Exide Technologies

Mechanical Design Manager

US-GA-Milton
Requisition ID
2017-1268
Category
Engineering
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Mechanical Design Manager is a critical team member that has broad responsibilities to support the Engineering department within Exide. As the leader of the mechanical design team, you will pursue company objectives related to product design (new and existing), process development, equipment development, and customer specific designs and requisitions through the use of 2D & 3D modeling software and simulation (AutoCAD, Vault etc.). This is a new position that is being created to support best practices and standards across Exide NA’s Transportation, Motive, Chargers and Network power divisions reporting directly to the vice president of research, development, and engineering.

Responsibilities

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

  • Oversee and manage key design/development/drafting projects to completion.
  • Develop and implement fluid mechanics, heat transfer and mechanical modeling to enhance predictive capability of products and processes, and influence product and process design
  • Define standard methods used within the Mechanical Design team as well as within the larger organization to ensure efficient and effective achievement of company goals and objectives.
  • Define, establish and maintain effective documentation systems within the department to ensure appropriate safety, security, accessibility, and revision control of internal and external parts, assemblies, and drawings.
  • Select, develop, train and supervise staff.
  • Establish and maintain processes to collect, assess, prioritize, and execute new product development, product improvement, and product change activities aligned with the needs of the TBA, MP, NP and Charger teams
  • Work closely with sales and application engineering to develop a process that insures customer requirements are comprehensively understood, and subsequently execute customer specific designs in a timely manner, insuring customer requirements are met with a first-time-yield of 100%
  • Establish a department budget including personnel costs, capital expenditures, training, etc. Track and report on a monthly basis.
  • Maintain mechanical design standards for components not directly related to electrochemical performance (heat seal dimensions, handles, etc.).
  • Actively investigate and monitor new tools that will allow for improved product robustness related to mechanical design (i.e. Multiphysics modeling). Advocate for purchase and support implementation as necessary.
  • Budget, maintain and keep current AutoCAD, Vault and ancillary design programs for all North American users.

Qualifications

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering degree from an accredited college
  • Six years of relevant work experience (preferably in a product development environment)
  • Direct experience in heat transfer, fluid mechanics and/or stress modeling of products and processes
  • Direct experience using AutoCAD and Vault strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated influencing and project management skills, with demonstrated passion for excellence
  • Strong communication and clear thinking skills
  • Skilled in excel and PowerPoint
  • Six Sigma Certification strongly 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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