SAIC is seeking a Lithium Battery Engineer to support the US Navy in Crane, IN.
The position shall provide expert support for Lead Acid, Nickle Zinc, and Lithium battery technologies development. Battery cells can be 500 Ah and larger and are components of 2,000 Ah batteries.
- Assisting in research, development, applicable vendor history, and identifying/correcting current technical issues associated with Naval Lithium Battery programs.
- Assisting in identification and review of Lithium Cells/Modules and string safety concerns as they apply to Navy applications with an emphasis on Submarine application. Safety concerns include, but are not limited to, topics such as thermal runaway, outgassing, venting and arc flash.
- Participating in Battery dissections, which requires an expertise in recognizing various historical failure modes in grids, negative/positive active material, separators, seals and electrolyte.
- Assisting by advising in Battery market monitoring and reporting, staying abreast of emerging companies and have awareness of consolidations, company stability/market share and raw supply issues that may impact Battery Manufacturing Capability
- The position shall provide support for NGSB, PRM, Lithium-Ion, NiZn, Lead Acid, and other chemistry types of Battery Cells.
- Support also includes performing the following for Battery Monitoring Systems (BMS) for NGSB, PRM, Lithium-Ion, NiZn, and Lead Acid Batteries tasks:
- Repair and Maintenance Actions
- Inspecting Next Generation Submarines Batteries and Verify Tech Manuals
- Submarine Battery Cells manufacturing plant process inspections
- Communicate with Government and request approval for repair actions
- Battery Module Refurbishments
- The position shall assist with Engineering Investigations (EIs) on Battery dissections, Nickel Zinc, Lithium-Ion, Lead Acid, and other battery related tasks.
- The position shall assist with Next Generation Submarine Battery development data analysis of Lithium Battery Cells and NiZn Battery cells. Also, the Contractor shall assist with Next Generation Submarine Battery Cells dissections (Lithium, Nickel Zinc, Lead Acid) and other battery related tasks.
- The position shall provide quality assurance services for vendor’s Next Generation Submarine Battery Cells (NiZn, Lithium, Lead Acid), PRM Cells, new production qualification testing support, Quality process documents reviews, and other manufacturing specifications process documents reviews and standards in compliance with ISO 9001:2000 or equivalent during the annual Quality Audits.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND CLEARANCE:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical, Electrical, Materials Engineering, Chemistry or related field of study and two (2) years or more experience; Master’s Degree in Chemical, Electrical, Materials Engineering, Chemistry or related field of study and 0 years related experience.
- Understanding of the range of battery chemistries (and also other energy storage devices such as fuel cells).
- Must have excellent communication skills.
- Candidate must be a US Citizen.
- Must be able to obtain a Full DoD Secret Clearance. SAIC will sponsor qualified candidates for a security clearance.
- Experience with Navy manned and unmanned underwater systems
- Energy storage and power systems
- Military (Navy, Marine Corps) and NASA vehicles
- Low voltage (24 VDC) to high voltage (300-400 VDC) systems
- Small (< 2 kWh) to Large (> 1000 kWh) systems
- Specify and integrate associated power conversion systems
- Working knowledge of Industry Standards for design and safety (e.g. UL, IEC, IATA)
- Safety Assessments (Hazard Analyses, FMEA’s, Fault Tree Analyses, Root Cause Failure Analyses)
Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.
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