XALT Energy is a leading developer and manufacturer of large-format lithium ion battery cells and associated modules & packs.
Utilizing its state-of-the-art production operations, proven technology and talented human capital, XALT Energy delivers practical, cost effective and well-engineered energy storage and usage solutions to its global customers in marine, commercial transportation, stationary power storage and defense industries.
Based in Midland, Michigan, XALT Energy continues to expand its knowledge and expertise to explore and evaluate next generation lithium ion battery technology and engineered solutions for current and future applications.
If you value creativity, entrepreneurship and operational excellence, we encourage you to consider XALT Energy as your career path.
Battery Cell Research Engineer
Director of Cell Development
Auburn Hills, MI (with travel to Midland, MI)
The Battery Cell Research Engineer is responsible for designing, executing and managing daily activities associated with the development of lithium-ion cell technology. Key tasks include screening materials with various laboratory instruments, designing cells, analysis for manufacturability and root cause analysis. The ideal candidate is driven, seeks clear results and thrives in a team environment. Chosen candidate will be responsible for interfacing with scientist, engineers and technicians that work out of XALT Energy’s Midland Battery Park and XALT Technology Park.
Design lithium-ion cells using expertise to optimize design parameters to meet product objectives
Design and perform experiments to validate cell designs and new materials
Perform calculations, simulations and models of battery cells and manufacturing processes
Work with battery research director to maintain program timing, objectives and deliverables
Develop new test methods and train other engineers, chemist and technicians on methods
Perform root cause analysis of various in-process samples, report to operations team findings
Continuous to improve development method, develop new analysis methods aiming to reduce product development time and improve reliability of data
Maintain results in an organized method and report clear and timely progress
BSc Degree in Chemistry, Material Science, Engineering or similar relevant field,
Minimum 3 years previous experience in lithium-ion cell development and manufacturing and a strong scientific or engineering background is required. (Master’s degree will be considered in lieu of experience.)
Strong understanding of electrochemical principles of lithium-ion cells, familiar with current state of art and next generation opportunities
Strong data analysis background, familiar with Minitab and SQL highly desired
Experienced with cell modeling tools such as Battery Design Studio and COMSOL Multiphysics
Organized, can manage working on multiple task and prioritize work
Team worker, willingness to learn and teach
Focused, work towards objectives without need for continuous supervision
Strong work ethic, highly accountable
Clear communicator, present clear results and proposes next steps
Committed to continuous learning and self-improvement
Safe worker, understands task and performs them in safe manner
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this position. The above statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required. All staff may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities as needed.
XALT Energy offers competitive salary and benefits to include:
- Choice of three health plans, vision, dental and life insurance; ancillary benefits; 401(k); company paid holidays and paid time off.
- The salary range commensurate with education and experience.
- Must successfully complete a background check, a drug screen and a physical.
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