When you join Daimler, you become an agent of change within our global community of people working to create a cleaner, safer, and more efficient world for today and tomorrow. Through innovation at all levels, our teams ensure our world-changing brands continue to increase the quality of life and the business success of our customers, their customers, and the world around them. The Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) brand portfolio is second to none, and includes Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Detroit engines and components, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Custom Chassis.
We are the undisputed leader in the commercial vehicle market and the industry's technology trendsetter. Empowered by purpose, DTNA employees drive a Technology Revolution through innovative products and a customer-centric culture. Our dedication to our customers and society does not end once our products hit the road. That's because we believe that business success and social responsibility go hand in hand. We immerse ourselves in our customer's experience, and support the environmental responsibilities of our sites to ensure our products are the reliable, sustainable and the desired tools of the future.
Daimler Trucks North America is the market leader and thrives as the voice of the trucking industry. We are compelled to persistently push the envelope as we sharpen our focus on electric mobility (eMobility) and develop vehicles that lead the market. DTNA has created a startup team to bring our vision to reality. This team exudes creativity, energy, innovation, and passion. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to be on the forefront of eMobility, you are meant for this team. You will push the industry standards of electric vehicles to the next level. This is your chance to join us as we define the next chapter of the trucking industry. We can't wait to hear from you!
In this position, you support the eMobility Group in the area of battery system development with 3rd party suppliers at DTNA. You will be interfacing with external companies on emerging battery technology that could apply to our vehicles. This is an emerging, exciting technology, and the right person will drive DTNA's success by helping our engineering department, customers and network adopt the new vehicles into their operations.
Support companywide development and launch of electric mobility at Daimler Trucks.
Support technical development and strategy for battery system technologies with external and 3rd party vendors. This includes temperature sensing, current sensing, power switching, fusing, electromagnetic interference (EMI, and electrical connectivity topics.
Work with senior level engineers to investigate and lead interaction with external battery suppliers, making recommendations on who Daimler should partner with that has the best technology and feasibility, both now and for advanced future technology development.
Analyze critical battery performance during the entire product lifecycle, including power and energy performance, battery life, safety performance.
Conduct detailed product and technology comparisons between internal battery sources and external partners.
Define standards and requirements for crash safety surrounding vehicles with high voltage systems.
Define OBD requirements & provide input to development team to ensure designs are complaint.
Collaborate with Product Validation Engineering for running simulations/tests on high voltage battery system performance requirements and targets.
Work closely with other team members to increase understanding of failure modes, performance and life expectancy of battery systems.
Deliver technical guidance and prompt response to internal/external customers with issues or inquiries pertaining to 3rd party battery suppliers.
Provide input into the creation of global Design Verification Plan and Report (DVP&R) document in all areas related to battery systems.
Work with vehicle production team to resolve manufacturing process issues related to battery systems. Diagnose root cause with external vendors, interfacing with cross-functional groups.
Work across many engineering teams to ensure alignment of goals including defining battery and system requirements and specification, selecting cells and packs, designing battery management/ protection circuit and firmware.
Stay current on technological developments and generate new ideas and methods for vehicle design optimizations, systems and processes.
Coordinate efforts with internal/external partners such as colleagues in Europe, Detroit, Japan, and various suppliers.
Broaden your expertise outside of your immediate responsibilities and become an expert in eMobility topics.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university/college with 3 years of related experience required
An attached resume is required
Degree focus in Electrical, Mechanical. Chemical, or related Engineering field required
Strong technical proficiency with DTNA products with a focus on power systems preferred
Aptitude and experience on both mechanical and electrical aspects of battery or power-system design required
Past experience interfacing with external suppliers and partners required
Experience with DFMEA & Functional Safety for automotive electronics products preferred
Experience in mobile vehicle high voltage power electronics required
Detailed understanding of automotive high voltage DC power systems, including DC/DC converters, battery chargers, electrical motors, power distribution, grounding, or analog circuit design required
Knowledge of battery systems technology, including temperature sensing, current sensing, power switching, fusing, electromagnetic interference (EMI), & electrical connectivity required
Must be well-organized, able to handle multiple, detailed tasks, and work professionally with various levels of DTNA management required
Excellent management and leadership skills required
Moderate travel (~20%), especially initially required
Detail oriented, reliable, and self-motivated required
Proven ability to translate business needs into technical requirements required
Ability to work in an environment of ambiguity and ongoing change required
Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check
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