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Battery Cell DRE

  • Ubicación
    • Warren, Michigan
  • Cronograma Full time
  • Publicado


Hybrid - Position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time but the [general expectation is that the employee be onsite] an average of three (3) days each week. 

The Role

This position is for a Battery Cell DRE position and will work for GM’s next generation electrified vehicles. You’ll be responsible to design and release of inactive components within the battery cell. This role offers the opportunity to leverage electrochemical, mechanical, and electrical engineering combined with process development experience to evaluate manufacturing feasibility and develop/implement innovative process concepts for battery cell technologies. You'll develop, implement, and verify specifications for ensuring cell quality, equipment efficiency and minimizing scrap rate in production while working closely with all cross functional teams to troubleshoot quality issues, address gaps in cell-performance targets and implement mitigation measures. The design release engineer will directly affect the quality, durability and performance of future battery electric vehicles manufactured by GM.

What You'll Do (Key Responsibilities)

  • Work with cell engineering and manufacturing teams to build component level specifications for inactive components within the cell.

  • Own and drive the component design and its integration to meet overall performance of the battery cell

  • Work with cross functional engineers and teams to select appropriate designs.  Reuse parts where appropriate

  • Work with Designers to ensure interface and packaging compatibility both internally and externally

  • Support purchasing in sourcing of components

  • Oversee and support DFMEA and Design Reviews Based on Test Results (DRBTR)

  • Work with manufacturing to ensure build ability and to determine quality requirements

  • Work to support manufacturing in root cause.

  • Track validation status and review results

  • Resolve all development and validation issues

  • Manage change control for the commodity

  • Provide and manage component timing plan

  • Execute and support Peer Reviews per program milestones

  • Work with component suppliers to meet design and timing objectives

Additional Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • 3+ years of hands-on experience in Li-ion cell design and manufacturing

  • 2+ years of experience in Design and Release of components

  • Demonstrate excellent level of analytical ability, communication and interpersonal skills required to build relationships with team members and customers to solve problems and resolve issues

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple and complex projects and assignments with autonomy and accountability for results

  • Good understanding of major automotive subsystems and cell- and battery-architectures

  • Proven ability in project management skills and ability to teach others

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or equivalent

  • Technical writing ability to create written engineering evaluation reports

  • Ability to read, interpret and generate engineering drawings and specifications

  • Familiarity with CAD and CAE

What Will Give You A Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Master’s degree in engineering, chemistry, material science, or a related field. Minimum 7 years of industry experience working on battery cells

  • Production execution experience working on cell design and manufacturing.

  • Understanding of GD&T principles

  • 2+ years of experience in Design and Release of components

  • Experience with ‘build to print’ parts – or – experience writing specifications and managing suppliers with ‘build to spec’ parts

  • Experience with electrochemical, structural and thermal analysis tools

  • Experience managing OEMs or suppliers on critical timelines

  • Experience with and/or knowledge of relevant battery control and safety technologies (e.g., Vehicle battery systems, high voltage hardware) and standards

  • Design for Six Sigma Certification

  • 5+ Years’ experience with a major automotive OEM is a plus

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