Celgard LLC Career Opportunities
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Join a Strong Team & Make an Impact at an Industry Leader

Enjoy autonomy, learning opportunities and growth potential.

This is your opportunity to leverage your Instrumentation & Electrical technical expertise to join a strong team in Charlotte. You'll join a global company and work in a cutting-edge industry. Working individually, cross-functionally, and within a team framework, you will repair and maintain instruments, electrical equipment and control systems throughout the plant. Our manufacturing process involves multiple stages, and you'll support diverse activities in all stages. Along the way, you will enjoy a variety of learning opportunities which will allow you to grow your skill set and pursue career advancement, if you choose, within Celgard or our parent company, Polypore International.  

We have first and second shift positions available, so feel free to share this information with your network of talented and qualified peers. 

Celgard® is a global leader in the development and production of high-performance membrane separators. Our products are used in a broad range of energy storage applications including rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, disposable lithium batteries and specialty energy storage. With more than 40 years of market-leading research, development, and manufacturing, Celgard delivers highly-engineered products with proven quality and performance.

Pictured: Celgard's Manufacturing, R&D, Sales & Technical Service facility in Charlotte, NC.

Requirements

To meet the basic qualifications for this role you will have:
  • A high school diploma, GED, or the equivalent.
  • Legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship.
To be a good fit for the Instrumentation & Electrical Technician opportunity, you will have a rounded skill set including: 
  • A minimum of 1 year of technical experience in an industrial environment performing instrumentation and electrical work required; 3-5+ years of experience is an advantage. Quick question for you - click here
  • Experience navigating and troubleshooting AB PLC systems and AC Inverter Drives. Quick question for you - click here
  • The ability and drive to become proficient with the following:
    • Performing diagnostics and setting up PLC and AC Inverter drives; experience with Allen Bradley RSLogix 500, RSLogix 5000, and Powerflex drives preferred. Quick question for you - click here
    • Troubleshooting a wide range of AC/DC electrical systems.
    • Repairing and/or replacing electrical components.
    • Reading/comprehending electrical schematics.
    • Obtaining a PIV equipment license (forklifts, portable hoist, cherry picker, one-man lift, etc.).
  • Proficiency with computers including MS Office Suite applications (e.g. Word and Excel); experience with CMMS or other maintenance software is a plus.
  • The desire to be empowered and to work in a collaborative environment where you will:
    • Work on a high-performing team and contribute in an atmosphere where open and honest communication is the norm.
    • Build effective workplace relationships, motivate co-workers, and support co-worker development as appropriate.
    • Deal with conflict productively, bringing forth issues that need to be discussed and working to forge a mutually beneficial outcome.
  • Willingness to carry a phone for coverage and site-wide communication. 
  • Ability to work at heights up to 30 feet, lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb ladders, and bend and twist to reach remote equipment.
Preferred but not required: 
  • An associate's degree or certificate in Electrical Technology or a related field. Considerations will be made for relevant experience including from the military. 
  • Experience supporting instrumentation and control loops for temperature, pressure, tension, and flow.
  • Experience and knowledge of mechanical systems.
In addition to these requirements, you must be able to work a 7 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday day shift for training. You could remain on that shift for up to 3 months. Post-training, you will be moved to either a 7 am to 7 pm first shift on a 2/2/3 schedule (which includes some overtime); or a 2 pm to 11 pm Monday - Friday second shift. 

The Role

About the team and shift
You’ll join a talented team including fellow I&E technicians, mechanics, and a seasoned supervisor who has a mentoring leadership style. It's a great, cohesive team with a nice mix of experience and talent.

Daily responsibilities
Reporting directly to the I&E Supervisor, you will be responsible for performing instrumentation and electrical maintenance functions to support our Charlotte facility's equipment. You will deliver ongoing maintenance and repair of all instruments, control systems, and electrical equipment within the plant.

Success will require a high level of skill/expertise in the areas of inspection, troubleshooting, calibration, repair, testing, adjustment, installation, and removal of all electronic and electrical plant equipment and systems. You will use your troubleshooting skills daily. 

