Mechanical Engineer, Battery Design, Level III

2022 08 15 kulr

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Job Title: Mechanical Engineer, Battery Design, Level III

FLSA Status: Full Time Exempt

Salary: $66,500 – $96,600

Reports to: Engineering Design Manager, Battery Systems

Location: Onsite, Houston, TX

Travel: Occasional travel required.

Special Conditions: 

  • Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
  • Must have a current, valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to provide own transportation between work locations. 
  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen due to federal contract requirements.
  • Successful applicant must meet ITAR requirements.

KULR Technology Group is a publicly traded company (NYSE: KULR) with a vibrant startup dynamic, headquartered in San Diego, CA. Our mission is developing energy management platforms to accelerate the global transition to a circular electrification economy. We create sustainable solutions that benefit humanity using space proven engineering, making the world of batteries and electronics cooler, lighter, and safer. We operate in four verticals: e-mobility, environmental/energy storage, industrial/consumer tools, and aerospace/defense. Our technologies have been deployed by NASA, including applications on the Space Station and Mars Rover.

Position Overview:

KULR ONE (K1) is a safe, high performance, modular, and intelligent battery platform. In addition, KULR offers KULR ONE Design Services (K1-DS) to customers seeking custom battery options. With K1-DS, KULR takes the standard practices and principals applied to the K1 platform and applies them to help a customer develop their own battery system specific to their use case. 

The Mechanical Engineer, Battery Design, Level III works cross-functionally with a world-class team to mature designs and to adapt existing product designs to meet customer needs, a process which involves comprehensive CAD and design engineering, rigorous testing and analysis activities, interaction in a dynamic team environment, and interfacing with KULR’s customers.  

Specifically, this position will design battery packs, modules, and safe-storage applications to support one or more of KULR’s product lines or customer builds. Overall, the design engineer focuses on the areas of battery safety, battery development, and mechanical systems. 

Functions: 

  • Designs, develops, prototypes, and tests all aspects of mechanical components, equipment, and machinery. Develops specifications for new parts or prototypes. Identifies appropriate materials and processes to ensure the quality, performance, and manufacturability of products. 
  • Create and/or modify existing CAD Drawings. Uses CAD software and other design and modeling tools to develop and improve parts and products.
  • Create and/or modify mechanical processes and communicate critical features to our manufacturing team during the development of work instructions.
  • Conducts analysis and tests to determine weaknesses and failures in prototypes or products
  • Perform mechanical analysis of designs incorporating KULR battery safe-storage solutions, e.g., battery packs utilizing TRS for thermal runaway protection.
  • Develop and facilitate performance-based test procedures for materials, components and assembled systems to validate design requirements.
  • Aid in assembly of KULR products for customers. 
  • Operate 3-D printer(s) for prototyping purposes.
  • Cross-training In additional areas to meet the organization’s needs.  

Supervisory Responsibilities:  N/A

Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering is required.
  • 1-2 years’ experience with design activities involving CAD and mechanical drawing development. Relevant internship experience can count towards this requirement.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in hands-on assembly and/or testing activities. Relevant internship experience can count towards this requirement.
  • Experience operating and prototyping with a 3-D printer. Relevant internship experience can count towards this requirement.
  • Preferred:
    • Prior experience working with battery systems, BMS, and electrical systems would be preferred, but is not required.
    • Desired computer skills: Solidworks, PTC Creo Parametric, Altium, electrical design platforms, GT-SUITE, thermal analysis platforms, computational fluids dynamics (CFD) platforms, combustion analysis platforms, Tableau or Microsoft Power BI, LabVIEW, MATLAB, KeyShot and/or Blender.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Exposure to test and analysis of batteries and related hardware. 
  • Experience involving design processes with cross system/interface interactions (e.g., mechanical/electrical interfacing).
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and applicability to mechanical design strategy (e.g., design of parts for injection mold vs. for machining).
  • Exposure to design of structural/mechanical systems, lithium-ion battery systems preferred.
  • Experience working with high energy systems, high power systems, and/or high voltage systems preferred. 
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others, build effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to accomplish business objectives.  
  • Demonstrated ability to assume personal accountability, address limitations, exhibits honesty and respect towards others, the company and oneself. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, assessing business needs and using problem solving skills to address challenges.  
  • Demonstrated ability to serve and actively contribute as an active team member on the immediate team and the larger organization. Ability to support the team effort without necessarily taking the lead. 
  • Able to generate new insights into situations and encourage innovation to generate successful outcomes.  Creates, designs, and implements programs or processes.  
  • Ability to achieve measurable goals and results to support of organizational success. 
  • Ability to understand and analyze underlying organizational issues.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills to build effective relationships to achieve business results. 
  • Strong demonstrated written and verbal communication skills to work effectively with a wide range of individuals in a diverse community. 
  • cooperative spirit within a large and/or small team of diverse cultures, while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and frequently changing priorities. 
  • Expert use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite Applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Project, Outlook.  

Physical Demands/Environment: 

Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures and viewing a computer terminal. The work is performed in an office environment

Office Work Environment

Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures and viewing a computer terminal. The work is performed in an office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, which permits the employee to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person. Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to frequently operate a personal computer (estimated 80%-100% of the typical workday) and other office equipment. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to work in an office setting and at a computer workstation for an extended period, with the ability to move around the office considered to be approximately 100% of the workday.

Work Environment 

  • Standing for long periods of time, climbing up and down ladders, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, and stretching are generally required to perform the functions of this position.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. unassisted.
  • Noisy environments. Occasionally
  • Hazardous conditions. Occasionally
  • Small and/or enclosed spaces. Occasionally
  • Operating machinery and/or power tools. Constantly
  • Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers. Occasionally
  • Adjusting or moving objects up to __ pounds in all directions. Occasionally
  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods. Constantly
  • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another. Occasionally
  • Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing. Constantly
  • Moving self in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces. Occasionally
  • Light work that includes moving objects up to 20 pounds. Constantly
  • Medium work that includes moving objects up to 50 pounds. Occasionally
  • Heavy work that includes moving objects up to 100 pounds or more. Never
  • Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like. Occasionally

Disclosure And Acknowledgement: 

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other associates.  

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent of this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by the supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws. 

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

What We Offer Our Team (full-time positions):

  • Competitive pay
  • Rich benefits plan including 100% employer-paid medical insurance (employee-only plan)
  • Dental, vision, life insurance, etc. as well as HSA, FSA.
  • 401k plan
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid holidays
  • And much more!


KULR is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. At KULR, a diverse mix of highly talented, creative people come together to create an innovative and sustainable future. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected class. For applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process, please notify kulrhr@kulrtechnology.com.  We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visas at this time. Some positions at KULR require the ability to successfully meet ITAR requirements.

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