A123 Systems LLC

Test Engineering Supervisor

2 months ago
# of Openings
Research and Development


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. 


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.


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



  • 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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