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Electrode and Cell Design Engineer

  • Remote / Warren
  • Engineering
  • Full Time
  • Added
  • JR-000049500


Hybrid: This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. The employee’s role enables them to work at a GM facility on a weekly basis.

The Ultium 2.0 Electrode and Battery Cell Design Engineer will design, develop and synthesize advanced battery cell technology for GM’s Electric Vehicle portfolio.  This position requires related experience and/or technical knowledge related to Lithium Ion Battery technology, cell materials and components, such as cathode, anode, separator, electrolyte or testing, development, simulation or systems engineering.   The design engineer will manage projects which coordinate component design and component integration through the Advanced Cell Process of Engineering (POE), Advanced Technology Work (ATW) and Analysist, Development and Validation (ADV).  This engineer will be responsible for Pre-A and A sample cell designs, requirements, drawings, contracts, readiness for critical sourcing and supplier development. The design engineer will contribute directly to innovation and leading-edge technology, working within a highly technical team who are partnering with emerging companies, organizations, and universities dedicated to Global Electrification and Sustainability. The design engineer will work closely with Cell Technical Specialists, Battery New Products, Systems Engineering, VDDV, Advanced Manufacturing, Development, Purchasing, and Legal. This position directly contributes to GM’s vision for Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, Zero Congestion. We are looking forward to speaking with those who are highly motivated and dedicated to enabling GM’s Electrification future!


  • Lead design and packaging of Ultium 2.0 Cell into the Battery Module.

  • Work with Designers & Module DREs to ensure interface and packaging compatibility.

  • Leverage lessons learned from other programs and ensure compliance to Bill of Design (BOD).

  • Work with Tech Specialists to select appropriate Cell; reuse Cells where appropriate.

  • Work with manufacturing to ensure build ability.  Assist in determining KCDS requirements.

  • Work to develop new and existing supply base; readiness for critical sourcing.

  • Work with service to ensure serviceability.

  • Lead &/or support Ultium 2.0 Advanced Technology Work (ATW).

  • Lead &/or support DFMEA, DRBFM, and DRBTR activities.

  • Support DV and PV activities.

  • Provide input to ADVP&R plan.

  • Work with Module Lead DRE to execute optimal Module design.

  • Facilitate agreement on Interface documents.

  • Lead drawing creation with appropriate GD&T and KCDS designation.

Additional Description


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Controls Engineering, or equivalent.

  • 2+ years of related engineering experience.

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and ability in relevant engineering disciplines (e.g. Mechanical Interfaces, Boundary Conditions, Test Development, Materials, Manufacturing processes, Lithium ion chemistry).

  • Design For Six Sigma, Statistical Process Control, Reliability, Validation Planning.

  • 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 manage multiple and significantly complex projects and assignments with high level of autonomy and accountability for results.

  • Demonstrates initiative by reaching beyond work assigned to improve output and/or help others.

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

  • Travel to suppliers and manufacturing facilities as needed.

Preferred Skills:

  • Masters degree preferred.

  • Statistical background and certifications.

  • Knowledge of cell manufacturing processes.

  • Industrial chemical processing.

  • Strong understanding of battery cells, modules, packs or fuel cell stack.

  • Knowledge of Lithium ion battery cell design and performance, analysis and testing.

  • DFSS Black Belt.

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

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