• Mechanical Design Engineer

    Job Locations US-MI-Troy
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/10/2018 12:30 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview


    • Develop and execute pack/module/thermal design/development for Lithium-ion battery systems.
    • Design and develop pack/module/thermal components by properly understanding customer requirements.
    • Support design of pack/module/thermal of battery system to maintain project-level development timing.
    • Develop design to ensure serviceability, manufacturability and other performance attributes for battery packs and modules.
    • Provide regular status reports to management and team members.
    • Work with BMS development part, systems engineering and current production team members within Client.
    • Support technical discussions and decisions with battery components suppliers.
    • Assist in developing technology roadmap and best practices for Client.

    Essential Duties

    • Ensure homogenous design and development for battery modules / packs in close collaborations with cell team and parts suppliers.
    • Assist in preparation of 8Ds and other quality / reliability reports to ensure continuous improvements.
    • Support Technical Design Reviews for assigned projects within Client, affiliated companies and customers.
    • Develop detailed component design based on the RFQ concept.
    • Ensure design compliance with internal/customer requirement (cost, mass, and performance).
    • Support the development of the pack/module DFMEA.
    • Support the prototype/production issue resolution process with manufacturing team.
    • Support the project specific change management process.
    • Develop the datum and locating scheme for pack/module components.
    • Conduct 1D stack-ups and assign tolerances.
    • Define critical/significant characteristics for pack/module components.
    • Support the PPAP process.
    • Support lessons learned for all mechanical issues to prevent reoccurrence and drive continuous improvement.
    • Identify opportunities for commonization of components and strategies.



    • Minimum 2+ years of experience in automotive product development
    • Hands-on experience with CAD tools (Unigraphics or CATIA) and part release process
    • Understand the PPAP process
    • Working experience with automotive systems design, packaging and assembly requirements
    • Working experience with Quality & Reliability disciplines (FMEA, 8D & APQP) and development process (PLM or PDM)
    • Experience with battery systems, high-voltage (DC) systems or high-current systems is desirable
    • Strong communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) and ability to discuss technical issues with wide range of audiences
      • Present to various levels of management with different depth of expertise
      • Articulate specifics on product details
      • Describe development proposals and problem descriptions
    • Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc.)


    Required: Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering from a four-year college or university


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