LG Chem Power Inc. Pack/Module Development Manager in Troy, Michigan


Develop and execute Module/Pack mechanical design & development for lithium-ion battery systems. Manage the execution of each pack and/or module development programs for battery system and associated components through properly understanding requirements requested for battery pack & module from customers. Also, to explore and to achieve new customers, development proposal of module and/or pack designs matched with requested requirements from customers. Develop and maintain project-level development timing; Ensure development schedule is identified and work of engineering & design according to timing of each stage of development is executed in a timely manner. Ensure module design is matched with pack system layout according to available space & proper level of manufacturability, design & define interface between other components & vehicle system. Provide weekly reports as to development status to management.

Work with pack part, BMS development part, other components suppliers such as BDU & high/low-voltage wire harness to use suppliers engineering resources & knowledge.

Manage engineers of development, testing & technician to ensure proper level of design verification testing & work allocation to engineer & technician to meet development schedule for execution and to support request from customers & suppliers.

Essential Duties

  • Proposal of battery module matched with battery pack development with early requirements definition; translate customer performance requirements

  • Execute development of battery module and pack, including the incorporation of D-FMEA, requested customers requirements, customer test requirements, and internal LGCMI requirements.

• Work with pack part & technical specialist including parts suppliers.

• Lead the execution of battery module and/ or pack development project-level sequence and timing plans; schedule engineering verification and design fix, design release and ensure engineering & design proceeds per the plan.

• Assist in quality, reliability and failure reporting; drive closed-loop handling of all issues to ensure continuous improvement.

• Lead Technical Design Reviews within LGCMI, with LGCMI affiliated companies, and with customers.

• Develop detailed effort estimates (time and resources), material cost estimates and project proposals.

• Supervision of engineers and designers.

• Train engineers through working experience and use of formal individual development & training plans.

  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in automotive product, including development and execution of detailed development plans including design and engineering.

  • Working experience with automotive OEM environmental performance specifications (Shock, Vibration, Temperature, Dust, etc.)

  • Experience with development procedure & executing project

  • Understand requirements of battery performance & test specification includes:

  • Environmental (Temperature, Humidity, Vibration/Shock, Moisture)

  • Safety of battery system

  • Knowledge in standard part manufacturing processes: injection molding, stamping, extrusions, and assembly

  • Working experience with Quality & Reliability disciplines (FMEA, 8D, APQP) and development process(PLM or PDM)

  • Experience with battery systems, structure of mechanical strength, high-voltage (DC) systems, high-current systems is desirable.

  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written, presentation), with ability to discuss technical materials with wide range of audiences.

  • Can talk to different level of management and people with different levels of expertise

  • Can articulate specifics about development status, can publish daily status reports

  • Can clearly describe development proposal, problem descriptions, and knows when and how to seek problem solving

  • Self-starter – knows how to get others engaged toward common goals

  • Experienced in 8D, AIMS, or other Team-Oriented Problem Solving

  • Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc.)

  • Proper handling knowledge of 2D/3D drawings using Solidworks or CATIA

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.S. / B.A.) in Mechanical Engineering from a four-year college or university required

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering desired