Planning – Department Head EV Battery Launch
City : St Thomas, Ontario
Category : Direct Hire
Industry : Recruitment/Staffing
Employer : The Adecco Group
Adecco is currently seeking a dedicated and experienced individual to join our team as the Planning – Department Head for our advanced manufacturing facility located in St. Thomas, ON. As the Head of Planning, you will play a pivotal role in optimizing our manufacturing processes to meet key performance indicators while ensuring safety, efficiency, and quality. If you have a strong background in cell design, process control, and quality management, along with a passion for critical battery technology, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.
Location: St. Thomas, ON
Job type: Permanent | Full-time
Detailed Job Description:
Organize and enhance manufacturing processes to achieve key performance indicators, including safety, efficiency, cycle time, yield, and reliability.
Collaborate with R&D and production teams to align electrode, assembly, and formation process parameters.
Provide critical support to launch and quality teams by developing production and process control plans.
Establish and update technical specifications with suppliers and technology providers.
Create, update, and manage quality inspection documentation, including process DOE, in-line data analysis, tolerance case studies, testing data analysis, and production capacity assessments.
Conduct thorough DOE/trial run data analysis for Control Plan and PFMEA.
Evaluate failure and root cause analysis in collaboration with quality and R&D, including tear down analysis of lithium battery cells.
Offer technical expertise in 8D problem-solving reports for quality and R&D teams.
Provide on-site technical support during commissioning, installation, debugging, and testing phases.
Participate in technical meetings, design reviews, and machine development activities with suppliers to ensure process requirements are met.
Drive cost reduction initiatives and facilitate improvement projects.
Oversee manufacturing issue resolution and participate in factory and site acceptance tests.
Update PFMEA's, implement control plans, and ensure production readiness timelines are met.
Develop and document validation plans, conduct tests, and analyze results.
Draft operational procedures for pilot production.
Perform other task-related duties based on your expertise and experience.
Must be legally eligible to work and reside in Canada.
International mindset with an interest in global work and diverse teams.
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or similar field, or equivalent relevant work experience.
8+ years of related experience in cell design, process control, and quality control.
3+ years in a supervisory role.
Proficiency in critical battery technologies, such as welding, visual systems, mixing, formation, and aging.
Strong knowledge and practical experience with PFMEA, GR&R, SPC, and process capability.
Familiarity with problem-solving methodologies like 8D, PDCA, and 4M1E.
Experience with CC/SC (Critical Control Point / Significant Control Point).
Expertise in DOE (Design of Experiment) between product and process.
Thorough understanding of improvement production Critical Process Capability (CPK Value).
Extensive experience in production launch ramp-up and quality enhancement.
Willingness to travel (~20%), including international trips.
Flexibility in work hours to accommodate time zone differences.
Don’t miss out on this Planning – Department Head position in St. Thomas, ON. Apply now and our dynamic team of recruiters will reach out if you qualify for this role.