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Manufacturing Engineer - Automation at Clarios, LLC in Saint Joseph, Missouri

Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

$95,000.00 per year

Job Description:

*The ideal candidate will sit near St Joseph, MO or Toledo, OH*

What you will do

  • Innovation and Technological Advancement: Stay abreast of the latest trends and advancements in manufacturing technology, including automation and robotics. Lead the initiative to research, evaluate, and implement new technologies that can enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and improve quality in the manufacturing process.

  • Collaboration with SME Leaders and Product Engineering: Work closely with Subject Matter Expert (SME) leaders and Product Engineering teams to design systems. This involves creating change identification triggers, developing standards for criteria, and establishing approval processes, with the aim to minimize complexities and improve profitability.

  • Sustainability and Environmental Compliance: Ensure that all automated processes and equipment adhere to environmental regulations and sustainability goals. Promote eco-friendly practices in manufacturing operations, focusing on reducing the carbon footprint, minimizing waste, and optimizing resource usage.

  • Equipment Standardization and Coordination: Lead the direction and coordination of manufacturing equipment proposals within the region, focusing on new launches, Continuous Improvement (CI), capacity equipment, and more, to standardize equipment and processes within the region.

How You Will Do It

  • Implement complex ideas into efficient automated systems for regional applications.

  • Oversee design processes for systems that meet regional operational goals.

  • Create prototypes, conduct quality control and functional tests, and troubleshoot system malfunctions.

  • Adhere to project timelines and budgetary constraints.

  • Monitor performance of applications and machines, and write comprehensive reports and guidelines.

  • Manage documentation and provide training to SMEs and operations teams.

  • Collaborate with multiple functional groups within the region.

  • Be prepared to travel up to 30% (if you are located in Toledo, OH/ St Joseph, MO) of the time to various regional sites. 60% if you are located elsewhere.

What We Look For


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field.

  • 10+ years of experience in Manufacturing Engineering, with IT systems exposure.

  • Understanding of Functional Safety and relevant IEC/ANSI/ISA Standards

  • Proficiency in Manufacturing Operations, AutoCAD/SolidWorks, PLC programming, and MS Project/Office/Outlook.


  • Knowledge of battery manufacturing process

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Forward-thinking mindset focused on continuous improvement and innovation.

Who we are:
Clarios is the creator behind the world’s most recognizable car battery brands. We are the car battery found in most new vehicles including leading brands such as Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Honda, and Nissan. Our 16,000 employees develop, manufacture, and distribute batteries for virtually every type of vehicle. We recover, recycle, and reuse up to 99% of our battery materials, leading sustainability practices in our industry. Clarios, formerly Johnson Controls Battery Group, is currently a Brookfield portfolio company. Learn more about us at

We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please apply. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is key to challenging the status quo. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process by emailing We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value diversity in our teams in terms of work experience, area of expertise, gender, ethnicity, and all other characteristics protected by laws in the countries where we operate. For more information on our commitment to sustainability, diversity, and equal opportunity, please read our latest report. We want you to know your rights because EEO is the law.

A Note to Job Applicants: please be aware of scams being perpetrated through the Internet and social media platforms. Clarios will never require a job applicant to pay money as part of the application or hiring process.

To all recruitment agencies: Clarios does not accept unsolicited agency resumes/CVs. Please do not forward resumes/CVs to our careers email addresses, Clarios employees or any other company location. Clarios is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes/CVs.

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