Senior Battery Engineer

Long Beach, CA /
Powertrain – HV Battery Technology & Test Lab (4052) /
Full-time
Embedded in a worldwide network Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America continuously strives to remain at the forefront of successful automotive research and development. MBRDNA is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with key areas of Autonomous Driving, Advanced Interaction Design, Digital User Experience, Machine Learning, Customer Research, and Open Innovation. In Redford, Michigan, the focus is on Powertrain and eDrive technology as well as in Long Beach, where the teams test durability of the latest driver assistant and telematic systems. The Digital Hub in Seattle focusses on developing a cloud architecture and building out the cloud platform for the next generation of connected car services. The Testing and Regulatory Affairs Division in Ann Arbor and the Advanced Vehicle Design in Carlsbad complete the competence center.

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America (MBRDNA) is looking for a talented engineer or scientist with battery related experience to join a battery research and technology group in Long Beach, CA. Within this team, the Senior Battery Engineer will support key and strategic fundamental research and pre-development programs with internal and external partners. These programs are essential to ensure Mercedes-Benz is the premier luxury electric vehicle manufacturer.

Your role is recommending solutions to meet company objectives; evaluating, benchmarking, and optimizing battery cell designs; establishing and optimizing procedures; leading technical projects; and collaborating with external partners. Additionally, this position will create test plans, facilitate cross-functional design reviews, and utilize technical expertise to support overall team objectives and projects.

The position utilizes a solid experience with electrochemistry, research and development, verification and validation of electrochemical devices, strong stakeholder management and networking skills. Proactive to challenge the status quo and think outside of the box. Energetic, customer and goal oriented who can collaborate across borders and cultures.

Job Responsibilities:

    • Evaluate, optimize, and benchmark battery technology for technical merit and production feasibility
    • Analyze intelligence, data, and information to create recommendations on areas of battery research and development including battery chemistry and technology
    • Plan tests and evaluate mechanical and electrochemical challenges through analyses to make data-driven decisions
    • Assist in transferring technology between development stages (e.g. from prototype to pilot scale
    • Attend technical and industry conferences, meetings, events, consortiums, etc to acquire relevant information
    • Frequently interact, network, and collaborate with internal and external organizations (supplier, academia, government, etc) on battery technology (travel will be required)
    • Support other battery research and technology activities as required
    • Responsible for periodic reporting of progress and trends
    • Ensures availability and dissemination of acquired knowledge to appropriate teams

Minimum Qualifications:

    • M.S. in Chemistry, Materials, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
    • 5 years of experience in advanced battery research and development; project management; and advanced automotive electric powertrains
    • Strong work ethic, a sense of accountability, and the ability to take ownership of projects
    • Demonstrable problem solving with outside-the-box approaches
    • Practical experience with scouting
    • Willingness to expand your competences further and extend your knowledge
    • Takes initiative and is able to work with little or no supervision
    • Team oriented and able to work in a fast paced, collaborative environment
    • Proven communication skills with the ability to interact with technicians, laboratory managers, and scientists
    • Drives for results; The passion to set and meet high standards of performance
    • Drives for accountability; The ability to establish clear, measurable goals and deliver on commitments
    • A passion to learn and adapt to a dynamic environment able to quickly and consistently establish rapport and collaborate effectively with clients, team members, and employees at all level

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Hands-on experience with battery performance characterization techniques and reliability testing
    • 2 years of experience with battery research and development desired
    • Moisture sensitive chemistry experience both in a glove box and dry room a plus
Why should you apply?
 
Here at MBRDNA, you create digital ecosystems around cars, you design a language between humans and machines, you make a car even more intelligent - you make the new reality for cars. Our benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, 401k savings plan, tuition and fitness reimbursement programs and much more.  We have an open and flexible environment to allow you to push boundaries, join MBRDNA and design your future.
 
MBRDNA is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.
 
MBRDNA only accepts resumes from approved agencies who have a valid Agency Agreement on file. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, MBRDNA employees, or send to any MBRDNA location.  MBRDNA is not responsible for any fees or claims related to receipt of unsolicited resumes.

Thank you for your interest in Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America. Please be aware the impact of COVID-19 could increase the amount of time it takes our HR and Hiring Team to process your application. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are dedicated to the health and safety of our employees and candidates. We appreciate your patience during this time.

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