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Battery Process Engineer

  • Location
    • Detroit, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


Work Arrangement

Onsite - This position requires the employee to be onsite full-time.

The Role

In execution, we’re directly responsible for the equipment from the time it is qualified at the OEM through startup plus 1 year.  This includes equipment qualification at the OEM, shipping, install, power-on, debug, issue resolution, documentation and deliverables, and meeting launch metrics. 

The selected candidate will be responsible for Process Engineering of the BEV3/BET Battery @ [FACTORY ZERO RESS ASSEMBLY].  This includes coordinating of installation, debug, runoff, and PPAP of equipment to manufacture Lithium Ion Batteries.  Work will be performed in a plant environment where a considerable amount of creativity and initiative is exercised as well as a high level of independent judgment. The candidate must be open to the potential of working an off-shift (2nd or 3rd).

What You Will Do

  • Process Engineering of the BEV3 Battery Equipment during the “Execution” Phase of the program
  • Coaching / Mentoring / Training of newer / less experienced team members
  • Equipment Runoff @ OEM
  • Collaboration with the Operations Team on Program Deliverables
  • PFMEAs Review / Simulation Review / Control Plans / Launch Deliverables
  • Plant Equipment Install / Debug / Launch / Continuous Improvement
  • Actively participate in the SCRUM / Agile Process to accomplish daily tasks and meet the project deliverables.
  • Establishes equipment installation board and review weekly/daily with OEM and contractors.
  • Develop and lead the PPAP review meetings in area of responsibility utilizing the PPAP checklist, capturing exceptions. 
  • Lead the lessons learned gathering activity and feedback the information to the central process team for BOE/BOP updates.
  • Closure of all ME open issues for Launch Deliverables

Additional Description

Your Skills & Abilities

  • 3+ Years Automotive Engineering Experience [Plant and/or Execution]
  • Program Execution Experience [Equipment Install through SORP and launch]
  • Experience in Managing OEMs [Program Management / OEM Timing / Open Issues / Financial Forecasts]
  • Experience in Leading a project [Coordinating Resources / Updates to Leadership / Status Reporting / Tracking Timelines]
  • Experience in troubleshooting equipment [Problem Solving / Debug]
  • Competency in GD&T.
  • Understanding of Pneumatic, Mechanical, and Control drawings.
  • Understanding / Application of Part Locating / Mechanics / Machine Design
  • Understanding of Theory of Constraints [Goldratt / The Goal]
  • Experience with Time Cycle Diagrams and Man / Machine Charts
  • Practical Problem-Solving Skills [Formal Training / Practical Application] [Red X / 7 Diamond / Shainin / Fish Bone]
  • Experience with PFMEAs / Simulation / Fastening Equipment / Servo Presses / Sealing Dispensers / Cameras / Error Proofing Devices]
  • Ability and willingness to work Non-Standard Hours [2nd and 3rd Shift]
  • Ability and willingness to travel for OEM qualification and / or plant support.
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or Equivalent Experience

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