Specific duties will include:
  • Performing electrical calibrations and preventative maintenance.
  • Understanding and safely using test equipment such as volt, Ohm, current meters, megohmmeter, oscilloscopes.
  • Disassembling, cleaning, and reassembling production equipment.
  • Installing and verifying correct instrument installation.
  • Supporting new equipment installations with point-to-point verification prior to start-up.
  • Providing revisions to electrical schematics and procedures, when needed.
  • Documenting detailed job notes in CMMS.
  • Operating PIV equipment (forklifts, portable hoist, cherry picker, one-man lift, etc.).
  • Repairing and/or replacing electrical components.
  • Cross-training in mechanical systems and other maintenance disciplines; continuously learning and developing maintenance skills.
  • Training other maintenance personnel on I&E systems and personal areas of expertise.
  • Working collaboratively with all maintenance and manufacturing personnel; leading and participating in cross-functional teams.
  • Following all Celgard safety guidelines and procedures; planning safety into projects and tasks.
Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Pictured: Celgard® product rolls

Why Celgard

Great work environment
This is an established plant with a combination of state-of-the-art and legacy equipment, and a lean state of mind. We're actively building a performance culture with high-energy teams that encourage cross-functional collaboration with individual contributions.

Professional growth
We offer opportunities for advancement in your discipline and offer the opportunities for cross training in other disciplines in the maintenance department. If you have the desire and drive to learn and develop your skills, you will have ample opportunities.

Career options
Celgard dynamically stewards its resources, particularly our most important resource: our people. Because of our unique market niches and proprietary technologies, we prefer to promote from within whenever possible, and we use a Progression Matrix to clearly identify your path to growth. As we expand, we'll be looking for proven professionals to grow with us. From this role, you could step up to an I&E Technician II and beyond.

Green is the present and future
As a tech driven company tied to the green energy sector, we are poised for ongoing growth as tech products from cell phones to electric drive vehicles continue to play an ever increasing role in people's lives.

Competitive compensation
Celgard is committed to providing competitive pay and benefit programs that meet the needs of our employees and their families. We recognize that our greatest asset is our people and that they deserve the best support. In addition to a competitive wage, we offer comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, a 401(k) plan, holiday and vacation pay, and more.

Pictured: advancements in Li-ion battery technology have charged the EDV industry.

Keys to Success

In order to thrive and excel in the I & E Technician role, you will be responsible for: 

Individual contribution and ownership of your duties:
We thrive on the contribution each person brings to our organization, and therefore, we are looking for individuals who excel in a team-based environment that requires accountability, integrity, and a customer focus while working under limited supervision. Individuals, through the structure of their team, are empowered to have ownership of their process.

Interpersonal and communication skills:
Teamwork is essential to your success, and communication is essential to a strong team. You will assist in creating an environment where open and honest communication is the norm -- with your teammates as well as all groups in the organization. You should have solid interpersonal skills along with effective written and verbal communication skills.

Safety and our environment
Through our actions, we strive to do zero harm to our people and environment. All employees will actively assist in maintaining and improving an accident-free workplace. For the benefit of our employees and product, the Charlotte facility is drug-free.

About Celgard

Celgard is a global leader in the development and production of specialty microporous membranes and is one of the largest suppliers to the lithium battery industry. Our battery separators are among the most highly-engineered and critical components of lithium battery systems. They provide a barrier between the anode and the cathode, preventing short circuits, while enabling the exchange of lithium ions from one side of the battery to the other.

Celgard has a long history of supplying separators for portable handheld devices such as notebook computers, mobile telephones, and digital cameras. And because of their unique characteristics and reliable performance, our separators are quickly being adopted into emerging high-performance applications including lithium power tools, backup power and electricity grid management systems, and -- most significantly -- electric drive vehicles (EDVs).

With company headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, and battery separator manufacturing facilities in the United States and Asia, we are ideally positioned to serve the just-in-time needs of a global market.

Celgard is a division of Polypore, an Asahi Kasei Group company. The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by holding company Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the material, homes, and health care business sectors. Its electronics operations include a broad range of high-performance energy/electronics materials such as the Hipore™ lithium-ion battery separator, photosensitive dry film used in the production of printed wiring boards, and photomask pellicles used in the production of LCD panels and semiconductors. With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries.

