Assembler Dry Cell And Battery Job Description Sample
Battery Cell Test Operator
Battery Cell Integration Lab (BCIL) Test Operator is responsible for supporting the Design Verification (DV) physical testing, and certification of traction battery pack systems for hybrid and electric vehicles. You work hand-in-hand with test and design engineers to support the company's product testing needs to support execution of functional, safety, and thermal performance tests on battery pack systems. You will be required to become proficient in test site installation, equipment/instrumentation connection, proper functional verification of test set-up, and start-up of the site automation system (Lynx). Becoming safety certified to perform high voltage electrical and mechanical tests is required upon start-up.
Setting up Standard Lynx Automation Test Scripts to Test Request parameters
Installation of supplemental site controls and associated I/O to support test execution
Prepare test samples (as required) in accordance with test instructions adhering to established standards and procedures.
Validation of proper test run through periodic monitoring of signals and cycle targets; intervening when proper run is visibly in question, with notification to the assigned Test Engineer
Assist other technicians in the day-to-day execution of testing as needed
Manage and maintain lab equipment inventory, installation, and usage; including proper adherence to Calibration and Maintenance requirements
Adhere to all Lab Procedures; suggest process improvements where evident
Comply with all Environmental, Health, & Safety, and ISO documented procedures
Basic instrumentation, pack and test setups
Determine whether the test cell is running in accordance with test procedures and react accordingly.
High school diploma required
Basic electrical and electronics, instrumentation and troubleshooting skills
Ability to work independently and in a team environment, taking direction from multiple sources as needed
Basic MS Office skills in Word and Excel required
Familiarity with schematics and wiring
Laboratory test experience with demonstrated ability to set-up and run automated testing
An understanding of vehicle powertrain, power supply, and vehicle electrical system operation with an emphasis on High Voltage / HEV / BEV applications a plus
A working knowledge of instrumentation measurement systems, particularly transducers and their operation – temperature, pressure, fluid flow, et al.
Fabrication skills a strong plus
Associate technical degree or equivalent experience a plus
Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position (specify and provide % of time required)
- Lifting: Up to 50 lbs, 50%
- Climbing: In, on, under, and around vehicles – 20%
- Crawling: Around vehicle test setups, vehicle hoists, etc. – 20%
- Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Safety glasses and steel toe shoes – 20%. Bump cap and gloves when working on vehicles – 10%
- Unusual physical requirements: Climb ladders, reaching over / on top of vehicles – 10%, Laying under vehicles for tie-downs/instrumentation – 10%
- High noise level: Hearing protection provided when needed – 2%
- Other: Sitting (50%), Standing (50%), Bending (25%), stooping (25%). Job requires manual labor
Description of Work Environment (specify and provide % of time required)
- Inside? Outside? Combination? Where?: Indoors in Garage and vehicle test chamber, ambient temperatures
- 95%. Outside work (summer and winter) – 5%
- Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: NA
- Hazardous conditions
- What are they?: Hands on working with high power RF equipment (amplifiers, power meters, coax cables, etc) – 40%
- Travel/transportation requirements: Periodic local travel (for work, training, marketing, etc.) - 5%
- Other: NA
Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks (specify and provide % of time required)
- Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Office equipment (copiers, fax machines, scanners, etc.) – 20%
- Vehicles, forklifts, etc. operated which?: Fork lifts – 5%, Vehicles hoists – 5%, Vehicle chassis dynamometer – 40%
- Tools used in trade - which ones?: Hand tools and electrical tools (soldering iron, etc.) – 15%, RF instrumentation (amplifiers, power meters, etc.) – 40%
- Other: NA
Criticality of Attendance (specify and provide % of time required)
Overtime, regular days, off days: Must be able to work any shift to accommodate test/customer need. Occasional overtime
Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Primary shift is days between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. BUT the workload fluctuates and we add shifts, work overtime and flex work schedules as needed to accommodate the work load. (YOU MUST have a flexible work schedule if you consider this position).
