Product Engineer

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products.  We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.


Job Purpose

The Product Engineer is responsible for engineering analyses and development of thermal batteries. The analyses includes conceptual and detailed design, trade-off studies, CAD modeling, and calculations for molten salt thermal batteries. Activities include prototype fabrication, and design verification through the various stages of development – Preliminary Design, Critical Design, Design Qualification, Production Readiness and Production Support. The selected engineer will work with other members of the engineering department to create design solutions that meet customer requirements and company objectives. The selected engineer will also work with the Quality, Test, Manufacturing, and Procurement to ensure products are delivered to the highest possible standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Performs detailed design and development in areas such as mechanical, chemical, and electrical engineering design functions. Applies best engineering practices to the planning, design, development, and testing of thermal battery products.
  • Analyzes complex thermal battery electrical, thermal, mechanical and testing requirements. Performs computer modeling in SolidWorks and engineering design / trade studies to identify viable technical approaches/limitations and define relevant cost vs. performance vs. requirements trades. Compiles and analyzes test data to determine effect of design on products in relation to factors such as temperature, voltage, current, battery life or material properties.  
  • Fully characterizes baseline design(s) which serve as the starting point for post-award engineering detail design, development, qualification and production readiness.
  • Works with Manufacturing, Program Management, Quality and Production to develop technical plans which meet customer requirements and support the timely delivery of compliant qualified thermal batteries. 
  • Develops and implements Design Verification, Acceptance, and Qualification Test Plans needed to support the different phases of engineering design and development. 
  • Transforms raw test and production data into useful technical information for analysis and to support Engineering Change Orders and Process Change Orders. Effectively uses a variety of media to convey information to customers that is clear, concise and easy to interpret. Analyzes results to arrive at meaningful conclusions. Recommends changes in program scope or direction, as necessary, to achieve technical goals while maintaining customer support and confidence throughout the development and qualification process and into production support.    
  • Serves as a technical focal point on major projects, hence, may have a high degree of external visibility.  Effectively uses broad skill sets to build customer confidence and create a satisfying experience that improves likelihood for follow-on business.
  • Supports the program documentation requirements during development by generating various technical reports needed to complete the different phases of development including work-around options to address unplanned schedule slips and delineation of program elements which could adversely affect program schedule and/or budget.    
  • Contributes to, or may serve as the technical lead on, failure review boards (FRBs) that are convened to: (1) determine root cause(s) for design development or production failures and (2) recommend / evaluate corrective actions. 
  • Investigates pertinent design factors such as ease of manufacture, availability of materials and equipment, interchangeability, replaceability, strength-weight efficiency, and contractual specification requirements and cost.  
  • Coordinates with other organizations affected by design development such as Manufacturing and Test.  Checks completed layouts and drawings for clarity, completeness, conformity to standards, procedures, specifications, and accuracy of calculations and dimensioning and tolerancing. Identifies design errors, omissions, and other deficiencies, and recommends revisions and/or improvements in design layout to responsible engineers or designers. 
  • Prepares and presents technical design and data at customer attended program review meetings.
  • Provides technical support and liaison to customers via written reports and formal design reviews and presentations.
  • Coordinates all aspects of the technical portion of program review meetings internally and with customers and government agencies.  Prepares highly detailed technical presentation materials and coordinates peer reviews to ensure accuracy and completeness. 

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in either Electrical, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering required
  • Working knowledge of Solid Works is required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is required
  • Effective communication and presentation skills are required

Mathematical Skills

  • Working knowledge of engineering mathematics is required

Reasoning Ability

  • Logical with root-cause problem solving ability

Computer Skills 

  • Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, and CAD (Solid Works) skills required

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification is a plus

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Planning, analytical, superior communication, assertive, and ability to interact with other groups

Other Qualifications

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and capabilities, military, industry, and federal standards is a plus


All positions at EnerSys Advanced Systems require access to information, or technology that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and other US government security regulations. These laws do not permit access rights to non-US citizens, or to other unauthorized individuals. Therefore, presently, all applicants must be US Citizens, or US Permanent Residents (“greencard holders"), and/or otherwise comply with ITAR requirements for access rights, to be considered for a position.

General Job Requirements
  • Generic


EnerSys is always looking to hire top talent.  EEOEM/F/D/V

Salary Range
$54,000.00 - 80,000.00
per Year
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Pinellas Park, FL 33781, US