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Battery Test Eng - BMS - eVTOL

Description:
PDS Tech is currently seeking a Senior Battery Test Engineer for our client in San Carlos, CA

Overview

Our client is seeking a highly organized, passionate individual to join our Testing team. As part of this team, you will contribute to the development of flight-critical components and subsystems for VTOL electric aircraft. The team is made up of extremely talented, hardworking, proactive, and hands-on individuals, operating in a very fast-paced and rewarding environment. We are looking to expand this team with like-minded individuals looking to make a mark in the transportation industry.

Responsibilities
  • Work closely with Battery Management System (BMS) firmware engineers and perform battery pack-level verification and validation tests to evaluate battery algorithm (SoC, SoE, etc.) performance.
  • Develop formal test plans and procedures with proper level of instrumentation and data collection capability, such that test results are repeatable and consistent.
  • Perform acceptance tests on flight intended battery packs (for flight integration) and prepare flight article documents.
  • Collaborate with battery design engineering team and other test engineers and perform various battery pack environment compliance testing. This includes thermal and humidity cycling, vibration & shock, electromagnetic interference, and more.
  • Prepare and conduct long term durability tests on the pack mechanical structure.
  • Perform characterization, qualification, & reliability tests on components of the battery pack (includes contactors, special-connectors, fuses, PCBs).
  • Analyze data collected during the aforementioned tests to generate reports to provide quantifiable feedback to the battery design engineering team that will allow them to optimize their designs.
  • Coordinate and lead test kickoff, test preparation, preliminary and critical test review, and data review meetings to align the above activities.
  • Organize and maintain the battery test area and equipment, while strictly adhering to best practices, proper documentation, and safety awareness.
  • Work closely with battery design engineering team and other test engineers to aid in the incremental automation of pack- & BMS-functional test setup.

Required
  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, or other relevant discipline with experience working on Battery Packs. 
  • Experience working with high-voltage, high power systems 
  • Experience with high voltage electric vehicle power electronics systems
  • Experience with environmental stress testing including thermal and humidity cycling, vibration, electromagnetic interference etc
  • Basic domain knowledge including battery monitoring techniques, cell and pack failure modes and failure mitigation, high voltage safety
  • Strong data handling, processing, and presentation skills
  • Positive attitude and willingness to work individually and as part of a team
  • Excellent problem-solving techniques and analytical ability.
  • Maintains a clean workspace and inventory of tools and equipment
  • Pursuant to various local, state, and federal regulations, you must show proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination status prior to your start date.  Exemption requests are available for bona fide religious and medical circumstances.

 
Desired

  • Experience with Battery Management Systems hardware is a plus
  • Experience testing hardware to DO-160, DO-311A, SAE, MIL-810 or similar standards
  • Familiarity with battery pack cycle test equipment.
  • Experienced with high voltage Lithium-ion battery systems.
  • Experience with instrumentation (e.g., contactors, current/voltage sensors, thermocouples, accelerometers, strain gauges) and data acquisition.

 
Job Number: 2210150908
Job Location: San Carlos, CA
Duration: 6 months
Input Date: 05/05/2022
Last Updated: 05/27/2022
Firm Name: PDS TECHNICAL SERVICES
Attention: DJ Englert
Address: 3130 S HARBOR BLVD STE 100
City, State: SANTA ANA, CA 92704
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 714/540-8092
Email: denglert@pdstech.com
Website: https://pdsjobs.force.com/candidates/job_detail?id=a1i1T000003jpNgQAI&URLSource=cjhunter

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