Share this Job
Apply now »

Job Title:  Materials Engineer

Requisition ID:  3900

Reading, PA, US, 19605

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. We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.


Job Purpose

EnerSys is looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual to provide technical guidance on suitability and processing of established and new materials and design aspects related to our lead acid and lithium battery products.  The role requires a strong background in materials evaluation and processing. The candidate must have the ability to work in a multinational, multifunctional team environment but also have the confidence to challenge current preconceptions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Product Development:

  • The Materials Engineer (ME) will lead or collaborate with engineering and other business units in order to take designs successfully from prototype stages through to mass production. These key development projects may require new tooling, design and production of parts or modifications of existing parts.
  • The ME will support the electrochemistry group, design engineers and the supply chain with respect to material selection, fabrication techniques and other project specific innovations.

Functional Technical Support:

  • This is not a supervisory position, however the ME will work with cross-functional teams to refine specifications and achieve product performance, aesthetic, schedule, cost, reliability and quality targets.
  • The ME will work with suppliers to support tooling transfers, cost reduction initiatives, troubleshooting and assist with the evaluation of new suppliers.
  • The ME is expected to assist and support failure analysis to identify root cause in the field and production.

Advanced Development Activities:

  • Track new technique and technology development trends and validate their application in EnerSys products. 
  • Drive innovation via the use of novel materials and processing techniques to achieve cost reduction, light-weighting, efficiency improvements and others.
  • Extend materials support for a broader range of battery and electronic products such as composites, adhesives, potting materials, foams and sealants.

Minimum Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Materials Science/Engineering or other engineering, science, math or similar technical discipline.
  2. Five years of experience working with materials encompassing processing, part design and tooling. Special consideration will be made for those with experience with a broad range of plastic materials.
  3. Experience of joining technologies especially welding, metal to plastic replacement, additive manufacturing and/or overmolding preferred.
  4. Experience in the automotive industry or a similar will be an advantage.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of battery systems built around lithium-ion technology, particularly regarding pack design, assembly, and processing of materials in these systems, is highly sought.
  • The ME should have experience of defining test plans, designing test setups, and analyzing data.
  • Must have an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of programs, especially Excel and Powerpoint. Experience of using CAD packages, such as Solidworks, or modelling tools is beneficial, but not essential.
  • The ideal candidate will be a team player that can also work independently with a positive attitude, manage complex tasks proactively, possesses a high attention to detail, is adaptable, innovative and has strong interpersonal skills.

Travel Requirements

Up to 20% of time may be allocated to travel to EnerSys facilities and supplier sites to facilitate or coordinate solutions to problems related to the application of our products. International travel may be required.


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/M/F/Vets/Disabled

EEO is the Law

EEO is the Law Supplement

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination

Nearest Major Market: Reading PA

Apply now »