Exide Technologies

Process Engineer

US-AR-Fort Smith
Requisition ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


The Process Engineer is responsible for the engineering projects as specified by the Engineering and/or Plant Manager. Design, development, and support of projects.


To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Direct the activities of multiple engineering projects
  2. Provide oversight and direction of LEAN initiatives, Kaizen and TPM events focused on overall optimization of business processes and practices to positively impact results of the plant.
  3. Provide plant guidance on engineering issues and processes
  4. Generate cost reduction and product quality improvement ideas
  5. Utilize lean concepts on projects throughout the plant to achieve goals.
  6. Provide engineering assistance to other department for projects


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to do this job.

  • B.S. Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technologies
  • Minimum of one (1) year of process experience in a manufacturing environment


  • Basic Lean Training - Certificate of training
  • Experience working in a union manufacturing plant
  • Battery Service Industry experience



  • Able to work with employees on projects to achieve goals
  • Work with internal and external customers to reduce warranty and achieve internal and external goals
  • Able to think outside the box on projects
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Effective coaching and mentoring skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to give and share information to/with associates, co-workers, customers and production management in order to achieve optimum plant performance
  • PLC Programming - Basic knowledge of ladder logic, wiring diagrams and troubleshooting


  • Background in supplier quality systems or maintenance management systems




  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear 
  • Individual is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Ability to occasionally lift a minimum 50 lbs., regularly lift a minimum 25 lbs. on a daily basis and 51 to 150 lbs. with assistance of equipment on a daily to weekly basis
  • Regular use of safety glasses and steel toed shoes
  • Limited to regular use of respirator depending on department assignment
  • Vision requirements; close vision


  • While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles
  • Individual occasionally exposed to precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock
  • Noise level is minimal to loud
  • Regularly is working in a dirty lead contaminated area and must wear a uniform and safety shoes in that area to prevent the tracking and / or possible lead contamination of other clean areas or outside or the regulated areas

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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