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About Powin

Powin Energy is a leading producer of utility scale modular battery energy storage system (complete with a patented, advanced, cloud-based monitoring/control system). That means we build power plants out of batteries that put coal and gas generators out of business and enable sustainable viability for renewable energy sources like solar and wind.

Powin is, and will continue to be, one of a handful of companies that will provide the equipment necessary to make this happen. Powin has distinct competitive advantages: cost-effectiveness; reliability; scalability; deploy-ability; and operational sophistication. Every day we work to ensure that we maintain these competitive advantages and our position as a global leader in providing turnkey, battery energy storage solutions for utility-scale, commercial and industrial, and microgrid applications


Summary
The Stack & System Characterization Manager will serve as Powin’s stack and systems battery testing expert. Responsible for leading and designing of experiments on developing, executing DOEs for stack design validation, qualification, and characterization.

Job Details

  • Train on Powin’s systems and the ability to learn quickly to meet our customers’ needs
  • Support data production allowing creation of empirical stack and system performance models, SOH models, etc.
  • Own and manage stack and system testing plans, data analyses, test planning and test regimes (scripting)
  • Define and support execution of a repeatable process for stack characterization:
    o Cell vendor documentation to validate vendor specifications
    o Support cell characterization manager etc. efforts to validate cell performance in stacks
    o Lead and direct Stack benchmarking activities
    o Lead and direct quality check of test results
  • Requirements and specifications to validate designs and quantify/characterize actual performance
  • Coordinate efforts with external labs as required
  • Resolves technical problems encountered with the setup and execution of electrical or mechanical testing
  • Support installation and commissioning of new equipment in Powin Battery Lab (A/R)
  • Coordinate efforts with external labs
  • Manage abuse test activities
  • Manage testing that is beyond Powin Battery Lab Capacity/Capability – examine ability to bring in-house if warranted
  • Own data management including vendor documentation, test data, and report management
  • Own reporting clearly and succinctly communicates test results to various audiences to include:
    o Product group for collaboration
    o Leadership for updates and status of ongoing work and other info deemed important
    o Customer facing internal organizations for important reporting
    o Customers as required

Qualifications

  • 4-year degree BS/BA in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Technology/Engineering, or closely related subject highly preferred, or relevant experience
  • Experience with NPI/product development and test/R&D
  • Strong technical communication skills written and verbal
  • Experience with JIRA, Confluence, SharePoint, MS Office, and Teams
  • Experience with lab instruments: DMM, oscilloscope, HIL, familiarity with CANalyzer, CAN ape, Modbus
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electrical tests (EMC, fuse time/current characteristics, fuse coordination, electrical component durability)
  • Knowledge of Li-ion life cycle testing, abuse and safety testing, and equipment preferred
  • Highly organized, with excellent project/program management skills
  • Self-motivated and highly organized
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment
  • Domestic travel required (20% if not in Greater Portland, OR area)
  • Desired Qualifications
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in related field, Automotive/EV, Grid Storage, Aerospace, Consumer Electronics
  • Demonstrated knowledge of automated battery test equipment, test methods, and test specifications (UN38.3, GBT, UL 9540a, etc.) highly preferred
  • Strong knowledge of fixture design and test equipment preferred
  • Experience working with high voltage/ high power systems strongly preferred
  • Coding for test and analyses highly desirable (Python/Scripting, Java, C#, visual basic/Macros

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