufacturing Engineering team. Under the direction of the Project Director/Lead and functionally reporting to the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Director, the Document Controller will establish, plan, control, and direct the full scope of document/records management program activities for the project.


This position can be based in our Westborough, MA headquarters or Remote.


Responsibilities included but not limited to:



  • Develops and maintains procedures and standards for maintaining documents and revision history of documents, including document development, approval, distribution, and amendment.

  • Evaluate, select and roll out an Electronic Document Management System through Ascend Elements’ (AE) Projects.

  • Maintain the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) to register, control, distribute, transmit, file, and archive project records for a team in multiple locations across multiple countries.

  • Plan the scope of document/records management work, establish priorities, and train personnel to perform their assigned duties for project.

  • Communicate effectively with project team members, client, and field personnel to ensure quality, schedule and budget are met as defined.

  • Support quality assurance audits, internal technical reviews, and external audits.

  • Manage project access to the EDMS by creating accounts and inviting users, perform associated tasks with EDMS administration, and train others in these tasks.

  • Ensure supplier and AE’s documentation is processed within established schedule standards.

  • Prepare routine documents using standard word processing, spreadsheets, or other office software as needed to support work activities.

  • Ensure training and training records for project administrative personnel are current.

  • Compile information, analyze and prepare reports, and establish metrics for document/records management and administrative activities.


Qualifications and Other Skills:



  • Must have a minimum of 5 years project-based experience performing document/records management with a full understanding on the configuration of the EDMS, work processes, and coordination of project workflow with other entities.

  • Must have advanced proficiency using standard office automation tools, including Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word. (A proficiency test may be required).

  • Advanced analytical ability to build and maintain databases and presentations for project and functional management.

  • Have strong interpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Have ability to work flexibly and collaboratively across all levels of the organization.

  • Must be flexible and able to accept and quickly adapt to changes in work focus.


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Ascend Elements is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Future Opportunities Within Sales

Ascend Elements is revolutionizing the production of lithium-ion battery materials by establishing a clean and sustainable supply chain using recycled feedstock. Its patented Hydro-to-Cathode™ technology directly synthesizes new cathode materials from spent lithium-ion cells more efficiently than traditional methods, resulting in reduced cost, improved performance, and lowered GHG emissions. The results are lower cost, better performance batteries with fewer discarded in landfill, a cleaner manufacturing process, and a truly sustainable closed-loop circular battery economy. Ascend Elements is taking the lithium-ion battery industry to a higher level.


Thank you for your interest in Ascend Elements. We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our team. If you did not see a position that fits what you are looking for, submit your resume for consideration for future opportunities at one of our 4 locations.


Future opportunities within Science & Technology


Ascend Elements is revolutionizing the production of lithium-ion battery materials by establishing a clean and sustainable supply chain using recycled feedstock. Its patented Hydro-to-Cathode™ technology directly synthesizes new cathode materials from spent lithium-ion cells more efficiently than traditional methods, resulting in reduced cost, improved performance, and lowered GHG emissions. The results are lower cost, better performance batteries with fewer discarded in landfill, a cleaner manufacturing process, and a truly sustainable closed-loop circular battery economy. Ascend Elements is taking the lithium-ion battery industry to a higher level.



Thank you for your interest in Ascend Elements. We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our team. If you did not see a position that fits what you are looking for, submit your resume for consideration for future opportunities at one of our 4 locations.


Future Opportunities Within Supply Chain

Ascend Elements is revolutionizing the production of lithium-ion battery materials by establishing a clean and sustainable supply chain using recycled feedstock. Its patented Hydro-to-Cathode™ technology directly synthesizes new cathode materials from spent lithium-ion cells more efficiently than traditional methods, resulting in reduced cost, improved performance, and lowered GHG emissions. The results are lower cost, better performance batteries with fewer discarded in landfill, a cleaner manufacturing process, and a truly sustainable closed-loop circular battery economy. Ascend Elements is taking the lithium-ion battery industry to a higher level.


Thank you for your interest in Ascend Elements. We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our team. If you did not see a position that fits what you are looking for, submit your resume for consideration for future opportunities at one of our 4 locations.


Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Coordinator

Ascend Elements is revolutionizing the production of lithium-ion battery materials by establishing a clean and sustainable supply chain using recycled feedstock. Its patented Hydro-to-Cathode™ technology directly synthesizes new cathode materials from spent lithium-ion cells more efficiently than traditional methods, resulting in reduced cost, improved performance, and lowered GHG emissions. The results are lower cost, better performance batteries with fewer discarded in landfill, a cleaner manufacturing process, and a truly sustainable closed-loop circular battery economy. Ascend Elements is taking the lithium-ion battery industry to a higher level.


We are currently adding an Environmental, Heath, and Safety (EHS) Coordinator to our team! This role will be responsible for providing full time EHS support to our Westborough R&D and Operations teams in compliance with applicable policy and regulatory requirements. The individual in this position will support the development and coordination of training programs to establish and promote the maintenance of a safe, accident free, and healthy workplace.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:



  • Assist all teams’ managers/supervisors with accident response.

  • Assist EHS manager with root cause analysis and investigations.

  • Ensure team members have access to and use appropriate safety and environmental supplies and equipment, including personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Ensure that contractor personnel working on the property are in compliance with company EHS policies and safety requirements.

  • Maintain facility specific EHS procedures for safe work practices and equipment operation.

  • Assist EHS Manager with oversee, perform, and assist with other internal and external audits or inspections.

  • Attend shift safety meetings and participate in presentations.

  • Assist EHS Engineer with daily Hazardous and Non-Hazardous waste inspections and inventory.

  • Assist in managing environmental and safety documents/permits on site.


Education and other requirements:



  • BS degree in the Sciences and/or a degree in an EHS related field

  • Preferred: 3-5 years of facilities safety including Hazard Communication, SDS compliance, chemical management

  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

  • Must be able to wear a respirator and other appropriate PPE equipment.

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

  • Have some knowledge of safety and environmental regulations.

  • Preferred: RCRA, DOT, HAZWOPER (24-hour minimum), First Aid/CPR/AED.


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Ascend Elements is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Future opportunities within Corporate

Ascend Elements is revolutionizing the production of lithium-ion battery materials by establishing a clean and sustainable supply chain using recycled feedstock. Its patented Hydro-to-Cathode™ technology directly synthesizes new cathode materials from spent lithium-ion cells more efficiently than traditional methods, resulting in reduced cost, improved performance, and lowered GHG emissions. The results are lower cost, better performance batteries with fewer discarded in landfill, a cleaner manufacturing process, and a truly sustainable closed-loop circular battery economy. Ascend Elements is taking the lithium-ion battery industry to a higher level.


Thank you for your interest in Ascend Elements. We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our team. If you did not see a position that fits what you are looking for, submit your resume for consideration for future opportunities at one of our 4 locations.



Future Opportunities within Engineering

Ascend Elements is revolutionizing the production of lithium-ion battery materials by establishing a clean and sustainable supply chain using recycled feedstock. Its patented Hydro-to-Cathode™ technology directly synthesizes new cathode materials from spent lithium-ion cells more efficiently than traditional methods, resulting in reduced cost, improved performance, and lowered GHG emissions. The results are lower cost, better performance batteries with fewer discarded in landfill, a cleaner manufacturing process, and a truly sustainable closed-loop circular battery economy. Ascend Elements is taking the lithium-ion battery industry to a higher level.


Thank you for your interest in Ascend Elements. We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our team. If you did not see a position that fits what you are looking for, submit your resume for consideration for future opportunities at one of our 4 locations.


Future opportunities within Finance and Accounting

Ascend Elements is revolutionizing the production of lithium-ion battery materials by establishing a clean and sustainable supply chain using recycled feedstock. Its patented Hydro-to-Cathode™ technology directly synthesizes new cathode materials from spent lithium-ion cells more efficiently than traditional methods, resulting in reduced cost, improved performance, and lowered GHG emissions. The results are lower cost, better performance batteries with fewer discarded in landfill, a cleaner manufacturing process, and a truly sustainable closed-loop circular battery economy. Ascend Elements is taking the lithium-ion battery industry to a higher level.


Thank you for your interest in Ascend Elements. We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our team. If you did not see a position that fits what you are looking for, submit your resume for consideration for future opportunities at one of our 4 locations.




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