Production Engineer

Salary Range: $50,000 – $65,000
Job Location: Shelbyville, TN
Industry: Automotive
Available Positions: 1
Position Type: Direct Hire
Experience Required: 3 – 5 years
Degree Required: 4 year degree
Active Security Clearance: No
Job Description: SUMMARY
Under general supervision, performs a variety of duties including equipment and tooling trouble shooting, guidance and liaison to product operations, working on scrap reduction, profit retention, continuous process improvement and implementation of new production launches. Provides manufacturing line support with training, documents and maintenance to improve efficiency and product quality. Additionally, this position designs and develops packaging to ensure that finished products as well as incoming component parts reach their destination on time and free from defect.

1. Prepare reports and attend meetings to support current and new model business performance (NPL, VA, PBM, Program Reviews, Task Force)
2. Design, spec, procure, implement and provide basic line support for new model processes, tooling and equipment as required to meet business objectives.
3. Maintain current higher level assembly production equipment and provide training to engineers and maintenance.
4. Analyze current and new model quality issues to determine root cause and support implementation of countermeasures and foolproofs and improvements to protect product quality (including equipment buyoff).
5. Develop strategic planning for standardization of equipment, programming, fixtures, visual aides, checklists, spare parts and general documentation.
6. Prepare PIR responses for quotation of new business and design change proposals.
7. NPL-Attend meetings, select vendors, coordinate prototype builds, design tooling preparing docs, developing and purchasing new equipment and fixtures
8. Attending QRQC’s and QRSC’s, determining root causes, and implementing the recommended actions.
9. Updating/maintaining capacity charts, building layouts, and developing future business plans based on capacity and layout improvements.
10. Creating and maintaining paperwork (TPD’s, Process Plan Sheets, PFEMA, Process Flows, ETS’s, TADS) and Benchmarks.
11. Attend improvement team meeting and activities including training for supervision and technicians.
12. Attends planning meeting and equipment trials at outside tool shop facilities to evaluate actual equipment against specifications. Supports equipment maintenance, repairs and changes.
13. Design and develop returnable packaging in response to PIRs meeting customer’s needs.
14. Communicates frequently with internal and external contacts on various issues.
15. Performs other duties as assigned.
The above typical duties are characteristic of this job and demonstrate a level of difficulty and are not intended to list or limit the duties that may be required or assigned to an employee in this classification.

Required Skills: Automotive Industry experience.
Candidate Must Have: Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline
Relocation Offered: Yes
Additional Information: Knowledge of APQP process (semi-automatic and sequencing). IE/ Line Balance & Kitting. New Product launch experience Worked very close with a customer or worked as a supplier
Bonus/Benefits: Full Company Benefits to include Full comprehensive Relo package, Med & Den Insurance, 401k, and annual bonuses.