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Manufacturing Engineer
Ref No.: 18-35064
Location: Lebanon, Kentucky
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 55,000.00 - 65,000.00 /Year
Skill Type
Skill Type:Engineering
General Description:
Uses advanced knowledge of engineering, manufacturing processing, and data analysis to perform the essential duties and responsibilities as outlined below to produce the highest quality part at the lowest cost. Must have the ability to use independent judgement on matters of significance; with regards to process improvement and profit enhancement. Additional duties may be assigned. Work will be accomplished in adherence to all policies set forth by the company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Performance to Divisional/Departmental Business plan objectives/KPI's:
  • PEM
  • Scrap reduction
  • Defect reduction
  • Labor Savings
  • Utilize TPS Philosophies and Principles to achieve business objectives (Kaizen/Model Cell Activities)
  • Compliance to existing quality systems (i.e. TS and ISO)
  • Technical support to manufacturing for analyzing problem solving and prevention of recurrence activities.
  • Enhance Customer Satisfaction expectations
  • Independently investigates new processing strategies to eliminate defects.
  • Report monthly on the defect percentages and countermeasures in process, to reduce defects.
  • Develop new and advanced parts processing control strategies and make recommendations to management
  • Utilize 8step methodology to define problems and implement prevention countermeasures
  • Guide working team in determining matters of significance and alert executive staff in a timely manner to prevent problems from escalating to impact customer events
    Minimum Qualifications:
    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required.

    Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor degree from a four year college or university in Engineering related field (Mechanical preferred): or one to two years related experience and or training: or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Competency in the use of Information Systems Tools to understand and maintain business objectives.
  • Automotive manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Toyota Production Systems or related system preferred.
  • TS16949 and ISO14001 experience or related experience preferred

Language skills
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret related technical documents.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with subordinates, peers, and Executives.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to respond to common inquires or complaints from customers, suppliers, and the company's personnel
  • Ability to effectively present information
Mathematical skills
  • Ability to use mathematical concepts as it applies to developing and analyzing data.
Reasoning ability
  • Ability to resolve problems through methodologies such as root cause analysis and countermeasure corrective action.
  • Ability to understand the value of and implement preventative countermeasures to avoid potential problems through the 8-step problem solving methodology.
  • Ability to interpret technical instructions in drawing, mathematical, or diagram form.
  • Ability to distinguish between significant and trivial.
Physical demands, working conditions, and required PPE:
  • Working conditions: combination of both office area and manufacturing floor.
  • Ability to apply "Go & See” principles as it applies to your Essential duties and Job summary.
  • Travel may be required
  • Ability to address issues and resolve problems under deadline constraints.