• Senior Technical Specialist, Lithium Ion Cell - Auburn Hills, MI

    Posted: 02/12/2021

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    Job Description


    The Senior Technical Specialist, Lithium Ion Cell is responsible for development of advanced automotive battery cells for hybrid and electric vehicle applications.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Technical leadership of cell engineering team
    • Tracking development of the next generation of lithium Ion cell technologies through conference attendance; participation with USABC and other organizations
    • Powertrain lead for managing lithium ion cell product development for the FCA portfolio of hybrid and electric vehicles from specifications to production
    • Lead lithium ion cell related sourcing activities for FCA vehicles
    • Point of Contact between FCA and Tier 1 lithium ion cell manufacturers for production programs
    • Plan and execute cell product development with tier 1 suppliers including DFMEA, DVPR and supporting
    • Manage battery life modeling and prediction
    • Conduct production assessments of lithium ion battery manufacturing facilities
    • Member of cross function team supporting battery pack design and release engineering

    Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent (Materials /Chemical/ Civil/ Aerospace/Computer) from an ABET accredited university
    • Minimum EIGHT (8) years in of product development and/or process development for lithium Ion battery cells in the automotive environment
    • Understanding of energy storage systems and vehicle electrification
    • Understanding of process development for lithium ion batteries including: manufacturing for mixing and coating of electrode films
    • Experience with PPAP process
    • Good Analytical and Problem Solving Skills
    • Familiar with EV and HEV - Highly Motivated and Self-Starter
    • DVP&R and DFMEA Knowledge
    • Demonstrated Ability to Work in a Team Environment

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • PhD in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or Equivalent
    • Demonstrated experience working directly with battery supply base
    • Excellent quality, manufacturing and product assurance planning skills
    • Ability to resolve conflicting requirements across multiple organizations
    • Possess excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
    • Working understanding of PFMEA, DFMEA, and DVP&R
    • Familiar with FEA, CAE, and CFD, and thermal analytical tools
    • Good communication, problem solving, computer and presentation skills

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

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