- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
XALT Energy is a leading developer and manufacturer of prismatic, 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.
Position Title: Senior Technical Specialist - Welding Technology
Reports To: Manufacturing Engineering
Location: Midland, MI or Auburn Hills, MI
The Welding Technology Technical Specialist is responsible for defining, testing and implementing welding technologies for Freudenberg Battery Power Systems as well as the support of XALT Energy battery cells. This includes electrode to tab joining, tab to busbar joining, and other various material joinings like metals, plastics, and composites. The welding specialist will apply experience, research, and analysis to implement leading edge joining technologies to ensure robust, repeatable and cost effective joints.
Define and implement electrode-to-tab, tab-to-tab, and tab-to-busbar joining technologies that ensure long life, low resistance rise
Advise Battery Pack engineering on joining methods and techniques for all interfaces.
Define test methods and criteria for evaluating joint quality, including destructive and non-destructive techniques
Work with welding equipment suppliers to develop cost-efficient high volume production welding processes with MBP
Work with members of the manufacturing engineering and operations teams to implement new welding processes on existing manufacturing equipment.
Additional Support Responsibilities:
Evaluate existing work processes and initiate practices to promote continuous improvement;
Ensure Battery Pack mechanical design addresses key requirements for volume production like manufacturability, serviceability and recyclability.
Provide lessons learned feedback to the appropriate FBPS as well as XALT Energy teams and customer engineering teams as issues are encountered and resolved.
Ensure automation process design as well product design to manufacturing of welding technologies in high volume production equipment
Assess and benchmark competitive technologies for innovation, performance, and functional advantages towards cost effective process design .
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications;
Master’s degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering; Post graduate studies or degree in Welding Engineering or Automation Engineering highly preferred.
Advanced people skills and demonstrated ability to work with cross functional teams.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in welding technologies.
Experience in Battery Cell Technologies and Battery Systems manufacturing is strongly preferred.
Take actions and display behaviors that demonstrate ownership in the success of the company.
Demonstrate primary focus on meeting both internal and external customer needs when identifying, prioritizing and accomplishing tasks.
Work independently and overcomes obstacles to achieve results
Effectively contributes in development and production teams to reach desired outcomes either as a team leader or active participating member.
Provide leadership and support through daily actions, coaching and guidance to the plant teams and individuals.
Builds safety, quality and compliance into all actions.
Committed to continuous learning and self-improvement.
Demonstrates priority and commitment through personal behavior.
NOTE: 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 two 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.
EOE including Disabled and Vets / VEVRAA Federal Contractor