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Posted on 09/10/2017

Lead Product Development Engineer

Exide Technologies - Milton, GA

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Job Description





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.








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.




There are no direst supervisory responsibilities but the position will need to provide direction to other product development engineers, technicians and lien operators in the planning and execution of development projects as appropriate.








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 or Mechanical Engineering


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








+ An equivalent amount of experience in a technical area related to battery development or battery production. Design knowledge and manufacturing experience with tubular lead acid products is 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)




**Mathematical Skills** :




+ Ability to calculate figures such as statistical, algebraic and trigonometric values, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume


+ Demonstrated application of basic concepts of statistics and data analysis




**Reasoning Skills** :




+ Ability to solve practical problems and handle a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists


+ Experence with Design of Experiments and/or DMAIC/Six Sigma is a plus




**PC Software Knowledge** :




+ Strong computer skills including knowledge of Windows based programs, spreadsheets and word processing programs.


+ Familiarity with statistical analysis and engineering based computer programs


+ Experiece with Min-Tab is a plus




**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%.












**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—batteries and associated equipment and services for transportation and industrial markets. With 128years of industry experience and operating in more than 80 countries, Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products that keep customers and their businesses powering forward. Leading car, truck and lift truck manufacturers trust Exide as an original equipment supplier, and Exide serves the transportation and industrial aftermarket through a comprehensive portfolio of products and services. The Company’s extensive sales, distribution and service network provides flexibility and quality for an exceptional customer experience.




At Exide Technologies, **_It All Starts Now_** . History and scale, combined with a start-up mentality, make Exide the faster, more nimble, more innovative, more digital, and more responsive alternative for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier. Exide is **_"t_** **_he 128 Year Old Start-Up,"_** and the Company is moving forward—bringing the energy of the “new Exide” to customers around the world.




**Requisition ID** _2017-1365_




**Category** _Engineering_




**Job Locations** _US-GA-Milton_




**Position Type** _Regular Full-Time_

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