Exide Technologies Senior Product Development Engineer in Milton, Georgia

Overview

This individual will design and develop innovative, cost effective battery products for Transportation applications. Areas of activities include electrochemical design and component design. The position is located in Milton.

Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty under the guidance of the appropriate supervisor and/or by himself. Essential duties include the following; other duties may be assigned.

  • Design new products to meet requirements of customers and/or marketing and sales. Effectively translate the “voice of the customer” to new products. Product breadth includes all products currently in the Transportation business portfolio.

  • Initiate and assist in new VAVE projects focused on improving the cost and quality of current product lines. This may include new or enhanced design, materials or process related projects.

  • Facilitate the introduction of new or modified materials to the product line and provide technical support data to Marketing to create a compelling sales story.

  • Prepare Bills of Material necessary for battery construction

  • Issue product specifications to match product construction or in support of other departments

  • Initiate sample builds, coordinate builds effectively with the plants, capture build successes and failures

  • Manage projects which require strong cross functional engagement. Facilitate team building.

  • Effectively capture cost reduction savings and determine impact to product lines and the business.

  • Interface with customers as required to solve customer field/engineering problems and present new ideas

  • Coordinate translation of customer product descriptions as provided by Sales /Marketing (or the customer) into product designs and specifications

  • Facilitate product related standardization to global standards an applicable.

Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education, Experience, Certifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering

  • Minimum of two year’s experience in product design/development. Battery experience preferred.

Competencies, Skills, Knowledge:

Language Skills :

  • Demonstrate an ability to read and interpret technical documents, specifications and CAD drawings.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence and to speak effectively before groups

Project Management

  • Planning & Organizing – Ability to generate and execute project plans, develop work breakdown structures, 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.

  • Experience with standard Project Management proicess’s is a plus (ex. KT)

Physical Demands :

  • Hearing, speaking, seeing, writing, standing, lifting (50 lbs), sitting, bending, walking, and carrying

Work Environment :

  • Normal office environment and battery plant visits where there is some exposure to lead, acid, fumes, dirt, and noise

Design Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of CAD systems and ability to read drawings

  • With assistance, the ability to translate basic chemical and electrochemical concepts to functioning battery designs.

  • FEA experience s a plus

Travel, additional requirements:

Travel is required in order to execute the objectives of the position and business and will vary depending on the business priorities and business flow and can be as much as 25%.

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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 2018-1750

Category Engineering

Position Type Regular Full-Time