The Director of Motive Power Engineering is the top technical leader responsible for all design and development of the flooded Motive Power product manufactured by the Exide Americas Division. This position reports to the Vice President of Research, Development and Engineering. This position is based in Milton and collaborates closely with the Operations teams (Plants, QA, Procurement) and Commercial teams (Sales / Marketing) and other RD&D teams. This position is responsible for overseeing product design and insuring that the implementation of manufacturing processes and capital projects are done in a manner consistent with product requirements/needs. This position must be able to lead, coach and manage teams responsible to carry out the functional responsibilities which include; interpreting customer and manufacturing requirements and translate these into clear and concise program and project tasks; generating engineering drawings and communicate with external suppliers to procure and qualify new molds and equipment; effectively lead projects using the generally accepted program management protocols including program charters, timelines, critical path analysis, potential problem/opportunity analysis, budgeting and issue resolution/escalation; the ability to design, execute and analyze experimental studies to quantify cause and effect relationships; coordinate competitive benchmarking, cost reduction and engineering-related quality improvements. Technical project work often includes use of Lean Six Sigma tools for problem solving (DMAIC) and data analysis. The Director of MP Engineering will also interface with Exide European technical representatives to benchmark best practices as well as transfer appropriate technologies between the European teams and the U.S. teams. This position is also responsible for working the Motive Power Charger team to set design and performance targets. This position is also responsible to direct the in-house design resources dedicated to the Lithium battery product designed to serve the Motive Power segment. The MP Product Development Manager will supervise technicians and engineers on a direct and indirect basis.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential duties that include the following; other duties may be assigned.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education & Experience
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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.
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