Jan 24, 2021

Battery Assembly Engineer / Pilot Line Manager

$60,000 - $80,000 yearly
  • Gridtential Energy
  • Kutztown, PA, USA
Contractor Engineering Manufacturing Program Management

Job Description

Battery Assembly Engineer / Pilot Line Manager

This position will be the co-leader of an assembly area and operation for a new class of lead-based batteries, called Silicon Joule.

The employee will work directly for Gridtential Energy, but report to work each day in the East Penn Manufacturing R&D Innovation Center.


  • Management of a small scale assembly operation with 10-20 process steps.
  • Lead projects and tasks associated with an assembly line for innovative lead-based battery systems.
  • Lead implementation of production equipment, tooling and instrumentation related to assembly and testing of innovative lead-based battery systems.
  • Lead the mechanical assembly and electrical testing processes through observation, fact finding, communication of results, and recommend improvements.
  • Working with small scale adhesive, welding, pneumatic pressing, laser welding, battery charging, battery cycling and battery testing systems.
  • Set up and test batteries for conformance to specifications and complete required documents.
  • Works with close tolerances and fits to meet requirements.
  • Repair, service and adjust equipment and production tooling such as production tooling, air systems, electrical assemblies and other hardware.
  • Maintain an organized and continuously improving workspace using LEAN techniques.
  • Understand and maintain quality standards and expectations
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with other employees to improve execution of tasks.
  • Utilize both hand and power tools effectively while maintaining high safety standards.
  • Read bills of material to determine proper assembly of parts.
  • Immediately report and/or repair problems.
  • Communicate across the company as needed to involve the right resources for the problem at-hand.
  • Develop and follow approved procedures in place for the assembly process
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.
  • Maintain regular attendance.


Electrical-Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Operations-Plant Management, Materials-Physical Research




$60K - $80K depending on experience

Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or similar discipline.
  • Mechanical assembly background and experience with precision components.
  • Electrical/electronics background is a plus.
  • Basic equipment programming and recipe management.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in written form.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and schematics.
  • Position requires strong observation, analytical and evaluating skills to report and troubleshoot.
  • Applicants must be self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Compliance with all safety and sanitation guidelines.
  • Must be able to lift, push and pull up to 60lbs.
  • This position requires walking, standing, twisting, reaching, bending and lifting - up to 8 hours per day.
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, including weekends.
  • Strong computer and standard office software skills are required.
  • Ability to work overtime when required.

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