Necessity for regular attendance: Must attend regularly, be punctual and manage own schedule – 100%
Urgency for punctuality: Critical, 100%
Work hours are normally 8 hours per day and 5 days per week, Monday-Friday. Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important. Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary. Must have flexibility of work days to cover weekend testing requirements.
Other Essential Functions (List other essential functions here.)
Must take and pass a pre-employment drug, background test, and health performance evaluation.
Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management and co-workers. Must have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to employees or others. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner. Independent personal transportation to office or work site is required. Travel to and from customer's locations and the test fields may be required to support projects. This may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can possibly be made for POV, if necessary. When operating any vehicle for work purposes, must wear seat belt and in addition, no cellular devices are to be used when vehicle is in motion.
Sr. Cell Engineer - Battery
Do you have a passion for invention and self-challenge? Do you thrive on pushing the limits of what's considered feasible? As part of our Battery Engineering group, you'll help craft creative battery solutions that deliver more energy in smaller spaces than ever before. You'll work across disciplines to transform improved hardware elements into a single, integrated design. Join us, and you'll help us innovate new battery technologies that continually outperform the previous iterations. By collaborating with other product development groups across Apple, you'll push the industry boundaries of what batteries can do and improve the product experience for our customers across the world.The Battery Product Development team at Apple produces high energy and highly reliable embedded battery systems for all product teams. Tightly integrated with Product Development, Operations, Industrial Design and Reliability Testing groups, we own battery module development from initial system architecture through ramp. The Battery Cell Engineering Design Group works within the Battery Product Development organization and is seeking a technical leader focused on developing and qualifying advanced lithium based rechargeable cell designs for new product consideration, develop performance and test specifications for batteries for new products, work to define cell designs that meet internal customer requirements and supervise failure analysis and root cause investigations.
Ten years of direct battery material and design development including, process tracking and performance / safety characterization experience with emphasis on lithium ion or lithium polymer battery cells. Familiarity with applicable test equipment, test procedures, international standards and certified agency requirements applicable to rechargeable lithium battery products. Familiarity with current state of the art production processes applicable to lithium rechargeable cells. Experience in working with external vendors and contractors to develop and qualify battery designs for consumer applications. Experience with applying quality tools and their application to production of lithium batteries including statistical analysis of performance results, process capabilities, and design of experiments. Experience with mathematical modeling of lithium ion battery designs is also desired.Familiarity with applicable patent field and patent application process.
- You will develop performance specifications and assist with establishing mechanical dimension and cell design details required to meet application requirements. Leads engineering qualification efforts for new lithium rechargeable cell designs from concept to completion.
Using quality tools, resolves process capabilities, summarizes design qualification data and determines acceptability for production ramp.
Works with suppliers, contractors, support staff and management to ensure that new product designs are developed on time and on budget.
Conducts investigations, prepare related status reports for problems or issues and makes recommendations as required.
Researches literature and industry for advanced technology that may be applicable for next generation cell design and works with vendor supply base to evaluate efficacy and readiness.
Pursues development of intellectual property to protect technology developments and secure competitive position.
Acts as technical contact point for any main or accessory products that use primary and secondary batteries as primary and backup power source.
MS in Material Science, Electrochemistry, Chemical Engineering or better
20% Travel to suppliers and manufacturing facilities expected
Battery Engineer (Assembly)
Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is collaborating with Tesla Motors, Inc. in a large-scale advanced battery manufacturing facility known as the Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada which is known for its quality of life and expansive outdoor adventures. Panasonic manufactures and supplies cylindrical lithium-ion cells for the world's leading electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla Motors, Inc. Based on the battery demand from Tesla, the Gigafactory plans to produce cells which will double the world's current production.
Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by production of the world's safest, highest-quality, and lowest-cost batteries. Through this effort we will create a clean energy society and our products will change society's use of and perceptions of electric power.
Designs and develops Li-ion battery manufacturing processes by performing following duties:
Battery cell manufacturing process improvement for mass production lines
Conducts research and development work for new and existing production lines to improve cell assembly process on safety, quality and productivity.
