Manufacturing Cell Process Engineer

Job description

Sunlight Group Energy Storage Systems is a world-leading technology company and provider of innovative industrial and off-road energy storage solutions, with 30+ years of experience. We specialize in the development and production of lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries and energy storage systems for industrial mobility, leisure mobility, and ESS applications. These products are manufactured and assembled in Sunlight’s state-of-the-art facilities in Greece, Italy, and the USA, and distributed to more than 115 countries. Our core priority is to provide a safe and inclusive workplace that fosters creativity and development. 

Driven by our commitment to inspire our people and unlock their potential, we have created an agile and innovative environment that promotes open communication and collaboration, while offering continuous learning and development opportunities to the 1,700+ people we employ across the organization.

Keen to further empower our team by onboarding more talent, we are currently looking for a passionate Li-ion Cell Process Engineer to join our R&D Li-ion cell team based in Xanthi, Greece. This role is critical for the development of our Lithium cells portfolio as you will be involved in the Li-ion cell equipment design, factory and on site (Xanthi) acceptance tests, set up, ramp-up and daily operation as part of the IPCEI project (Important Project of Common European Interest). You will have the chance to greatly impact the product development, from the initial concept to B and C samples production on the cell pilot line.


Key activities and responsibilities of this role include:

  • Participate in Equipment Design Review and lead parts of it
  • Work closely with the Cell Design & Cell Process Design teams to ensure a robust cell design for manufacturing, including raw material selection and validation
  • Prepare FAT & SAT protocols
  • Oversee installation of equipment of the Pilot Line
  • Supervising the manufacturing processes, ensuring quality work is done in a safe, efficient manner
  • Establish SOPs & OPLs and provide the relevant training
  • Establish Autonomous Maintenance concept & train the team for implementation
  • Implement 5S methodology and provide relevant training to the line team
  • Liaising with other engineers to develop plans that improve equipment, costs, and labor required
  • Diagnosing problems in the production line and leading troubleshooting and training
  • Establishing safety procedures and protocols that take the workers' well-being into account, and that also minimize the carbon footprint
  • Identifying, documenting, and reporting unsafe practices
  • Obtaining materials and equipment required for R&D campaigns
  • Lead and/or support technicians and trainee engineers
  • Train people within own work group
  • Supervise sub-contractors

Job requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical)
  • 3 years of previous experience as Production, Process or Manufacturing Engineer
  • Experience with process systems such as mixers, coaters, dryers, automated electronics assembly will be considered a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Fluency in English & Greek (verbal & written)
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing will be considered a plus
  • Excellent leadership, detail-oriented and organizational skills
  • Strong multi-tasking, decision-making and problem-solving skills


What we offer you

To start with, we give you the opportunity to thrive in a restless team and grow your potential in an innovative environment. As per your compensation and rewards package, this is a preview:

  • A competitive salary based on experience and topped up with benefits and bonus
  • Company healthcare plan, including employee’s family members
  • A respectful and fair working environment
  • Continuous learning opportunities
  • International mobility opportunities