Join a Strong Team & Make an Impact at an Industry Leader

Enjoy autonomy, learning opportunities and growth potential.

This is your opportunity to leverage your Instrumentation & Electrical technical expertise to join a strong team in Charlotte. You'll join a global company and work in a cutting-edge industry. Working individually, cross-functionally, and within a team framework, you will repair and maintain instruments, electrical equipment and control systems throughout the plant. Our manufacturing process involves multiple stages, and you'll support diverse activities in all stages. Along the way, you will enjoy a variety of learning opportunities which will allow you to grow your skill set and pursue career advancement, if you choose, within Celgard or our parent company, Polypore International.  

We have first and second shift positions available, so feel free to share this information with your network of talented and qualified peers. 

Celgard® is a global leader in the development and production of high-performance membrane separators. Our products are used in a broad range of energy storage applications including rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, disposable lithium batteries and specialty energy storage. With more than 40 years of market-leading research, development, and manufacturing, Celgard delivers highly-engineered products with proven quality and performance.

Pictured: Celgard's Manufacturing, R&D, Sales & Technical Service facility in Charlotte, NC.

Requirements

To meet the basic qualifications for this role you will have:
  • A high school diploma, GED, or the equivalent.
  • Legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship.
To be a good fit for the Instrumentation & Electrical Technician opportunity, you will have a rounded skill set including: 
  • A minimum of 1 year of technical experience in an industrial environment performing instrumentation and electrical work required; 3-5+ years of experience is an advantage. Quick question for you - click here
  • Experience navigating and troubleshooting AB PLC systems and AC Inverter Drives. Quick question for you - click here
  • The ability and drive to become proficient with the following:
    • Performing diagnostics and setting up PLC and AC Inverter drives; experience with Allen Bradley RSLogix 500, RSLogix 5000, and Powerflex drives preferred. Quick question for you - click here
    • Troubleshooting a wide range of AC/DC electrical systems.
    • Repairing and/or replacing electrical components.
    • Reading/comprehending electrical schematics.
    • Obtaining a PIV equipment license (forklifts, portable hoist, cherry picker, one-man lift, etc.).
  • Proficiency with computers including MS Office Suite applications (e.g. Word and Excel); experience with CMMS or other maintenance software is a plus.
  • The desire to be empowered and to work in a collaborative environment where you will:
    • Work on a high-performing team and contribute in an atmosphere where open and honest communication is the norm.
    • Build effective workplace relationships, motivate co-workers, and support co-worker development as appropriate.
    • Deal with conflict productively, bringing forth issues that need to be discussed and working to forge a mutually beneficial outcome.
  • Willingness to carry a phone for coverage and site-wide communication. 
  • Ability to work at heights up to 30 feet, lift and carry up to 50 pounds, climb ladders, and bend and twist to reach remote equipment.
Preferred but not required: 
  • An associate's degree or certificate in Electrical Technology or a related field. Considerations will be made for relevant experience including from the military. 
  • Experience supporting instrumentation and control loops for temperature, pressure, tension, and flow.
  • Experience and knowledge of mechanical systems.
In addition to these requirements, you must be able to work a 7 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday day shift for training. You could remain on that shift for up to 3 months. Post-training, you will be moved to either a 7 am to 7 pm first shift on a 2/2/3 schedule (which includes some overtime); or a 2 pm to 11 pm Monday - Friday second shift. 

The Role

About the team and shift
You’ll join a talented team including fellow I&E technicians, mechanics, and a seasoned supervisor who has a mentoring leadership style. It's a great, cohesive team with a nice mix of experience and talent.

Daily responsibilities
Reporting directly to the I&E Supervisor, you will be responsible for performing instrumentation and electrical maintenance functions to support our Charlotte facility's equipment. You will deliver ongoing maintenance and repair of all instruments, control systems, and electrical equipment within the plant.

Success will require a high level of skill/expertise in the areas of inspection, troubleshooting, calibration, repair, testing, adjustment, installation, and removal of all electronic and electrical plant equipment and systems. You will use your troubleshooting skills daily. 