Analyzes and evaluate cell physical data. This may include; dimensions of jelly roll, cell and cross-sectional dimensions. From this data evaluation is needed to determine direct and interaction effects of the machinery and processes.
Line setup and evaluation of performance of manufacturing equipment.
Analyzes operating procedures and functions of equipment and machinery to reduce time and cost of assembly manufacturing processes.
Provides engineering support to cell assembly as well as electrodes production teams to resolve manufacturing process issues.
Work closely with other team members to increase understanding of failure modes, performance and life expectancy of cell products.
Collaborate with Supplier Quality team in their communication with material suppliers, related to the development and validation of detailed material specifications for new materials, and the resolution of any quality issues
Applies principles and knowledge of chemical engineering to solve environmental problems.
Other duties may be assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's degree (B. S. in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field) from four-year College or University.
Experience including internship or curricular training in assembly manufacturing environment or lithium-ion battery cell assembly production is a plus.
Experience on laboratory analysis using X-Ray, SEM, microscope, CMM or similar methods in lab is desired.
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc).
Strong verbal and written communication skills to facilitate successful interactions with team members and management.
- Experience with root cause analysis, defect reduction, and failure analysis. We must apply these evaluations to achieve our goal of zero defects.
- 3+ years of manufacturing engineering or process engineering experience is preferred.
In addition to an environment that's as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits. Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Energy of North America.
Location/Division:Sparks, NV, USAJob Requisition:KB0724
Master Engineering - Battery Expert
Date: Jul 19, 2018
Location:Winston Salem, NC, US
Reynolds American Incorporated is positively transforming the tobacco industry. We're a family of companies that strives for success in everything we do. The future inspires us because our people are igniting the breakthroughs that are redefining the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century.
When other companies talk about growth, they only talk about size. At RAI, we focus on the growth of our people. We take pride in each other's growth and well-being throughout our careers. We invest in your career and total well-being because we know our companies succeed when our people thrive.
At the RAI companies you'll have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day.
This position is with RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company—the second-largest U.S. tobacco company. The company's brands include Newport, Camel and Pall Mall.
The Master Engineer / Technologist will provide battery design expertise for development and manufacturing of e-cigarette products. This position will ensure appropriate technical analysis and attributes are incorporated during the design of new products to ensure successful transition to implementation in manufacturing. This position will also apply standard engineering techniques to drive continuous process improvement and quality assurance with battery suppliers for existing products.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Identify and ensure suppliers are implementing and maintaining industry best practices to deliver quality and value.
Identify process improvement opportunities both internally and for contract manufacturers. Ensure implementation of improvement strategies.
Conduct root cause analysis, troubleshooting, and issue resolution for manufacturing and /or quality issues.
Work closely with R&D and battery suppliers in the design and selection of batteries and power unit components.
Assist in the identification and selection of strategic partners for supply of key components.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for technical assignments that further develop engineering skills.
Independently evaluate and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications.
Lead assignments that have clear and specified objectives and require the investigation of different variables.
Incumbent will receive instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features, and possible solutions. Assistance will be provided on unusual problems from more senior technical staff.
Perform work which involves conventional types of plans, investigations, surveys, structures, or equipment with relatively few complex features.
May lead or coordinate the work of others.
Assignments usually include one or more of the following:
1.Equipment and/or process design and development
2.Test materials, prepare specifications, evaluate processes, research investigations, and prepare reports.
3.Utilize innovative engineering techniques and Design for Manufacturing (DFM) analysis to develop solutions that will refine and translate Marketing/R&D concepts into reality.
4.Lead development of one-of-a-kind prototype equipment to facilitate new product development and lab scale manufacturing.
5.Design and create technical drawings of solutions to meet new product requirements.
6.Identify and develop expertise in new technologies that can be utilized internally for development of innovative processes, products, or packaging.
7.Identify and partner with equipment vendors and engineering service providers to develop solutions.
8.Lead all project management activities including concept development, feasibility analysis, scope definition, cost estimating, specification and drawing development, business risk evaluation, vendor evaluation, resource allocation, development of manufacturing options, scheduling and installation.
