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Senior Polymers Materials Engineer

Company: Tesla
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Role:The cell materials team is looking for an engineer to lead polymers and plastic materials development for the various mechanical parts in our Li-ion battery cells. This broadly includes seals/gaskets, insulators, dielectric tapes and adhesives, etc. This is a highly cross-functional role and will require working with stakeholders across various teams and locations in cell development (mechanical design, product, manufacturing, etc.), supply chain and the broader materials engineering teams.Responsibilities:Ownership of polymer materials and processes to meet the functional and manufacturing requirements of Tesla's cell mechanical parts.Collaborate with our mechanical design engineers to select and validate the appropriate polymer materials for the target application & design.Implement standard tests and/or develop boutique tests to characterize unique materials requirements (e.g., electrochemical compatibility, permeability, stress-relaxation, etc.)Develop and maintain relationships with the raw material suppliers and part manufacturers in order to guide materials development for existing and future needs.RequirementsDegree in Materials Science, Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering or related fieldExperience with polymers as related to a part's functionality and Design for ManufacturabilityExperience with injection molding processes and toolingFamiliarity with common mechanical testing methods (e.g., tensile, DMA, etc.) and characterization tools (e.g., SEM, FTIR, DSC etc.)Comfortable tackling open-ended problems and developing non-standard test methodsGeneral familiarity with Li-ion cell and electrochemistry is a plusStrong communication and project management skillsJob Category: Engineering & Information TechnologyLocation: Palo Alto, CaliforniaReq. ID: 89169Job Type: Full-timeSDL2017

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