R&D Engineer Cell Technology for Li-Ion Batteries
What's the role?
We are looking for an ambitious engineer who would like to be a part of our interdisciplinary research and technology team to work on the next generation of high-power battery technologies. With your broad understanding in battery technology you will evaluate and asses new technologies and contribute to develop the next generation of high-power battery solutions. With your broad understanding in battery technology you will work in various projects to demonstrate feasibility of new ideas and further develop technologies towards implementation for our applications.
Who is Hilti?
If you’re new to the industry, you might not have heard of us. We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the global construction sector. We have a proud heritage, built over 75 years, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and exceptional service.
With 30,000 people in more than 120 countries, which we’re looking to expand, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth, step up to new challenges and grow your career.
What does the role involve?
In this challenging position, you are responsible for scouting and evaluating innovative cell technologies for our battery-powered systems. You will maintain and grow a diverse partner network and work together with our partners to improve our understanding and to drive selected technologies to the proof of concept level.
In addition, you support in developing our technology roadmap in strong alignment with your colleagues in research and development.
Leading your own projects as well as internal consulting and supporting our development department through your expertise in battery technology are also part of your tasks.
As part of an interdisciplinary team, you will work closely together with your colleagues from research and product development to improve our cordless systems.
Based on your experience in battery and cell technology, you deliver valuable contributions to the fields of battery management, operating strategies, system design and battery modelling and simulation. You have the unique opportunity to get in close contact with all aspects of battery technology, starting at basic cell technology topics, up to system topics on pack and charger level.
What do we offer?
Show us what you’re made of and we’ll offer you opportunities to move around the business – to work abroad, experience different job functions and tackle different markets. It’s a great way to find the right match for your ambitions and achieve the exciting career you’re after.
We have a very thorough people review process, unlike any we know of in any other business. We screen everyone in the company in a yearly career performance matching process. It means we can pair talent with opportunities - developing our people in their current roles or challenging them to work in new ways or in new places. It’s how we find the right fit and further our teams personally and professionally.
Additionally, we offer you a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits, these may include day care for your kids or a free in-house gym.
Why should you apply?
Do you like working in an interdisciplinary and multi-national team? Are you passionate dealing with new technologies and drive them further to bring it into real-world applications?
Then this is your chance: Look forward to experiencing an innovative and dynamic working atmosphere between research and product development.
What you need is:
- Completed degree (Diploma, Master, PhD) in chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, or a similar engineering discipline
- A PhD in a battery relevant field and at least 2 years of relevant working experience, or at least 5 years of relevant working experience
- A high level of expertise in Li-Ion cell technology (testing, modeling, cell assembly)
- Experience in electrochemical simulations and working at a glove box
- Very good networking, team and communication skills in an international environment
- Good general understanding of electrical systems (motor, motor electronics)
- Curiosity, ambition and a high level of goal orientation
- Ability to communicate effectively in English and willingness to travel abroad
Hilti is an equal opportunity employer.