Manufacturing Team Lead

Full Time
Vancouver, BC
Posted Today
Job description

As the world shifts to renewable energy, the intermittent nature of wind and solar must be addressed. The answer? Large-scale, long-duration, and robust energy storage. That’s where Invinity comes in. We make flow batteries that store energy in a liquid electrolyte containing vanadium. Invinity’s vanadium flow batteries are highly advanced versions of this proven technology.

Invinity Energy Systems, a public company trading on the London Stock Exchange with primary operations in Vancouver, Canada is deploying large-scale flow battery systems around the world. The value in our battery systems rests in our expertise in flow battery design, electrochemistry, and, increasingly, software. Software is at the core of what we do. It is embedded within the electronics components in our battery modules, coordinates large arrays of modules to work in concert, engages with other energy infrastructure equipment, allows monitoring and management of complete battery projects, and even supports trading on energy markets.


As the Manufacturing Team Leader, you will focus on the team involved in Assembly Operations for all Invinity Energy systems. You will work to further develop the team and the processes within the business. The ideal candidate will work to improve operational and assembly efficiency, implement lean principles and best practices for executing Invinity’s operational strategy. You will also be responsible for meeting business commitments and driving value stream success.

Responsibilities

General:

  • Deliver on business objectives for cost, quality, throughput, speed, schedule attainment and waste elimination
  • Communicates company goals/philosophies/strategies to Team Members
  • Communicate with other leaders in the business to ensure timely decisions and to keep work flowing
  • Resolves or escalates issues that are preventing the assembly team from meeting their objectives (issues relating to part availability, data quality, part quality, etc.)
  • Lead and facilitate discussions within team and across functional groups

Safety:

  • Conducts team safety meetings & provides input to increase safety in the workplace
  • Oversees daily clean-up of production areas & maintains world-class housekeeping standards
  • Demonstrate due diligence and ensure a safe work environment for all team members

Delivery:

  • Closely monitors the assembly production schedule & aligns the priorities of the assembly team
  • Designs & implements scheduling tools to coordinate the various functional responsibilities of the team
  • Optimizes production work area layout to maximize productivity while ensuring assembled product meets customer & company quality standards
  • Manage capacity and determine resource allocation requirements to ensure projects are completed in accordance with scheduled priority

Quality:

  • Ensures non-conforming material is segregated, identified & has an appropriate action plan developed

Continuous Improvement:

  • Designs & implements KPIs & metrics to monitor the health of processes & the effectiveness of the team
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives to develop standardized processes and consistent throughput results
  • Promote company goals and build a culture of problem solving and ownership for team members

People:

  • Provides direct daily supervision of team members to ensure safe, clean & efficient work environment
  • Build an environment of trust and empowerment with team members and promote team building
  • Fosters a team environment that promotes continuous learning
  • Drive accountability within the department to promote maximum team performance and ownership
  • Provide leadership and be the point of contact for all issues involving your team
  • Conduct regular one on one meetings with team members
  • Assess training needs for staff, as well as temporary workers ensuring that all department personnel are appropriately trained & that the training satisfies the company’s training requirements
  • Set clear expectations for training and check-in regularly with trainer and trainee on progress

Technical:

  • Provides electrical/mechanical manufacturing expertise in the manufacturing/assembly of Invinity Energy storage solutions.
  • Own & lead all electrical/mechanical assembly issues
  • Work from drawings, specifications, schematics, wiring diagrams as well as other verbal or written instructions and perform electrical and mechanical assembly.
  • Work to CSA, UL, CEC codes and company quality requirements.
  • Previous experience installing, mounting, fastening, aligning and adjusting parts, components, wiring and harness to subassemblies using hand and small power tools is an asset
  • Previous experience inspecting electronic components and assemblies to ensure adherence to specified requirements is an asset
  • Previous experience soldering, crimping, and manually assembling various electrical wires and components is an asset

  • 3 - 5 years progressive experience working within an industrial or manufacturing environment, with a demonstrated ability to lead teams.
  • Qualified electrical/mechanical fitter
  • Demonstrates a deep understanding of internal customer needs with the ability to deliver on expectations
  • Possesses strong leadership & motivation skills
  • Has well-developed scheduling & organization skills
  • Has good understanding/awareness of flow cell battery technology and assembly methods
  • Has good computer literacy in spreadsheet & word processing applications
  • Is a strong problem-solver with good facilitation skills
  • Has mature presentation skills
  • Possesses solid understanding of Health & Safety legislation


People love working at Invinity because we know we are empowered to make a meaningful impact. We’re small enough that every team member plays a critical role in our daily business, but large enough that the batteries we build are being deployed at significant scale in landmark clean energy projects around the world.

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