Exide Technologies Technical Engineering Manager in Manchester, Iowa


Establishes plans to maximize operational efficiency of production equipment, building and grounds. Staff position responsible for maintenance and engineering departments. Make recommendations regarding design, alteration, or construction of new building or expansion of existing facilities. Assess implementation of new or used production or facility equipment for compatibility and efficiency and recommend best usage of capital expenditures. Evaluate new production methods to overcome technological obstacles to maximize production.


Manage the Maintenance Department and the Project Engineering Department.

Plan and supervise the design and construction of mechanical or electrical facilities or systems and monitor installation and cost.

Establish standards and procedures for maintaining buildings, grounds and equipment in accordance with sound engineering principles, safety regulations, and production needs.

Confer with management and corporate staff regarding problems or procedures relating to engineering modifications to plant or equipment.

Evaluate and coordinate usage of contractors used for building, electrical, parts, or other maintenance related concerns.

Ensure a system is established capable of meeting ISO/TS 16949 and customer quality concerns with regard to parts inventory and preventative maintenance systems.

Prepare and submit yearly capital budget request.

Monitor all capital projects to ensure that projects are completed in a timely manner and monitor project cost.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering plus 5 years experience

  • Experience with engineering management in a manufacturing environment is preferred

  • Experience with project management, including cost control and budgeting

LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches presentations on complex topics to top management.

PC SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE Able to use word processing capabilities and spreadsheet applications (MS Office applications preferred). Able to setup software capable of meeting the needs of the parts inventory and preventive maintenance system. Ability to modify programmable logic controllers as required.

PYSICAL DEMANDS . Physical demands include hearing, speaking, seeing, writing, standing, sitting, walking, bending, lifting of 50#, simple grasping, pulling, pushing, twisting, and repetitive use of hands.

WORK ENVIRONMENT Normal office environment and frequent exposure to lead, fumes, noise, dirt, hazards, chemicals, extreme heat, and extreme cold.


EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.

Requisition ID 2018-1797

Category Engineering

Position Type Regular Full-Time