East Penn Manufacturing Company


Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/29/2024 2:48 PM)
Requisition ID
Category (Portal Searching)
General Labor
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 a Cell Formation Operator in Ann Arbor, Michigan that will perform the lithium-ion cell formation process utilizing an established process flow through semi-automated cell formation equipment, aging ovens, degassing equipment, and final cell packaging. 


Work Schedule rotates every two weeks.

Week 1: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday 6:00am to 6:30pm. 

Week 2: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday 6:00am to 6:30pm


This position will pay $18.50 per hour


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.
  • Work with team to move battery cells through prescribed formation process at daily rate.
  • Load and unload batches of battery cells between aging ovens and electrical charge/discharge equipment.
  • Manually transfer individual cells into position in bins accurately and efficiently.
  • Accurately scan battery cell and batch code numbers into data tracking system.
  • Monitor equipment for error signals, alarms, cycle complete signals, and respond per training.
  • Track process anomalies and report to process lead.
  • Remove process failures and follow procedures for disposition.
  • Operate battery cell finishing equipment (cell sorting, package trimming and folding).
  • Ensure daily 5S of work area (maintain clean and organized work areas).
  • 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 including weekends and holidays if deemed necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by management


Education & Experience

  • High school or GED degree required.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Must be comfortable building products for US and ally military testing and use.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to lift 40 pound loads several times per day.
  • Good manual dexterity with both hands.
  • Ability to stand for 2 – 4 hours at a time.
  • Ability to push carts of trays of cells and maneuver them through aisleways.

ITAR REQUIREMENTS: To conform to U.S. Government International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) the individual must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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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