Exide Technologies

Process Engineer - Curing

US-GA-Milton | US-KS-Kansas City | US-AR-Fort Smith
Requisition ID
2018-1554
Category
Engineering
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

This individual will independently design, develop, maintain, control and support battery manufacturing process of Battery Plate Curing. Function as technical lead for process innovation and enhancements to maximize quality, cost and performance. Support in talent development & mentoring of junior engineers within the group.  The position is located in Milton, GA or at one of our Battery manufacturing locations.

Responsibilities

Essential duties include:

  • Lead development of new manufacturing processes in coordination with the introduction of new or improved product designs and product components and materials
  • Supply process or product specific technical expertise to support existing processes and continuously improve in coordination with manufacturing personnel
  • Manage Process Specifications and PFMEA’s to drive increase in quality throughout the business. Manage projects which include coordinating with internal resources, plant personnel and outside suppliers.
  • Develop control methodologies (including measurement systems) for processes to minimize variation and maximize product quality
  • Develop detailed knowledge of Plate Curing manufacturing processes for all Product types and Product Applications
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES/AUTHORITIES:
  • Provide coordination, technical support, mentoring and development for junior process engineers.
  • Talent development & training within the group. Joint assessment with supervising manager of performance on assigned projects or tasks.

Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

     Education, Experience, Certifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Mechanical or Chemical engineering or demonstrated equivalent experience.
    • Minimum of 10 years industrial experience and a minimum of 5 years in the Lead Acid battery field.
    • Experience with Curing and Drying processes including control of ambient conditions for delivery of desired inorganic crystal size/morphology and speed of moisture removal without damage to crystal structures.

   Competencies, Skills, Knowledge:

  • Individual that has demonstrated over several years (~5) to hold key equipment, process or product knowledge (area expert)

Language Skills:

  • Demonstrate an ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write technical reports and correspondence and to speak effectively before groups.

Project Management:

  • Planning & Organizing – Ability to generate and execute project plans, managing schedule, objectives, resources and budget in a cross functional environment.
  • Effectively prioritize tasks to meet project schedules – work on multiple tasks simultaneously, both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

                 PC Software Knowledge:

  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Windows based programs, including word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation and statistical programs.

Work Environment:

  • Normal manufacturing plant 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.) .

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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