East Penn Manufacturing Company


Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/16/2023 4:19 PM)
Requisition ID
Category (Portal Searching)
Requisition Type (Portal Searching)
Regular Full-Time

Get to know East Penn!

Navitas Systems LLC, a leader in comprehensive energy storage solutions, was formed in 2011 with the merger of MicroSun Innovative Energy Storage Solutions and MicroSun Electronics, and the acquisition of lithium battery company A123 Systems’ Government Solutions Group. In 2019, East Penn Manufacturing, one of the world’s leading battery manufacturers, acquired majority interest in Navitas Systems. In SEVEN remarkable decades, East Penn has grown from a one-room shop with a product line of five automotive batteries to one of the world’s leading battery manufacturers with over 10,500 full-time employees, 515 product designs, operations around the world, and hundreds of awards for industry excellence.


At our Navitas facilities we engage in the research, design, development, and manufacture of advanced lithium cells and energy storage products and systems for both commercial customers and U.S. Government/military customers. We invest in our people, they are and always will be the heart of this company. Are you ready to join a family-owned enterprise committed to honoring the contributions of everyone? Then Navitas is the right place for you.


Navitas is ready to invest in you!  We are seeking an experienced Senior Test Engineer in Ann Arbor, Michigan that will work as part of an integrated product development team, will create test procedures, and test specifications for new equipment and products based on customer requirements and technical program objectives.  


Estimated salary range:  $110-$128,000


Salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education and training.


  • Review and update requirements and test specifications, collaborating with development team as necessary.
  • Lead functional testing of cells, battery modules, electronics, software, and full packs during product development.
  • Specify and develop new test equipment for hardware and software development testing.
  • Develop and execute product verification test plans, work with engineering to develop test cases and procedures.
  • Develop production acceptance test hardware, procedures, and reports for battery pack testing.
  • Manage daily assignments and priorities of engineering technician(s), test equipment suppliers, and test labs in support of product development goals.
  • Perform root cause analysis of test failures, and recommend corrective actions to development team.
  • Assist in new project bids and proposals regarding testing, feasibility, scope of work, cost, and timing.
  • Read and comprehend instructions and follow established procedures.
  • Performs in a manner that will prevent errors and omissions.
  • Provides advisory support and assistance to the department manager as needed.
  • Responsible for meeting team targets and key performance indicators.
  • Participate in activities needed to support the management functions of the team.
  • Follow all safety guidelines and operate in a safe manner.
  • Physical presence on the job is essential and necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Product Development, or other technical area
  • 5+ years of work experience in product testing and validation

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Design validation planning to customer requirements using DFMEA and DVP&R preferred
  • Familiarity with battery cycling equipment, programing, maintenance, and operation preferred
  • Experience with multiple forms of environmental testing (shock, vibration, thermal)
  • Experience in battery safety testing (UNDOT 38.3, SAE J2464) preferred
  • Experience with MIL-STD-810 test procedures is a plus
  • Proficient in designing and writing test control programs in LabVIEW (or similar test software)
  • Experience working with CAN (Controller Area Network), preferably with CANalyzer or similar software
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Data report automation experience (Excel macros, VBA, Python, etc.).

Key Competencies

  • Collaborating & Fostering Teamwork
  • Results Focus
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Project & Change Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills

East Penn Benefits

Navitas/East Penn offers excellent benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Group health insurance that includes high quality medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage with a low employee premium
  • Retirement Savings Plan with company match and a 3% employer contribution
  • Paid company holidays and Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Employee assistance program
  • Fitness Discounts
  • Promotional opportunities


At Navitas/East Penn, our employees are our culture; our employees will always be the heart of the company. We are a private, family-owned enterprise committed to cultivating an atmosphere that honors the contributions of everyone.  We want our employees to have long-term careers, and many do. More than 38% of our workforce has over a decade of service. Our open-door management policy, comprehensive benefits package, employee appreciation and recognition events, and career advancement opportunities are just some of the ways we show our employees how incredibly valued they are.




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