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      Title: Senior Thermal Engineer - Salary to $110k - Indianapolis, IN - send resume to mikeaubrecht@gmail.com

      Role: Develop thermal management system designs for a wide range of battery system products and applications in the Utility, Transportation, and industrial OEM sectors. Support Operations and Sales as the thermal management systems expert in developing quotes to meet customer needs and in meetings with customers. This position requires excellent technical analysis and documentation skills, the ability to communicate effectively in cross-functional teams, and the ability to interface effectively with customers to ensure that system requirements are realized in the final product.

      Direct Reports: None

      Responsibilities: Responsibilities for this position include the following:

      • Analyze thermal characteristics of battery cells and battery system components using both physical testing and analytical methods
      • Use FEA and CFD tools to perform thermal analyses of battery systems
      • Define and participate in physical testing designed to correlate math model results to physical test results
      • Write detailed engineering reports
      • Develop thermal management system designs for battery systems
      • Engineer thermal management designs and solutions which achieve functional, quality, & cost objectives.
      • Select components for implementation of thermal management system designs
      • Manage external resources to supplement internal thermal engineering efforts when needed by performing the following:
      o Write Statements of Work
      o Identify qualified suppliers
      o Evaluate proposals
      o Oversee the work
      o Evaluate deliverables

      Competencies: To perform in this position successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following competencies:

      • Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity; Upholds all organizational values; Complies with all laws and company policies; Insures actions enforce ‘Do the Right Thing’.

      • Leadership – Leads by example; Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others.

      • Interpersonal Skills – Maintains confidentiality; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things; Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Makes self available to staff; Improves company processes.

      • Strategic Thinking – Develops strategies to cost effectively achieve organizational goals.

      • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

      • Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Presents numerical data effectively.

      • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

      • Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and rational judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in the decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

      • Action and Results Oriented – Committed to focusing on outcomes rather than activities. Able to inspire others with a sense of urgency. Able to anticipate, prevent and mitigate barriers to achieving SMART goals; Knows what results are needed and is able to align efforts to enable achievement of their SMART goals.

      • Customer Driven – Able to foster an environment that is attentive and responsive to internal & external customer needs; Capable of creating and maintaining a personal focus on customer satisfaction; Can anticipate/handle problems.

      • Technical Knowledge – Ability to perform the Position; Able to understand how technology enables business success; Able to master the “technical†requirements of the Position; Working knowledge of the science of nanomaterials and battery chemistry.

      • Environmental, Health & Safety – Maintain a personal discipline to exercise control and commitment to comply with all safe and healthy work policies, practices & procedures for the job assignment and the company; and, display a cooperative behavior to improve the value of our company while enhancing the environment by helping to reduce our environmental footprint, improve our operating efficiency and reduce risk.

      Training and Skills: To perform in this position successfully, an individual must have:

      • BSME or MSME + 5 years Thermal Engineering experience in a military, automotive, industrial OEM, or other complex system product development environment
      • High level of experience and skill using FEA and CFD tools for analysis of heat transfer problems
      • High level of experience and skill at writing detailed technical reports
      • Proven ability to work with cross-functional teams to develop thermal management solutions for products
      • Broad knowledge and experience evaluating thermal management system design alternatives
      • Broad knowledge and experience selecting components for thermal management systems
      • High level of skills in providing technical support for Marketing and Sales
      • Ability to work independently
      • Experience with thermal management of battery systems is a plus.

      Physical
      Requirements: To perform in this position successfully, an individual be able to:

      • Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
      • Required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; expansive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly of fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.
      • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
      • Repetitive Motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
       
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