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Battery Cell Engineer

Company: Gridtential Energy
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Responsibilities
Leading battery cell design

  • Specification of all battery chemical related materials/elements, including:
  • Electrolyte composition
  • Active material composition
  • Active material ratios
  • Active material deposition methods
  • separator composition
  • Modeling projected performance characteristics based on specifications
  • Specification of mechanical parameters that affect battery operation such as: active material dimensions and tolerances, active material characteristics (ie porosity, moisture content, etc), specification of battery formation and conditioning processes, prototype build oversight and characterization of new battery variants
  • Document into doc control all specification of all electro-chemical related processes, materials, and components
    -Collaborating with various internal departments/teams as support
    • Work with internal procurement team to find and qualify suppliers that meet desired specifications
    • Work with design and test teams to specify DOE to accelerate development
    • Collaborate with test engineers to track and validate performance improvement variants and incorporate findings into battery design
    • Work with test engineers to translate qualification testing into manufacturing testing
    • Interface with vendors and stakeholders to attain specifications required to iterate on cell designs to achieve ultimate performance goals -
      Skills and Knowledge
      • Strong troubleshooting and failure analysis skills
      • Understanding of battery chemistry and electrochemical systems
      • Cell modeling via stoichiometric and electrochemical calculators
      • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
      • Ability to manage shifting priorities and workloads
      • Ability to operate define and execute projects with minimal guidance
      • Familiarity with battery active material production tools and techniques
      • Familiarity with battery cell components, common failure modes, and architectural tradeoffs
      • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
      • Basic understanding of mechanical properties of batteries to inform component decisions -Qualification and Experience -
        • 3+ years of experience in battery industry / cell development field
        • B.S. or M.S. in chemical engineering, materials science, or mechanical engineering
        • Knowledge or experience with battery cell design
        • Knowledge or experience with battery raw material production
        • Experience working closely with suppliers
        • Experience operating and interpreting data from battery cycling equipment like Maccor, Arbin, Neware, etc
        • Battery/cell teardown and failure analysis experience
        • Experience with MATLAB and Python is a plus
        • Experience working with and managing technicians

Keywords: Gridtential Energy, Santa Clara , Battery Cell Engineer, Engineering , Santa Clara, California

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