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Manufacturing Engineer

Company: American Battery Solutions
Location: Springboro
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

American Battery Solutions has a full-time opening for a Manufacturing Engineer in Springboro, Ohio.

Job Summary:

The Manufacturing Engineer focuses on designing, developing, and implementing new or revised production/manufacturing processes within a New Product Introduction (NPI) environment. This role will require an understanding of engineering principles and the ability to apply this knowledge to improving and developing the manufacturing process.


  • Lead the development of process and equipment planning activities required to support customer projects and meet company business plan objectives.
  • Lead start of production continuous improvement activities necessary to meet product quality and business plan objectives.
  • Develop and maintain all production documentation required including DFM/A's, PFDs, PFMEAs, WI's, etc.
  • Implement 5S for all responsible production areas.
  • Support Quality Management System and Environmental Management System.
  • Support the manufacturing evaluation of new product designs (DFM/A), creation of manufacturing plans, and estimations of production costs.
  • Responsible for Equipment & Tooling Readiness/Documentation and all safety standards.
  • Qualify purchased Cap-Ex equipment in accordance with company Machine Acceptance requirements (i.e., capability, OEE, ergonomics, etc.).
  • Support company vision, values, goals, and business plan.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment.
  • Adhere to corporate, federal, and state employment policies.
  • Support the production operator.
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures.
  • Able to travel as required to support projects assigned.
  • Predictable and reliable attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Position Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or equivalent experience.
    • Minimum of two (2) years of manufacturing or process engineering experience in a manufacturing facility.
    • Proven ability to design tooling and equipment in SolidWorks or equivalent software.
    • The ability to use AutoCAD for equipment layouts within the facility is a plus.
    • Understanding of PLC, HMI's, relays, contactors, servos, steppers, low voltage circuits, high voltage circuits, torque drivers, bar code systems, database storage, vision systems, Allen Bradley, Bosch Rexroth, Keyence, etc.
    • Experience with quality management systems.
    • Understanding of machine electrical cabinet layout and machine controls with the desire to learn more.
    • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and Visio. Key Competencies:
      • Focuses on Quality: Drives work results with a quality focus on actions and results.
      • Decision Making & Analysis: Makes sound decisions based upon a mixture of data-driven analysis, expertise, experience, and judgment; collects relevant information, seeking input from others, and identifies connections and/or root causes of problems
      • Continual Improvement: Displays a consistent orientation toward producing the highest quality products or services, while keeping a focus on sustainability. Constantly looking for incremental improvements in work processes and results.
      • Takes Initiative: Exhibits strong drive for results and success; conveys a sense of urgency and drives issues to closure; persists despite obstacles and opposition.
      • Takes Calculated Risks: Takes calculated risks to achieve goals. Finds a balance between analysis and action. When fails, accepts it, learns from it, and moves on to the next challenge.
      • Working Safely: Demonstrates safe behaviors. Aware of potential risks and threats in the workplace.
      • Delivers Results: Achievement-oriented, feeling a sense of urgency to reach goals on time, if not before.
      • Teamwork: Works cooperatively with others to accomplish team goals and organizational objectives.
      • Communications: Exchanges thoughts, feelings, and information effectively. Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:

        The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
        • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
          • Constantly operates a computer and other office equipment.
          • Ability to adjust focus, especially due to concentration on a computer screen.
          • May need to lift and carry up to 30 pounds and/or position the body to reach items on the floor/below knee level or reach overhead.
          • The person in this position needs to frequently move about in industrial environments.
          • Works in a temperature-controlled office environment and in industrial environments where safety shoes and safety glasses are mandatory.
            • The noise level in the work environment can be moderately loud.
            • Works in an environment with high voltage electricity present on the mfg. lines which may require the use of personal protective equipment to protect the safety of the person.
            • May be required to recognize small numbers, letters, symbols, colors on prints, and/or operate field instruments/equipment.
            • May be required to travel to and navigate a variety of sites to fully understand material needs.
            • Must be able to manipulate equipment for calibration and modification.
            • Must be able to bend, lift, stretch, stoop, push, pull, stand, and carry as needed to inspect, service, and operate machinery, equipment, and gauges.
            • Visual acuity to read instructions, operate machines and inspect parts produced.
            • The ability to respond quickly to sounds.
            • The ability to see and respond to dangerous situations.
            • The ability to wear personal protective gear correctly most of the day. Why Join Us

              American Battery Solutions (ABS) provides comprehensive benefit plan options at no cost, competitive salary, and equity eligibility to all associates. ABS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

              Benefits Overview
              • Paid time off includes 4 weeks, 15 holidays, sick time, and parental leave.
              • 100% company-paid medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability life insurance.
              • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) offerings.
              • Company provided 401K savings plan with matching contributions to help you save for retirement.
              • Voluntary benefits offerings.
              • Tuition assistance.
              • Employee Referral program.
              • Employee development and career growth opportunities.

                About Us

                At American Battery Solutions (ABS) we are developing the next generation of battery energy storage systems that will power the vehicles of today and tomorrow! Our team works with the latest technologies and battery chemistries engineering, testing, and manufacturing batteries to power the world's electric propulsion transition. At ABS you may get a chance to work on a project for an autonomous warehouse robot or an autonomous lawnmower, or you may work on a battery for a fleet of delivery vehicles or a transit bus, or even an EV start-up or a massive grid energy storage system. Our team is led by some of the industry's most experienced professionals, but we pride ourselves on developing a diverse team of next-generation battery experts.

                The Location - Springboro, OH

                American Battery Solutions Advanced Battery Manufacturing Center is located in beautiful and historic Springboro Ohio. Life in Springboro is all about the quality and character of our community and that is why Springboro continues to be a top-ten-rated City to live, work, play, and raise a family. In fact, Springboro was rated #3 among the top 10 communities in greater Southwest Ohio. In essence, Springboro appeals to everyone from young families to people looking for the perfect place to retire. Our great neighborhoods, excellent schools, safety, services, and amenities all contribute to Springboro's exceptional quality of life. Springboro offers a variety of public programming that includes outdoor concerts, festivals, and fireworks. Our residents enjoy bike and walking trails, an 18-hole public golf course, a charming and vibrant historic district, and 501 acres of parks.


Keywords: American Battery Solutions, Dayton , Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering , Springboro, Ohio

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