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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer at LER TechForce

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

LER TechForce Auburn Hills, MI (On Site) Full-Time
LER TechForce is looking for a Senior Design Engineer that has a focus with Battery Packs.

The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will be responsible for the design and development of various battery pack and power electronics applications in support of e-mobility projects. These projects will include elements of mechanical, electrical and/or thermal components as well as complete battery pack assembly. The right candidate will support the mechanical design of these systems from concept initiation through production release

Job Responsibilities:
  • Lead project activities in mechanical and/or thermal design in battery pack and power electronics engineering for e-mobility applications.
    • Mechanical packaging for various cell formats (cylindrical, prismatic, pouch)
    • Mechanical packaging for various pack components (modules, busbars, wiring, connectors, control modules, cold plates, cooling hoses)
    • Mechanical design and vehicle integration of power electronic enclosures and or thermal systems including implementation of sealing and venting strategies.
  • Perform design activities such as
    • Module design and development (cell mounting, spacing, connecting, cooling)
    • Mechanical / structural design (durability, crash, light weighting)
    • Integration of electrical systems and components (fuses, contactors, wiring)
    • Cooling system design for thermal management
    • Production release and development cycle experience
    • Interface with suppliers to execute supplier quality processes such as PPAP
    • BOM management / reporting
    • Change management
    • Documentation and report creation
  • Create 2D drawings based on parametric CAD models per ANSI and ISO standards
    • Datum strategies, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance (GD&T), Stack up Analysis, Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly.
  • Work closely with and lead cross functional team members (vehicle, modeling and simulation, software, functional safety)
  • Communicate project progress to leadership and manage project risk
  • Prepare for and participate in formal and informal design review activities
  • Coordinate design activities with global partners
Required Qualifications:
  • BSME
  • 5 years minimum experience in mechanical, electrical and/or thermal products for production applications
  • Knowledge in engineering materials. Should have good understanding of different materials and grades
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Fundamental understanding of mechanical simulation techniques and processes
  • Advanced knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Experience following a product development process
  • DVP development and reporting
  • DFMEA / Risk analysis development
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills in English
  • Basic knowledge in automotive certification standards (UN, UL, IPC, SAE, ISO and FMVSS) and design for manufacturability.
  • Basic power electronic and EV systems and architecture knowledge (DC/DC, Inverters, Batteries Chargers etc....)
  • Proficient in 2D drawing and 3D CAD creation and release on commercial platforms namely CREO, NX and CATIA.
    • Must have hands on design skills in using the CAD to route wire harnesses, sheet metal parts, plastic components, and machined components
    • Experience with Siemens Team Center or other PLM
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5 years' experience in Battery Pack design for e-mobility applications with expert power electronic and EV systems and architecture knowledge
  • Understanding of cell chemistry (LTO, NMC, NCA, LFP), performance and testing
  • Background in modeling, simulation, and analysis (i.e., durability, thermal, electrical)
  • Understanding of electrical, thermal, and mechanical characteristics of cells, modules and/or packs (SOC, SOH, DOD life cycle etc.)
  • Background in prototype builds and component validation
  • Working experience in the design of injection molded engineering plastics, seals, machining, diecast aluminum, and stamped metal parts
  • Engineering Master's degree
  • Experience working for an OEM or Tier-1 supplier
  • Familiarity with Advanced product quality planning (APQP)

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