Specific duties will include:
  • Performing electrical calibrations and preventative maintenance.
  • Understanding and safely using test equipment such as volt, Ohm, current meters, megohmmeter, oscilloscopes.
  • Disassembling, cleaning, and reassembling production equipment.
  • Installing and verifying correct instrument installation.
  • Supporting new equipment installations with point-to-point verification prior to start-up.
  • Providing revisions to electrical schematics and procedures, when needed.
  • Documenting detailed job notes in CMMS.
  • Operating PIV equipment (forklifts, portable hoist, cherry picker, one-man lift, etc.).
  • Repairing and/or replacing electrical components.
  • Cross-training in mechanical systems and other maintenance disciplines; continuously learning and developing maintenance skills.
  • Training other maintenance personnel on I&E systems and personal areas of expertise.
  • Working collaboratively with all maintenance and manufacturing personnel; leading and participating in cross-functional teams.
  • Following all Celgard safety guidelines and procedures; planning safety into projects and tasks.
Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Pictured: Celgard® product rolls

Why Celgard

Great work environment
This is an established plant with a combination of state-of-the-art and legacy equipment, and a lean state of mind. We're actively building a performance culture with high-energy teams that encourage cross-functional collaboration with individual contributions.

Professional growth
We offer opportunities for advancement in your discipline and offer the opportunities for cross training in other disciplines in the maintenance department. If you have the desire and drive to learn and develop your skills, you will have ample opportunities.

Career options
Celgard dynamically stewards its resources, particularly our most important resource: our people. Because of our unique market niches and proprietary technologies, we prefer to promote from within whenever possible, and we use a Progression Matrix to clearly identify your path to growth. As we expand, we'll be looking for proven professionals to grow with us. From this role, you could step up to an I&E Technician II and beyond.

Green is the present and future
As a tech driven company tied to the green energy sector, we are poised for ongoing growth as tech products from cell phones to electric drive vehicles continue to play an ever increasing role in people's lives.

Competitive compensation
Celgard is committed to providing competitive pay and benefit programs that meet the needs of our employees and their families. We recognize that our greatest asset is our people and that they deserve the best support. In addition to a competitive wage, we offer comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, a 401(k) plan, holiday and vacation pay, and more.

Pictured: advancements in Li-ion battery technology have charged the EDV industry.

Keys to Success

In order to thrive and excel in the I & E Technician role, you will be responsible for: 

Individual contribution and ownership of your duties:
We thrive on the contribution each person brings to our organization, and therefore, we are looking for individuals who excel in a team-based environment that requires accountability, integrity, and a customer focus while working under limited supervision. Individuals, through the structure of their team, are empowered to have ownership of their process.

Interpersonal and communication skills:
Teamwork is essential to your success, and communication is essential to a strong team. You will assist in creating an environment where open and honest communication is the norm -- with your teammates as well as all groups in the organization. You should have solid interpersonal skills along with effective written and verbal communication skills.

Safety and our environment
Through our actions, we strive to do zero harm to our people and environment. All employees will actively assist in maintaining and improving an accident-free workplace. For the benefit of our employees and product, the Charlotte facility is drug-free.

About Celgard

Celgard is a global leader in the development and production of specialty microporous membranes and is one of the largest suppliers to the lithium battery industry. Our battery separators are among the most highly-engineered and critical components of lithium battery systems. They provide a barrier between the anode and the cathode, preventing short circuits, while enabling the exchange of lithium ions from one side of the battery to the other.

Celgard has a long history of supplying separators for portable handheld devices such as notebook computers, mobile telephones, and digital cameras. And because of their unique characteristics and reliable performance, our separators are quickly being adopted into emerging high-performance applications including lithium power tools, backup power and electricity grid management systems, and -- most significantly -- electric drive vehicles (EDVs).

With company headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, and battery separator manufacturing facilities in the United States and Asia, we are ideally positioned to serve the just-in-time needs of a global market.

Celgard is a division of Polypore, an Asahi Kasei Group company. The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by holding company Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the material, homes, and health care business sectors. Its electronics operations include a broad range of high-performance energy/electronics materials such as the Hipore™ lithium-ion battery separator, photosensitive dry film used in the production of printed wiring boards, and photomask pellicles used in the production of LCD panels and semiconductors. With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries.
Celgard LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at jkern@dtoolbox.com.
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