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Sr. Manager, Quality

Company: AESC Group
Location: Bowling Green
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

AESC is looking to add a Senior Quality Engineering Manager to our team in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Full-TimeOn-site Bowling Green, Kentucky About AESC US LLC AESC is an exciting, newly created global organization committed to solving the challenges of a sustainable future and becoming the leading supplier of full-value-chain battery solutions. Our lithium-ion batteries can be found in nearly one million electric vehicles worldwide and have a stellar safety record of zero-critical issues. AESC US is leading the way in battery technology. We design and manufacture EV battery technology for various electric vehicles and equipment. We are working hard towards unlocking the full potential of sustainable energy and climate change mitigation. We will continue to build upon our successes and expand into new markets and industries, producing innovative and competitive products and technologies that advance the goal of a zero-carbon emission future. AESC is headquartered in Japan and has battery manufacturing locations in Japan, UK, China, and the U.S.AESC Mission Our mission is to solve the challenges for a sustainable future. Together, we can make a meaningful impact. About the Role As a key member of AESC US LLC, you will play a crucial role in advancing our mission to lead in full-value-chain battery solutions for a sustainable future. You will be managing a team across multiple shifts and coordinating activities between operations and Quality Assurance. Controlling department costs, scrap, purchased supplies, and quality of products while supporting uptime targets. The ideal candidate will partner with the management on key initiatives and will develop, implement, and manage various projects and programs in support of overall business effectiveness.Your work within the Quality team will directly impact our strategic goals and contribute to our position as a global leader in battery technology. What You Will Do
Coordinate the development and planning of new programs and eventsResponsible for goals and objectives as they pertain to quality, cost, delivery, and safetyMaintain a positive employee relations environmentEstablish and monitor quality performance to cost budgets. Implements proper measures to continually reduce costsAssist the production and engineering departments with investigations and resolutions of chronic or severe in-plant quality problems. Decides disposition of non-conforming productManage Engineers responsible for warranty, purchase parts, and customer supportPlan for new projects and processes based on information from engineering and management that affects assigned areas of responsibility. Contract other workgroups with the company to obtain their services and support for determining the content and timing of these new processesSupervise and provide leadership, coaching, guidance, training and staff development; interview and select unit employees; plan and evaluate employee performance, recommend merit increases, transfers, and promotions, counsel and discipline employees as necessary; recommend termination when appropriate, and monitor the time and attendance of team membersKnowledgeable in AESC and worldwide leading quality standards and have firm practical knowledge. Analytical thinking, communication, interpersonal and implementation skills What You Need Bachelor's degree in Engineering discipline (Industrial, Electrical, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering)Minimum of 10 years of directly related professional-level Engineering experience working in manufacturingMinimum of 3 years in an engineering role exhibiting leadership skillsMust be a self-motivated individual with good written and verbal communication skills and data-driven decision-making skills.Must have a good understanding of root cause analysis (RCA), problem-solving techniques, and process control management for quality and throughput issue resolutionAbility to quickly obtain a working knowledge of lithium-ion batteriesIndependent, driven, eager to learn, strong time management skills, and the ability to manage simultaneous and often changing prioritiesNew model experience and equipment design, installation, and commissioning, PFMEA and Control PlansKnowledge of project management related to the introduction of products to market and PPAP's to the customerAbility to work and lead contractors through the process of RDP to commissioning of equipmentAbility to follow specific directions and to work independently in a fast-paced atmosphereExperience performing internal and external auditsExperience working and leading a team across cultural and discipline boundaries.Ability to apply technical math skills to solve real-world problemsWorking knowledge in Microsoft Office applications Proficient knowledge of AutoCAD and InventorUnderstands and follows all standards of IATF16949 and VDA 6.3 quality standardsUnderstands and follows all standards of ISO14001 environmental standardsWhat is "Nice to Have"?High level of applicable technical skills with Statistics, Basic Engineering PrinciplesAutomotive OEM or Tier 1 Supplier experience New plant design, build, and commissioning Six Sigma CertificationKnowledge of battery manufacturing, EV manufacturing, or refinery operationsAutomotive OEM or Tier 1 supplier experience Cross-cultural experienceHigh-volume manufacturing environment experienceStart-up experience What We Offer Welcome to our state-of-the-art Gigafactory, where you'll have the opportunity to tackle the world's most fascinating challenges alongside exceptionally talented individuals who are driven to make a difference. At AESC, we offer a comprehensive compensation package, including a competitive salary and a rewarding AESC bonus program. In addition, we provide a range of valuable benefits, such as 401(k), and health insurance. We strive to ensure that our employees are well taken care of, enabling them to focus on their work and contribute to our collective mission of changing the world.An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development.Highly automated, clean, safe, and temperature-controlled production environmentMedical, Dental and Vision InsuranceHSA and Flexible Spending Accounts401(k) with company match Life Insurance (Company-paid and additional voluntary life available)Paid Vacation and 14 Paid HolidaysShort-term and long-term disability coverage (Company Paid)Tuition reimbursementApplication Process Even if you don't meet every requirement listed, if you believe this role suits you well, we encourage you to apply. Your application gives us the opportunity to learn more about you and explore potential fits within our team.Following the submission of your application, we are committed to providing timely responses to all applicants, though response times may vary depending on the volume of submissions. If you do not receive an immediate response, please rest assured that this in no way reflects on the quality of your candidacy. Your application will be retained in our files, and we may reach out to you for future roles that align with your skills and interests. As our organization experiences rapid growth, we appreciate your patience in this process. We are actively working each day to enhance our application procedures to ensure a smoother and more efficient experience for all applicants. Thank you for your understanding and enthusiasm for joining our dynamic team.Equal Employment Opportunity At AESC, we are committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all individuals. We participate in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S Join us in our passion to design, manufacture, and sell high-performance products, contributing to a sustainable and zero-carbon emission future. Physical Requirements The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.Ability to sit for extended periods of time.Ability to read, write, speak, hear; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach and lift with hands and arms frequently throughout the day. Required to occasionally lift, push, pull and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally required to lift, push, pull and/or move up to 35 pounds. Travel Occasional domestic and international travel up to 20% Work Environment The work environment is primarily an automated manufacturing plant with a concrete floor and is characterized by some temperature extremes, moderate noise, and forklift traffic. The individual must be able to perform all essential functions as appropriate on the plant floor, in meetings, and with employees, management, customers and suppliers.Candidate must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately, and without causing significant safety threat to self or others. The statements made herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive and inclusive list of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required of personnel so classified.Hiring is contingent upon successful completion of drug screen and background check. AESC US LLC is a drug-free workplace.

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