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February 25, 2024
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Job Description


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We are the world’s movers and shakers, shaping the future. Every day we get up, roll up our sleeves, and work together to make the world a better place. At Ford, we are all part of something larger than ourselves. Are you ready to transform the way the world operates?

This is a Cell Development Engineer position in Ford Motor Company’s Battery Cell Research department, which is part of the Ford Ion Park division. Battery technology is regarded as the cornerstone of Ford’s critical mission to Lead the Electrification Revolution. To achieve this goal, Ford Ion Park will deploy breakthrough advanced battery cell technologies.

You will have…


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (chemical, mechanical, or electrical), mathematics, materials science, applied physics, chemistry, and electrochemistry.
  • 3 years or more of experience developing advanced battery cell technology (graduate degrees may be considered)
  • One or more years of experience in the following battery categories: solid state electrolytes, innovative high energy cathodes/anodes, quick charging, battery safety, pilot line design and assembly.
  • Non-citizens must be able to obtain a licence to work legally with Export Controlled technology in the United States.
  • Proven track record of team-oriented research and engineering.
  • Excellent communication abilities in English (written and spoken)


Even better, you might have…


  • Masters (MS) or Doctorate (PhD) Degree in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, or Equivalent), Materials Science, Applied Physics, Chemistry, Electrochemistry, or Equivalent in Energy Storage
  • 10+ years of experience developing breakthrough battery cell technology.
  • Previously worked at a significant high-volume battery cell provider and/or automobile OEM or Tier I supplier in a research, production, or development role involving energy storage.
  • Advanced knowledge of battery cell-level performance and life cycle characterization methods, as well as related dedicated test equipment.
  • Solid state electrolytes, sophisticated high energy cathodes/anodes, fast charging, battery safety, and pilot line design and assembly all require advanced knowledge.


You may not tick every box, and your expertise may differ slightly from what we’ve provided, but if you believe you can add value to Ford Motor Company, we invite you to apply!


As a well-established global corporation, we provide the benefit of choice. You have the opportunity to shape your Ford future: will your tale take you around the world or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into your passion, or a series of new teams and skills? Will you be a leader, changemaker, technical specialist, culture builder, or all of the above? Regardless of what you pick, we provide a work environment that works for you, including:


  • Provides immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage.
  • Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programmes, subsidised backup child care, and more
  • Vehicle discount programme for employees and family members, as well as management leases.
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Existing and active employee resource groups
  • Paid time off for individual and group community service.
  • A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Years Day.
  • Paid time off with the option to purchase more vacation time.


Click here for a more complete look at our benefits.

Visa sponsorship is available for this role.

Candidates for positions at Ford Motor Company must be legally authorised to work in the United States. Employment eligibility must be verified at the time of hire.

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The same posting description for internal and external candidates.


What will you do?



  • Develop, support, and/or perform focused cell development work internally at Ford.
  • Develop the cell fabrication processes required to transition new solid-state battery chemistries from laboratory to pilot scale manufacturing:
  • Carry out battery performance and life cycle characterizations of cells, electrodes, and separator coatings
  • Identify and create battery cell or pack specifications for vehicle applications.
  • Collaborate with equipment vendors and other FIP teams to create scalable manufacturing procedures that enable the high-speed production of all solid-state batteries.
  • Transfer expertise to important partners through technical design reviews and procedural documentation