Exide Technologies Mechanical Design Manager in Milton, Georgia


The Mechanical Design Manager is a critical team member that has broad responsibilities to support the Engineering department within Exide. As the leader of the mechanical design team, you will pursue company objectives related to product design (new and existing), process development, equipment development, and customer specific designs and requisitions through the use of 2D & 3D modeling software and simulation (AutoCAD, Vault etc.). This is a new position that is being created to support best practices and standards across Exide NA’s Transportation, Motive, Chargers and Network power divisions reporting directly to the vice president of research, development, and engineering.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential duties that include the following; other duties may be assigned.

  • Oversee and manage key design/development/drafting projects to completion.

  • Develop and implement fluid mechanics, heat transfer and mechanical modeling to enhance predictive capability of products and processes, and influence product and process design

  • Define standard methods used within the Mechanical Design team as well as within the larger organization to ensure efficient and effective achievement of company goals and objectives.

  • Define, establish and maintain effective documentation systems within the department to ensure appropriate safety, security, accessibility, and revision control of internal and external parts, assemblies, and drawings.

  • Select, develop, train and supervise staff.

  • Establish and maintain processes to collect, assess, prioritize, and execute new product development, product improvement, and product change activities aligned with the needs of the TBA, MP, NP and Charger teams

  • Work closely with sales and application engineering to develop a process that insures customer requirements are comprehensively understood, and subsequently execute customer specific designs in a timely manner, insuring customer requirements are met with a first-time-yield of 100%

  • Establish a department budget including personnel costs, capital expenditures, training, etc. Track and report on a monthly basis.

  • Maintain mechanical design standards for components not directly related to electrochemical performance (heat seal dimensions, handles, etc.).

  • Actively investigate and monitor new tools that will allow for improved product robustness related to mechanical design (i.e. Multiphysics modeling). Advocate for purchase and support implementation as necessary.

  • Budget, maintain and keep current AutoCAD, Vault and ancillary design programs for all North American users.


  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering degree from an accredited college

  • Six years of relevant work experience (preferably in a product development environment)

  • Direct experience in heat transfer, fluid mechanics and/or stress modeling of products and processes

  • Direct experience using AutoCAD and Vault strongly preferred

  • Demonstrated influencing and project management skills, with demonstrated passion for excellence

  • Strong communication and clear thinking skills

  • Skilled in excel and PowerPoint

  • Six Sigma Certification strongly preferred



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.

Requisition ID 2017-1268

Category Engineering

Position Type Regular Full-Time