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Ford Motor Company Battery Cell Engineer in Allen Park, Michigan


Job Title:

Battery Cell Engineer

Job Description & Qualifications:

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation.

Do you have what it takes to make smart vehicles for a smart world? Join the Ford Product Development team. Utilizing Design Thinking and User Experience methods, you will work to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers. We are seeking forward-thinking, laser-focused professionals with a passion for bringing innovative, exciting and sustainable ideas to life. We have opportunities around the world for you to contribute to such advancements as autonomy, electrification, smart mobility technologies and more!

What you will be able to do

As part of our Electrification Powertrain Engineering (EPE) team, you will help deliver the best fuel economy and refined Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Battery Electric vehicles in every segment in which we compete. Your Contributions will enable us to consistently produce the best customer vehicle value while achieving a level of performance and smoothness of operation that exceeds our customer's expectations. Take advantage of this opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing organization as you further Ford’s “Power of Choice” initiative. You will:

  • Develop and qualify large format lithium ion cell design

  • Engineer and assemble cell design

  • Select and evaluate materials, including electrode, electrolyte and separator materials

  • Be responsible for manufacturing of battery cells, arrays and packs

  • Handle advanced battery cell and pack testing, with detailed analysis

  • Complete battery cell chemical analysis

  • Analyze battery and cell usage and related specification development

  • Be responsible for Battery test lab operations, planning and test methods development

  • Develop next generation battery design and new concepts

  • Be responsible for Cell electrochemical methods and modeling

  • Cell performance, life and degradation studies

  • Key Life Test development and evaluation

  • Analyze Automotive cell reliability, including design and process failure mode and effects

  • Detailed battery cell cost analysis and modeling

  • Research mild, full, plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicle applications

The minimum requirements we seek

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences or Engineering

  • 10+ years of experience in the Lithium Ion Battery (LIB) industry

  • 10+ years of experience with LIB materials from precursors to active electrode materials and additives

  • Record of documentation: 10+ patents and/or publications

  • 5+ years of leadership experience

Our preferred requirements

  • Master’s Degree or PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science, Polymer Science or Engineering

  • Experience with electrode slurry mixing or coating processes

  • 10+ years hands-on experience

  • Chemical laboratory skills

  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills

  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple tasks

What you will receive in return

As part of the Ford family, you will enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You will also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we would love to have you join us.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, TN visa holders may be considered.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

For information on Ford’s benefits and compensation, click here: https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2021- benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-1.pdf

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Ford Motor Company


Product Development

Skill Team:

Product Development (PD)


EPE(Electrified Powertrain Engineering)




Allen Park