Automotive Lab Technician

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Warren, Michigan, United States
Talascend is currently seeking an Automotive Lab Technician for an opportunity in Warren, MI

We are looking for a high-performing Battery Cell Innovation Center (BCIC) Technician supporting the design and manufacturing of battery cell technology for client’s electrification programs.  As a BCIC Technician you will provide technical equipment/systems, cell manufacturing, and testing support to product engineering teams; while adhering to and enforcing the principles of safe work practices, Quality Management System, and ensuring workplace organization and Lean process standards are maintained.

•              Perform all required tasks in relation to equipment setup, operation, cleaning, testing, and process checks        to ensure reliable and consistent functionality.
•              Work consistently in controlled, “clean room” environment while wearing required protective equipment
•              Utilize Job Instruction Training process to grow combined skill set of work group
•              Mix chemicals (liquids, powders, gases) to a specified recipe
•              Perform scheduled equipment maintenance and required cleaning
•              Observe equipment functionality and troubleshoot issues when needed
•              Maintain records on work performed, analyze data collected, and report results
•              Recommend revisions to lab process
•              Document best practices in battery cell manufacturing processes through standardized work instructions
•              Use data collection to make well informed process improvements through corrective action
•              Identify and eliminate operational waste through use of Lean manufacturing tools
•              Execute problem solving techniques to improve efficiency, quality, and safety
•              Maintain good housekeeping, safety practices, and supplies
•              Coordinate and exchange findings with engineering personnel outside work group
•              Properly dispose of material waste
•              Actively participate in team/group Business Plan Deployment meetings

•              Two-year associate degree in mechanical, chemical, electrical field or equivalent experience
•              2+ years previous working experience in a lab environment
•              Thorough knowledge of complex mechanical, chemical, and/or electrical concepts
Working knowledge of computer applications used in lab/manufacturing environments
•              Ability to accurately interpret engineering instructions
•              Oral and written communication skills
•              Analytical ability where problems are somewhat complex
•              Interpersonal skills to work effectively with others and assigned leaders in an inclusive, team environment
•              Must be willing to work any shift
•              Must be able to ware respirator/PAPR as required by task.

Preferred Qualifications:
•              Previous working experience in a chemical laboratory
•              Knowledge of vehicle battery systems and safe work practices
•              Knowledge of test equipment, measuring, and recording devices
•              Knowledge of electrical and mechanical diagnostics and repair
•              Machining and/or welding experience
•              Implementation and use of Lean manufacturing tools and processes

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those qualified individuals who closely meet the qualifications of the position will be contacted. The details of the position are only a summary, other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Background Check and Drug Screen may be required.

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Talascend is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

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