Industrial Engineer

Operations Coeur d'Alene, Idaho


Description

Industrial Engineer

Location: USA. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Company Overview:

Based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, KORE Power is a leading developer of high density, high voltage energy storage solutions for global utility, industrial and mission-critical markets.

KORE Power designs and manufactures the industry-leading, 1500V Mark 1 Energy Storage System. Developed to lower installation and operation costs with higher efficiency, the Mark 1 product includes proprietary NMC cells and modules, with innovative safety features, managed and optimized by the Mark 1 BMS.

KORE Power serves the growing demand for applications such as replacing fossil fuel peaker plants, renewables plus storage, microgrids, front-of-the-meter and behind-the-meter C&I applications, E-Mobility, UPS backup, mining energy solutions and military applications.

Position Overview:

KORE Power is currently seeking a self-motivated and innovative Industrial Engineer to join our growing company and help us organize and drive results within our team and with our partners. As an Industrial Engineer, you are responsible for providing technical expertise and leadership in the design and development of process and quality improvement programs for our US Manufacturing facility. You will help implement proven best practices and system engineering concepts. Develops and implements lean concepts for the North American distribution network.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, design, and implement robotic automation systems for high-speed, high-volume, automated and semi-automated production of battery modules or cells.
  • Improve and maintain existing process automation. Drive and execute improvements in the areas of safety, quality, reliability, and speed.
  • Design, develop, analyze and document process designs which meet the cost, reliability, manufacturability and safety requirements (P&ID, Functional Requirements, etc)
  • Utilize 3‐D CAD system, AutoDesk Inventor, to prepare detailed drawings of multiple views and apply mathematics and physics to compute load capacities, dimensions, material usage and Bills of Materials (BOMs).
  • Develop updates and redesigns of existing processes and related equipment that are feasible to manufacture or modify; accompanied by analysis, supporting information and recommendations.
  • Actively communicate specific work requirements or needs to internal functions, such as purchasing and manufacturing to ensure expectations are understood as defined by engineering specifications.
  • Conduct research to test or analyze the design, operation and performance of equipment.
  • Ensure engineering design and standards documentation is complete, accurate and sufficient in support of manufacturing and quality assurance activities, and compliant with customer specifications and regulations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the project team.
  • Interface with and provide product specifications to suppliers.
  • Working closely with Maintenance and Production personnel to support efforts, which will improve the performance of manufacturing systems, e.g. addressing process or equipment problems
  • Troubleshoot robot malfunctions, using knowledge of programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics.
  • Perform and drive safe behaviors in all tasks and areas. Initiate and drive safety improvements in the methods, machines, processes and areas.
  • Initiate investigations and corrective actions to problems with rigorous problem solving (Cause and Effect, Root Cause Analysis) methodology.
  • Program robot for series of manipulator (arm-hand) moves (movements) manually or by electronic instructions to a microprocessor or by setting up and adjusting sequence by hand-held teach pendant.
  • Defining processes for staff (incl. Training of technicians as well as follow-up verification), materials, equipment (including cycle times), operations.
  • Create, Sustain and Improve assembly automation functionality according to expansion plans.
  • Establish equipment benchmarks/comparisons.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering required. MS preferred.
  • 3-7 years related work experience required
  • Knowledge of engineering science and technology, including applying principles, techniques, procedures and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services
  • Knowledge of advanced statistics and its applications
  • Experience in Lithium Chemistry Battery Manufacturing or similar is preferred
  • Knowledge of computer software, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Advanced level MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proven proficiency in 2‐D & 3‐D CAD systems (i.e. AutoCAD & SolidWorks) for design, documentation and fabrication.
  • Expertise in implementing best practices, developing and implementing quality improvement programs, test plan creation and execution, internal audits, and a variety of other quality and/or process improvement initiatives with experience working with large scale projects
  • Strong experience in solution development and implementation
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability to deal with unstructured situations on a consistent basis
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates ability to work and influence cross-functionally
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to perform with superior service, reflecting a positive company image while sustaining a positive attitude with those you interact with; always going above and beyond to help others out, regardless of their position or department.
  • Ability to adhere to the highest standards of quality while continually performing at the highest possible level.
  • Demonstrates ability to present information to large and small groups

KORE Power is an equal opportunity employer that offers a competitive salary, benefit package, and the ability to work in a team-centered, collaborative, and supportive atmosphere.