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EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products. 

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Job Purpose

Preferred for this role to onsite at our Global Technology Center in Reading, PA. Remote will be considered.

Responsible for the design and development of lithium-ion cells used in applications ranging from motive power, reserve power, and related energy storage systems.  This role involves a combination of technical expertise, project management skills, and leadership abilities. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Research and Development:  

  • Conduct research and analysis to identify new materials, processes, and technologies for improving lithium-ion cell performance, energy density, safety, and cost efficiency.  
  • Drive innovative approaches and solutions to enhance lithium-ion cell design and manufacturing processes, including modeling and simulation tools and strategies.

Testing and Evaluation:  

  • Lead a team of engineers in design and development of new lithium-ion cells including requirements, modeling and simulation, electro-chemical composition, and overall cell architecture.  
  • Provide technical guidance and expertise to ensure the successful design and implementation of lithium-ion battery components and systems. 

Collaboration:  

  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members including chemists, materials engineers, mechanical engineers, and electrical engineers.
  • Collaborate with related departments including product development, manufacturing, and testing to successfully develop and optimize overall cell performance.

Documentation and Reporting:  

  • Document and report on the design, development, and testing of lithium-ion cells, including preparing technical reports, design specifications, design drawings, and test plans.

Quality Assurance:  

  • Develop and implement quality control measures to ensure lithium-ion cells meet industry standards and performance specifications.  
  • Collaborate with quality teams to analyze and address any issues related to lithium-ion cell production and performance.

Project Management:  

  • Manage design projects and tasks related to the development and testing of lithium-ion cells, including scheduling, budgeting, and resource allocation.

Continuous Improvement:  

  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement in lithium-ion cell design and manufacturing processes, and implement changes to improve product performance, reliability, and safety.
  • Recruit, train, and mentor a team of engineers, providing professional development opportunities and fostering a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.  
  • Set performance goals, provide regular feedback, and conduct performance evaluations for team members.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in mechanical, Electrical, Materials, or Chemical Engineering or equivalent.  Advanced degree preferred.
  • 5+ years relevant engineering experience or 2+ years with advanced degree.
  • Experience in lithium-ion cell development, including knowledge of cell chemistry, electrode design, cell assembly, and testing methodologies preferred.
  • Experience in process engineering in general and lithium-ion cell manufacturing specifically preferred.
  • Experience in project management and leading engineering teams.
  • Strong understanding of materials, processes, and manufacturing techniques preferred.
  • Familiarity with industry standards and regulations related to lithium-ion cells (e.g. UN/DOT, IEC, ISO,) preferred.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
  • This role will have extensive travel to start, expect between 30-40% of both international and domestic travel

General Job Requirements

  • Must be able and willing to do overnight travel
  • This position will work in an office setting, expect minimal physical demands.

 

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Senior Lithium-Ion Cell Engineer
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