Full-Time

Senior Operational Excellence Engineer

Updated on 5/17/2024

Natron Energy

Natron Energy

51-200 employees

Manufactures sodium-ion batteries with Prussian blue technology

Hardware
Energy

Senior, Expert

Holland, MI, USA

Required Skills
Data Analysis
Requirements
  • 10+ years in engineering, operations, or quality roles
  • 5+ years in a focused Six Sigma Black Belt role with a minimum of (10) Six Sigma projects completed using DMAIC methodology
  • Deep expertise in manufacturing and process capability, root cause analysis, SPC, data analysis for continuous improvement, and quality control
  • Extensive experience in structured DOE planning and execution
  • Measurement System analysis including Gage R&R, Calibration Methods, and analysis of related factors such as Bias, Linearity, Correlation, and Precision to Tolerance
  • Experience using MES systems to data mine and uncover process change events, root causes, statistical shifts in process performance, and correlations across processing areas
  • Knowledgeable in the use of MES systems to automate SPC, Control Charts, Run Charts, and related automated reporting
  • Expertise with root cause methodologies such as Kepner-Tregoe, 5-Why, Ishikawa, and similar
  • Experience with the development and launch of new products and processes, and the related validation and report-out of process capability (cpk)
  • Demonstrated Experience using Jmp Correlation Analysis Toolkit
  • Ability to create quality control sampling plans for both initial launch (safe launch) and steady-state manufacturing
  • Strong influential leadership skills
  • Expertise in facilitating engineering and operations teams through DMAIC projects
  • Experience in training team members to achieve Green Belt certification
  • Excellent strategic agility, analytical, problem-solving skills with ability to work seamlessly between strategic and tactical focuses
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field
  • ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, other external certification considered
Responsibilities
  • Lead the team in data analytics for high-volume manufacturing and process control
  • Drive process capability and improvement through statistical analysis, team training and mentoring, and indirect leadership
  • Engage with process engineering, quality, operations, and data reliability teams to implement best practices for process optimization, Six Sigma, SPC, and cause-effect correlation

Natron Energy designs and manufactures sodium-ion batteries with unique Prussian blue electrode chemistry, which offers superior performance, safety, and sustainability. Their commitment to exceeding industry standards like UL 1973, combined with pioneering a safe and efficient alternative to traditional battery technologies, creates a dynamic work environment. The focus on enhancing power density, recharging speed, and longevity positions this company as a leader within the energy storage sector.

Company Stage

Series D

Total Funding

$301.8M

Headquarters

Santa Clara, California

Founded

2012

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

13%

1 year growth

19%

2 year growth

83%