Product Development Engineer

Company: Exide Technologies ( Learn More )

General Information
US-AR-Fort Smith
4 Year Degree
Not Specified
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Job Description


This is an entry level position. With other Engineering staff the individual will assist in the execution of battery design and development projects focused on new product development for Industrial Network Power applications. The position is located in Fort Smith, AR.


  • Develop, complete and document assigned  projects through use and application  of basic principles, engineering tools and theories.
  • Work  with  the  Design  Engineering  and  Marketing  staffs  to  implement  new  products  to  meet requirements of customers and/or marketing and sales
  • Prepare Bills of Materials, Drawings, Engineering Change Orders, and Deviations in support of newer products
  • Issue product specifications to match product construction or in support of other departments
  • Initiate and monitor sample builds and qualification testing. Collect, document and report build data.
  • Manage  top   line  growth,  cost  reduction   and  compliance  improvement   projects  which  include coordinating  with  multidisciplinary  groups  including  Sales,  Marketing,  Manufacturing  and Procurement
  • Make oral and written presentations (i.e. monthly status report)
  • Contribute to product related problem solving activities
  • Coordinate activities with other engineers
  • Interface with customers as needed to solve customer field/engineering problems.

    No supervisory responsibilities, but may provide guidance to others performing the same type of work and may coordinate the activities of an assigned group of employees.


    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in an Engineering field
  • Language Skills:

  • Demonstrate an ability to read and interpret technical documents, specifications and CAD drawings.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence and to speak effectively before groups 
  • Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to calculate figures such as statistical, algebraic and trigonometric values, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume
  • Familiarity with the application of basic concepts of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry
  • Familiarity with Design of Experiments
  • Familiarity with Six Sigma and Project Management tools is a plus
  • Reasoning Skills:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and handle a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • PC Software Knowledge:

  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Windows based programs, spreadsheets and word processing programs
  • Physical Demands:

  • Hearing, speaking, seeing, writing, standing, lifting (50 lbs), sitting, bending, walking, and carrying
  • Some travel required
  • Work Environment:

  • Normal office environment and occasional field visits where there is some exposure to lead, acid, fumes, dirt, and noise
  • Travel, additional requirements:

    Travel when necessary up to 20%

    Job Requirements

    Exide Technologies provides a Drug-Free Workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Exide does not make employment decisions based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. If you require an accommodation to complete an application, please contact Human Resources at 678-566-9530. EOE M/F/D/V/SO