Quality Assurance Specialist
XALT Energy, LLC
Midland, MI
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: Quality Assurance Specialist
Reports To: Director of Quality
Classification: Exempt
Status: Regular/Full-Time
Location: Midland Battery Park

Job Summary:
The Quality Assurance Specialist is responsible for managing auditing compliance to quality system requirements, communication to process engineers, on line and final product data collection and analysis, and support of quality system implementation and compliance.

Primary Responsibilities:
Oversees all facets of quality plan implementation: sampling, testing, calibration, reporting, data analysis, reaction plans, process control communication, supplier communication, material disposition, training and personnel.
Ensure compliance to and maintenance of all work instructions, forms, records, for manufacturing process (sampling, calibration, testing, reporting, etc.
Analyzes process data and validates results.
Work with plant technical staff and R&D to ensure process capability, compliance and correlation align with quality plan methods and results as required.
Supports Quality Management and plant personnel in meeting the requirements spelled out per XALT Energy’s production APQP milestones, including the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
Works with plant Quality Engineers as needed to maintain, adjust and implement testing to support the process control plan.
Assists the lab as necessary in verifying incoming raw materials. Works with Supplier Quality Engineer regarding non-compliance to incoming material specifications.
Maintains a safe workplace and workforce while accomplishing responsibilities.
Collects data on process performance and has input to improve safety and quality.
Participates and maintains a layered process audit system.

Additional Responsibilities may include:
Support of new product launches and production tryouts via special testing for problem analysis or potential change evaluation.
Participation in product/process improvement teams.

Position Qualifications:
Associate’s degree in Technology or laboratory management or related field with experience in ISO-9001 requirements.
2-5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
Experience with automotive quality system requirements.
Experience in laboratory test procedure development, data analysis, instrument calibration/repair.
Strong background in quality and parts manufacture/assembly.
Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with broad range of people.
Proficiency in MS Office software and experience with document control, process control, basic SPC, Lab Information Management Systems.
Knowledge of basic electrical principles required, knowledge of LI-Ion cell technology preferred.

Key Competencies:
Takes actions and displays behaviors that demonstrate leadership and ownership in the success of the company and of his/her subordinates.
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.
Evaluates existing work processes and initiates practices to promote continuous improvement – plant wide.
Builds safety, quality and compliance into all actions.
Committed to continuous learning, self-improvement and system 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