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Energizer Mechanical Engineer in Westlake, Ohio

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Position Summary

Energizer is looking for a Mechanical Engineer to join our alkaline battery team. In this position you would be responsible for carrying out mechanical design and process components of battery development projects within Energizer, focusing on performance and cost improvements in line with alkaline battery roadmap goals.

Accountabilities

  • Develop mechanical improvements to electrochemical cells (batteries) and support the mechanical changes required to accommodate chemistry changes in the cells.

  • Support plant production or quality issues evaluations and corrective measures

  • Run pilot line trials, plant trials, and limited production runs.

  • Analyze data and draw supportable conclusions leading to next steps

  • Develop mechanical knowledge of all battery components: stamped metal parts, injection molded plastic parts, sheet materials, bulk materials, and the manufacturing processes, internal and external, used to make them.

  • Introduce manufacturing processes and materials to plants.

  • Evaluate battery performance and reliability

  • Apply statistical methods to experimental design.

  • Prepare data for review to justify production runs. Make recommendations based on data.

  • Prepare reports and presentations documenting work and progress.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Follow project plans developed by senior staff; contribute to the development of project plans.

  • Design mechanical components to meet project goals; obtain samples, evaluate for agreement with design intent and specification; build complete cells and variations and evaluate success.

  • As required, collaborate with both outside suppliers, collaborators, and customers, as well as in-house experts and resources.

  • Help to monitor the accuracy and quality of work in parts of the project.

  • Analyze and summarize experimental information, communicating the results and project status in the form of presentations and reports.

  • Follow technology roadmaps to meet objectives in a timely manner. Work in parallel with process development, product development, and implementation resources to ensure capable transfer to product.

Required Skills and Experience

  • B.S. or M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or closely related discipline is required.

  • Proficiency in computer-aided design (CAD) software is required.

  • Industry experience is preferred but not required.

  • Ability to apply fundamental engineering and scientific principles to familiar and new situations.

  • Results oriented, proactive, able to work both independently and on teams.

  • Eagerness to take a hands-on approach to prototyping and learning or identifying problems.

  • Strong analytical skills, ability to draw conclusions and determine strategies based on data.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Solidworks or Autodesk Inventor CAD experience

  • Experience in designing: stamped metal components, injection molded plastic components, sealed assemblies, battery housings

  • Experience in scale-up projects and project management

  • Strong statistical skills, experience with Minitab (or equivalent).

  • Design of experiments (DOE) experience.

  • Statistical process control (SPC) and manufacturing quality control (Infinity QS).

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Project.

Working Relationships & Environment

Working Relationships

  • Reports to Associate Manager – Battery R&D.

  • Key relationships internally include all of R&D, pilot line, analytical, and operations groups.

Work Environment

  • Working conditions are an R&D laboratory and office environment. The use of proper PPE is required in certain circumstances.

  • Travel Requirements: Willingness to travel domestically up to 15% of the time

Come Join Us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, wellness 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.

Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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