Battery Thermal Design Lead Engineer
Auburn Hills, MI 
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Job Description

The Battery Thermal Design Lead Engineer for high voltage battery hardware and integration is responsible for the end to end management of the design and production release of the battery pack assembly thermal system and related activities relative to aero-thermo requirements. This person will work closely with the battery pack technical specialist and lead design release engineer to ensure all requirements are met and properly validated, both via simulations and through empirical testing for BSG, PHEV, and BEV vehicles released for global markets. Designs will comply and be provided in support of the Global Vehicle Safety and Compliance teams in all regions throughout APAC, EMEA, LATAM, and USMCA (including Mexico and Canada). Ideal candidate has some experience in electrified propulsion system design with preference to high voltage battery experience.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing and leading the design of related components that satisfy vehicle level functional objectives
  • Coordinating ePT HVBS packaging activities with advanced concept engineering team
  • Executing programs through PDP that meet or exceed objectives for performance, cost, weight, investment, and quality
  • Developing and publishing HVBS performance standards
  • Developing system level DVP and coordinating component level DVP with Tier 1 supplier
  • Executing design for manufacturing process and coordinating assembly process with manufacturing engineering

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering or related engineering field from an ABET accredited/equivalent university
  • Minimum of 5 years in product engineering design, development and/or testing
  • Ability to calculate and design heating and cooling management systems for high voltage battery applications
  • Lead development of technical specifications and engineering designs heating and cooling systems; Fluid heating and cooling plate designs and packaging; Fluid flow calculations and specifications of proper sizing of input and output piping Fluid connections and ergonomic designs; Refrigerant based cooling and heating systems including heat pumps; Resistive matt heating systems for high voltage battery applications; Thermal pastes, thermal foams and related material; Material properties including coatings, emissivity, reflectivity, and insulation; Thermal propagation barriers, proper module and cell spacing, mica sheet and other design attributes; Effects of temperature on sealing including gaskets, o-rings, molded seals, and robotically applied seals; Thermal expansion/contraction of materials with emphasis on bus bars; Corrosion and coatings; Labels Battery and module assemblies; PCB manufacturing processes including flow soldering and curing of adhesives
  • Knowledgeable in thermistor design and placement
  • Support aerothermal engineers in exhaust system heat management and passive cooling
  • Demonstrated experience source packages, specifications, DFMEA and DVP&R through the complete product cycle (from sourcing approval to serial production)
  • Provide technical support for testing including thermal chambers, temperature cycle testing and post-test analysis
  • Experience in problem solving
  • Experience with competitive benchmarking assessment preferably using A2MAC1
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Self-starter
  • Google Suite Experience
  • Strong Presentation Skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Engineering or Business, as accredited by ABET or ABET equivalent
  • Experience in the full product life cycle design and release experience using the FCA releasing system
  • Reactive and/or DFSS black belt

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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