Senior Thermal Engineer - HV Battery & Power Electronics

Electrameccanica Mesa , AZ 85215

Posted 1 week ago

Meet ElectraMeccanica, an innovative electric vehicle manufacturer that is ready to revolutionize how people commute! Drawing on a 60-year legacy of building and delivering high-end custom cars, our flagship vehicle is a single-seat, electric vehicle called the SOLO (NASDAQ: SOLO). The provided driving experience is an unrivaled combination of exhilaration, affordability and environmental consciousness. Now, we are eager to open our doors to our new 18-acre US Assembly and Engineering Technical Center in Mesa, Arizona. Needless to say, its electrifying times and we want to invite you to seriously consider joining our expanding team!

About our team? ElectraMeccanica has heart & soul! We hire dedicated, passionate, respectful and engaged contributors, who enjoy creating, solving and challenging the status quo. We have a dedicated team of people and continually seek to hire those who are always willing to roll up their sleeves. If we just described your personal values and work ethic here, we definitely want you to read on to see if this position sparks your interest.

We are seeking a Senior Thermal Engineer - HV Battery & Power Electronics to join our lean and agile team in our Mesa, Arizona facility. The Senior Thermal Engineer HV Battery & Power Electronics will focus on design and release of the thermal management systems required for the High Voltage Battery and Power Electronics components.

General Requirements

  • Lead system design & development, as well as test verification and validation activities.
    • Coordinate all design related activity including sizing of related thermal management components (pumps, LTR, CFM, Chiller, Cooling plates etc..)
    • Development of system DVP&R and DFMEAs.
    • Coordinate hardware testing in the lab to verify and validate thermal management system functionality and reliability.
    • Resolve technical issues and provide recommendations.
    • Provide input in the creation of system and component specifications and other technical related design documents.
    • Optimize thermal system for weight and cost while satisfying program milestones.
  • Collaborate with a team of thermal component Design Release Engineers (DREs) to develop an overall thermal management system architecture.
    • Engineering meetings with powertrain, power electronics, vehicle integration, body structure, energy storage system engineers to assure thermal component packaging, installation, and an optimized functional environment.
    • Design for manufacturing feasibility design reviews.
  • Manage refrigeration cycle, plumbing, compressor and condenser design.
    • Coordination of 1D, CFD and CAE modeling and subsequent interpretation of results for design optimization.
    • Prototype development and testing data support includes analysis of data and recommendations.
    • Concept and component selection.
    • Share and present engineered thermal design concepts to cross-functional teams to ensure vehicle integration of thermal systems.
    • Describe development proposals and problem descriptions and present to various levels of management.
  • Work with suppliers on design evaluation and validation of the thermal management system hardware to meet product requirements.
    • Tracking supplier DVP&R, DFMEAs progress.
    • Provide engineering guidance to meet system performance targets.
  • Create proof of concept demonstrations for integrated thermal management systems.
  • Provide input in the creation of vehicle, subsystem & component specifications, test procedures and other technical documents.
  • Evaluate and compare industry standards and specifications to ElectraMeccanicas standards and specifications.
  • Evaluate and compare competitive data (per market segment) to ElectraMeccanicas internal data.
  • Collaborate with vehicle integration engineering to define and refine specifications.
  • Prepare Statement of Work (SOR) and Statement of Requirements (SOR) for Thermal component sourcing activities.

Other

  • Other duties as occasionally required by company management.

Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent education) is required.
  • Minimum of 10 years overall experience in as a Thermal Engineer, inclusive of design & release, packaging and assembly.
  • Good working knowledge refrigerant, coolant, airflow, injection molded parts, brazed components.
  • Design and packaging experience of refrigerant components, sensors, valves and fluid transport components.
  • In-plant support and program/vehicle launch experience.
  • High Level of Computer Literacy (including spreadsheets).
  • Excellent Verbal & Written communication skills builds effective relationships across departments.
  • Team player exhibits great leadership and coaching skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with cross-functional responsibilities.
  • Innovative and creative loves building in the abstract and working without procedures.
  • Initiative to develop and implement process improvements. Continuous improvement outlook.
  • Abides by Health & Safety standards and emphasizes their importance to team members.
  • Legally able to work in the United States.

Benefits

One last important note. Our new facility is planned to incorporate modern, dedicated spaces for our employees to dine, engage, relax, and play. We also provide the following comprehensive benefits package that supports our employees health, wellness, retirement, and work-life balance:

Medical, dental, and vision plans

Generous paid time off

401k with company match

Life/AD&D insurance

Short-term and Long-term disability benefits

Corporate fitness/wellness discounts

While we greatly appreciate all candidate applications, we only contact those individuals who best meet the required position qualifications. Thank you in advance for considering ElectraMeccanica!

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