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Senior Operational Excellence Engineer

Natron Energy

Natron Energy

holland, mi, usa
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Natron Energy is seeking an experienced Six Sigma Black Belt for a Senior Operational Excellence Engineer. This role will lead the team in data analytics for high-volume manufacturing and process control.
The Senior Operational Excellence Engineer will be responsible to drive process capability and improvement through statistical analysis, team training and mentoring, and indirect leadership. This role will engage with the process engineering, quality, operations, and data reliability teams to implement best practices for process optimization, Six Sigma, SPC, and cause-effect correlation.

Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years in engineering, operations, or quality roles.
  • 5+ years in a focused Six Sigma Black Belt role with a minimum of (10) Six Sigma projects completed using DMAIC methodology.
  • Deep expertise in manufacturing and process capability, root cause analysis, SPC, data analysis for continuous improvement, and quality control.
  • Extensive experience in structured DOE planning and execution.
  • Measurement System analysis including Gage R&R, Calibration Methods, and analysis of related factors such as Bias, Linearity, Correlation, and Precision to Tolerance.
  • Experience using MES systems to data mine and uncover process change events, root causes, statistical shifts in process performance, and correlations across processing areas.
  • Knowledgeable in the use of MES systems to automate SPC, Control Charts, Run Charts, and related automated reporting.
  • Expertise with root cause methodologies such as Kepner-Tregoe, 5-Why, Ishikawa, and similar.
  • Experience with the development and launch of new products and processes, and the related validation and report-out of process capability (cpk).
  • Demonstrated Experience using Jmp Correlation Analysis Toolkit.
  • Ability to create quality control sampling plans for both initial launch (safe launch) and steady-state manufacturing.
  • Strong influential leadership skills.
  • Expertise in facilitating engineering and operations teams through DMAIC projects.
  • Experience in training team members to achieve Green Belt certification.
  • Excellent strategic agility, analytical, problem-solving skills with ability to work seamlessly between strategic and tactical focuses.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field.
  • ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, other external certification considered.


  • This is an in-person role working out of Holland, MI 49423
  • Employees must work onsite in Holland, MI; some work-from-home privileges is negotiable
  • Compensation is competitive with local engineering positions

Compensation/Pay Transparency:

  • Disclaimer: The actual salary of a successful applicant may vary from posted ranges based on the candidate’s experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, internal equity and alignment with market data, and other legitimate business reasons, including, but not limited to, compliance with applicable immigration law prevailing wages.
  • In addition, Natron Energy has a strong benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k Plan with Match, Life Insurance, Parental Leave Benefits, Discretionary Time Off (DTO) and Paid Time Off (PTO) for Exempt and Non-Exempt employees respectively, and 11 paid holidays.
About Us:
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.
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