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Fiat Chrysler Automobile Advanced Battery Cell Technologist in Auburn Hills, Michigan

Advanced Battery Cell Technologist

Job ID:1041796

Career Area:Engineering & Design

Job Category:Product Design & Engineering-Powertrain

Location:Auburn Hills,MI


Date Posted:November 12, 2020

Brand:FCA Group

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Job Overview


TheAdvanced Battery Cell Technologistis responsible for development of advanced automotive battery cells for hybrid and electric vehicle applications.

Responsibilities include:

  • Technical leadership of advanced cell engineering team

  • Tracking development of the next generation of lithium Ion cell technologies through conference attendance & participation with USABC and other organizations

  • Being the advance propulsion lead for managing lithium ion cell technology roadmap and product development for the FCA portfolio of hybrid and electric vehicles from specifications to production support

  • Leading/Supporting lithium ion cell related sourcing activities for FCA vehicles

  • Planning and executing advanced cell product development activities with tier 1 suppliers

  • Supporting DFMEA, DVP&R and PPAP activities in collaboration with the Core Propulsion Systems

  • Managing battery life modeling and prediction

  • Supporting production assessments of lithium ion battery manufacturing facilities

  • Being a member of cross function team supporting battery pack design and pre-development engineering

  • Ensuring deliverables of the Global Vehicle Development (GVD) & Global Powertrain Development (GPD) program gates

  • Providing program status updates to leadership

  • Providing engineering support for Proof of Concept (POC) builds and resolution of issues related to the cell technology

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent (Materials /Chemical/ Civil/ Aerospace/Computer) from an ABET accredited university

  • MS in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or equivalent

  • Minimum TEN (10) years in of product development and/or process development for lithium Ion battery cells in the automotive environment

  • Understanding of energy storage systems and vehicle electrification

  • Understanding of process development for lithium ion batteries including: manufacturing for mixing and coating of electrode films

  • Experience with PPAP process

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills

  • Familiar with EV and HEV

  • Safety conscious

  • Highly motivated and self-starter

  • DVP&R and DFMEA knowledge

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or equivalent

  • Demonstrated experience working directly with battery supply base

  • Ability to resolve conflicting requirements across multiple organizations

  • Possess excellent leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Familiar with FEA, CAE, and CFD, and thermal analytical tools

Our benefits reflects the FCA commitment to helping you reach your personal and professional goals. In addition to an environment that promotes career development, we offer benefits for a healthy lifestyle and a rewarding future, designed to take care of you and your family, in various stages of life.

As a global company, our employee packages will vary by country, customary norms and the legal entity into which you are hired.