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Exide Technologies Process Engineer in Fort Smith, Arkansas


The Process Engineer is responsible for the design, development, and support of engineering projects as specified by the Engineering and/or Plant Manager.


  • Direct the activities of multiple engineering projects

  • Provide oversight and direction of LEAN initiatives, Kaizen and TPM events focused on overall optimization of business processes and practices to positively impact results of the plant

  • Provide plant guidance on engineering issues and processes

  • Generate cost reduction and product quality improvement ideas

  • Utilize lean concepts on projects throughout the plant to achieve goals

  • Provide engineering assistance to other departments for projects

  • Other duties as assigned


Education, Experience, Certifications:


  • B.S. Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technologies

  • Minimum of one (1) year of process experience in a manufacturing environment


  • Basic Lean Training - Certificate of training

  • Experience working in a union manufacturing plant

  • Battery Service Industry experience

Competencies, Skills, Knowledge:


  • Able to work with employees on projects to achieve goals

  • Work with internal and external customers to reduce warranty and achieve internal and external goals

  • Able to think outside the box on projects

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel, Word and Outlook/Gmail

  • Effective coaching and mentoring skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to give and share information to/with associates, co-workers, customers and production management in order to achieve optimum plant performance

  • PLC Programming - Basic knowledge of ladder logic, wiring diagrams and troubleshooting


  • Background in supplier quality systems or maintenance management systems

Other Categories as Required:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear

  • Individual is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

  • Ability to occasionally lift a minimum 50lbs, regularly lift a minimum 25lbs on a daily basis and 51 to 150lbs with assistance of equipment on a daily to weekly basis

  • Regular use of safety glasses and steel toed shoes

  • Limited to regular use of respirator depending on project or department assignment

  • Vision requirements: close vision.

Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles

  • Individual occasionally exposed to precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock

  • Noise level is minimal to loud

  • Regularly is working in a dirty lead contaminated area and must wear a uniform and safety shoes in that area to prevent the tracking and / or possible lead contamination of other clean areas or outside or the regulated areas

  • Travel maybe required occasionally in North America, and rarely outside of North America

  • This is a full time position, and working at the plant is required


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.

Job Locations AR-Fort Smith

Requisition ID 2020-2628

Category Engineering

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Address 4115 So. Zero Street

Postal Code 72908