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Manufacturing Process Technician

Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials

Sparks, NV, USA
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

About Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials was founded in 2017 to create a circular supply chain for electric vehicles and clean energy products, making them more sustainable and driving down the cost for batteries. We’re doing this by developing and deploying new technologies to increase the scope and scale of recycled and sustainable materials in the global battery supply chain.

Manufacturing Process Technician

Redwood Materials is seeking a Manufacturing Process Technician to support the preparation, scaling, and sustainment of our recycling material preparation department.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Daily analysis and report outs of production data using Ignition software and Excel, including correlation of production data with reported process issues.
  • Through daily knowledge of the safe battery disassembly and repacking processes, recommend and implement countermeasures to improve processes by working with Manufacturing, EHS, Process Engineering, Sustaining Engineering, Maintenance, as applicable.
  • Ability to understand daily and hourly production metrics, and work to meet/exceed goals. Assist in identifying production output limiters and help provide solutions to reduce and eliminate.
  • Participate in root cause analysis with cross-functional At times taking the lead investigative role and implementing global countermeasures.
  • Identify potential safety hazards in the manufacturing process and work with cross-functional teams to find solutions to remedy.
  • Ability to lift 30-40lbs repeatedly for several hours during a normal workday and assist in identifying processes and solutions to eliminate ergonomic inefficiencies.
  • Work in a continuously changing environment with a wide variety of materials. This is also inclusive of hot and cold temperatures in an outdoor environment.
  • Ability to operate (with the proper Redwood training and certification) a variety of material handling equipment in various conditions.
  • With proper training, have a comfort level working around high voltage material with the appropriate level PPE.
  • Ability to work with a variety of conveyance systems and mechanical lifts to process materials.
  • Prepare and be accountable for the workspace to successfully setup the oncoming shifts to maintain scheduled throughput.
  • Manage workload with a positive attitude and proactively help co-workers.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to manage workload while contributing to a positive, team-oriented
  • Ability to adapt in a fast paced, quickly changing work
  • 3+ years' experience in a high-speed manufacturing/industrial
  • Experience with rigging and using mechanical equipment to maneuver non-standard materials.
  • Experience in electrical work is highly desired, but not mandatory.
  • Embrace the Redwood standard for safety, and practice the high standards daily
  • Ability to work a 12-hr shift (standing majority of shift) in a manufacturing environment.
  • Comfort communicating with and contributing to cross-functional
  • Skilled with common workplace software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Access, )
  • Bachelors and/or Technical Degree preferred, but not required.
  • A passion for sustainability and making the world a better place!

This position is considered non-exempt.

The position is full-time. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

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