WHO are we looking for? In this position, you will work with various functional groups (engineering, operations, quality, etc.), to track program progress, and to execute tasks necessary to meet program objectives. The main focus of the Program Engineer will be the development and implementation of new product designs, and continuous improvement in the execution of manufacturing for typically low quantity production of specialty products. The Program Management Department is responsible for Program Execution, including development and delivery of complex battery products, in compliance with technical requirements, program schedule and program budget. A Program Engineer’s function is to support the Program Manager and to facilitate the accomplishment of work at the task level in order to move the program forward. What will you DO? • Track and complete program tasks for development & manufacturing of complex battery systems, from fast-paced development to production type programs. • Assist in product and process design to improve manufacturability, efficiency, and total program cost. This can include synthesizing and developing program budgets and generating valid CTC estimates. • Learn project parameters to formulate appropriate responses to the client. This can be done by employing change management skills to identify scope creep, and by working directly with the PM and our contracts department. • Contribute to program & participate in team settings. Communicate ideas clearly. Listen to the inputs of others and process that input for better outcomes. • Analyze information/data to make sound day to day decisions. Escalate issues when appropriate. What experience do you NEED? • A Bachelor of Science in Engineering (or related field). • Qualified applicants will have at least three to five years of related experience. • Candidates must be detail-oriented problem solvers, with demonstrated follow-through. What experience would be HELPFUL to have? • Familiarity within an engineering/manufacturing environment (that incorporate lean and six sigma practices) is highly preferred. • Coming to the table with past project engineering or applications engineering would be extremely beneficial. • Additional experience with project management, process engineering or test engineering would also be suitable. • Knowledge of battery products would be helpful but is not necessary. What TECHNOLOGY should you have used? • Candidates should be well-versed users of Microsoft Office Products (MS Project, Visio, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word). Let us tell you about the LOGISTICS of this position: • This will be an onsite position located in Cockeysville, Maryland. • All applicants must be US citizens or green card holders. What are the BENEFITS of joining our Saft family? • For permanent employees, Saft offers a full benefits package, including but not limited to yearly salary increases, an extremely attractive 401K match, up to $13,000 yearly in tuition reimbursement, health program incentives, training programs, etc. • Our site in MD is financially stable and has not any reductions in force since 1993. We have numerous employees that have accrued 15, 30, even 50 years of tenure! • We take pride in our diverse workforce, and we truly value internal mobility and movement. • Saft offers modern perks, such as flexible work hours, employee lounges, and extracurricular activities, such as Fantasy Formula 1, softball, bowling and pool leagues, quarterly paint nights, and a book club, just to name a few! • We value our community and participate in multiple charity events and fundraisers. A few examples include participating in the annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) walk in downtown Baltimore, bringing the Red Cross Bloodmobile onsite, and holding events throughout the year that raises funds to sponsor families in need around the holidays. • Our employees enjoy participating in numerous Saft-sponsored activities throughout the year, including family picnics, Orioles baseball games and crab feasts in the summer, chili cook-offs and tailgate parties in the fall, Christmas parties and charity events in the winter, and Diversity Days potlucks and interactive ‘Bring your Kids to Work’ days in the spring. • Our site is located just north of Baltimore. Our central location offers numerous residential options – whether you want to live in a hip urban area or find respite in country living – it is all within a 30-minute drive from our site.
Saft is a world specialist in the design and manufacture of high-tech batteries for industry.
Saft batteries are used in high performance applications such as industrial infrastructure and processes, transportation, Formula 1 racing, and space & defense. Saft is the world's leading manufacturerer of nickel-cadmium batteries for the industrial applications and of primary lithium batteries for a wide range of end markets.
The group is the European leader for specialized advanced technologies for the defese and space industries. With approximately 3,800 employees worldwide, Saft is present in 18 countries. Its 18 manufacturing siters and extensive sales network enable the group to serve its customers worldwide.