Job DetailsFull-timeEstimated: $93,000 – $130,000 a year12 hours ago
Master’s or PhD in Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and/or Electrochemistry.
Experience in field safety investigations related to batteries, up to and including regulatory reporting.
Experience in auditing cell, pack and contract manufacturing assembly sites with respect to battery safety.
Experience with US and international battery safety standards and regulatory developments.
Design and/or failure analysis experience with multiple battery chemistries and/or form-factors.
About the job
As a Battery Safety Engineer, you will be working closely with cross-functional teams focused on cell, pack and system design integration. You’ll also work with the battery team on battery supplier selection, supplier validation and module/system safety and reliability. You will work on a broad range of consumer products, inclusive of smart phones, laptops, tablets, wearable devices, home security systems and accessories. You’ll collaborate with cross-functional product teams at every stage of the product development life cycle (new module/technology/product introduction, volume manufacturing, internationalization, sustaining, end of life).
Additionally, you will provide input for battery safety to meet Safety Certification requirements as well as beyond Certification requirements and conduct battery safety testing and testing analysis for developing requirements and participate in Standards development technical committees. You’ll also engage with Operation and Safety teams to actively track trends in field failure data and usage statistics. You will engage with vendors for Safety testing and product design to ensure our products are safe.
Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our Hardware team researches, designs, and develops new technologies and hardware to make our user’s interaction with computing faster, more powerful, and seamless. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, our Hardware team is making people’s lives better through technology.
Perform root cause analysis of new or fielded products with lithium ion batteries that exhibit symptoms of leaking, swelling, or thermal runaway.
Engage with cross-functional teams to identify potential component, module, system, and user interactions which result in safety concerns. Resolve conflicts in design goals and ensure that future product designs enhance solutions previously implemented.
Collaborate with Cell, Pack, Supply Chain, Supplier Development, Reliability, and Safety teams to drive improvements in battery design, processing, handling, installation and qualification.
Review and audit cell and pack suppliers production and failure analysis facilities.
Design and source equipment and lab facilities for battery analysis and testing.
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