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Manufacturing Engineer (Electrode Preparation)

Company: EaglePicher Technologies
Location: Joplin
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

The primary purpose of this position is to perform a wide variety of duties associated with the material processing of Li-Ion and CFx cells. Your core responsibilities will be to: 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 Other duties as assigned 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) 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 ABOUT EAGLEPICHER EaglePicher Technologies, LLC is a leading producer of batteries and energetic devices for the defense, aerospace, medical, commercial, 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, 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, ISO 13485, and AS9100C certified. For more information, visit www.eaglepicher.com. PERKS OF BEING AN EAGLEPICHER EMPLOYEE Some of the great things about being an EaglePicher employee include: Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; 10 paid holidays and PTO; Matching 401K; Tuition reimbursement; Dependent scholarship programs. EaglePicher Technologies LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Keywords: EaglePicher Technologies, Joplin , Manufacturing Engineer (Electrode Preparation), Engineering , Joplin, Missouri

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