A123 Systems LLC

Test Engineering Supervisor

US-MA-Waltham
2 months ago
ID
2017-1450
# of Openings
1
Category
Research and Development

Overview

Position Overview

The Test Engineering Supervisor will be responsible to lead six to eight employees in a R&D lithium ion cell development laboratory in Waltham, MA.  The supervisor will oversee the daily execution of Lithium ion cell testing on over 100 new experimental cells per week. 

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities

  • Supervises employees including but not limited to: Creating Positive Work Environment, Time Card Approval, Vacation Planning, Sick Time, Performance Management, Annual Reviews, Disciplinary Action, Continuous Improvement, and Enforcing Company Policies
  • Coordinates the lab operational activities to ensure the safety of associates, high cell test quality standards and research schedules are met
  • Develops weekly laboratory cell testing plan and tracks execution to plan
  • Able to manage KPI metrics and characteristics to identified operational targets
  • Influence positive change and continuous improvements using Lean, TPS, and trained problem solving methodologies (i.e., Six Sigma, 8D, etc.)
  • Leads the development of team members
  • Contribute 20—40% of time as a technical contributor. Flows to the work to fill gaps as needed.  Hands on execution of testing required.

Qualifications

Specific Skills/Abilities

The position requires:

  • A track record of creating an effective, highly recognized and proactive team well aligned with business objectives and needs and integrated with site operations
  • Knowledge of electrical test principles and equipment
  • Ability to effectively communicate to direct reports as well as upper management
  • Desire and interest in the cell testing research and data
  • Strong mechanical and electrical aptitude
  • Quality and detail oriented
  • Quick learner and adaptable to rapid change
  • Monday – Friday 7am to 4pm Work Schedule preferred. Some Flexibility allowed
  • Less than 10% travel as required

 

Education/Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience supervising direct reports , preferably in a laboratory test environment
  • Bachelors of Science degree and 5 yrs technical experience or Associates Degree and 10yrs technical experience

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