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Senior Coating Engineer - Battery Cells

Description

GM’s Manufacturing Engineering team is driving the future of electric vehicle technology forward by developing world class manufacturing processes for our battery cells. We are looking to enhance our talent pool by adding a hands-on experienced Coating Engineer to lead the process development of electrode mixing and coatings projects for our battery programs. This position will help in the pursuit of making our manufacturing processes a competitive advantage.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide process engineering support in slurry mixing and roll-to-roll slot die coating of battery electrodes
  • Provide battery plant start up assistance by utilizing cross functional experience to drive process quality improvement and process efficiency improvement
  • Establish process baseline manufacturing parameters to allow integration of advanced materials into battery cell designs
  • Provide technical guidance and hands-on support for all aspects of a coating operation including mixing, slurry delivery systems, conveyance, web treatment, coating, and drying
  • Collect and analyze process and product data to drive decision making
  • Develop and implement strategies for scale up of battery electrodes processes
  • Understand the effects of mixing and coating process changes upon product quality attributes and performance
  • Assist in the specification, procurement and qualification of slurry and coating equipment
  • Work with Product Engineering to ensure manufacturing and design requirements are compatible

Additional Description

Qualifications:

  • Degree in chemical engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering (with strong materials background) or relevant degree
  • 5+ years of experience in wet coating processes such as slot die, rod, gravure, and multilayer coating technologies as well as the corresponding slurry making and mixing processes
  • Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of slurry formulation, mixing protocol and coating processes
  • Demonstrate excellent level of analytical ability, communication and interpersonal skills required to build relationships with team members and customers

Beneficial:

  • Relevant Master’s degree
  • Hands-on experience with lithium-ion battery cell coatings
  • Experience in the procurement of mixing, coating or processing equipment
  • Statistical problem solving i.e., DFSS Black Belt or Red-X

Additional Information:

Jobs may include:

  • Travel to suppliers and manufacturing facilities – 25%
  • Job geographical location – Warren, Michigan

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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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