Battery Process Engineer (Early Career)

Murfreesboro, TN

About AESC


AESC is an exciting, global organization committed to solving the challenges of a sustainable future and becoming the leading supplier of full-value-chain battery solutions. Our lithium-ion batteries can be found in more than nine hundred and fifty thousand electric vehicles worldwide and have a stellar safety record of zero-critical issues. We will continue to build upon our successes and expand into new markets and industries, producing innovative and competitive products and technologies that advance the goal of a zero-carbon emission future. AESC is headquartered in Japan and has battery manufacturing locations in Japan, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.

AESC invests heavily in next-generation technology to drive innovation and works with its strategic partners to continually push the boundaries of performance, safety and efficiency. Its teams work with strategic partners to continuously improve the company’s global leadership in product development, quality and sustainable processes. Find out more at http://aesc-group.com/us.


We are currently seeking candidates to fill Process Engineer roles to support our U.S. Based facilities. This is a wonderful opportunity for the right candidate to gain valuable experience and contribute to a growing company.


Job Summary:

In this role, you will be responsible for establishing and improving the process flow of a specific battery production stage, maintaining process efficiency, and implementing continuous improvement strategies. If you are passionate about cutting-edge technology and want to be part of a team that drives positive change in the world, this is the opportunity for you.


Job Functions

The following job function statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position:

  • Develop and launch all new manufacturing processes.
  • Collaborate with small teams on in-house development of novel and complex automation equipment.
  • Closely collaborate with external equipment integrators on custom automation equipment.
  • Manage external equipment integrators from equipment development through handover to local operations team.
  • Install, Commission and qualify new equipment and fixtures for production implementation.
  • Troubleshoot processes capability and stability through root cause analysis and DOE.
  • Establish and improve the process flow of a specific battery production stage.
  • Develop and maintain process documents such as Work Instructions (WI) and Operation Instructions (OI), as well as conducting training for production employees.
  • Utilize methods such as Design of Experiments (DOE), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), lessons learned and continuously improve the manufacturing process.
  • Implement lean improvement in the process to enhance product yield, process capability, and reduce costs.


Minimum Qualifications

Job Knowledge and Skill:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Minitab, CAD, and other relevant software.
  • Knowledge and experience in quality tools such as DOE, FMEA, and 8D.
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration abilities.
  • Experience in different stages of the lithium battery process is preferred.


Experience:

  • 0-2 years’ experience in process engineering or manufacturing engineering (Academic project experience, Co-Op and/or internship experience is strongly preferred)


Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related field


Benefits

  • Working in a great team environment
  • Highly automated, clean, safe, and temperature-controlled production environment
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • HSA and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401K with company match plus annual retirement contribution
  • Life Insurance (Company paid and additional voluntary life available)
  • Paid Vacation and 14 Paid Holidays
  • Short term and long-term disability coverage (Company Paid).
  • Tuition reimbursement


Travel

Overseas (max 30%) and regional US (max 20%) travel required.

Process Engineer
North America

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