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Natron Energy

Natron Energy

holland, mi, usa
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Natron Energy is seeking an Operations Manager to support front line leaders with training/coaching, delivering profitability of operations key performance drivers, and building a culture of teamwork, trust, and operational discipline.


  • Develop production plans within the Electrode, Cell Assembly, and Final Pack Assembly departments.
  • Support new product/new equipment introduction activities by collaborating with process engineers and SMEs to build strong production teams.
  • Coordinate tasks and deliverables for multiple front line supervisors across multiple shifts.
  • Analyze production results and issues reported daily during leadership production meetings with the expectation to be able to answer questions and respond to requests made by support teams
  • Support recruiting, training, coaching, counseling.
  • Maintain a safe & clean work environment by educating and directing teams to comply with established policies and procedures. Complete incident investigations with EHS support
  • Work effectively with cross functional teams to support the implementation of new equipment, fixtures, and procedures to improve quality, output, yield, and OEE.
  • Work with other cross functional teams to determine root causes of product defects, poor product performance, & line down time.
  • Solicit production feedback on existing and new products introductions and process changes from technician teams to keep teams fully engaged in their work.

Experience & Skills:

  • Over 5 years of experience in manufacturing environment with at least 3 years of that experience being in a leadership role. Bachelor’s degree is a plus.
  • Supervision, Coaching/Training, Production Plan Execution.
  • Prior experience within the chemical industry or battery industry (slurry mixing, slot-die coating, cell assembly, pack assembly, etc.) is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in addressing and closing out quality issues, yield issues, equipment downtime issues, and maintaining improvements so similar issues do not occur.
  • Technical aptitude to understand details of product, material, and process characteristics.
  • Experience working in complex, dynamic and hybrid development/sustaining production environment is a plus.
  • Knowledge of 5S, SPC, SOP, & Work Instruction creation.
  • Proficient with MS office programs (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
About Us:
Natron Energy (natron.energy) is the future of energy storage. Our battery products solve operations performance and reliability problems for the world’s biggest electricity customers. Our initial products target markets exceeding twenty-five billion dollars including data centers, oil & gas, EV fast charging, and commercial aviation. We have additional products in development for larger markets including commercial and residential grid storage. Our products are based on sodium-ion cells containing Prussian blue electrodes that deliver unique power, cycle life, and safety: full discharge and recharge in just minutes all from a nonflammable, fault-tolerant system.
Unsolicited Resume Policy
Natron Energy, Inc. (“Natron Energy” or the “Company”) does not accept unsolicited resumes from professional recruiters, third-party recruiting or staffing agencies, placement services, or any other source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes, including partial resumes, candidate profiles, and candidate details or information, sent to Natron Energy or its personnel will be treated as public information provided free of any charges or fees.
Natron Energy will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume, unless in connection with a written agreement with the Company then in effect. Such agreement must be pre-approved by Natron Energy and executed by an authorized representative of the Company. Natron Energy specifically rejects, and denies any liability under, any agreement purporting to be accepted based on negative consent, negotiation with a candidate, performance, or any means other than the signature of an authorized representative of the Company.
Natron Energy is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We value diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at: jobs@natron.energy