Mechanical Engineer

East Bay, CA

Posted: 05/13/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: IT Job Number: JOS000008653

MECHANICAL ENGINEER - BATTERY 
Reports To: Mechanical Engineering Manager 
 
Job Overview: Bring experience working with lithium battery and battery pack technology to lead development of energy storage systems (off-grid and grid-tied). A successful candidate will help plan and execute new energy storage products from concept to production. This interdisciplinary position will work closely with the electrical, firmware and field engineering teams under minimal supervision. 
 
Responsibilities and Duties:  

  • Define and prepare battery cell and pack requirements  
  • Plan and evaluate battery qualification testing  
  • Utilize SolidWorks CAD  
  • To develop conceptual designs  
  • Create detailed 3D models/assemblies and 2D drawings for tooling release  
  • Validate design with simulation software (structural & thermal analysis with FEA and CFD)  
  • Build & fabricate prototypes  
  • Evaluate first articles  
  • Design and facilitate in-lab testing (component- and system-level)  
  • Develop reliability/environmental testing plans and assess results (data analysis/reporting) 

Qualifications:  

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering  
  • Minimum 4 years experience  
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks CAD (or similar)  
  • Experience in data acquisition systems for mechanical testing  
  • Comfortable in fast-paced work environment  
  • Strong mechanical drawings and tolerance stack-ups  
  • Experience in various manufacturing techniques including: CNC machining, plastic injection molding, stamping, die-casting, extrusions, weldments and material finishes  
  • Experience with Design For Manufacturing  
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills  
  • Consumer hardware experience (preferred) 

 

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