Exide Technologies

Production Operator - Assembly

US-KS-Kansas City
Requisition ID
Manufacturing - Operations and Maintenance
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


The Assembly team members are responsible for the operation and up keep of the assembly line machines.


Employment type:         Full-time Regular

Shifts:                          2nd and 3rd

Hours per week:            40

Overtime available:         Yes



Excellent pay, discounted services, and full benefits including health, pharmacy, dental, vision, company paid short-term disability and LTD, company paid life insurance and AD&D, paid vacation, 12 paid holidays, 401(k), other voluntary insurance options available. 


  • This job requires an employee to be certified to perform the specific function(s) in the Assembly department.
  • Will be required to do first piece inspection during the 1st hour of the day at their assigned station.
  • Must be able to understand and communicate with all employees to receive training instruction and perform responsibilities.
  • Will work with the line team to meet the daily production:

Plate Wrapper: Responsible for loading the separator rolls, ensuring paper is lined up properly, loading the plates either negative or positive; checks the machine to make sure it is running properly, plates are fitting correctly, lugs are clean and plate count is correct; groups are feeding correctly on the line and onto the paddle conveyors for moving to the next station; must ensure process is running correctly.


Cell Burner:; Responsible ensuring continual operation at this station; load and punch containers on automatic feed line; clean molds; clean tin bath; pour straps; and make parameter adjustments as needed on the COS panel to ensure batteries coming out of the machine meet all battery specifications; 


Heat Seal Operator: Responsible for covering line ensuring continual operation through every station; shorts tester, date code, welder, heat seal, post bonder, and leak detectors. Monitor and record all aspects of quality when running product. Keep area clean and monitor finished product
Going into acid fillers.

  • Hourly records production on the tracking board in Assembly department.
  • Perform quality checks as required by the SOP’s;
  • Perform weekly preventive maintenance on machine
  • Meet daily production schedule.
  • Will be exposed to lead (dust, fumes, and molten form) and other hazards.
  • Comply with safety and health regulations for the protection of self and fellow workers. Includes shower and shampoo at the end of each work shift.
  • Must learn to follow quality control specs and procedures. Maintain accurate and timely SPC charts.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area.
  • Perform testing as required.
  • Must occasionally operate forklift to stage in the Assembly department.
  • Follow Excell lean Manufacturing Procedures.
  • Comply with current Quality Systems Requirements
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.


Physical Requirements:

  • Continuous standing, lifting, bending, and twisting
  • Occasionally required to work in extreme environmental conditions (hot, cold, humid)
  • Must wear personal protective equipment such as gloves, respirator, safety glasses, steel toed shoes, hearing protection, etc., as outlined in established department PPE policy.
  • Must be able to do some heavy lifting up to 40lbs.

Equipment Used:

  • Small hand tools, control panels, data collection equipment.

Education, Experience, Skills Required:

  • High School Graduate or GED equivalent
  • Previous manufacturing experience helpful.
  • Computer literate.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Able to see, hear and speak; able to sit, stand for at least two hours at a time, sit, bend, crawl, squat, kneel and climb able to use both arms and hands to use a computer and peripherals and lift 40 pounds from floor level, able to work below ground level in confined spaces and on stationary or mobile elevated platforms, able to wear respirator and other PPE as required, able to climb stairs. Able to work extended shifts and weekends as needed.  


Work Environment

Able to work inside or outside the plant environment and in all climate conditions. The employee may occasionally be exposed to lead, fume, noise, dirt, hazards, chemicals, heat and cold. Travel as required for training, meeting with regulatory agencies, and to other company sanctioned events.

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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