Ballard has an exciting opportunity for a regular, full time fuel cell Product Development Engineer in our Stack Engineering team. As a Stack Engineer, you will be working directly on fuel cell core technology, surrounded by world-class experts. The successful candidate will work within a structured environment to apply their strong technical skills to the selection of mechanical components and sub-systems, the design and verification/validation plan for new products, and support testing in the lab and in the field.
Key Responsibilities: Actively support and/or lead design of hardware components, including: machined, cast, or injection molded components. Sourcing, validation and verification of mechanical and electrical components, Generate engineering documentation for mechanical and electrical components, including: Component design requirements and specifications; Trade-off analysis DFMEA DFMAs, Design reviews and reports Detailed test plans Conformity matrices Dimensioning (GD&T) Part and/or material specifications Develop cost effective designs that meet functionality, durability and robustness requirements. Interface with equipment suppliers, fabricators, and internal supply chain to source mechanical components meeting automotive (IATF 16949 /VDA) standards. Lead failure analysis investigations on failed components following defined processes. Coordinate and track cross functional activities across the organization
Qualifications: Degree in mechanical engineering, mechatronics, engineering physics, or a related field and at least 6 years of directly related experience. Experience in both an industrial and product development setting. Good knowledge of structural design, thermodynamics, heat transfer, small-scale rotational equipment, fasteners, and selection of general mechanical components. Demonstrated ability to develop creative solutions to meet cost and functional requirements. Proven ability to work to time schedule and commitments for deliverables; determine scope of work and plan effectively to meet those commitments. Strong attention to detail with excellent written and oral communication skills.
Assets: Experience with standard engineering practices such as DFMEA, Product Certification, Codes and Standards, and Safety & Reliability Analysis. Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills. Experience with dealing with outside vendors and fabrication shops. Previous background with fuel cells and/or fuel cell systems is preferred.
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