Manufacturing Engineer (Batteries / Modules)

The Role

OCS Group is looking for a highly-motivated Sr. Manufacturing Engineer to contribute to manufacturing equipment and processes for our cutting-edge Energy Batteries. OCS Group is a demanding and fast-paced environment where you will work on a critical subsystem of an incredibly exciting product.  In addition to developing manufacturing equipment, the Manufacturing Engineer works with cross-functional teams to trial, validate, and roll-out equipment to production.  The ideal candidate takes pride in his/her hands-on work, analytical ability, organizational skills and attention to detail.  He/She appreciates an environment where superior work is encouraged, noticed and rewarded and where individuals carry tremendous responsibility.  He/She looks forward to learning an incredible amount on the job.


Equipment Development and Implementation

  • In-house development of manufacturing fixtures and electro-mechanical equipment to support early stage prototype builds.
  • Design and realization of manufacturing fixtures and equipment for medium-volume and high-volume production.
  • Characterization and validation of new equipment and fixtures for introduction to the production floor.

Process Development and Implementation

  • Development of the manufacturing process to use the equipment.
  • Layout of the production workstations for product flow, ergonomics, and efficiency.
  • Specification of hand tools for assembly tasks.
  • Implementation of product traceability and work-in-process tracking

Mechanical Design

  • 2D & 3D CAD drafting – AutoCAD and SolidWorks preferred, Catia is a plus
  • Fixture and jig design
  • Precision automation systems design
  • Experience with FEA and/or motion systems simulation is a plus

Electrical Controls System Hardware Design

  • Electrical panel design
  • Safety circuit design
  • Electrical and pneumatic component selection
  • Electrical and pneumatic schematic drafting – AutoCAD electrical preferred

Electrical Controls System Programming

  • PLC (programmable logic controller) programming – RSLogix 5000 preferred
  • HMI (human-machine interface) programming – Ignition preferred
  • Robot programming – Fanuc preferred
  • Machine vision programming – Cognex preferred
  • PC software programming – Python, Visual Basic, and C++ preferred
  • AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) systems is a plus

Process Development

  • Statistical methods such as sensitivity analysis, process capability characterization, GRR (gauge repeatability and reproducibility), design of experiments, and sampling plans
  • Manufacturing metrics and key performance indices
  • Basic database interaction – MySQL preferred
  • Statistical software tools – JMP or R preferred
  • Process documentation, manuals, and specifications
  • Transitioning products from prototype to production
  • Discrete event simulation is a plus

Project Engineering/Management

  • Author equipment specifications
  • Develop and maintain detailed schedules
  • Develop project budgets
  • Manage competing demands and tight deadlines
  • Command exemplary verbal, written, and pictorial communication skills
  • Mastery of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Project


  • Either a BS with 5+ years’ relevant experience or an MS in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, or equivalent