Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino),California,United States
+ 5 years of direct battery material and design development including, process tracking and performance / safety characterization experience with emphasis on lithium ion or lithium polymer battery cells.
+ Familiarity with applicable test equipment, test procedures, international standards and certified agency requirements applicable to rechargeable lithium battery products.
+ Familiarity with current state of the art production processes applicable to lithium rechargeable cells.
+ Experience in working with external vendors and contractors to develop and qualify battery designs for consumer applications.
+ Experience with applying quality tools and their application to production of lithium batteries including statistical analysis of performance results, process capabilities, and design of experiments.
+ Experience with mathematical modeling of lithium ion battery designs is also desired.
+ Familiarity with applicable patent field and patent application process.
- You will develop performance specifications and assist with establishing mechanical dimension and cell design details required to meet application requirements. - Leads engineering qualification efforts for new lithium rechargeable cell designs from concept to completion. - Using quality tools, resolves process capabilities, summarizes design qualification data and determines acceptability for production ramp. - Works with suppliers, contractors, support staff and management to ensure that new product designs are developed on time and on budget. - Conducts investigations, prepare related status reports for problems or issues and makes recommendations as required. - Researches literature and industry for advanced technology that may be applicable for next generation cell design and works with vendor supply base to evaluate efficacy and readiness. - Pursues development of intellectual property to protect technology developments and secure competitive position. - Acts as technical contact point for any main or accessory products that use primary and secondary batteries as primary and backup power source.
**Education & Experience**
MS or PhD in Material Science, Electrochemistry, Chemical Engineering or related
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