Collaboration Partners:

LG Chem  |  General Motors

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Production Engineer

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  • Location:

    Warren, OH

  • Description:

    Experience Level:

    Battery Cell - Entry Level (0-3 Years)

    Ultium Cells Overview:

    Ultium Cells is a joint venture Lithium-Ion Automotive Battery Cell Manufacturing plant between LG Chem and General Motors. This new construction high-technology plant will have the latest Battery Cell manufacturing technology. The investment in this new business venture represents a commitment of more than $2.3 Billion. It will be among the largest Battery Cell Manufacturing plants in the world. Ultium Cells will produce Battery Cells for General Motors North American electric vehicle applications.

    The Ultium cell partners include LG Chem; the world’s largest manufacturer of Automotive Battery Cells in the world and General Motors a global company committed to delivering safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around.

    Position Description:

    This position will be part of a technical team responsible for engineering work that includes continuous improvement, investigating and troubleshooting equipment/manufacturing/facility problems, analyzing production results, implementing and improving manufacturing methods and processes, and ensuring high yield and productivity in a highly automated manufacturing environment. His/her functions will also include interaction with internal and external customers and external vendors to solve urgent and complex problems by identifying and evaluating alternatives to provide support of all in-plant production as required. Position requires some on-call support.

    Job Responsibilities:

    A Production engineer ensures production and quality goals are achieved through teamwork and clear communication. Train and develop Operators for success in the team’s goals and for future opportunities. Create a positive and highly effective working environment based on mutual respect and a shared goal of being the number one supplier to our customers. Evaluate and update the production schedule, overseeing quality control and ensuring products are produced on time, and projects completed within the deadline.

    Safety & Environment:
    • Ensure compliance with workplace safety programs.
    •  Monitor and ensure timely distribution of safety alerts and incident reports.
    •  Develop plans to optimize the production conditions and utility usage rates.
    •  Reduce waste through continuous improvement activities.
    • Provide timely feedback on performance.
    •  Maintain an environment that encourages initiative, creative thinking, and self-motivation.
    • Monitor product standards.
    •  Implement and oversee quality control programs.
    •  Monitor the requirements and results for the monthly Quality review meetings.
    •  Identify all controllable failures and eliminate with permanent corrective actions.
    • Develop plans to attain monthly and annual yield goals.
    •  Develop plans to attain weekly and monthly productivity goals.
    •  Coordinate with maintenance and facility teams to reduce downtime.
    • Analyze and reduce costs.
    •  Maximize the production process to lower costs.
    •  Approve expenditures for supplies, materials and vendor services.
    •  Work with the accounting team to create a budget and spending plan.
    •  Understand the financial impact of production results.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Math, Physics, Statistics, Engineering (Chemical, Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical or related), or similar
    • 3+ years of experience in continuous improvement or manufacturing in a highly automated and/or automotive engineering environment (Experience in manufacturing lithium-ion batteries is preferred.)
    • Experience with or knowledge of large production lines, PFMEAs, and process controls helpful but not required
    • Knowledge of Time Studies, Line Balancing, Lean Manufacturing, Six sigma, Bottleneck Analysis helpful
    • Excellent communication skills: verbal, written, presentation
    • Critical thinking and an analytical mindset
    • Strong computer skills: MS Office
    • Able to work flexible hours occasionally to support entire production team
    • Demonstrated teamwork and effectiveness in accomplishing goals

    Unit / Function Overview:

    The Manufacturing Engineering is a key partner in organization responsible for the Electrode process technology.

    Total Rewards Information:

    We offer market-competitive compensation including base pay and incentive compensation opportunities based on the achievement of Company goals. We offer employees paid time off to refresh and recharge. Our total rewards program is designed to enrich your life at work and includes the following benefits:

    • Blue Cross – Blue Shield Health Care
    • Competitive Dental and vision insurance
    • 13 paid holidays annually
    • Tuition Assistance for continuing education
    • Vehicle Discount Program on General Motors branded vehicles
    • Communication Stipend for Personal Cell Phone
    • Comfortable air-conditioned work environment

    Cells LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

    We extend equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.