Ford Employment – Battery Cell Raw Materials Supply Chain Engineer

Website Ford Motor Company

Job Description:

Ford ION Park Quality team is seeking a highly motivated experienced candidates for Battery Cell Raw Materials Supply Chain Engineer professional to join the STA/quality team. The team is composed of Technical specialists, Managers and Quality Engineers who lead different areas of the battery manufacturing. Take advantage of this opportunity to work in one of the most dynamic and growing organizations in Ford and to further Ford Plus initiative.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop internal technical expertise down to tier 4+ (mines, ex. Nickel/Lithium) up thru tier 2 cathode processing
  • Strategize lithium ion battery active material sourcing. Analyze and manage lithium ion battery supply chain.
  • Review and assess evolving next generation materials and processing development.
  • Construct and analyze detailed raw materials cost model from mine ore to commodity metals.
  • Engage in battery raw materials selection and evaluation of mining sources and perform due diligent and supplier technical/quality audit. Support supplier development to meet Ford objectives.
  • Engage in chemical and purification analyses, and quality control of battery raw materials.
  • Oversee and coordinate the development projects with suppliers team to ensure the technical progress and overall risk is aligned with the sourcing objectives.
  • Analyze and review battery raw materials from mine ore processing/refining, to precursor synthesis and production.
  • Identify and assess potential suppliers and sources of materials. Develop sourcing strategies by evaluating and analyzing the supply base, market conditions, and technology roadmaps.
  • Apply data analysis, technical and business intelligence to forecast and project materials supply and cost.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • 3+ years experience with Lithium Ion Battery Materials or related metals experience from raw material ore, metal refining and processes for battery raw materials
  • Bachelors of Science degree in Metallurgical, Chemical, Materials Engineering, Mining, or related field
  • Strong analytical background with demonstrated ability to analyze and communicate.
  • Master’s Degree in Metallurgical, Chemical Engineering, Mining, Materials Engineering or related field
  • 3+ years project experience in supply value chain, or Site STA/Quality
  • Ability to multi-task with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • 10+ years hands-on experience desired. Extraction Metallurgical/Mineral Processing Engineering skills a plus.

Job Details:

Company: Ford Motor Company

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Romulus, MI, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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