Exide Technologies

Product Development Engineer – Columbus, GA

Requisition ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


This is an entry level position. With other Engineering staff the individual will assist in the execution of battery design and development projects focused on new product development for Industrial Network Power applications. The position is located in Columbus, GA.


  • Develop, complete and document assigned projects through use and application of basic principles, engineering tools and theories.
  • Work with the Design Engineering and Marketing staffs to implement new products to meet requirements of customers and/or marketing and sales
  • Prepare Bills of Materials, Drawings, Engineering Change Orders, and Deviations in support of newer products
  • Issue product specifications to match product construction or in support of other departments
  • Initiate and monitor sample builds and qualification testing. Collect, document and report build data.
  • Manage top line growth, cost reduction and compliance improvement projects which include coordinating with multidisciplinary groups including Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing and Procurement
  • Make oral and written presentations (i.e. monthly status report)
  • Contribute to product related problem solving activities
  • Coordinate activities with other engineers
  • Interface with customers as needed to solve customer field/engineering problems.



  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering field

       Language Skills:

  • Demonstrate an ability to read and interpret technical documents, specifications and CAD drawings.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence and to speak effectively before groups


Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to calculate figures such as statistical, algebraic and trigonometric values, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume
  • Familiarity with the application of basic concepts of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry
  • Familiarity with Design of Experiments
  • Familiarity with Six Sigma and Project Management tools is a plus

Reasoning Skills:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and handle a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

PC Software Knowledge:

  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Windows based programs, spreadsheets and word processing programs

Physical Demands:

  • Hearing, speaking, seeing, writing, standing, lifting (50 lbs), sitting, bending, walking, and carrying
  • Some travel required

Work Environment:

  • Normal office environment and occasional field visits where there is some exposure to lead, acid, fumes, dirt, and noise


Travel, additional requirements:

            Travel when necessary up to 20%

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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