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Inside the Role

Daimler Trucks North America is the market leader and thrives as the voice of the trucking industry. We are compelled to push the envelope as we develop vehicles to lead the eMobility market. In this position, you will innovate battery cell solutions for the eMobility Group at Daimler Truck, focus on the internal battery design related to analyzing anode/cathode/electrolyte chemistry & material characteristics within the USMCA market. This position will apply engineering principles to develop and validate complex battery components that sets the industry benchmark for performance, efficiency, cost, reliability, and safety. This is an emerging, exciting technology, and the right person will drive DTNA’s success by helping our engineering department, customers and network adopt the new vehicles into their operations. These leading edge technologies are exciting and dynamic where you can make your mark in the industry.

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Additional Job Description
Position offers a starting salary range of $109,000- $139,000
Pay offered dependent on knowledge, skills, and experience
Benefits include annual bonus program; 401k company contribution with company match up to 6% as well as non-elective company contribution of 3 – 7% depending on age; starting at 4 weeks paid vacation; 13+ calendar holidays; Paid parental leave; employee assistance program; comprehensive healthcare plans and wellness programs; onsite fitness (at some locations); tuition assistance and volunteer paid time off; short-term and long-term disability plans.
What you Drive at DTNA
  • Analyze critical battery characteristics that affect performance during the entire product lifecycle including: safety, aging, chemistry & material characteristics
  • Perform teardown and create report of battery components, including chemical analysis of battery cell, to ensure the fulfill lifetime requirements.
  • Evaluate new emerging technologies from the North American region, resources for viability for production and their anticipated benefits over current technologies employed by Daimler Trucks.
  • Lead cross-functional activities & maintain strong relationships with regional and Global counterparts in Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing, Sales, Purchasing, and Battery Component Suppliers.
  • Lead engineering efforts to resolve manufacturing process issues related to battery systems.
  • Oversee battery testing internally and externally, including Daimler and benchmarking competitor battery products.
  • Develop new testing procedures that produce thorough and accurate test data to meet product engineering requirements and applicable safety and future zero regulatory standards.
  • Generate and thoroughly document project work, draw conclusions, and make recommendations and review with management.
  • Create project plans and timelines, and assist management with defining budget requirements.
  • Investigate, troubleshoot and resolve operational test issues and/or determine required involvement of appropriate support groups when problems occur.
  • Create and define the holistic global Design Verification Plan and Report (DVP&R) document in all areas related to the battery.
  • Industrialization of battery cell to module including the USMCA supply chain.
  • Work with internal resources and outside vendors in improving the recycling capability.
  • Lead cross functional teams in battery module diagnostics to optimize performance and increase safety.
  • Generate and implement ideas that continuously improve the work environment, systems, tools, and processes as well as product cost and quality.
  • Communicate effectively and maintain professional/social interaction in a multi-cultural and International environment.
Knowledge You Should Bring
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering or Electrochemical Engineering with 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Technical expertise in HV battery systems
  • Experience identifying and solving the root cause of complex problems
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and inform management of any barriers
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • High level of analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to work with and get work done effectively through others
  • Strong PC skills including MS Office and database tools
  • An attached resume is required
Exceptional Candidates Might Have
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering or Electrochemical Engineering preferred
  • Experience with battery slurry mixing, anode and cathode design
  • Experience tearing down/disassembling charged/non-charged battery cells and analyzing construction and uniformity of coating materials
  • Experience with battery mechanical design and testing
  • Previous service literature experience
  • Proficiency in German Language is a plus
This position is open to consideration at the following locations:
  • Detroit, MI
How We Collaborate
To continue building a great place to work for all, we are committed to a culture that creates flexibility and encourages a supportive working environment that achieves the needs of our business and employees.
Schedule Type:
  • Onsite
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At Daimler Truck North America, we recognize our world is changing faster than ever before. By listening to the needs of today, we’re building to solve with cutting-edge solutions in sustainability and future driving technology across electric, hydrogen and autonomous. These solutions, backed by years of innovative success and achievement, continue DTNA’s legacy as the undisputed industry leader. Our evolving brand portfolio is second to none, including Freightliner Trucks, Western Star, Demand Detroit, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis, and Financial Services. Together, we work as one team towards our envisioned future – building a cleaner, safer and more efficient tomorrow for all.
That is what we are working toward – for all who keep the world moving.
Additional Information
  • Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Contractors, professional services, or other contingent workers should confirm with their local agency if they are eligible to apply for FTE positions.
  • EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
Visa sponsorship available if you qualify under the following:
  • Hold a valid visa (L1A, L1B, TN, H1B, EAD, OPT EAD)
  • Those eligible for a TN Visa (Canadian or Mexican National working in an Engineering, Accounting or Scientific Technologist capacity with an aligning degree)
Those eligible for an L-1 (inter-company) Daimler Truck visa under the Corporate Blanket L-1 program would require at least one-year of qualifying experience in the last three years for one of the following entities:
  • Mercedes-Benz do Brasil Ltda.
  • Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans Brasil – Indústria e Comércio De Veículos Ltda.
  • Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.
  • Daimler Mobility AG
  • Daimler Truck AG
  • EvoBus GMBH
  • Daimler AG
  • Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Private Limited
  • Mercedes-Benz Research & Development India Private Limited
  • Daimler Manufactura, S. de R.L. de C.V.
  • Daimler Vehiculos Comerciales Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V.
Daimler Truck North America is committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing an environment where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, age, marital status, family relationship, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (including transgender and transitioning status), genetic information, or veteran status.
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