Battery Cell Research Engineer

  • South Blvd, Bloomfield Twp, MI, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

PPS customer is a growing battery company. 

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Battery Cell Research Engineer is responsible for designing, executing and managing daily activities associated with the development of lithium-ion cell technology.   Key tasks include screening materials with various laboratory instruments, designing cells, analysis for manufacturability and root cause analysis.  The ideal candidate is driven, seeks clear results and thrives in a team environment.  Chosen candidate will be responsible for interfacing with scientist, engineers and technicians that work out of various locations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design lithium-ion cells using expertise to optimize design parameters to meet product objectives
  • Design and perform experiments to validate cell designs and new materials
  • Perform calculations, simulations and models of battery cells and manufacturing processes
  • Work with battery research director to maintain program timing, objectives and deliverables
  • Develop new test methods and train other engineers, chemist and technicians on methods
  • Perform root cause analysis of various in-process samples, report to operations team findings
  • Continuous to improve development method, develop new analysis methods aiming to reduce product development time and improve reliability of data
  • Maintain results in an organized method and report clear and timely progress



  • BSc Degree in Chemistry, Material Science, Engineering or similar relevant field,
  • Minimum 3 years previous experience in lithium-ion cell development and manufacturing and a strong scientific or engineering background is required.  (Master’s degree will be considered in lieu of experience.)
  • Strong understanding of electrochemical principles of lithium-ion cells, familiar with current state of art and next generation opportunities
  • Strong data analysis background, familiar with Minitab and SQL highly desired
  • Experienced with cell modeling tools such as Battery Design Studio and COMSOL Multiphysics

Key Competencies:

  • Organized, can manage working on multiple task and prioritize work
  • Team worker, willingness to learn and teach
  • Focused, work towards objectives without need for continuous supervision
  • Strong work ethic, highly accountable
  • Clear communicator, present clear results and proposes next steps
  • Committed to continuous learning and self-improvement
  • Safe worker, understands task and performs them in safe manner

Additional Information

Looking for a great team to grow with? Make an immediate impact with? Join us! We understand that people are the greatest asset any company has. With this full time Direct Hire Opportunity, we offer a generous compensation and benefits package, along with the team feel of a small company and the support of a global enterprise.