Job: Sr. Mechanical Engineer R&D

This posting has expired and is no longer available.

Job Description

 Job Description:

Title: Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Department: R& D Engineering
Location: Rangeline facility - Joplin, MO

Job Summary:
Responsible for taking a lead role in the planning and execution of battery development projects, including the development of battery build processes and accompanying documentation packages, battery design optimization, and testing and evaluation of batteries to meet performance requirements. Support development activities to improve assembly processes and reduce cost and lead time of batteries. Product development activities also include the development of product spec, preparation of supporting documents, tooling and product testing in a cross functional team environment. Extensive customer communication required.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Execute battery development projects from the first concept prototype stage through further development, validation/qualification testing, and ending in a CDR and hand-off to Operations. 
  • Evaluate materials, build processes, battery design configurations, and other battery parameters with DOE methodology. 
  • Develop critical understanding of battery performance for a given application. 
  • Develop processes/tooling for pilot scale manufacturing.
  • Coordinate and execute product development trials. 
  • Summarize and present respective results, with conclusions, and recommendations. Interact with customers on a regular basis.
  • Deliver initial batteries to customers.
  • Prepare build and process specifications, along with other engineering documents.
  • Reduce cost of product and prepare cost estimates.
  • Support all development phases including design refinement, validation, and pilot production.
Key Objectives:
  • Assimilate in EP’s standard systems and product development process, Plexus, scheduling, and problem solving.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of batteries and the battery development cycle, including the design and development steps required by EP and Customers to bring a product to market, and then continue to manufacture and deliver hardware.
  • Take an active, hands-on role in the development and production of lithium battery projects, delivering to milestones and performance objectives.
  • Support projects through effective communication across multiple levels with both internal and external customers.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Direct Reports: 1

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:

·          Take leadership in the planning, scheduling and execution of assigned projects to meet timelines for deliverables.

·          Communicate effectively with groups and individuals (both internal and external) to accomplish project goals, while multi-tasking.

·          Self-starting and schedule driven to provide a quality product, efficiently, and on-time.

  • Manage direct reports in an efficient and constructive manner.

Hiring Requirements:

·          Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing / Engineering technology, or related discipline.

·          5-10 years’ experience in an R&D, or Product Development.  An understanding of battery product design and processing is desired.

·          Good interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written.

·          Able to contribute to collaborative team environment.

·          Self-motivated and hands-on. Detail oriented and able to manage multiple tasks.

·          3D CAD modeling knowledge. Autodesk Inventor experience is a plus.

·          Experience in FEA (ANSYS) and other numerical modeling methods will be helpful.

·          Skilled in use of Microsoft Office applications (Project, Excel, Word Outlook).

  • Knowledge of Minitab, SPC, and DOE methodology is desired.

EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, a Vectra company, is a leading producer of batteries and energetic devices for the defense, aerospace, medical, commercial, grid energy storage, oil, and gas industries. The company provides the most experience and broadest capability in battery electrochemistry of any battery supplier in the United States. Battery technologies include lithium ion, thermal, silver zinc, nickel hydrogen, lithium carbon monofluoride, lithium thionyl chloride, lithium manganese dioxide, lithium sulfur dioxide, and reserve lithium oxyhalide. EaglePicher also provides custom battery assemblies, battery management systems, pyrotechnic devices, and other power solutions. EaglePicher Technologies is headquartered in Joplin, Mo., and is ISO9001:2008 and AS9100C certified. For more information, visit www.eaglepicher.com.

EaglePicher offers competitive compensation and a generous benefit package that includes medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, holidays, vacation, tuition reimbursement, and scholarship program.

EaglePicher is proud to be an EEO/AA employer (male, female, disabled and veterans). We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Contact Us

Locations

Pittsburg
2919 Rotary Terrace
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Commercial Power
3001 Davis Blvd.
Joplin, MO 64801
Crossroads
8225 E. 26th St.
Joplin, MO 64802
Energetic Devices
14212 N. Bethel Rd.
Seneca, MO 64865
Headquarters
C & Porter Streets
Joplin, MO 64802
Range Line
3220 Industrial Rd.
Joplin, MO 64801
Seneca, MO
Recruiting In
Seneca, MO 64865
Space
1216 W. B St.
Joplin, MO 64801
Not Specified
-
Not Specified, NS 99997
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
-
East Greenwich, RI 2818
Headquarters/Plano
5600 Tennyson Pkwy, Suite 345
Plano, TX 75024
Pittsburg
Commercial Power
Crossroads
Energetic Devices
Headquarters
Range Line
Seneca, MO
Space
Not Specified
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Headquarters/Plano
 
You are here: Home Careers