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Fiat Chrysler Automobile Manager – Lithium Ion Cell Product Release and Validation Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan

Manager – Lithium Ion Cell Product Release and Validation Center

Job ID:1042109

Career Area:Engineering & Design

Job Category:Product Design & Engineering-Powertrain

Location:Auburn Hills,MI


Date Posted:January 6, 2021

Brand:FCA Group

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Job Overview


The Manager – Lithium Ion Cell Product Release and Validation Center is responsible for the team developing advanced automotive battery cells for hybrid and electric vehicle applications. This will include: leading a team of engineers and designers to develop the designs and meet all production design and development deliverables; and oversight of key design and engineering work including all design work products, supplier technical direction, and product validation. The ideal candidate exudes a passion for excellence in engineering and seeks solutions to challenging electrification problems with strong personal leadership and communication skills and foundational understanding of engineering principles.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage a global team responsible for lithium ion cell product development for the FCA portfolio of hybrid and electric vehicles from specifications to production

  • Be the Point of Contact between FCA and Tier 1 lithium ion cell manufactures for production programs

  • Plan and execute cell product development with tier 1 suppliers including DFMEA, DVP&R and supporting PPAP

  • Manage battery life modeling and prediction with supply base

  • Support production assessments of lithium ion battery manufacturing facilities

  • Be a member of cross functional teams supporting battery pack design and release engineering

  • Be the Propulsion Systems Engineering Lead for lithium ion cell sourcing activities for FCA vehicles

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science

  • Minimum TEN (10) years automotive industry experience in product development of lithium ion cells

  • Prior experience leading engineering teams

  • Demonstrated experience working directly with battery supply base

  • Understanding of energy storage systems and vehicle electrification

  • Good Analytical and Problem Solving Skills -Familiar with EV and HEV

  • Highly Motivated and Self-Starter

  • DVP&R and DFMEA Knowledge

  • Experience with automotive PPAP process

  • Ability/experience working across enterprise disciplines (purchasing, legal, engineering, manufacturing & operations, etc.)

  • Demonstrated Ability to Work in a Team Environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or Equivalent

  • Minimum TEN (10) years in of product development and/or process development for Lithium Ion Batteries

  • Understanding of process development for lithium ion batteries including: manufacturing for mixing and coating of electrode films

  • Excellent quality, manufacturing and product assurance planning skills

  • Ability to resolve conflicting requirements across multiple organizations

  • Possess excellent leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Working understanding of PFMEA, DFMEA, and DVP&R

  • Familiar with FEA, CAE, and CFD, and thermal analytical tools

  • Good communication, problem solving, computer and presentation skills

Our benefits reflects the FCA commitment to helping you reach your personal and professional goals. In addition to an environment that promotes career development, we offer benefits for a healthy lifestyle and a rewarding future, designed to take care of you and your family, in various stages of life.

As a global company, our employee packages will vary by country, customary norms and the legal entity into which you are hired.