9.Provide technical support during the start-up and qualification of new equipment and processes.
- Develop and manage capital and expense budgets to meet project objectives.
- Support the development of business cases for new projects to deliver financial targets.
- Drive continuous process improvement and implement strategies to execute effective solutions.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of applicable regulations and procedures related to FDA, DOJ, and other regulatory bodies.
- Maintain up-to-date working knowledge of applicable engineering codes to ensure required design elements are included in projects.
- Identify and implement plans to minimize the impact of new processes to operational cost and complexity.
BS degree in Electrical (preferred), Mechanical, Chemical, Materials, or Manufacturing Engineering
Experience with lithium ion battery cell components, assembly processes, performance characterization, cell testing, data analysis, and failure modes determination is required
Proficiency in performing battery cell tear downs and analysis desired
Experience developing and implementing processes, quality plans, performing supplier quality audits, and driving corrective actions in an environment of continuous improvement strongly desired
Strong technical skills with high attention to detail
Prior manufacturing experience is strongly preferred
Proven ability to apply trouble shooting concepts and techniques to identify and resolve root cause
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to actively participate in a team-based environment
Ability to engage with stakeholders and external partners
Exercise sound, risk-based decision making
Strong multi-tasking/organizational skills
Strong computer, written, and oral communication skills
Fluent in Mandarin is a plus
Up to 30% Domestic / International Travel may be required
Competitive Annual Salary
Targeted Annual Bonus
Relocation assistance available for those who qualify.
Our company offers very competitive compensation and benefit plans, including:
401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent
Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package
Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service
Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave
Confidential personal financial counseling service
On-site health clinics and fitness centers
A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice
Health-care advocacy service
Volunteer service opportunities
Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union
Extensive training opportunities
ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION:
Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Niconovum USA, Inc.; Niconovum AB; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; and Reynolds Brands, Inc..
Reynolds American Inc. and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that stands apart from the crowd.
We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences and talents to maximize the company's potential for successfully achieving its business objectives.
Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly.
Nearest Major Market: Winston-Salem
Battery Test Technician
The Cell Characterization Lab is expanding. We are looking for a test technician to help set up, run, and maintain the cell level cycle and storage testing of lithium-ion cells. This technician will assist in the upkeep and general maintenance of the lab. This technician will be a hands-on builder type personality who has strict attention to detail. Ideally, the candidate will have some testing experience in a lab setting as well as basic machine shop skills.
Maintain and execute lithium-ion cell tests using specialized test equipment.
Organization of test data into a public database.
Design and build fixtures for battery testing.
Maintain ovens and temperatures chambers in the battery lab
Strict attention to detail
Understanding of lithium-ion battery safety and dangers
Demonstrate exceptional organizational skills particularly with large amounts of electronic data
Working knowledge of Excel
Previous use of ARBIN or MACCOR equipment or similar electrical test equipment
Soldering, crimping, small fixture building, and design
Familiarity with electronic circuits
Above average manual dexterity and average visual acuity are required in order to perform delicate assembly tasks.
Experience working with and testing lithium-ion batteries a plus
Sr. Battery Engineer (20180330)
EnerSys/Quallion develops high-performance energy storage technologies for demanding markets including medical, defense, and aerospace. We have entered a period of significant growth and are seeking talented professionals to join our industry-leading team.
The Senior Battery Engineer – Prototype Team Lead, will oversee and support the Prototype Team to drive product design from proof-of-concept (POC) to qualified product.
Ensure safe practices are followed in all prototype assembly and testing
Collaborate with researchers, product engineers, quality engineers, manufacturing engineers, and customers to plan and execute development and qualification projects
Provide regular updates on on-going product development activities
Collaborate with test and product personnel at other EnerSys locations as needed
Follow design methodology to ensure technical and safety integrity
Maintain in-house prototyping capabilities and develop plans for updating capabilities in the area of equipment, software, and personnel based on product and program needs
Work with outside manufacturing facilities as needed to compliment in-house capabilities or capacity
Maintain up-to-date training as appropriate for all prototype team members
Contribute to presentations in support of new product development and new business development
Maintain relevant documentation required by programs, internal Operating Systems, and applicable regulatory bodies
Provide scope-of-work definition and cost estimates supporting new business proposals.
