Senior Process Engineer

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StarPlus Energy (Samsung SDI - Stellantis JV)
Kokomo, IN, United States

Phone: 3032428499
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Senior Process Engineer


Kokomo, IN 

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Job Description:

StarPlus Energy is an exciting and innovative joint venture between Samsung and Stellantis.

  • Samsung is well established as a company that constantly reinvents the future, exploring the unknown to discover technologies to help people all over the world lead happier, healthier lives. 
  • Stellantis is a constellation of 14 iconic automotive brands and two mobility arms that are about more than transportation: they’re about moving people and making connections.   

Join us as we establish the first plant of its kind in Indiana, leading the charge of cutting-edge technologies at the heart of our products and services.

As a member of our team, you will play an important role in StarPlus Energy's positive culture by helping us build and maintain an effective organization as the automotive industry moves toward an electric future.

Some of the benefits StarPlus Energy employees enjoy include:

  • ​Up to 16 paid holidays annually
  • The 401(k) Plan includes a company match and employee contributions. Employees are 100% vested immediately upon enrollment. 
  • A comprehensive PPO plan with competitive rates. Health care coverage becomes effective on the first day of hire. 
  • Discounts (for self, eligible family members and friends) on new vehicle purchases and leases on certain Stellantis/FCA vehicles. 

Job Purpose: 
The Senior Process Engineer will develop and optimize the EV battery production process to improve safety, quality, productivity, and sustainability. The role will develop, monitor, analyze, and implement new processes, procedures, and equipment as needed. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Analyzing and optimizing productivity, yield, and Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) 
  • Responsible for defect rate monitoring, improvement & product sustainability in manufacturing 
  • Leading product and process Continuous Improvement (CI) and development activities 
  • Implementing Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) & Site Acceptance Test (SAT) protocols 
  • Enhancing processes in battery manufacturing systems, including implementing lean manufacturing, 5S, and Kaizen projects 
  • Leading Cross-functional Team (CFT) based activities with production and maintenance to troubleshoot inefficiencies and optimize productivity 
  • Analyzing safety and quality issues to recommend corrective actions 
  • Conducting risk assessments to identify and eliminate future defects 
  • Creating, maintaining, and updating various Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to ensure all operators develop a full understanding of process changes 
  • Monitoring and maintaining all Statistical Process Control (SPC) 
  • Collaborating with other departments to ensure smooth production flow from one process step to the next 
  • Preparing for and participating in daily/weekly/monthly meetings with other teams 
  • Conducting training for process engineers 
  • Organizing, controlling, and supervising subordinates. Completing tasks relative to the job, ensuring that the work processes meet the standards that are expected in a timely manner 
  • Driving and monitoring KPIs to accomplish departmental goals 


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or technology concentration 
  • 3+ years' experience in a highly automated production environment and continuous improvement 
  • Experience in time studies, line balancing, lean manufacturing, bottleneck analysis, PFMEAs, and process controls 
  • Experience in validation of needed equipment capacities, commissioning, and ramp- up schedules 
  • Experience in ERP systems, or equivalent 
  • High proficiency of the Microsoft Windows suite 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Skilled in handling multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Proven self-starter and motivator 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Advanced Degree 
  • Proficient in application of statistical knowledge and tools such as Minitab or JMP 
  • Working understanding of vision systems (such as Keyence or Cognex) and/or X-ray system for inspection 
  • Technical know-how of electrochemistry, Li-ion battery, coating technology 
  • Experience in material management and control 
  • Knowledge of laser welding and/or plasma cleaning 
  • Experience with adhesive applications 
  • Experience and knowledge of powder mixing 
  • Experience with PLC programing (Mitsubishi preferred)