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Senior Coating Engineer - Battery Cells

Company: General Motors
Location: Pontiac
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Job Description:

About GM
There's never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.

To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won't happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.

Why Work for Us
Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.

Job Description
Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engineering responsibilities in the continuing development of low-cost coating processes for use in the fabrication of fuel cell and battery cell components
  • Participate/lead coating projects to assure supply of components to meet GM program timelines.
  • Process development of the solution/slurry making, solution/slurry delivery, and coating process to allow integration of advanced materials such as polymers and catalysts into fuel cell and battery cell designs
  • Participate/lead in the scale up of all aspects of a coating operation to meet GM volume requirements
    • Solution/slurry making, solution/slurry delivery components/systems, conveyance, web treatment, coating, and drying
    • Equipment design, procurement, installation, debug/startup, and documentation
    • Ongoing support and continuous improvement
    • Develop GM IP portfolio on all aspects of the coating process, including advanced coating concepts
    • Provide technical guidance and hands-on support to lab, pilot, and manufacturing operations personnel when required
    • Work with Product Engineering to ensure manufacturing and design requirements are compatible
    • Leverage external technical collaborations on coating development and scale up
    • Mentor other scientists and engineers
    • Qualifications:
    • Degree in chemical engineering, materials engineering or mechanical engineering (with strong materials background)
    • Minimum 5 years of industrial experience in chemical formulation development and scale up of formulation processes, including hands on experience working with wet chemicals and familiarity handling organic solvents
    • Minimum 3 years of experience in wet coating processes such as slot die, rod, gravure, and multilayer coating technologies as well as the corresponding solution/slurry making and mixing processes
    • Experience in the procurement of processing equipment
    • Knowledge of statistical methods as applied to experimental design and process development
    • Communication: Strong oral, written and presentation skills
    • Track record of working within cross functional teams to develop, test and implement new processing technologies
    • Hands-on, independent, self- motivated contributor that works well in small team/collaborative environment
    • Preferred
      Hands-on experience with development or manufacturing the slurry mixing/making and coating processes for lithium ion batteriesAdditional Job Description
      Additional Information:
      Jobs may include:
      • Travel requirements - up to 25%
      • Job geographical location - Pontiac, Michigan and Warren Michigan
      • Right to work in U.S. without sponsorship Contact Information :
        John Healy - Engineering Group Manager, Manufacturing Engineering
        Cell: 585-###-####
        ...@gm.com

        Benefits Overview
        The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
        Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
        Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
        Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
        Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;
        Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
        Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

        Diversity Information
        General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

        We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

        Equal Employment Opportunity Statements
        The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at ...@GM.com . In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.
        Associated topics: chemical, chemical engineering, coatings, nutrition, pha, phenolic, plastics, polymer, polypropylene, polyurethane

Keywords: General Motors, Pontiac , Senior Coating Engineer - Battery Cells, Engineering , Pontiac, Michigan

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