Minimum 4+ years experience in hands-on Li-ion Li-primary, or other advanced battery technologies cell product development, using form factors such as coin, pouch, cylindrical, and prismatic cells
Minimum 4+ years experience in using battery testing equipment such as Arbin and Maccor cyclers
Minimum 4+ years experience in material development for cell components such as anode, cathode, electrolyte, and separator
Proficient in Microsoft Office Tools such as Word and Excel
Highly motivated, detail oriented, able to manage multiple activities against a rigorous schedule
Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to work with a diverse team to strict development milestones
Fluent in English speaking, reading, and writing.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
Ability to interpret and apply specific technical guidelines across a variety of diverse products and applications
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
- B.S. or higher degree in Chemistry/Electro-Chemistry, Materials Sciences, or Engineering
Physical Demands: Ability to lift up to 30-45 pounds, requires sitting, standing, walking.
Work Environment: Manufacturing/Engineering
Job Location Sylmar, California, United StatesDepartmentEnerSys Advanced Systems Position TypeFull-Time/Regular
Battery Management Systems Design Test Engineer
Battery Management Systems Design and Test Engineer
Careers that Change Lives
We value what makes you unique. Be a part of a company that thinks differently to solve problems, make progress, and deliver meaningful innovations.
The Cardiac and Vascular Group brings all of our cardiac and vascular businesses together into one cross-functional, collaborative operating unit to employ the full breadth of our talent, technologies, products, services, and solutions to address the needs of customers and patients across the globe. Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure offers devices and therapies to treat abnormal heart rhythms, as well as cardiac diagnostic and monitoring solutions.
Battery Management Systems Design and Test Engineer: This position will work with business units across Medtronic and with the battery management system team to design battery management systems, battery charging systems and power supplies as necessary; and work together with selected suppliers to ensure the development of high reliability power sources for a wide range of medical devices. The desired candidate will have demonstrated experience battery pack management design as well as board layout skills. Experience with lithium-ion cells is a plus. This position will reside in the Energy Systems Research and Technology group and will work closely with a highly qualified and motivated team of engineers and scientists.
Altogether, this position offers an exciting and rewarding career opportunity for a qualified expert to work in a truly mission driven environment.
A Day in the Life:
This position will be responsible for the design and test of rechargeable battery pack management systems for specific medical device applications.
oDesign battery management systems, including circuit schematics and layout.
oDesign power supplies and/or work with established suppliers to review power source design.
oBe responsible for adoption and/or development of battery charger technology.
Effectively partner with and leverage existing subject matter experts within the Medtronic businesses who already have significant experience with BMS design, power source design, fuel gauge development and other related technologies.
Implement best practices designs for safe and reliable operation – charging and discharging of the battery pack.
Establish and maintain electrical calibration, programming , and testing equipment for configuring and evaluating battery management systems and fuel gauges.
Write plans, reports, data analysis summaries and other required documentation consistent with quality system requirements.
Maintain awareness of current battery transportation regulations.
Beyond the technical needs, this position requires:
Strong communication skills and presentation skills
Working collaboratively with other team members and functions
Seeking, receiving and giving due consideration to inputs from other subject-matter experts
Passion and self-motivation for new technology, continuous improvement, and unsurpassed quality & reliability
Must Have: Minimum Qualifications
- BS in Electrical Engineering or other similar discipline with at least two years of relevant experience (higher level education may substitute for some experience).
Specialized Knowledge or Skills Required:
Demonstrated knowledge of battery management system design.
Demonstrated knowledge of automated battery test equipment.
Experience with configuring and testing battery management circuits / systems.
Cadence board layout work for battery management systems.
