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Battery Cell Manufacturing Expert

Battery Cell Manufacturing Expert
Slovakia
Permanent
Competitive market salaries and relocation assistance
 
Battery Cell Manufacturing Expert - R&D Battery Production - Bratislava 
 
I am currently seeking a Battery Cell Manufacturing Expert for an exciting and well-funded Battery Production Company based in Bratislava. This is a great chance to develop future Automotive Battery Technologies.
 
They are looking for a Battery Cell Manufacturing Expert, who will be responsible for the set-up of the battery R&D and manufacturing plant within the first and unique Battery R&D and Production Company in Europe.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Primarily responsibilities:
Responsible for the set-up of the battery R&D and manufacturing plant and related activities
Responsible for determining battery configurations to meet project and customer specifications 
Provide technical knowledge and guidance on all cell related aspects of battery development - chemistries, formats, size, cell selection
Assist simulation teams by providing cell specific technical input
Interface directly with clients on technical matters
Keep up to date with and provide a point of reference for available cell chemistries and formats, emerging cell technologies, current cell trends, cell supplier roadmaps
Attend and present at conferences and industry events to maintain the knowledge position in emerging cell technologies
Support sales teams through client interaction, proposal support and roadmap development
Active contribution to:
zero accident working environment
sustainable technology to assure minimum negative impact on environment
culture of Innovation and organic growth for our external customers
high performing, empowered and accountable culture across the organization
 
REQUIREMENTS:
Technical
Master’s degree in engineering or equivalent experience.
5+ years’ experience with battery manufacturing
Expertise in battery cell materials engineering, platform design engineering, process engineering and execution
Experience in setting-up a lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing operation from ground up, including experience with:
o Development of cell assembly processes for coin, pouch, and prismatic cells in small and large formats
o Development of scalable battery R&D 
o Building a team of manufacturing experts
o Manufacturing equipment selection and installation
o Automation
o Manufacturing plant design 
o Battery cells for applications in EVs
Experience in battery cell research
o Good understanding of cell chemistries used in automotive applications
o Experience with high-volume battery testing 
Knowledge of battery system architectures and battery management systems
Familiar with product delivery process from requirements capture through to design validation of battery systems
Experience in compliance engineering to external standards, such as battery handling, EMC, vehicle safety, functional safety etc.
Experience with HTP battery manufacturing desired 
Experience dealing with complexity in a multi-national environment
Communication ability:
Ability to effectively communicate with off-takers regarding their requirements (fluency in English and Slovak is a plus)
 
Reasoning ability:
Ability to apply logical thinking to a wide range of complex logistical and manufacturing problems.
Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
Individual characteristics:
Personal Integrity
Respect to others
Strong accountabiity and ownership
Upbeat, positive attitude
 
Perks and benefits:
Unique opportunity to pioneer a new approach of bringing together a state of the art/customised R&D and production solution under one roof to Europe, independent of Asian technology suppliers with fully EU-born intellectual property (“IP”). Become part of transformation of the electric vehicle (“EV”) battery supply chain from the current catalogue “take it or leave it” to a “what do you need” approach presenting OEMs with flexibility around the battery materials and cell chemistries integrated into both the pilot and large-scale cell production.
 
Location: Industrial site near Bratislava
Type: full-time
Travelling: Flexibility on work location and preparedness to travel within the EU and internationally on short assignments 
 
To apply please send an MS Word formatted version of your CV across.