Process Engineer

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

Phone: 3032428499
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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 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: 

  • Analyze and optimize productivity, yield, and Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) 
  • Responsible for defect rate monitoring, improvement, and product sustainability in manufacturing 
  • Lead product and process Continuous Improvement (CI) and development activities 
  • Implement Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) & Site Acceptance Test (SAT) protocols 
  • Enhance processes in battery manufacturing systems including the implementation of lean manufacturing, 5S, and Kaizen projects 
  • Lead Cross-Function Team (CFT) based activities with Production and Maintenance to troubleshoot inefficiencies and optimize productivity 
  • Analyze safety and quality issues to recommend corrective actions 
  • Monitor and maintain all Statistical Process Control (SPC) 
  • Conduct risk assessments to identify and eliminate potential defects 
  • Create, maintain, and update various Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to ensure all operators develop a full understanding of process changes 
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure smooth production flow between each process 
  • Prepare for and participate in meetings between teams  


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technology  
  • Knowledge and experience in manufacturing and Continuous Improvement 
  • Knowledge of time studies, line balancing, lean manufacturing, bottleneck analysis, PFMEAs, and process controls 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication 
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite 
  • Skilled in handling multiple projects simultaneously 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in validation of needed equipment capacities, commissioning, and ramp- up schedules 
  • Proficient in application of statistical knowledge and tools such as Minitab or JMP 
  • Experience in ERP systems, or equivalent 
  • Working understanding of vision systems such as Keyence or Cognex 
  • Knowledge of laser welding, CT & X-Ray scanning 
  • Knowledge of electrode, notching, stacking, assembly, formation, or production processes pertaining to battery manufacturing