Exide Technologies Process Scientist in Milton, Georgia

Overview

The Process Scientist will be part of the Americas R&D team which is responsible for the development of materials and processes for the manufacture of energy storage devices and associated equipment. This position will provide expertise in improving/developing processes (e.g. powder synthesis, paste making, pasting/printing, thermal curing, formation, and other advanced manufacturing processes) that are integral to Exide’s technology with a goal to improve material handling, process monitoring and control, yield and reduce material waste, scrap, cost and complexity.

Responsibilities

The Process Scientist will:

  • Be a Subject Matter expert in unit operations central to the manufacture of lead acid batteries,

  • Provide technical leadership in process technology

  • Critically review existing manufacturing processes and identify areas of improvement/upgradation

  • Investigate, develop and deploy advancements in manufacturing and process technology

  • Interface with plant operations, equipment engineering, process engineering, materials development focused R&D and engineering product development teams to drive competitive advantage through process technology related developments and improvements

  • Be an integral and key member of teams constituted to execute/implement process technology developments/improvements

  • Evaluate new product needs and develop process technology roadmaps

  • Leverage and scale approaches in the external innovation space as appropriate

  • Be focused on Intellectual Property development

  • Ensure proper documentation of technical information for assigned projects consistent with policies and procedures

  • Participate in interdisciplinary teams

  • Mentor and manage R&D technicians

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering

DESIRED COMPETENCIES, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE

  • Doctoral Degree in Chemical Engineering

  • Experience in chemical/ metallurgical process technology development

  • Prior experience with powder processing, paste making, screen printing/pasting/coating, thermal processing and materials characterization

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of relevant scientific fundamentals, technical acumen, conceptual capability and problem solving skills

  • Desire and ability to think originally and outside the box

  • Conviction of thought to experiment and formulate strategies to address technical issues

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to effectively articulate ideas and tailor communication to the audience

  • Safety focused

  • Six Sigma Green/Black Belt Certification or equivalent training

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Some occasional travel (up to 20%) may be required

  • Position is located in Milton, GA

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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 2018-2053

Category Engineering

Position Type Regular Full-Time