- Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
- Bachelor's degree
- Project management
- Microsoft Project
- Mechanical knowledge
- Equipment repair
- Root cause analysis
XALT Energy is a leading developer and manufacturer of prismatic, 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: Production Engineer
Reports To: Director of Manufacturing Engineering
Status: Regular, Fulltime
Location: Midland, MI
The Production Engineer has responsibility and accountability for the 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 Engineering Manager the role delivers hands on Engineering, Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S), Quality, and Operations Leadership to an empowered, work process driven, manufacturing organization.
The Production Engineer has responsibility and accountability for the day-to-day operation of a variety of manufacturing, fabrication and assembly equipment, including:
Support the department in the execution of process technologies to meet business demands.
Become the subject matter expert for all manufacturing equipment in the department.
Implement process and equipment improvements with detailed technical engineering skills. This is a true technical engineering position and must be able to thoroughly understand mechanical equipment.
Lead plant troubleshooting efforts and coordinate improvement projects with plant operations.
Develop, update, and implement job procedures and operating discipline. Participate in training operating personnel.
Ensures implementation and ongoing effectiveness of operating discipline, management systems, enabling technologies and roles. Manages and implements systems to reduce variation, produce quality products, reduce inventory, and reduce costs of operations to meet customer needs.
Develop and maintain plant engineering and equipment specifications, process and instrument diagrams, process flow diagrams, material balances, and other key documented process knowledge.
Minimum of BSME or BSEE.
5+ years of manufacturing plant experience
Experience with project management and technology improvement processes.
Understanding of design of experiments (DOE), root cause analysis, statistical process control and process improvement methodologies.
Good understanding of manufacturing control systems and process automation.
Hands-on equipment problem solver that can personally run equipment through HMIs.
Experience in troubleshooting and repairing mechanical equipment.
Able to properly perform Risk Management developing PFMEA’s
Software skills including MS Office professional package, MS Project and CAD.
Must be able to meet physical requirements test including but not limited to the ability to lift 50 pounds, stand for long periods of time, bend, push/pull and climb stairs and ladders rated for 300 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation.
Authorized to work in the U.S on a regular, full -time, permanent basis
Must successfully complete a background check and drug screen.
Flexible, with a strong sense of urgency and the ability to contribute in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
Excellent people skills and demonstrated ability to work on teams.
Excellent planning and organizational skills.
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.
Evaluates existing work processes and initiate practices to promote continuous improvement.
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.