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Manufacturing Engineer

Company: XALT Energy, LLC
Location: Midland
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Job Description:

XALT Energy is a leading developer and manufacturer of large-format lithium ion battery cells and associated modules & packs.

Utilizing its state-of-the-art production operations, proven technology and talented human capital, XALT Energy delivers practical, cost effective and well-engineered energy storage and usage solutions to its global customers in marine, commercial transportation, stationary power storage and defense industries.

Based in Midland, Michigan, XALT Energy continues to expand its knowledge and expertise to explore and evaluate next generation lithium ion battery technology and engineered solutions for current and future applications.

If you value creativity, entrepreneurship and operational excellence, we encourage you to consider XALT Energy as your career path.

Position Title: Manufacturing Engineer

Reports To: Sr. Director of Manufacturing and Manufacturing Engineering

Classification: Exempt

Status: Regular Full-time

Location: Midland

Job Summary:

The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible and accountable for XALT Energys technology & assets, as well as the achievement of the plant related business goals for his/her area of assigned responsibility. Under the guidance of the Sr. Director of Manufacturing Engineering, the role delivers hands on Engineering, Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S), Quality, and Operations support to an empowered, work process driven, manufacturing organization. Responsibilities include problem solving, process improvement, capital project implementation, implementation of new technologies and acting as an R&D interface for the manufacturing processes.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide subject matter expertise for electrochemical cell fabrication equipment and processes. Share expertise across multiple functions and teams to leverage current knowledge into future product and process development.

  • Ensures the linkages between plant operations and R&D are effective. Participate in technology improvements and represent the plants interests in process design and equipment design & function.

  • Review proposed technology improvements to ensure safety, quality, and overall manufacturing effectiveness.

  • Works with the Sr. Director of Manufacturing Engineering to implement the business strategy and achieve plant goals. (i.e. quality, EH&S, operational costs, capacity/asset utilization, operational reliability, etc.).

  • Review and approve plant engineering and equipment specifications, process and instrument diagrams, process flow diagrams, material balances, and other key documented process knowledge.

  • Manage large capital projects.

  • Develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors to deliver solutions.

    Position Qualifications:

    • Minimum BS in Mechanical Engineering preferred but other engineering disciplines would be considered.

    • 1-5years minimum manufacturing/process engineering experience, preferably in lithium battery-related technologies.

    • Experience with project management and technology improvement processes

    • Solid understanding of statistical process control and process improvement methodologies. Black Belt/Green Belt certification a plus.

    • Familiarity with root cause trouble shooting activities

    • Good understanding of manufacturing plant control systems and process automation (PLC).

    • Software skills including MS Office professional package and Minitab. Ability to use SolidWorks a plus.

      Strong organizational, analytical and communication skills

      Key Competencies:

      • Strong data gathering and analysis skills

      • Excellent people skills and demonstrated ability to work on teams.

      • Excellent planning and organizational skills

      • Flexible, with a strong sense of urgency and the ability to contribute in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.

      • Takes actions and displays behaviors that demonstrate ownership in the success of the company.

      • Demonstrates primary focus on meeting both internal and external customer needs when identifying, prioritizing and accomplishing tasks.

      • Works independently and overcomes obstacles to achieve results

      • Willingness to participate in teams to reach desired outcomes either as a team leader or team member.

      • Builds safety, quality and compliance into all actions.

      • Committed to continuous learning and self-improvement.

        NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this position. The above statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required. All staff may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities as needed.

        XALT Energy offers competitive salary and benefits to include:-- Choice of three health plans, vision, dental and life insurance; ancillary benefits; 401(k); company paid holidays and paid time off.

        -- The salary range commensurate with education and experience.

        Must successfully complete a background check, a drug screen and a physical.

        EOE including Disabled and Vets / VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Keywords: XALT Energy, LLC, Midland , Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering , Midland, Michigan

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