Familiarity with statistical tools, DOEs and packages such as JMP / Minitab
Familiarity with DFSS or DRM tools (such as VOC, FMEA, 5-Why, 8-D)
High energy and self-motivated
Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
Strong technical communication skills (written and verbal)
Nice to Have:
Experience with Li-ion battery technology
Experience with battery fuel gauge technology & configuration
Experience in working with suppliers
Medical device industry experience; quality system understanding or other experience working in a regulated environment.
Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.
We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let's work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients' lives. Help us shape the future.
Physical Job Requirements
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.
The physical demands described within the Day in the Life section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Battery Algorithms Engineer
As a member of the controls group, you will model, develop, specify, and implement control and estimation algorithms in our high voltage battery.
Use a variety of cell and battery pack models, fleet data, and laboratory test data to create state-of-the-art feedback control and estimation algorithms for Tesla's high voltage battery packs.
Work on projects from cell capacity, impedance, energy, and degradation estimation to diagnostics of sensors, cells and battery pack components.
Create physics based modeling of cell and pack elements.
Create and integrate models, define algorithms, write testing code, and evaluate the performance of algorithms throughout the life of the product.
Work cross-functionally with cell modeling, firmware, and battery safety organizations.
Greater than 2 years of experience with battery algorithm design
MS/PhD in mechanical, electrical, aerospace, or materials engineering
Experience with modeling of lithium ion cells
Simulating dynamic models of electrical systems
Have knowledge in linear systems analysis and estimation algorithm design
Capable of analyzing algorithm performance in MATLAB/Simulink
Strong communication and preference for working in teams
Basic experience, understanding, and intuition for the electrochemical physics of lithium ion cells
Experience in specifying or executing tests on cells in a laboratory environment
Understanding of diagnostic techniques for cells and battery pack components
Cell Engineering Technician
2+ years' experience with air-sensitive material and hazardous chemicals
Above average manual dexterity and visual acuity are required in order to perform delicate assembly tasks.
Working knowledge of Windows and MS Office
Ability and passion to perform hands-on tasks
Good communication skills
High school diploma or equivalent. Engineering or chemistry related AS preferred.
60% of time hands-on tasks including cell dissection, delicate assembly of coin cells, and running tests on electronic equipment according to given instructions
Keep good record of the build information on Excel sheet
Work with air-sensitive materials using a glove box and/or in a dry room
Prepare chemical samples and run chemical analysis instruments such as GC-MS, SEM, ICP, and/or FTIR.
Support maintenance of the equipment including Arbin, Maccor, glove box, and temperature chamber
Report any issues related to the process and help find the solution
Desired skills (not required)
Hands-on lithium ion battery fabrication and testing
Familiar with chemical analysis such as GC-MS, SEM, ICP, and/or FTIR.
Experience with electronic/electrical equipment
Familiar with MATLAB, Python, and/or similar data analysis tool
Electrical Engineer II - Battery DVE
Are you passionate about building cool devices and technologies? The Surface Team focuses on lighting up Microsoft experiences with touch first computing. A fundamental part of our strategy is having desirable and powerful devices that enable the experiences people want and elicit their excitement. Creating these devices involves a close partnership between hardware and software engineers, designers, and manufacturing. We are currently building the next generation and Surface needs you!
We are currently looking for a talented individual to join our battery validation team responsible for testing and validation of the battery cell, pack, fuel gauge and battery charging systems for Surface products.
Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
3+ years' experience in HW validation/test
Proficient with EE test equipment. (Oscilloscopes, meters, data-loggers, power supplies, etc.)
Strong data wrangling skills for effective communication of test results
Knowledge of Lithium-based battery technologies and charging requirements
Familiarity with Test Automation utilizing data acquisition control software such as LabVIEW
Good understanding of communications protocols such as SM bus, I2C
Familiarity with battery cycle test equipment (Maccor)
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.
Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
Creation and execution of test plans required for battery subsystem validation
Working close with HW and FW teams to resolve HW and SW bugs related to batteries
Provide clear and timely reporting into product teams as to the status of your battery testing
Work with battery cell and pack suppliers to improve product quality
Some international travel required
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