Exide Technologies

Process Development Engineer

US-GA-Milton
Requisition ID
2017-1489
Category
Engineering
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Process Development Engineer is a high impact position for Exide’s business. This role drives process enhancement and innovation for the North American industrial and transportation business. This person will creatively develop solutions around both business goals and process goals. These targets include improving business profitability, ensuring strategic alignment, improving product quality, operational simplification, and improved equipment utilization. This position works within the corporate process development group in Milton, GA. The person that will succeed in this position must be self-motivated, technically savvy, creative, a fast learner and an excellent communicator.    

Responsibilities

Essential duties include the following; other duties may be assigned.

  • Design and development of manufacturing processes in coordination with the introduction of new or improved product designs, improved manufacturing methods, product components and materials.
  • Leading cross functional teams to drive capital project conceptualization, development, business case creation and project planning to meet the business goals.
  • Support process implementation including issuing initial process specifications, completing process failure mode and effects analysis, evaluating work instructions and managing the initial onsite process validation.

Qualifications

 

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.

Education, Experience, Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering field is required.
  • Master’s degree in Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or Business Administration is preferred.
  • Required 3+ year’s industrial experience in battery manufacturing or industrial environment.

Communication Skills:

  • Must have the aptitude to read and write documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Must be capable of clearly presenting complex subjects and/or business cases to the executive leadership team.
  • Must be able to translate business needs to manufacturing targets and gather alignment towards achieving them.

Project Management:

  • Project Scoping & Business Case Development – Ability to convert business objectives to a fully defined project, create project teams and create business case estimates (Estimate expected profitability, implementation time, and risk).
  • Planning & Organizing – Generate and execute project plans, and Gantt charts. Managing schedules, objectives, resources and budgets in a cross functional environment. Execute concurrent engineering techniques.
  • Task and Target Prioritization – Determine critical path items, mitigate project risks, develop project team priorities.

PC Software Knowledge:

  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Windows based programs, including word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation programs.
  • Preferred skills in at a minimum of one of programing language such as: MATLAB, VBA, Python, SQL, Ladder Logic.

Work Environment:

Normal office and laboratory environment. Plant and field work on a routine basis, where there is potential for exposure to lead, acid fumes, dirt and noise. (Personal protective equipment and supplies are required and provided.) .

Travel, additional requirements:

Travel is required will typically be 20%-40% for most of a given project, however travel may exceed 60% during the implementation phase (Typically 1-2months) of a project.

 

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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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