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Company: VW Chatanooga
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Automotive, Motor Vehicle, Dealers


Role Summary:
This position is to provide technical expertise in regards to high voltage battery development and localization, which will support the localized battery project by interacting with local production and lead developers in Germany especially ensure the integration of the high voltage battery into the electrical vehicle, perform necessary vehicle level testing(relevant to battery functions and performance), and conduct initial failure analysis and support the necessary improve and change in the local application in North American Region to ensure our local needs are achieved.
Role Responsibilities:

Support the HV battery system localization and releasing (50%)

· Ensure deep technical understanding of current products application in electrical vehicle planned for North American Region

· Work closely with counterpart in R&D Germany for the battery system integration to the electrical vehicle

· Conduct vehicle level testing relevant to battery system function and performance during the development and releasing process of the local produced high voltage battery in Chattanooga factory

· Perform initial technical analysis on vehicle level testing failures(battery relevant) and work closely with designer in R&D Germany on the necessary improvement and change implementation for North American region

HV Battery System application verification and improvement technical support for NAR (50%)

· Provide development support for the battery system application, especially battery control system(BMS) application/calibration, fulfill the regional requirement in electrical vehicle by working with designers in Germany

· Provide necessary development support to high voltage components/system (not limited to battery) integration, testing and application in the electrical vehicle to ensure the overall performance within the design target and keep on looking for optimization in term of quality/cost/performance for the region.


  • 3+ years of experience with electrical vehicle system development
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering in equivalent required
  • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering desired
Skills: General

· Analytical and conceptual thinking – using logic and reason, creative and strategic

· Communication skills – interpersonal, presentation and written

· Computer savvy – skilled in the use of software

· Integration – joining people, processes or systems

· Influencing and negotiation skills

· Resource management

German skills written and verbal are advantageous
Skills: Required

· Development experience with high voltage batteries for electric vehicles

· High voltage systems(esp. battery)in-vehicle fine tuning experience in development phase

High voltage systems integration testing
Skills: Desired

· High voltage battery control system(BMS) development and testing experience

Electrical vehicle high voltage components/sub-system integration experience
Work Flexibility:

· Frequent travel to the local suppliers

· Occasional travel to Volkswagen AG in Germany to understand the battery system architecture and control system structure, higher level of travel expected initially to build network and get trained if necessary

Be able to work under the relative high voltage environment(<1000V DC)

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