Process Engineer Q1 2024 Hire Date

StarPlus Energy
Kokomo, Indiana
Dec 07, 2023
Dec 10, 2023
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
At StarPlus Energy, a joint venture between Samsung/Stellantis, join us in establishing the first plant of its kind in Indiana. We are looking to hire qualified process engineers to start with us Q1 of 2024 . As a member of our team, you will play an important role in our company's positive culture by helping us build and maintain an effective organization as the automotive industry moves toward an electric future.

The Process Engineer will develop and optimize the EV battery production process to improve safety, quality, productivity, and sustainability. The role will develop, monitor, analyze, and implement new processes, procedures, and equipment as needed.

  • Analyze and optimize productivity, yield, and Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE)
  • Responsible for defect rate monitoring, improvement, and product sustainability in manufacturing
  • Lead product and process Continuous Improvement (CI) and development activities
  • Implement Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) & Site Acceptance Test (SAT) protocols
  • Enhance processes in battery manufacturing systems including the implementation of lean manufacturing, 5S, and Kaizen projects
  • Lead Cross-Function Team (CFT) based activities with Production and Maintenance to troubleshoot inefficiencies and optimize productivity
  • Analyze safety and quality issues to recommend corrective actions
  • Monitor and maintain all Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Conduct risk assessments to identify and eliminate potential defects
  • Create, maintain, and update various Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to ensure all operators develop a full understanding of process changes
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure smooth production flow between each process
  • Prepare for and participate in meetings between teams

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technology equivalent
  • Knowledge and experience in manufacturing and Continuous Improvement
  • Knowledge of time studies, line balancing, lean manufacturing, bottleneck analysis, PFMEAs, and process controls
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Skilled in handling multiple projects simultaneously

  • Experience in validation of needed equipment capacities, commissioning and ramp- up schedules
  • Proficient in application of statistical knowledge and tools such as Minitab or JMP
  • Experience in ERP systems, or equivalent
  • Working understanding of vision systems such as Keyence or Cognex
  • Knowledge of laser welding, CT & X-Ray scanning
  • Knowledge of electrode, notching, stacking, assembly, formation, or production processes pertaining to battery manufacturing