Exide Technologies Formation Operator in Salina, Kansas


Starting pay range is $19.13 to $19.88 per hour with shift differential, plus production incentive for opportunities to earn more.

Formation Operator is to operate and monitor the machinery and equipment used to form batteries. This could include any or all of the following: Loading batteries onto the conveyor and operating the In-Line Filler, grouping and cabling batteries for charging, operating Out-Line Top-off Acid Equipment, operating Hi-rate equipment, and off loading filled, charged batteries.


  1. Understand and communicate in simple English.

  2. Must cable/recable batteries in tubs, place cables on rack-tubs ends, lift batteries out of tubs onto conveyor, and remove forming vent caps from batteries.

  3. Must be able to work as a team member.

  4. Must comply with quality control specifications and maintain accurate and time SPC charts.

  5. Required to assist in department or plant cleaning as needed.

  6. Must comply with safety and health regulations for the protection of self and coworkers. This includes shower and shampoo at the completion of each work shift.

  7. Must satisfy attendance requirements as written in company policy.

  8. Must be able to understand and communicate in simple English to receive training instruction and perform team responsibilities

  9. Follow Lean Manufacturing Procedures.

  10. Comply with current Quality Systems Requirements.

  11. Perform other work as assigned by Management.


Physical Requirements:

  • Continuous standing, walking and bending for 12 hr shifts. Repetitious work.

  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment such as gloves, respirator, safety glasses, and steel toe shoes, etc. as outlined in established policy.

  • Will be continually exposed to extreme environmental conditions (hot, humid, cold).

  • Repetitious lifting of batteries.

Equipment Used:

  • Fork lift, pick list, pen, 2 way radio, gloves.

Education, Experience, Skills Required

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Mechanical skills

  • Previous Manufacturing experience

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 2018-1825

Category Manufacturing - Operations and Maintenance

Position Type Regular Full-Time