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Battery Engineer

at Daimler AG

Posted: 4/30/2019
Job Reference #: MER0000KT4
Keywords: engineer

Job Description

Job Introduction: (Primary purpose of this position)         

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America (MBRDNA) is looking for a talented engineer or scientist with battery related experience to join a battery research and technology group in Long Beach, CA.  Within this team, the Battery Engineer will support key and strategic fundamental research and pre-development programs with internal and external partners.  These programs are essential to ensure Mercedes-Benz is the premier luxury electric vehicle manufacturer.

Your role is discovering and evaluating battery technology through scouting, testing, and validation.  This includes completing market trend analysis and clearly summarizing technical and industry information from a variety of sources (publications, conferences, industry meetings, consortium, network, etc). Additionally, this position utilizes technical and project expertise to support overall team objectives and projects.

The preferred candidate has solid experience with electrochemistry, research and development, verification and validation of electrochemical devices, and strong stakeholder management and networking skills.  Proactive to challenge the status quo and think outside of the box, energetic, customer and goal oriented who can collaborate across borders and cultures

Key Tasks & Responsibilities
 •Analyze intelligence, data, and information to create recommendations on areas of battery research and development including battery chemistry and technology
•Attend technical and industry conferences, meetings, events, consortiums, etc to acquire relevant information
•Frequently interact, network, and collaborate with internal and external organizations (supplier, academia, government, etc) on battery technology (travel will be required)
•Support other battery research and technology activities as required
•Responsible for periodic reporting of progress and trends
•Ensures availability and dissemination of acquired knowledge to appropriate teams



Qualifications

RequiredQualifications

  • Minimum level ofeducation required and required field of study: 

    M.S. in chemistry, materials, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering or related field

     
  • Minimum skillsrequired : 

    •Strong work ethic, a sense of accountability, and the ability to take ownership of projects
    •Demonstrable problem solving with outside-the-box approaches
    •Practical experience with scouting
    •Willingness to expand your competences further and extend your knowledge
    •Takes initiative and is able to work with little or no supervision
    •Team oriented and able to work in a fast paced, collaborative environment
    •Proven communication skills with the ability to interact with technicians, laboratory managers, and scientists
    •Drives for results; The passion to set and meet high standards of performance
    •Drives for accountability; The ability to establish clear, measurable goals and deliver on commitments
    •A passion to learn and adapt to a dynamic environment able to quickly and consistently establish rapport and collaborate effectively with clients, team members, and employees at all levels

Will acceptequivalent work experience in lieu of formal education

  • Yes

     

Combination ofDegree and Years of experience acceptable (minimum) :      

  • Bachelors 2 yrs / Masters 0 yrs

 


Preferred Qualifications:

  •Hands-on experience with battery performance characterization techniquesand reliability testing
   •Moisture sensitive chemistryexperience both in a glove box and dry room a plus