Battery Pack Engineering Lead

American Battery Solutions
May 25, 2023
Orion Township, MI
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Job SummaryThe (Battery) Pack Engineering lead has ownership responsibility for the design, development, and release of core products, features, and designs of the overall pack for internal and external customer products. This individual works as the primary customer-facing lead for development and launch support.ResponsibilitiesDrive the development of new components & assemblies and the creation of tools & processes supporting efficient design.Act as the primary technical interface to internal & external customers.Apply technical knowledge to the on-time delivery of work products through the product development life cycle; utilize awareness of pack components status to proactively identify and mitigate risks in design delivery.Serve as a mentor to Design Release Engineers.Specify pack components, materials, & solutions to ensure products meet internal and customer requirements.Key contributor to system DFMEA/PFMEA and DVP&R.Lead Product & Process design reviews.Evaluate supplier information, specifications, and validation data to support the selection of appropriate suppliers.Work closely with the prototype build team; identify design improvements and processes to support DFM/DFA.Support prototype builds ensuring parts are on time and to print; resolve engineering issues in a timely manner.Provide technical support to production manufacturing and Quality teams to troubleshoot issues with product components and assemblies.Expand professional and technical knowledge by attending educational seminars and conferences, reviewing professional publications, and establishing personal networks.Contribute to team growth by completing projects in a timely manner.Other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.Predictable and reliable attendance.Position QualificationsMinimum BS in Mechanical/Electrical/Systems Engineering or equivalent degree.Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in electrification product design or product development. Adept in troubleshooting methods and disciplined documentation of findings.Proficient in understanding CAE models, and deciphering boundary conditions, assumptions, and model limitations.Adept in data processing and statistical analysis.Effective communicator, capable of concisely presenting highly technical test data to internal and external customers, and effectively communicating with suppliers.Experienced with the handling of high voltage lithium-ion battery systems.Educated on common automotive & industry standards.Familiar with the product development process.Self-motivated problem solver; pays attention to details.Challenges the status quo and strives for continuous improvement.Abides by safety standards and protocols.Key CompetenciesMission, Vision, Values, and Strategic Priorities Focused: Understands and actively supports the organization's mission, vision, values, and strategic priorities.Delegates Effectively: Assigns work to others to maximize time for strategic thinking and actions; Provides clear guidelines, monitors, redirects, and sets limits as needed. Provides challenging assignments, shares authority, and provides resources and support.Decision Making & Analysis: Makes sound decisions based upon a mixture of data-driven analysis, expertise, experience, and judgment; collects relevant information, seeks input from others, and identifies connections and/or root causes of problems.Continual Improvement: Displays a consistent orientation toward producing the highest quality products or services while keeping a focus on sustainability. Constantly looking for incremental improvements in work processes and results.Delivers Results: Achievement-oriented, feeling a sense of urgency to reach goals on time, if not before.Takes Calculated Risks: Takes calculated risks to achieve goals. Finds a balance between analysis and action. When fails, accepts it, learns from it, and moves on to the next challenge.Physical Requirements / Working ConditionsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.Constantly operates a computer and other office equipment.Ability to adjust focus, especially due to concentration on a computer screen.Able to lift and carry heavy objects.Why Join UsAmerican Battery Solutions (ABS) provides comprehensive benefit plan options at no cost, competitive salary, and equity eligibility to all associates. ABS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.Benefits OverviewPaid time off includes 4 weeks, 15 holidays, and parental leave.100% company-paid medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability life insurance.Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) offerings.Company provided 401K savings plan with matching contributions to help you save for retirement.Voluntary benefits offerings.Tuition assistance.Employee Referral program.Employee development and career growth opportunities.About UsAt American Battery Solutions (ABS) we are developing the next generation of battery energy storage systems that will power the vehicles of today and tomorrow! Our team works with the latest technologies and battery chemistries engineering, testing, and manufacturing batteries to power the world's electric propulsion transition. At ABS you may get a chance to work on a project for an autonomous warehouse robot or an autonomous lawnmower, or you may work on a battery for a fleet of delivery vehicles or a transit bus, or even an EV start-up or a massive grid energy storage system. Our team is led by some of the industry's most experienced professionals, but we pride ourselves on developing a diverse team of next-generation battery experts.The Location - Lake Orion American Battery Solutions Headquarters and Innovation Center is located in the heart of South-East Michigan in Orion Township. Orion Township is a Pure Michigan Trail Town that has a long-standing dedication to enhancing trails and pathways in its community, which is home to the Polly Ann Trail, Paint Creek Trail, and Iron Belle Trail. The township boasts more than 50 miles of trails. Southeast Michigan also boasts some of the best eating around! Whether your interest is in furthering your education, enjoying one of the many regional sporting events, or enjoying the vast outdoors that Michigan has to offer, you'll be at the center of it here!AMERICAN BATTERY SOLUTIONS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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