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Job Title:  Manufacturing Project Engineer

Requisition ID:  7301

Richmond, KY, US, 40475

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.  

This position will be focusing primarily on our Energy Systems line of business, which include telecommunications, IT, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), utilities and switchgear, security, emergency lighting and general electronics. Some of the reserve power brands include PowerSafe,DataSafe, and Genesis. Our extensive product range serves a variety of reserve power applications and consistently delivers the most effective, powerful and reliable batteries available.

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Job Purpose

The Manufacturing Project Engineer is responsible for managing the design, timing, and delivery of complex manufacturing processes and equipment required to support new launches or upgrades to existing systems.  The Manufacturing Project Engineer (MPE) uses in-depth knowledge of Richmond products, components, and manufacturing processes to manage new production processes from concept to full production.  The MPE focusses on capital budget, overall manufacturing costs, and project on-time delivery.  The MPE functions as a key member of multi-disciplinary core teams on new processes / product development and represents all industrial, manufacturing, and Engineering facets. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following but other duties may be assigned:  

  • Support manufacturing engineering function to respond to production needs by developing shop drawings.  
  • Drafts detail drawing or sketch to request parts fabrication by machine, sheet metal or wood shops.
  • Reviews blueprints and drawings for correct part design, potential problems and errors and provides possible solutions by substitution or rearrangement of parts or subassemblies.
  • Review BoMs in BAAN, SAP and design drawings to confirm accuracy.  
  • Monitor New Product Introduction (NPI) projects for design details and BoM.
  • Monitor cabling layouts and lengths.
  • Coordinates activities involved with procuring goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, and supplies for the organization.
  • Coordinate electronic accessory installation and programming (WiiQs, PODs) 
  • Detail inaccuracies of the Configurator used by Customer Service and Sales. 
  • Coordinate issues with Customer Service to obtain correct Sales and Production Orders.
  • Work closely with the Corp Design Engineering group, Customer Service, SAP Team and plant Accounting.
  • Seek competitive bids and create Purchase Orders. 
  • Communicate effectively and develop strong working relationships with factory associates and outside vendors.
  • Manage small to medium capital projects with application of project management methodologies and technical expertise throughout project lifecycle.
  • Understand and contribute to key stakeholders’ needs and communicate effectively through project lifecycle.
  • Remain current on project management standards and methodologies.
  • Participate in cross-functional project teams, act as a resource to resolve technical obstacles.
  • Assess the benefits and risks of new equipment and technologies and work with Safety team to mitigate potential safety issues in planning phase of project.
  • Evaluate and modify existing plant equipment to ensure it is safe, reliable and efficient.
  • Participate in LEAN manufacturing events to reduce costs, improve efficiencies, and assure quality.
  • Provide technical assistance to troubleshoot and diagnose design and manufacturing quality issues.
  • Conduct feasibility studies on potential production equipment to validate capacity and functionality or to assess existing technologies.
  • Develop manufacturing processes and create Work Instruction Packages.
  • Complete Manufacturing Readiness Reviews (MRR) on all Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) activities.
  • Evaluate manufacturing processes and recommend / implement process improvements.
  • Act as manufacturing liaison for engineering team.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline.
  2. Two (2) years of work-related experience.
  3. Must be fully functional in both 2-D and 3-D drafting software, with experience on AutoCAD.
  4. Ability to interpret and comprehend Engineering drawings, Bills of Materials and specifications.
  5. Knowledge of SAP or other ERP tools.  
  6. Familiarity with the use of specifications, blueprints and Bills of Material.
  7. Effective communication and interpersonal skills.


Language Skills:  Strong written and verbal English skills.  Ability to clearly communicate both written and orally.


Reasoning Ability:  Root cause problem solving.


Computer Skills:  Above average knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, integrated operating software systems and AutoCAD. 


Other Qualifications:  Previous experience in purchasing and procurement helpful.


Travel Required:  Infrequent.

General Job Requirements

  • Generic
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds/11.5 kilos on occasions.
  • This position requires working in a plant/warehouse environment. Therefore, expect varying working conditions.
  • This position is exposed to harmful materials such as lead/fiberglass products. Periodic blood tests are required to measure the level of lead. Precautions are taken by the company/employee to reduce the risk of exposure and help ensure everyones safety.


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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