Exide Technologies

  • CAD Designer

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

    Great opportunity for a recent graduate with CAD software!


    The CAD Designer position is a motivated technical team member that has responsibilities to support the Product Engineering team. This position will have primary responsibility for generating product and component drawings related to custom tray orders, product component updates (grids, container/cover, etc), supplied components and miscellaneous tooling requests. These CAD responsibilities also include managing and maintaining the drawing database and related CAD file conversions. A key emphasis for this position is supporting custom battery ordering which includes custom tray design as well as compiling the full battery BOM with cells and accessories that meet the requested specifications. This position will also have a secondary role to support electrical product testing, analytical materials testing, product teardown analysis and field testing site support as time permits. This position will be located at the KC MP plant facility and report to the MP Product Engineering Manager. CAD project scope includes minor modifications/updates to existing drawings as well as full design work on new parts/drawings. Custom battery design includes tray design, component selection, BOM generation and Engineering Change Order completion. Secondary electrical testing tasks include conducting capacity and life cycle tests in the Product Test Lab while analytical testing tasks include conducting TGA, BET and XRD tests using the equipment in the KC QA lab to support development projects. This team member will interface with a broad range of internal team members and other departments (Operations, Engineering, Sales/Marketing, Quality, etc). Externally, this position will interface directly with customers, agents, field service people as well as component suppliers (trays and accessories). This person must have excellent communication skills, provide timely and thorough follow-up and have a strong customer satisfaction focused attitude.


    To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    • Translate preliminary product design concepts into working CAD documents – 2D and 3D
    • Review drawings and designs to ensure adherence to internal and external specifications and standards • Work with internal and external sales/agents, internal plant departments and supplier on custom designs for battery trays
    • Assist in the quote process for new batteries/trays to meet customer specs and demands
    • Support electrical product testing and analytical lab testing as trained and needed by direct manager
    • Visit customer field sites to initiate, monitor and terminate test studies
    • Generate Excel spreadsheets using data gathered from testing
    • Assist with plant builds and trials
    • Comply with safety regulations and maintain a clean and orderly work area
    • Ensure all product development, customer support and launch activity is conducted in accordance with applicable Quality System requirements and Exide policies and procedures


    • Ability to read technical drawings and documents/specifications
    • Strong basic math skills to complete basic algebraic and geometric problems and calculations
    • Working knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook
    • Experience working with shop tools and electrical testing devices (digital meters, hydrometers, etc)
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail for complex tasks

    Software Skills 

    • AutoCAD
    • MS Office suite required including Excel data analysis and Word and PowerPoint document generation

    Required Experience:

    • High School Graduate Required and preferred 2 Year Technical Degree
    • Minimum of 2 Year direct experience use and demonstrated command of CAD software (2010 version or later w/ Inventor) Work Environment
    • Must be able to work regularly in a lead acid battery plant with no restrictions.
    • Must be able to work in lab environment with hands-on handling of lead acid batteries and battery component while using required personal protective equipment.
    • While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.
    • Individual is occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel or crouch.
    • Ability to regularly lift a minimum 40 lbs. on a daily basis.
    • While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles.
    • Individual regularly exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.
    • Noise level is minimal.
    • Regular use of safety glasses and shoes.
    • Vision requirements: close vision.
    • Travel when needed up to 10%. Must be able to travel by air with minimum restrictions



    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 for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.


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