East Penn Manufacturing Company

Manufacturing Tech -Packline

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/14/2023 10:01 AM)
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 Manufacturing Technician in Ann Arbor, Michigan that will work as part of the G&D Operations team, will support lithium-ion cell and battery pack production by performing technical support tasks in the areas of calibrations, data analysis, data management, and equipment maintenance. On-site support and training across the process will be provided. This position requires the ability to read instructions represented in manuals and follow these instructions.


Estimated hourly range:  $20-$25/hr.


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.


  • Read and comprehend instructions and follow established procedures
  • Master operation of all process machines in assigned work area.
  • Monitor, report, and follow set procedure helping to efficiently direct on-site resources to any error signals, alarms, and anomalies and respond to maintain safety, quality, and yield
  • Help on-site resources to troubleshoot process failures and follow a systematic root cause analysis and corrective action process to resolve
  • Conduct preventative maintenance and calibrations according to approved schedules and procedures
  • Work with manufacturing engineering to implement approved process changes
  • Assist in process optimization studies
  • Write and update operator work instructions
  • Assist team leads in training operators
  • Maintain and practice lock out tag out procedures
  • Ensure daily 5S of work area (maintain clean and organized work areas)
  • Assist in management and analysis of production data (test data, machine logs, yield data, etc..)
  • Be punctual and reliable in attendance
  • Follow all company policies regarding safety, quality, and conduct
  • 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 by management



  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in Robotics and other automated equipment set-up, troubleshooting, and maintenance
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience with electrical debug and electronics manufacturing
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience with electronics controls systems and program interface
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience with wiring and basic electrical manufacturing skills.
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in a small part manufacturing process (battery or electronic parts preferred)
  • High school or GED degree required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Machine troubleshooting and maintenance experience specific to small part production
  • Industrial electrical troubleshooting and maintenance experience
  • Experience working around computer and data handling systems
  • Experience in safely working with high voltage systems
  • MS office suite skills for data management and analysis (MS Excel)
  • Good verbal communication skills (English)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to lift 40 pound loads several times per day
  • Good visual acuity
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good manual dexterity with both hands
  • Ability to stand for 2 – 4 hours at a time
  • Ability to work in dry room / clean room environment (0 to 2% relative humidity)

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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