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High Voltage Battery Reliability Test Engineer

Company: StarPlus Energy
Location: Kokomo
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

At StarPlus Energy, a joint venture between Samsung/Stellantis, join us in establishing the first plant of its kind in Indiana. As a member of our team, you will play an important role in our company's positive culture by helping us build and maintain an effective organization as the automotive industry moves toward an electric future. Job Description: Reliability is one of the most critical aspects of product design and development. It is why reliability engineering plays a key role, and why there are a wealth of tools and techniques available to assess and evaluate product reliability throughout the lifecycle. Reliability analysis is often used as a broad term for a range of analyses used to evaluate and improve the quality of products, processes, and systems. The Reliability Test Engineer reports directly to the Reliability Laboratory Test Manager and is located in the Battery Cycler Laboratory Building in the Customer Quality Group. This position follows the reliability lifecycle of High Voltage Battery (HVB) Cell & Module Systems from concept to design, development, manufacturing, field operation, and field returns to design-in, confirm and grow exceptional reliability at every stage. Primary responsibility is monitoring the battery cyclers testing for the performance and quality of HV batteries by measuring their response to charge and discharge cycles. This individual will be responsible for determining battery cell capability and performance. Work across teams to transform improved hardware elements into a single, integrated design. The Test Engineer will thoroughly check materials, procedures and mechanical or electrical systems to ensure that customers get high-quality, functional products. They run tests on various components and features to identify and fix technical issues. When defects are found lead containment, analysis, and resolution to prevent defect propagation. Thoroughly check materials, procedures and mechanical or electrical systems to ensure that customers get high-quality, functional products. They run tests on High Voltage Battery Cells & Module Assemblies and fix technical issues. Experienced Test Engineers might also be responsible for training and managing junior team members. Additional responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following. Roles and Responsibilities: Cell performance, life, and degradation investigations and testing. Co-ordinate this work with cell modeling teamCoordinate and/or conduct cell and battery pack characterization testing; analyze test data and provide engineering recommendationsAnalyze test data and trends, develop and manage technical reports and make recommendations based on performance test data.Generate test reports and reliability modelsWork side by side with hourly test technicians on understanding test progressionPerform Reliability analysis and evaluate and improve the quality of products, processes, and systems.Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including manufacturing, development, suppliers and customers, to address failure analysis issues and ensure product quality and safetyDevelop, implement, and monitor efficacy of corrective and preventive actionsPrepare updates and reports on the result of the defect analysis, and communicate to cross functional team including production, development and purchasingMaintain quality inspection & testing equipment to ensure reliability of testingAreas of Leadership and Technical abilities:Action / Results oriented: Problem solving, attitude, deliver projects on time with high qualityStrong presentation skills to clearly articulate: problems, analytical approaches, potential solutions & recommendationsAbility to draw conclusions and make recommendations per team goalsAbility to anticipate "what if" scenariosHigh level of written and verbal communicationSelf-motivated: energetic, enjoys working at quick paceMinimum Job Requirements: High School Diploma or GED EquivalentExcellent organization, written and oral communication skillsPrevious Electrification knowledge (battery, electric drive and/or resident plant experience)Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interface with various levels of employees within all areas of the Plant from hourly represented employees to Senior Leadership as requiredAbility to build effective cross functional relationships internally and externallyExperience working with in-process, end-of-line and burn-in testing for infant mortalityDemonstrated technical problem-solving abilityGoal oriented self-starter with ability to lead teamsAbility to coach / mentor / develop Failure Analysis Laboratory engineersMust have a good working knowledge of Microsoft OfficeAbility to work overtime as required Preferred Job Requirements: Bachelor of Science or Master's Degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited universityExperience in continuous improvement systems and lean manufacturingShainin Red X / Six Sigma CertificationExperience with the AIAG Advanced Quality Planning and Control Plans, FMEA, Production Part Approval Process, MSA, and SPC (Statistical Process Control)Experience with quality certification and system such as ISO9001 / IATF16949 is requiredFamiliar with World Class Manufacturing pillar methodology and implementationExtensive knowledge in Data Analytics utilizing MS Excel, MS Access or other database applicationsGood working knowledge of Google Suite software programsASQ Certification in Quality and ReliabilityPDN-993f6392-34f4-44b1-972d-2a32e40ba962

Keywords: StarPlus Energy, Kokomo , High Voltage Battery Reliability Test Engineer, Engineering , Kokomo, Indiana

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