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Job Title:  EnerSys Operating System APU Lead

Requisition ID:  9676

Newport, Wales, GB, NP19 4XJ

Home-based Position:  No
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-Time
Job Description: 

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products. 

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Job Purpose

This position reports directly to the APU Manager on a day to day basis with line to EOS manager and is responsible for supporting the EnerSys Operating System (EOS) transformation efforts.  This position implements and supports actions that bring about improvements to operations and processes which may include, but are not limited to, safety, quality, delivery, growth, margin expansion and inventory levels.  Projects will be integrated with the region / plants lean deployment efforts and meet the guidelines, criteria and metrics established by the business.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Executing against long and short-term objectives to support EOS Goals;

Working with other departments in the APU to identify, address and eliminate process related obstacles;

Assisting in the change of systems/processes as required in support of the EOS initiatives;

Utilise mapping techniques to understand optimal information, material and production flow methods;

Shopfloor presence, leading own and operator based improvement projects

Act as a change agent to bring about improvements in process through actively leading, supporting & participation of Rapid Improvement Events (RIE), including:

- Supporting pre and post standard work;

- Leading & participating in projects/events;

- Leading & participate in MDI Gemba walks and coach employees on continuous improvement, standard work developments /modification/ adherence, flow and problem-solving techniques;

- Providing necessary training specific to lean transformation tools and methodology under the guidance of the EOS Manager.

Assist in updating and maintaining visual performance tools, MDI & Accountability boards, Heydo.

Support cycle time analysis, time studies, work balance/flow improvements, work place analysis and improvement;

Support problem solving, root cause identification & preventative fix.

Help develop more efficient ways to utilise people, machinery, materials, information and energy to make a product or service


Demonstrated deployment of lean tools and methodology ie 5S & problem solving

Ability to lead and direct an improvement team in particular at shopfloor level

Must be a results-oriented ‘change agent’

Demonstrate Problem solving, project management, A3 thinking, quality and basic financial principles and apply them to analyse the planned activities

Flexible and adaptable to meet the requirements of the role

Ability to effectively lead a group’s activities and discussions using a defined process

Able to present and respond to questions from individuals at all levels of the organisation

Able to mentor team members and facilitate change from a position of influencer

Able to energise and motivate a team

Able to recognise conflict and take appropriate action within the scope of the role

Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

Computer Literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint with the capability to create spreadsheets for analysis and tracking of data-based metrics)

Understanding of manufacturing principles/practices


  • Minimum of 24 months manufacturing process experience;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a process improvement function at a manufacturing facility
  • Certified lean belt programme


EnerSys provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  EEO/Minority/Female/Vets/Disabled

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