Corydon, IA – Resident Engineer

East Penn Mfg. Co. (Deka Battery), a worldwide industry leader in the battery business, is seeking a 1st shift Resident Engineer to work in the Process Engineering department in the Automotive Division in the Corydon, Iowa location.


Primary duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Implement approved engineering changes to the facility
  • Perform on-site studies to support the Process Engineering Department
  • Champion process engineering projects specific to the facility
  • Track the performance of processes to ensure the processes’ ability to fulfill customer and EPM performance and safety requirements
  • Obtain and integrate process knowledge to facilitate quality improvements
  • Lead a team to develop and maintain:
    • Change logs
    • East Penn material specifications
    • Production work instructions
    • Quality assurance work instructions
  • Author Process Engineering reports to document findings and lessons learned during process improvements and developments
  • Lead in root cause analysis and problems solving efforts related to product capability and process quality
  • Interface with material suppliers and equipment manufactures relevant to processes
  • Fulfill any other expectations of the LEAD (Leadership, Engineering, Automotive Division)
  • Travel as required to fulfill the aforementioned responsibilities



RE will work closely with:

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Quality Control
  • Plant Management
  • Other Engineering departments

Will work regularly with:

  • Senior Supervisors and Assistants


Candidate should have a significant understanding of the battery construction process and should hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in an Engineering or Scientific discipline preferred.  Requirements include:

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project)
  • Control Plans
  • MSR
  • IQS
  • Minitab


  • Somax
  • WorkOtter
  • Six Sigma
  • Lean Manufacturing


East Penn offers excellent benefits package, including the following:

  • competitive compensation
  •  group insurance
  •  profit sharing
  •  401 K
  •  life insurance
  •  paid holidays/vacation


Apply in person or send cover letter and resumes with salary requirements to:  East Penn Mfg. Co, Attn:  Holly Spotts at



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