Module DRE

American Battery Solutions, LLC

Lake Orion, MI

Job Summary:

The Module Design Release Engineer (DRE) is responsible for the design, development, and execution of core battery systems architecture and components. The individual will be responsible for defining, documenting, and designing overall mechanical architecture, be responsible for key mechanical systems and components, and oversee validation of those components and systems. This individual will work closely with our prototype and production engineering manufacturing teams, as well as key suppliers, and the validation/testing teams.



  • Develops detailed product requirements based on regulations, customer requirements, and internal requirements.
  • Develops mechanical systems and components to house, structurally support, thermally manage, and electrically connect a variety of types of Li-Ion batteries.
  • Specifies components (materials, structures, fuses, housings, etc.) and ensures products meet internal and customer requirements.
  • Develops mechanical system DFMEAs.
  • Evaluate supplier information, specifications, and validation data to ensure the selection of the proper suppliers.
  • Key contributor in the evaluation of prospective suppliers.
  • Develops mechanical system DVP&Rs for integration into or support of overall ABS system DVP&Rs.
  • Supports all prototype system builds ensuring parts are on time.
  • Troubleshooting any issues with battery systems.
  • Expands professional and technical knowledge by attending educational seminars and conferences, reviewing professional publications, and establishing personal networks.
  • Contributes to team growth by completing projects in a timely manner.
  • Performs other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.
  • Predictable and reliable attendance.


Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Systems Engineering or equivalent degree.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ of experience in automotive or similar product design and development primarily developing electro-mechanical products or systems.
  • Adept in data processing and statistical analysis.
  • Effective communicator, capable of concisely presenting highly technical test data to internal and external customers, as well as effectively communicating with suppliers.
  • Experience with the handling of high voltage lithium-ion battery systems preferred. 
  • Educated on common automotive & industry standards.
  • Familiar with the product design process.
  • Self-motivated problem solver; pays attention to the details.
  • Challenges the status quo and strives for continuous improvement.
  • Abides by safety standards and protocols.


Key Competencies: 

  • Decision Making & Analysis: Makes sound decisions based upon a mixture of data-driven analysis, expertise, experience, and judgment; collects relevant information, seeking input from others, and identifies connections and/or root causes of problems.
  • Continual Improvement: Displays a consistent orientation toward producing the highest quality products or services, while keeping a focus on sustainability. Constantly looking for incremental improvements in work processes and results.
  • Takes Initiative: Exhibits strong drive for results and success; conveys a sense of urgency and drives issues to closure; persists despite obstacles and opposition.
  • Delivers Results: Achievement-oriented, feeling a sense of urgency to reach goals on time, if not before.
  • Assertiveness: Exhibits a penchant for maintaining a position when you know you are right without fear or seeking approval and without engaging in unnecessary aggression.


Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office equipment. 
  • Ability to adjust focus, especially due to concentration on a computer screen. 
  • May need to lift and carry up to 30 pounds and/or position the body to reach items on the floor/below knee level or reach overhead. 
  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move about in industrial environments, and on uneven terrain. 
  • Works in a temperature-controlled office environment, with occasional work in outdoor weather conditions, and in industrial environments.
  • May be required to travel to and navigate a variety of sites to fully understand material needs.


Why Join Us

American Battery Solutions (ABS) provides comprehensive benefit plan options at no cost and a competitive salary to all associates. ABS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Benefits Overview

  • Paid time off includes 4 weeks, 15 holidays, and parental leave.
  • 100% company-paid medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability life insurance.
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) offerings.
  • Company provided 401K savings plan with matching contributions to help you save for retirement.
  • Voluntary benefits offerings.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Employee Referral program.
  • Employee development and career growth opportunities.

About Us

At American Battery Solutions (ABS) we are developing the next generation of battery energy storage systems that will power the vehicles of today and tomorrow!  Our team works with the latest technologies and battery chemistries engineering, testing, and manufacturing batteries to power the world’s electric propulsion transition. At ABS you may get a chance to work on a project for an autonomous warehouse robot or an autonomous lawnmower, or you may work on a battery for a fleet of delivery vehicles or a transit bus, or even an EV start-up. Our team is led by some of the industry’s most experienced professionals, but we pride ourselves on developing a diverse team of next-generation battery experts.

The Location - Lake Orion 

American Battery Solutions Headquarters and Innovation Center is located in the heart of South-East Michigan in Orion Township. Orion Township is a Pure Michigan Trail Town that has a long-standing dedication to enhancing trails and pathways in its community, which is home to the Polly Ann Trail, Paint Creek Trail, and Iron Belle Trail. The township boasts more than 50 miles of trails. Southeast Michigan also boasts some of the best eating around! Whether your interest is in furthering your education, enjoying one of the many regional sporting events, or enjoying the vast outdoors that Michigan has to offer, you’ll be at the center of it here!