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3 months ago
Salary band: $10k - $15k
Location: North America, United States, Kentucky
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Leading Tech Staffing LLC
Category: Production Engineer
Job Description

Job Title: Production Engineer

Job Location: Frankfort, KY

Company: Automotive supplier

Compensation: $70K - $80K, Full Time with benefits


Under routine supervision of the Production Engineering Manager, Production Engineer evaluates

current and proposed production processes, assists with new product development and production

methods, and implements design or process changes that improve the manufacturing safety, quality,

and/or productivity.

REQUIRED: Metal stamping or roll forming, or metal experience. "Hands on" Tool Design using AutoCad or Catia.

And Specifying materials and coatings.


1. Create and evaluate process plans and production preparation plans for new manufacturing


2. Assists with development of new product designs and/or production process that meet company

and customer safety, quality, and productivity standards.

3. Create and evaluate process flow, layout, work combination and equipment specs.

4. Supervise supplier selection process for sourcing of tools and equipment.

5. Control budget and track budget related activities.

6. Develop reports to allow for growth and development of the PE team.

7. Coach team members on production processes.

8. Collect and organize data in an orderly fashion to be accessed and used for future programs.

9. Discuss agreement of equipment specifications with plants.

10. Participate and guide the design, construction and installation of new tools and equipment.

11. Understand, analyze and elevate production preparation issues in a timely manner to allow for


12. Report production preparation status to PE management and related groups.

13. Modifies existing equipment, tooling, and/or process designs to improve safety, quality, and/or


14. Troubleshoots and diagnoses daily production and quality problems. Monitors ongoing data and

makes systemic process improvements.

15. Assists with tooling and equipment procurement to support production and product design

modifications. Performs investigation of available vendor/suppliers, pricing, quality, delivery

schedules, available vendor technical assistance, etc.

16. Assists production groups with technical problem solving, training, etc. Authors and edits relevant

technical work instructions.

17. Conducts, supervises, and documents trial manufacturing procedures including standard

development, technical problem solving, dimensional issue resolution, etc.

18. Attends and participates in various company meetings relating to design projects, technical and

production problems, safety and quality issues, etc.


1. Basic knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of mechanical engineering,

materials and steel fabrication methods including but not limited to stamping, forming, welding,

and painting.

2. Basic understanding and working knowledge of the industrial equipment and manufacturing

processes. Ability to follow company policies and procedures regarding safety, quality, and


3. Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, good math skills.

4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for effectively working with vendors/suppliers,

other department personnel, etc. Ability to clearly and concisely communicate complex information

in verbal and written English.

5. Ability to read component, assembly and equipment drawings and have an understanding of

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Proficiency with ACAD or similar required.

6. Solid working knowledge and demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office and other computer-?

based applications (e.g., MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, Internet, etc.).

7. Ability to program production machines and equipment.

8. Manufacturing experience (1~3 years) in automotive components (e.g., stamping, assembly,

tooling, welding, and other miscellaneous components), managing projects from design to


9. Experience with PFMEA (Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis).

10. Basic understanding and working knowledge of the industrial equipment and manufacturing


11. Ability to function both independently and with good judgment in a team environment.

12. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, work efficiently within time constraints and deadlines, and

handle stressful situations in a calm manner.

13. Ability to work in a team environment to support demanding automotive customer requirements.

14. Ability to program production machines and equipment.


Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Metallurgical Engineering or related field

required, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.


Office: Open Office Environment, moderate noise level.

Plant: Standard automotive plant environment with moderate to high noise level. PPE (Personal

Protective Equipment) such as safety glasses, steel toe shoes, hearing protection, etc. is required in

engineering, manufacturing, or industrial areas.

Working hours may depend on production requirements.

Travel: Limited

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