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Motrex LLC Product Development Engineer in Alpharetta, Georgia


This individual will design and develop innovative, cost effective battery products for Transportation applications. These products may include Flooded, EFB and AGM products. Primary development focus includes electrochemical, component and material design. The individual will support new product development and market launches that support top line revenue growth as well as projects focused on driving non-value added cost out of the product. This position must be able to interpret internal and external customer specifications and requirements and translate this to a clear and concise product development program. This position requires the ability to coordinate cross functional teams and track and monitor project status. This position must work with Sales, Marketing, Quality, Operations and other groups to ensure customer expectations are met. The position will also work with other Engineering staff to assure innovative ideas are leveraged into value to the business. The position will have the opportunity to interface with both customers and vendors. The position is located in Alpharetta, GA.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential duties that include the following; other duties may be assigned.

  • Design new products to meet requirements of customers and/or marketing and sales. Effectively translate the “voice of the customer” to new products. Product breadth includes Transportation products for Automotive, On and Off- Road Truck, Marine and Specialty

  • Initiate and assist in new projects focused on improving the cost and quality of current product lines. This may include new or enhanced design, materials or process related projects. Coordinate changes with the entire product line in mind.

  • Facilitate the introduction of new or modified materials to the product line and provide technical support data to Marketing to create a compelling sales story.

  • Issue product specifications to match product construction or in support of other departments

  • Initiate sample builds, coordinate builds effectively with the plants, capture build successes and failures

  • Interface with customers as required to solve customer field/engineering problems and present new ideas

  • Prepare and present technical information to customers in a professional, organized and understandable manner

  • Interface with internal commercial (Sales, Marketing) and operations teams (Plants, Purchasing, Finance) as needed on business plan development, program management and product launch coordination

  • Assist QA with customer field return analysis/warranty programs and internal product compliance performance testing

  • Ensure all product development, customer support and launch activity is conducted in accordance with applicable Quality System requirements and Stryten policies and procedures


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education, Experience, Certifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other Technical degree. Chemical Engineers preferred.

  • 1-3 years experience in product design / development environment. Lead –acid battery experience preferred.

Competencies, Skills, Knowledge:

Language Skills:

  • Demonstrate an ability to read and interpret technical documents, specifications and CAD drawings.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence and to speak effectively before groups

Project Management:

  • Planning & Organizing – Ability to generate and execute project plans, develop work breakdown structures, managing schedule, objectives, resources and budget in a cross functional environment.

  • Effectively prioritize tasks to meet project schedules – work on multiple tasks simultaneously, both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to calculate figures such as statistical, algebraic and trigonometric values, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume

  • Demonstrated application of basic concepts of statistics and data analysis

Reasoning Skills:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and handle a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

PC Software Knowledge:

  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Windows based programs, spreadsheets and word processing programs.

  • Familiarity with statistical analysis and engineering based computer programs

  • Experience with Python and the Spyder development environment, Visual Basic, MS Excel and Google Sheets array formulas

Physical Demands:

  • Hearing, speaking, seeing, writing, standing, lifting (50 lbs), sitting, bending, walking, and carrying

Work Environment:

  • Normal office environment and battery plant visits

Design Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of CAD systems and ability to read drawings

  • With assistance, the ability to translate basic chemical and electrochemical concepts to functioning battery designs.

Travel, additional requirements:

Travel is estimated at 20%, primarily domestic.

EEO Statement

Stryten Energy is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Statement

Stryten Energy ( is an innovative stored energy solutions provider with The Energy to Challenge the status quo in transportation, motive and network power industries. We invest in and develop the energy storage technologies that give our customers the competitive advantage they need to be successful and achieve their goals for growth and profitability.

How do we challenge? We are customer-focused, quality-centered and environmentally responsible with the health and safety of our employees at the center of everything we do.

Our stored energy solutions power everything from forklifts in warehouses and distribution centers to cars, trains and trucks to data centers and vast telecom networks. In addition to manufacturing high-quality advanced lead and lithium batteries and intelligent chargers, we design cloud-based software for smart fleet design decisions.

Job Locations GA-Alpharetta

Requisition ID 2021-3181

Category Engineering

Position Type Regular Fulltime

Address 3700 Mansell Road

Postal Code 30022