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Fuel Cell Materials Engineer

Company: General Motors
Location: Pontiac
Posted on: April 9, 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
OVERVIEW

Seeking capable researcher with electrochemical background to contribute to a team evaluating PEMFC membrane electrode assemblies for automotive applications. The position is to support research and development gas diffusion layers and microporous layers used in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with multidisciplinary team of fuel cell scientists and engineers to screen and develop fuel cell components, specific focus will be on gas diffusion electrodes and microporous layers.
  • Perform material characterization on gas diffusion electrodes, such as gas permeability, pore size distribution, thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, compressive stress-strain, contact angle measurements, optical profilometry etc.
  • Support ink formulation and coating development activities for microporous layers.
  • Conduct electrochemical characterization such as polarization tests, limiting currents to quantify performance losses.
  • Conduct design of experiments to optimize performance and durability of gas diffusion electrodes. Correlate material and electrochemical properties to process parameters.
  • Support cost reduction efforts for fuel cell stack components and processes.
  • Support failure analysis and post mortem evaluation of membrane electrode assemblies.
  • Should possess hands on experience in one or more analytical tools such as BET, MIP, SEM, ICP, TEM, TGA etc.
  • Ability to evaluate or develop technologies and tools with in the materials area.
  • Hands-on, independent, self-motivated contributor with strong problem solving skills
  • Strong organization skills with high level of attention to detail and interpersonal skills to work effectively with others.
  • Communication: Strong oral, written and presentation skills.Additional Job Description
    REQUIRED SKILLS
    • Master's degree in Material Science, Polymer Science, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering
    • Minimum 2 years' of working experience in fuel cells, batteries, electrochemistry requiredPREFERRED SKILLS
      • PhD in Material Science, Polymer Science, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering
      • Working experience with fuel cell materials and systems, specific to gas diffusion layers, electrode design etc.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.

        Associated topics: alloys, corrosion, dental, glass, material, medical, metallographer, metallurgical, molecular, polymer

Keywords: General Motors, Pontiac , Fuel Cell Materials Engineer, Other , Pontiac, Michigan

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