XALT Energy Mechanical Engineer in Midland, Michigan
XALT Energy is a leading developer and manufacturer of prismatic, large-format lithium ion battery cells and associated modules & packs. Utilizing its state-of-the-art production operations, proven technology and talented human capital, XALT Energy delivers practical, cost effective and well-engineered energy storage and usage solutions to its global customers in marine, commercial transportation, stationary power storage and defense industries. Based in Midland, Michigan, XALT Energy continues to expand its knowledge and expertise to explore and evaluate next generation lithium ion battery technology and engineered solutions for current and future applications. If you value creativity, entrepreneurship and operational excellence, we encourage you to consider XALT Energy as your career path. Job Summary: The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for engineering and new product development of XALT Li-ion battery systems. The Mechanical Engineer is engaged from the prototype stage through production launch and understands the mechanical, electro-mechanical, electrical, and functional interfaces throughout the battery. This position requires a creative individual with a keen understanding of product design that places safety and quality as foremost deliverables while effectively balancing other attributes such as performance, mass, and cost. Primary Responsibilities: Work seamlessly with the mechanical engineering and CAD teams to evolve new products in an efficient manner delivering best in class product quality, efficiency, and optimized design solutions. Responsible for the engineering and development of assigned subsystems, and components. Responsibilities include the development of technical work products, coordination of FEA studies, supplier capabilities, DFMEA, GD&T, Stack-up analysis, DVP&R, DFM/DFA deliverables. Manage and release structured bill of materials including PFEP during early stages of product development with evolution into XALT’s production MRP system (SAP). Work closely with the program management office, supply chain, purchasing, quality, strategic suppliers, and manufacturing engineering to ensure successful high-volume production. Additional Support Responsibilities: Ensure mechanical design addresses key requirements for production efficiency with high first pass yield manufacturing, serviceability, and recyclability. Proactively support validation teams in test plan reviews to ensure that testing strategies properly stress and verify design compliance and safety. Assess and benchmark competitive technologies for innovation, cost, performance, and functional advantages. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications.