Exide Technologies Process Engineer - Curing in Milton, Georgia

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: AR Fort Smith, GA Columbus, IA Manchester, KS Kansas City, KS Salina, MO Kansas City.

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 () is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 129 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 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 2018-1553

Category Engineering

Position Type Regular Full-Time