Exide Technologies

Director, Process Engineering

US-GA-Milton
Requisition ID
2017-1264
Category
Engineering
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Director, Process Engineering will strategically innovate, develop, and lead the implementation of end to end process technology resulting in robust, sustainable, integration of manufacturing processes, while improving Cost, Quality, Reliability, Process Capability, and/or Environmental Health and Safety. 

Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential duties that include the following; other duties may be assigned.

  • Performing benchmarking, gap closure analysis, and preliminary technical and economic feasibility studies for the modification or addition of new manufacturing process.
  • Providing engineering leadership for the definition and scoping of capital projects for all aspects of manufacturing, and transitioning of projects to Manufacturing for project implementation and subsequent operation.
  • Developing and validating new processes in concert with the Manufacturing, Product Engineering, and Quality teams, insuring that our products can be dependably and cost effectively manufactured, while simultaneously meeting customer needs.
  • Establishing and documenting process specifications that ensure manufacturing operations will meet product capability and quality expectations.
  • Collaborating with Manufacturing to demonstrate process capability and document control limits/strategies and operator work instructions on all processes and equipment
  • Relentlessly pursuing cost out through manufacturing process efficiencies, while maintaining product form, fit, function and quality, to drive profitability
  • Assure the QA system is enforced and that all defective or out of specification processes are made compliant through RCA/CA activities.
  • Establish and apply a global design review process, to ensure robust manufacturing equipment design, validation, and implementation for new and existing processes.
  • Lead in identifying risk, developing complex mitigation strategies, best practices, alternative solutions, resolving issues, etc. in collaboration with cross functional and/or matrix teams.
  • Develop a process standardization strategy, and drive process standardization across the Exide enterprise
  • Sustaining a detailed understanding of our competitor’s manufacturing processes, with an eye towards leveraging best practices, and securing and maintaining a competitive advantage.
  • Provide leadership in the development and execution of a process development strategy, defining priorities, and allocating resources, that drive Exide to best in class cost, productivity and quality.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering required.
  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in the design, execution and sustaining of manufacturing processes and technology
  • Knowledge of financial budgeting and acumen to evaluate the ROI of various new technologies and make financial and technical based recommendations to the business.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading, developing, and mentoring highly educated, skilled engineers in a global environment. 
  • Extensive experience in strategic planning and project management.
  • Demonstrated success in technical and managerial leadership in designing and implementing manufacturing processes that meet cost, productivity, and run rate expectations while satisfying product quality and capability expectations.
  • Proven success in influencing management strategic decisions to invest in new technology platforms. 
  • Extensive experience in utilizing Six Sigma tools to develop new processes, or to improve existing processes, leading to manufacturing efficiency. 
  • 5-10 years’ experience in the energy storage industry, with direct lead acid battery experience preferred
  • Six sigma certification strongly desired.
  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Business Administration preferred.
  • Professional certificate and/or state engineering license preferred

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EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions—batteries and associated equipment and services for transportation and industrial markets. With 128 years of industry experience and operating in more than 80 countries, Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products that keep customers and their businesses powering forward. Leading car, truck and lift truck manufacturers trust Exide as an original equipment supplier, and Exide serves the transportation and industrial aftermarket through a comprehensive portfolio of products and services. The Company’s extensive sales, distribution and service network provides flexibility and quality for an exceptional customer experience.

At Exide Technologies, It All Starts Now. History and scale, combined with a start-up mentality, make Exide the faster, more nimble, more innovative, more digital, and more responsive alternative for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier. Exide is "the 128 Year Old Start-Up," and the Company is moving forward—bringing the energy of the “new Exide” to customers around the world.

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