Exide Technologies

Assembly Operator

Job Locations US-IA-Manchester
Requisition ID
Manufacturing - Operations and Maintenance
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


We're growing!  Starting pay is between $15 - $18 per hour plus shift differentials!  Immediate needs on 2nd and 3rd shifts!


The responsibility of the Assembly Operator is to work safely, produce high quality products in an efficient manner, and learn other positions on the line.


  • Employee is required to repeatedly lift and handle battery parts, envelope materials, elements and batteries weighing from grams to 60 pounds.
  • Continuous and repetitive loading of plates into feed magazines and some hand stacking of positive and negative plates.
  • Perform first piece set-up, weld breaks, and weld analysis.
  • Will process 600 -900 batteries per 8-hour shift.
  • Work with a multiple-person team in an area containing electrical powered machinery, torches, lead melting pots, conveyors, computers, and ventilation equipment.
  • Must learn and follow quality control specifications, maintain accurate and timely SPC charts, 002 forms, and other material control documents.
  • Will be exposed to lead (dust, fumes, and molten form), hot glue, and other hazards.
  • Must be able to understand and communicate in Basic English to receive training, instructions and perform team responsibilities.
  • Recognize & Record scrap during shift when required.
  • Fill out JD Edwards reconciliation form, end of shift.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area in accordance with 5s requirements.
  • Comply with safety and health regulations for the protection of self and fellow workers.
  • Follow Lean Manufacturing Procedures.
  • Comply with current Quality Systems requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Management Team.
  • Follow safety policies to include use of personal protective equipment (PPE).


Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent lifting from grams to 50 pounds
  • Frequent bending, lifting, pushing, stooping and pulling.
  • Continuous Standing and Walking for 8-hour shift.
  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment such as gloves, respirator, safety glasses, etc., as required in established policy.
  • May sometimes be exposed to extreme environmental conditions (hot, cold, and humid).
  • Must work from 10 inches to 60 inches above the floor and reach 24 inches side to side.

Equipment Used:

  • Small hand tools, numerous types of powered equipment and control panels, hoists, torches, platen carts, safety equipment.
  • Personal Protective Equipment as required.

Education, Experience, Skills Required

  • Mechanical Aptitude Preferred
  • Previous Manufacturing or Related Experience Preferred
  • High School degree preferred; National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) Bronze preferred

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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