Process Engineer - Advanced Cell Development - Warren, MI
This Process Engineer for Advanced Cell Development will work in a world-class environment for GM’s next generation electrified vehicles to build battery cells implementing formulation and test plans for electrolyte screening, cell filling and formation for advanced cell designs. You'll develop, implement and verify specifications for ensuring cell quality, equipment efficiency and minimizing scrap rate in advanced battery cell architectures while working closely with the advanced cell design, engineering and operations teams to troubleshoot quality issues, address gaps in cell-performance targets and implement mitigation measures. In this role you'll develop and implement processing tools to analyze large quantities of in-line sensing data to improve batch-to-batch cell uniformity, process efficiency and yield.
This Role Offers the Following Work Appropriately Strategy: Onsite. This position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time basis.
- Work with advanced cell engineering and manufacturing innovation teams to build component level specifications for properties such as wetting speeds, electrolyte viscosity and purity requirements, electrode dry-out, from cell-level requirements
- Point person for implementing DOEs on formation, degassing and sealing protocols to optimize time to cell-assembly and relate process-steps to cell-reliability metrics such as distribution in DCR, or OCV upon formation
- Summarize cell quality and yield data from DOEs in status reports; initiate communication across different workstations and project team to coordinate influence of upstream processes on cell quality to meet daily cell production targets
- Design tests to efficiently seek opportunities for stack-design improvements; work with the cell design team to modify cell build specifications
- Generate daily cell-production reports, relating the influence of upstream parameters such as weld-strength or cell winding tension on cell-level performance and uniformity metrics
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