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Lead Thermal Engineer

A battery design company developing the first long-term full-scale battery solution for powering the home
Job Location

Palo Alto, CA

Industry

Battery Design

Role Type

Full-time

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Company: A battery design company developing the first long-term full-scale battery solution for powering the home

Opportunity: The above client is looking for a Lead Mechanical/Thermal Engineer to join their team designing products that optimize battery and power electronics systems

Requirements: Strong thermal analysis fundamentals, with the ability to evaluate the thermal capability of the battery designs


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Overview

The right individual for this role will take ownership of the thermal design process from concept through modeling, part design, prototype/test, and high volume manufacture. This is a hands-on position that will require working cross-functionally with teams such as electrical, mechanical, and system engineers to create the most compelling product offering in terms of specification, performance, and cost. Strong multi-tasking skills is key for success in this fast-paced environment.


Core Responsibilities

  • Come up with concepts for cooling and heating
  • Perform feasibility analysis with hand calculations
  • Use FEA and CFD as appropriate to optimize your design
  • Test prototypes
  • Implement your design for high-volume manufacturing

Required Experience

  • 3+ years of thermal analysis experience with a focus on battery management systems (BMS) and power electronics
  • Demonstrated success solving complicated thermal problems
  • Strong CAD skills, ability to use FEA and CFD appropriately to solve thermal problems, GD&T
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline


Preferred Experience


  • At least 1 complete product cycle of bringing a product to market, ideally in mid to high volume
  • Experience designing for one or more high volume manufacturing processes
  • Experience using Onshape CAD software
  • Familiarity with UL Standards including 1973 and 9540

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Job ID: 
5483-0003