General Motors Cell Technical Specialist - Li-Ion Batteries - GPS0003800 in Warren, Michigan

Technical Specialist – Li-Ion Batteries



* Role and Responsibilities: *

  • Technical expert responsible for the development of lithium ion battery solutions for hybrid and electric vehicle applications.
  • Responsible for specifying requirements, execution and evaluation of product and process designs, analysis, development, of major engineering projects where creativity and initiative are involved as well as a high level of independent judgment
  • Work with suppliers to develop Lithium Ion battery solutions for GM portfolio of hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Conduct production assessments and qualify suppliers through detailed engineering capability studies to produce high quality high volume battery solutions
  • Analyze battery performance data as it relates to new battery materials and production processes
  • Run design of experiments (DOE) to optimize chemical formulations and process changes
  • Specifies and balances battery manufacturing requirements vs. process capability
  • Plans and implements test and/or development programs
  • Communicates, coordinates, and consults with engineering departments and customers
  • Stays abreast of new technology and competitive products and processes
  • Travels as required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Electrochemistry or Chemical Engineering advanced degree and background
  • 5+ years in of product development and/or process development for Lithium Ion Batterie
  • Understanding of process development for lithium ion batteries including: manufacturing for mixing and coating of electrode films, winding,packaging,formation
  • Strong knowledge of battery integration needs for mobile transportation applications, specifically using Li-Ion or NiMH technology.
  • Demonstrated Global experience working directly with battery supply base.
  • Exhibits appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals
  • Specific knowledge of engineering discipline (e.g. electro-chemistry, mechanics, physics, metallurgy, manufacturing methods) within job-related area
  • High level analytical ability where problems are unusual and complex
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others
  • Candidate should have one of the following engineering degrees:
  • BSE, BS in Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering,
  • Chemistry, Metallurgical Physics, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering or equivalent training
  • Experience with automotive PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) quality processes

Basic Preferred:

  • Business Strategy training or management of technology experience.
  • Direct work experience for more than one battery manufacturer