Technical leader focused on developing and qualifying advanced lithium based rechargeable cell designs for new product consideration. Investigate emerging technologies, companies, university and government agencies that have the potential to significantly impact portable power solutions. Identify opportunities, establish development programs and coordinate related activities including establishing resource allocations, defining statement of work and validation for ok to book consideration in future production programs.
Ten years of direct battery material and design development including, process tracking and performance / safety characterization experience with emphasis on lithium ion or lithium polymer battery cells. Experience in working with external vendors and contractors to develop and qualify battery designs for consumer applications. Experience with applying quality tools and their application to production of lithium batteries including statistical analysis of performance. results, process capabilities, and design of experiments. Familiarity with applicable patent field and patent application process. Familiarity with applicable test equipment, test procedures, international standards and certified agency requirements applicable to rechargeable lithium battery products. Familiarity with current state of the art production processes applicable to lithium rechargeable cells. Experience with mathematical modeling of lithium ion battery designs is also desired.
MS in Material Science, Electrochemistry, Chemical Engineering or better.
Travel to suppliers and manufacturing facilities expected