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Energizer Manufacturing Engineer in Portage, Wisconsin

This is Energizer Holdings, Inc.

Energizer Holdings responsibly creates products to make lives easier and more enjoyable. To do this, we lean into our culture as an organization – we win together, while serving each other, with a willingness to act boldly, all while doing right. Our colleagues hail from all backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life, but our shared mission and purpose make us one team. Because we’re a global organization, you will always have opportunities to learn, grow and develop in your career. We support flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

Position Summary

Support the qualification and implementation of new battery designs and processes into production. Improve and maintain manufacturing processes in assigned department. Balance daily manufacturing problem solving with development of longer-term improvements in cost, quality, and efficiency.


  • Interact with internal and external stakeholders to resolve problems and coordinate technical activities

  • Utilize/develop new technologies & methods to improve product quality, increase efficiency, and reduce costs

  • Participate in problem solving teams to identify root cause, implement corrective actions, and verify efficacy

  • Assess resources and provide information on issues, project status and schedules and daily production status

  • Comply with all company policies and procedures, including attendance and performance expectations

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or required

Specific Accountabilities

  • Design, conduct, and analyze statistically valid experiments to test proposed improvements, qualify new materials, and increase understanding of process

  • Work closely with R&D, Quality and Engineering to coordinate experimental trial work

  • Provide feedback to upstream in-house suppliers (molding, metal stamping, battery assembly processes)

  • Address and resolve process, system or equipment issues on manufacturing lines throughout the facility

  • Develop process work instructions and reaction plans, train production workers and quality specialists on methods, inspection, and workflow functions. Analyze SPC data to identify process improvement opportunities.

  • Assist R&D and manufacturing in development of quality control plans and assessment of suppliers

  • Provide engineering support on off hours, including weekends

Required Skills and Experience

  • Education – A technical or engineering degree or a 2-year technical degree with equivalent experience in mechanical, electrical systems is required.

  • 0 to 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing or research environment. Also taking into consideration completed internships and co-op experiences.

  • Self-motivated and flexible, able to work with minimal supervision and strong multi-tasking abilities

  • Ability to manage projects independently

  • Good organizational skills and able to manage competing priorities.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret statistical process control (SPC) data

  • Proficiency using computer software (all basic office applications)

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering discipline (Mechanical, Manufacturing, Chemical, Industrial etc.)

  • Process and/or Quality Engineering experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Demonstrated experience leading projects

  • Statistical design and analysis of experiments experience

  • Minitab, Microsoft Access, Infinity QS, Solidworks, SAP skills or experience with similar programs

Working Relationships & Environment

Working Relationships

  • Reports to Process Engineering Manager

  • Interface with hourly colleagues, shift Supervisors, Engineers, Quality Control Technicians and R&D Engineers.

Work Environment

  • Work takes place in fast-paced, deadline oriented, clean & climate-controlled production environment

  • Must wear appropriate personal protective equipment including hearing protection in certain departments

  • Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently 25 pounds, and occasionally 50 pounds

  • Some travel may be required

  • Regularly required to stand and walk

  • Use of hands/fingers to grasp or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear

  • Vision abilities include color vision, close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

  • This position may require the need to periodically work overtime, including weekends

Come Join Us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, well-being and retirement savings coverage, paid time off and holidays, and many opportunities to learn, develop and grow. At Energizer, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.