Mechanical Engineer

Experience: 1+ year

Indianapolis, USA

Job Title: Mechanical Design Engineer

Location: Indianapolis, USA

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description:
As a Mechanical Engineer, you will play a crucial role in the core cell design of Li-ion systems for product development. Your responsibilities will include supporting the development of packaging designs to meet market and customer requirements, drafting mechanical drawings, developing specifications, validating designs, and assisting in the design and development of fixtures, assembly processes, enclosures, and terminal materials selection. You will collaborate closely with R&D scientists, battery engineers, and manufacturing teams to evaluate designs and develop products that align with customer and manufacturing needs.

- 1+ years of experience in Li‐ion product design
- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field
- Deep knowledge of the fundamentals of cell design and performance, product development, pilot and production processes, and FMEA of Lithium ion‐based cells
- Experience in developing and documenting component level and cell level specifications
- Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to combine theory with empirical observation
- Ability to effectively interact with vendors and colleagues
- Self‐motivated, persistent, hands‐on, and results‐oriented
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Ability to multi‐task and thrive in a fast‐paced environment
- Established track record of successful electrochemical product design
- Working knowledge of statistics and analysis methods

- Develop electrochemical storage device enclosures, terminals, and internal structures/assemblies meeting performance, mechanical, life, and cost targets
- Assist in the design of module and pack systems, as well as their manufacturing processes
- Oversee pilot process development and documentation, and support transfer to production scale
- Develop component and product specifications for both in-house and purchased components and assemblies
- Monitor and simulate thermal behavior
- Carry out cost-down activities and develop second sources
- Lead drafting software activities for Advanced R&D projects (AutoCad, Solidworks, Ansys, COMSOL, etc.)
- Support failure analyses from a mechanical design perspective
- Design and create test and assembly fixtures and hardware

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