Job Description

 Job Description:

Manufacturing Engineer (Electrode Preparation)

Crossroads Facility, Joplin, MO 


Ongoing Job Responsibilities

·        Responsible for electrode fabrication processes and equipment used for Li-ion and CFx cell manufacturing

·        Develop and improve processes including powder mixing, slurry mixing, web coating, calendering, etc.

·        Identification and implementation of process changes that improve safety, quality, or throughput

·        Utilization of structured problem solving techniques to identify root cause and corrective actions for problems

·        Actively improve and drive process, productivity and quality improvements through measurement, detailed analysis, and sustained improvement with process control methods; Engage manufacturing personnel to provide training and guidance on manufacturing processes on a routine basis

·        Develop and maintain standard operating procedures for manufacturing personnel

·        Partner with R&D and New Product Development to transfer new processes into the electrode fabrication line

·        Spec, procure, and implement equipment to support new product growth

·        Be a major player in design for manufacturability on new projects in the stage gate process

·        Adapt Lean Six Sigma, SPC and other methods to fit process need driving stability and overall systematic process improvements

·        Expect 40% of time to be on the manufacturing floor

Key Objectives (specific expectations that will be measured for success during the next 6 to 18 months)

·        Become subject matter expert for mixing, coating and calendering processes

·        Develop  and maintain tracking metrics for process area

Leadership Competencies

·        Motivation (ability to enhance others’ commitment to their work)

·        Foster Teamwork (help others learn to work together)

·        Initiative (identify what needs to be done and taking action before being asked)

Hiring Requirements  (candidate cannot be considered without meeting these requirements)

·        Minimum of a Bachelor’s in Engineering, Science or technical degree (Chemical or Materials preferred)

·        Experience in industrial engineering or scientific discipline utilizing science and engineering problem solving methods

·        Experienced with chemical lab environments and good lab practices

·        Experience in data measurement, analysis and report authoring using sound statistical analysis methods

·        Communication skills, including written and verbal communication skills

·        Excellent interpersonal and team building/working skills

·        Ability to delegate effectively and utilize available resources

·        Ability to multi-task and adjust quickly to changing production needs

·        Able to provide constructive feedback and train others as needed

·        U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Hiring Preferences (successful candidates should also meet these preferences)

·        Experience with lithium ion electrode processing strongly preferred

·        Experience with converting processes

·        Experience with slot die and reverse comma coating

·        Experience with formal process validation methods such as IQ, OQ, PQ

·        Six-Sigma  process improvement methods

·        Excellent computer skills in Windows OS and Microsoft Office applications

·        Knowledge and application experience utilizing statistical analysis tools such as SPC and Lean Six Sigma

·        Experience with GMP, ISO and AS-9100 quality system methods

·        Organizational and time management skills

Educational Requirements

·      Minimal Education level Required:

Minimum of a Bachelor’s in Engineering, Science or technical degree

Application Instructions

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