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Mechanical Design Engineer
Troy, Michigan - United States
Posted Date - 02/19/18
Primary Skills
Mechanical Design,Packaging

Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Location Troy, MI
  • Direct hire full time
  • Full benefits
  • Medical with zero monthly premium copay
  • Relocation assistance
  • No Visas (No H1B or OPT)


  • Develop and execute pack/module/thermal design/development for Lithium-ion battery systems for electric vehicles.
  • Design and develop pack/module/thermal components by properly understanding customer requirements.
  • Support design of pack/module/thermal of battery system to maintain project-level development timing.
  • Develop design to ensure serviceability, manufacturability and other performance attributes for battery packs and modules.
  • Provide regular status reports to management and team members.
  • Work with BMS development part, systems engineering and current production team members.
  • Support technical discussions and decisions with battery components suppliers.
  • Assist in developing technology roadmap and best practices

Essential Duties

  • Ensure homogenous design and development for battery modules / packs in close collaborations with cell team and parts suppliers.
  • Assist in preparation of 8Ds and other quality / reliability reports to ensure continuous improvements.
  • Support Technical Design Reviews for assigned projects within affiliated companies and customers.
  • Develop detailed component design based on the RFQ concept.
  • Ensure design compliance with internal/customer requirement (cost, mass, and performance).
  • Support the development of the pack/module DFMEA.
  • Support the prototype/production issue resolution process with manufacturing team.
  • Support the project specific change management process.
  • Develop the datum and locating scheme for pack/module components.
  • Conduct 1D stack-ups and assign tolerances.
  • Define critical/significant characteristics for pack/module components.
  • Support the PPAP process.
  • Support lessons learned for all mechanical issues to prevent reoccurrence and drive continuous improvement.
  • Identify opportunities for commonization of components and strategies.
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in automotive product development
  • Some experience with CAD tools (Unigraphics or CATIA) and part release process
  • Understand the PPAP process
  • Working experience with automotive systems design, packaging, GD&T and assembly requirements
  • Working experience with Quality & Reliability disciplines (FMEA, 8D & APQP) and development process (PLM or PDM)
  • Experience with battery systems, high-voltage (DC) systems or high-current systems is desirable
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) and ability to discuss technical issues with wide range of audiences
  • Present to various levels of management with different depth of expertise
  • Articulate specifics on product details
  • Describe development proposals and problem descriptions
  • Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc.)


  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering from a four-year college or university.
  • Job Code
    JPC – 181
  • Experience
    4 Years
  • Required Documents