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Battery Technology Cell Development, Senior Scientist

Battery Systems – Torrance, California
Department Battery Systems
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Battery Technology (Cell Development): Senior Scientist                                         

Company Overview

Fisker Inc. is a design led pioneering mobility technology company researching, developing and producing next generation electrically powered vehicles. As the electrification revolution begins to infiltrate the automotive industry, Fisker are focused on delivering advanced smart solutions across the electrification ecosystem from charging, to battery technology, powertrain and connected vehicle functionality. Strong product design is at our core where distinctive emotional yet cost effective style meet the latest in cutting edge technology. 

Role Overview:

This position executes advanced cell engineering within Fisker’s battery team.  The individual will possess a good working knowledge of Li-ion batteries, manufacturing methods, the chemical and physical properties of cell components and an aptitude for solving problems.  The candidate will also possess competencies in experimental methods related to cell electrochemistry and interpretation of results using design of experiments. Candidate will be capable of working cross functionally with Application Engineering, Materials Development, Testing, and Process R&D functions of Fisker Inc.

Responsibilities:

  • Cell engineering including functional optimization of the system (combinations of cathode, anode electrolyte, separator, and additives).  
  • Li-ion active materials, Slurry formulation, electrode manufacturing, cell assembly and testing.
  • Translate customers’ requirements into engineering specifications to develop a cell that meets/exceeds customer’s performance, cost and quality requirements.  
  • Meet with customers to communicate advantages of Fisker technology.
  • Apply DOE and other statistical tools and techniques to measure, analyze and improve and control assigned project processes.  Drive Best practices in FMEA and critical parameter development.
  • Keep abreast of research and issues through networking and conferences, and report on and evaluate emerging technology trends to strengthen Fisker’s competitive position.
  • Benchmark Fisker cell materials and design against competitor offerings.  
  • Facilitate transfer of new cell designs to manufacturing.
  • Act as subject matter expert for IP strategy development and execution.  Review published literature and patents.  
  • Plan and track projects to assume timely completion and achievement of project goals.  Report progress to leadership in timely basis

Qualifications / Knowledge / Experience

  • Industry experience and minimum 2 Post Doc in electrochemistry, chemistry, analytical science, material science, polymer science, or engineering
  • 5+years experience of working in R&D lab environment
  • Strong electrochemical background and Li-ion battery experience are highly preferred
  • Hands-on experiences in various analytical tools desired
  • Experience of keeping data book
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Capability of training and supervising technicians and operational workers
  • Willingness to work under pressure and in time-constrained situation
  • Feel comfortable with multi-tasks

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competences

  • Communication Skills:  Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the business from shop floor to senior leadership.
  • Drive for Results: Drive for high performance, takes responsibility and works towards planning targets, overcoming obstacles, setbacks and uncertainty.
  • Business Acumen: Contribute to the company strategy and aligns the strategic priorities of own area with the direction and strategic priorities of the broader organization.
  • Customer Centricity: Anticipates evolving customer needs and how to address them, doing the right thing in the right way.
  • Decision Making: Makes timely, informed decisions that take in to account the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.
  • Analytical Thinking: Gather relevant information, identify key issues, compare data from different sources; draw appropriate conclusions to arrive at appropriate solutions.
  • Teamwork & Collaboration: Facilitates Collaboration, actively engaging and to make joint decision and share best practices.
  • Displays Global Perspective: Conveys an understanding of the organization's global market position, opportunities, capabilities, and competitive threats and takes cultural issues and geographic differences into account when making plans and decisions.
  • A Passion for the industry:  Enthusiasm for adopting new technologies and invocation that improve products and productivity.

Additional Requirement:

Must be able to lift 25 lbs unassisted, bend, stretch, stand for extended periods of time, climb stairs, reach, twist, sit, walk, and/or run.

Must be willing to work overtime and on weekends where needed to meet deadlines and company goals.

Fisker Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment at Fisker Inc. is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of Fisker Inc.’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at info@fiskerinc.com

 

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  • Location
    Torrance, California
  • Department
    Battery Systems
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
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