Senior Technical Specialist - Battery Cell Engineer

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Auburn Hills , MI 48326

Posted 2 months ago

The Senior Battery Cell Engineer - High Voltage Battery System (HVBS) 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, DVP&R and supporting PPAP

  • 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 engineering degree from an ABET accredited university

  • Minimum of 10 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:

  • Ph.D. 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

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