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Mechanical Design Engineer Battery & Power Electronics

Mechanical Design Engineer Battery & Power Electronics
by Admin on 11-30-2022 at 1:35 pm

Website Altair

Job Summary:

Our client in Auburn Hills, MI is looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer Battery & Power Electronics. This is a contract position.

What You Will Do:

The Mechanical Design Engineer will be responsible for the design and development of various battery pack and power electronics applications in support of e-mobility projects. These projects will include elements of mechanical, electrical and/or thermal components as well as complete battery pack assembly. The right candidate will support the mechanical design of these systems from concept initiation through production release

Job Responsibilities:  

  • Support the mechanical design team with mechanical and/or thermal design tasks for e-mobility applications.
    • Mechanical packaging for various cell formats (cylindrical, prismatic, pouch).
    • Mechanical packaging for various pack components (modules, busbars, wiring, connectors, control modules, cold plates, cooling hoses).
    • Mechanical design of power electronic enclosures and or thermal systems.
    • Mechanical integration of battery pack and power electronics into vehicle platforms (vehicle location, mechanical and electrical connections, crash strategies).
  • Perform design activities such as:
    • Module design and development (cell mounting, spacing, connecting, cooling).
    • Mechanical / structural design.
    • Integration of electrical systems and components (fuses, contactors, wiring).
    • Cooling system design for thermal management.
    • Production release support.
    • BOM management.
    • Documentation and report creation.
  • Create 2D drawings based on parametric CAD models per ANSI and ISO standards:
    • Datum strategies, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance (GD&T), Stack up Analysis, Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly.
  • Work closely with lead engineers and cross functional team members (vehicle, modeling and simulation).
  • Communicate project progress to leadership.
  • Participate in formal and informal design review activities.
  • Work with global partners to execute design tasks.

What You Will Need:


  • BSME.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in mechanical, electrical and/or thermal products for production applications.
  • Basic knowledge in engineering materials. Should have good understanding of different materials and grades.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Fundamental understanding of mechanical simulation techniques and processes.
  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing processes.
  • Experience following a product development process.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills in English.
  • Basic knowledge in automotive standards and design for manufacturability.
  • Proficient in 2D drawing and 3D CAD creation and release on commercial platforms namely CREO, NX and CATIA.
    • Must have hands on design skills in using the CAD to route wire harnesses, sheet metal parts, plastic components, and machined components.
    • Experience with Siemens Team Center or other PLM.


  • 3+ years’ experience in Battery Pack design for e-mobility applications.
  • Basic power electronic and EV systems and architecture knowledge.
  • Understanding of cell chemistry (LTO, NMC, NCA, LFP), performance and testing.
  • Background in modeling, simulation and analysis (i.e., durability, thermal, electrical).
  • Understanding of electrical, thermal and mechanical characteristics of cells, modules and/or packs (SOC, SOH, DOD life cycle, etc.).
  • Background in prototype builds and component validation.
  • Working experience in the design of injection molded engineering plastics, seals, machining, diecast aluminum, and stamped metal parts.
  • Engineering Master’s degree.
  • Experience working for an OEM or Tier-1 supplier.
  • Familiarity with Advanced product quality planning (APQP).

How You Will Be Successful:

  • Envision the Future
  • Communicate Honestly and Broadly
  • Seek Technology and Business “First”
  • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discounts
  • Free training on all Altair products

Why Work with Us:

Altair is a global technology company providing software and cloud solutions in the area of data analytics, product development, and high-performance computing (HPC). Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world, while creating a more sustainable future. With more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers in 25 countries, we help solve our customer’s toughest challenges and deliver unparalleled service, helping the innovators innovate, drive better decisions, and turn today’s problems into tomorrow’s opportunities.

Our vision is to transform customer decision making with data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing.

For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers integrate electronics and controls with mechanical design to expand product value, develop AI, simulation and data-driven digital twins to drive better decisions, and deliver advanced HPC and cloud solutions to support unlimited idea exploration. To learn more, please visit

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At our core we are explorers; adventures; pioneers. We are the brains behind some of the world’s most revolutionary innovations and are not only comfortable in new and unchartered waters, we dive headfirst. We are the original trailblazers that make the impossible possible, discovering new solutions to our customer’s toughest challenges.

Altair is an equal opportunity employer. Our backgrounds are diverse, and every member of our global team is critical to our success. Altair’s history demonstrations a belief that empowering each individual authentic voice reinforces a culture that thrives because of the uniqueness among our team.

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