Exide Technologies Application Engineer - Motive Power in Milton, Georgia
The Applications Engineer – Industrial, Motive Power (MP) is the primary technical representative responsible for the daily Application Engineering activities of the Motive Power group. This position must be able to interpret MP customer specifications, requirements and perform and analyze power studies to achieve customer approval. This position requires the ability to participate on cross functional teams as well as to track and monitor MP project status. This position must be able to work across cultural boundaries and be expected to manage customer expectations on a global basis where needed.
This position also works in partnership with the Transportation and Network Power Applications Engineering groups for products and projects that cross multiple internal and market scopes. This position also works with the shared resources (labels, packaging specifications, liability, product test lab) in the Applications Engineering department. This position will work and coordinate very closely with Motive Power Sales and the Product Managers in Marketing. This position requires a solid understanding of Motive Power Lift Truck Applications as well as a sufficient level of detail of customer needs for new product development.
Essential duties include the following; other duties may be assigned.
Serve as primary technical liaison between Exide and Motive Power customers
Prepare and present technical information to customers in a professional, organized and understandable manner
Determine customer qualification requirements and translate into executable test plans tied to customer approval
Interface with internal commercial (Sales, Marketing) and operations teams (Plants, Purchasing, Finance) as needed on business plan development, program management and product launch coordination
Communicate directly with customers by supporting miscellaneous daily technical inquiries
Engage with the Global Engineering group on defining customer technical requirements, ensuring rigorous product qualification testing and proper design control of engineering specifications and standards
Participate in the design, development and engineering change control process although position does not have direct responsibility for these areas
Assist QA with customer field return analysis/warranty programs and internal product compliance performance testing
Write weekly status reports on Motive Power projects and activities
Work with Sales and Business Development to review technical purchase specifications and prepare quotations
Support the custom order process through generation of bills of material and drawings
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required
Education & Experience
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in an engineering field (Chemical, Mechanical, or Electrical preferred)
One to three years interfacing with customers in a technical capacity
Ability to interpret customer technical specifications and industry standards
Demonstrated project management experience and participation on cross functional teams
MS Office suite required including advanced ability in the areas of Excel data analysis/presentation
Normal office environment with occasional customer and plant visits. Must be able to work remotely using portable PC connectivity
Must be able to occasionally work in a lab or warehouse environment with hands-on handling of lead acid batteries and battery
components while using required personal protective equipment. Lifting requirement of 50 lbs. typical
- Domestic travel when needed (approx 20%-30%.) Must be able to travel by air with minimum restrictions. Some global travel required typically once per year for apprx one week duration
Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.
Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.
Requisition ID 2018-1990
Position Type Regular Full-Time