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Product Engineer Electrodes



San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

Primary Purpose:

This position is responsible for organizational technical expertise for electrode manufacturing chemical processes (paste mixing through plate curing). This role will serve as the technical SME for the assigned chemical processes for the entire product life cycle, cradle to grave, including development, launch and production.

Primary Duties:

  • Support technical knowledge for Materials/process/design physics & chemistry (synthesis & characterization of materials related to battery industry & in the interaction with lead alloys mechanics, corrosion resistance and lead-acid battery electrochemistry).
  • Explore ideas and execute Design of experiments for hypothesis testing using lab techniques for validation of battery materials (XRD, BET, electrochemistry, mechanical testing, etc.) following statistical protocols at lab and plant levels.
  • Follow up & development of designs/formulations of lead-acid battery electrodes from prototype phase up to project launching and validation. Following PPAP automotive rules per customer, cost & time requirements. Harmonize existing designs of electrodes for the global Clarios organization, keeping an overview over Americas regions to enable supply safety combined with lowest cost.
  • Lead & support global test methods and specifications for analysis and valuation of electrodes at lab & manufacturing levels within the organization or for external suppliers or customers according to automotive industry.
  • Knowledge of patent applications and Patent claims.
  • Support failure analysis and optimization of product/process/electrodes for customers & manufacturing plants using lab techniques, statistical tools (six sigma) and quality tools for problem solving (5s, KT, 8D, 5 whys, and other). Contribute to customer requirements clarification, support IAM, OEM engineering teams in customer discussions / meetings.
  • Support battery entire life cycle on strategic projects for suppliers and customers project launching.
  • Interaction with external institutions and Clarios internal engineering academy for training purposes.
  • Support DFMEA review of assigned projects.
  • Manage and contribute for keeping the Design Guidelines updated.
  • Identify best practices, share, document and implement among regions.

Critical Interfaces of this role

  • Product Engineering Regional Managers
  • Product Line Leaders in the region
  • Product Development and Validation Engineers
  • Product Engineering Core Design
  • Global Process Engineering and Mech Core Design.
  • Battery and Material test lab managers
  • Manufacturing and operations leadership
  • Program Management
  • E&PD functional groups
  • SDT functional representatives
  • Regional cross functional leadership


  • Degree in chemistry / physics / Materials engineering
  • Scientific maturity / technical expertise …
  • Engineering experience in lead acid battery for automotive industry in Materials, chemistry, R&D, lab testing, etc.
  • Fundamental understanding and experience of Processes / Materials / design Physics and Chemistry and lead alloy parts in the interaction with lead-acid battery electrochemistry. Understanding and experience of lead alloys for molded and hard formed lead parts.
  • Expertise on advanced Pb-acid battery material/chemistry/physicist for lead-acid battery materials & electrochemistry assessment.
  • Experience with statistical tools (DOEs, six sigma) and quality tools (5s, KT, 8D, etc.) for failure analysis and problem solving with suppliers and customers.
  • Experience with product launching according to automotive industry rules (PPAP, APQP, DVP&R, DV/PV builds, data analysis, problem solving, design review etc.).
  • Hands on experience in product performance, battery testing & battery recycling (SLI, EFB, AGM batteries) for Automotive, Systems. Hands on experience in Pb-acid manufacturing process (mixing, pasting, hot plate welding assembly, etc.).
  • Language: proficient English.
  • Professional software skills (MS Office, statistical software i.e. MINITAB, CAD)
  • strong communication skills


  • Travel expectation is approximately 50%+ between Monterrey and other Clarios sites, suppliers, and customers.


About Clarios:
Clarios is the global leader in advanced, low-voltage battery technologies for mobility. We power progress through ever-smarter solutions for virtually every kind of vehicle. With 16,000 employees in over 140 countries, we bring deep expertise to our Aftermarket and OEM partners, and reliability, safety and comfort to everyday lives. We answer to the planet with a rigorous ESG focus – advancing best-in-class sustainability practices and advocating for them across our industry. We recover, recycle and reuse up to 99% of our battery materials. Clarios is a Brookfield portfolio company.

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