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3 months ago
Salary band: $10k - $15k
Location: North America, United States, Georgia (U.S. State)
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.
Category: Production Engineer
Throughout its history, Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. has been synonymous with safety, quality, growth, and continuous improvement. Adhering to these core values has enabled us to succeed as a Tier 1 supplier of world-class products to the global automotive market. With five US locations and over 3,500 hard-working employees, we are dedicated to ensuring the expectations of our first-rate automotive customers are consistently exceeded.

Our recent expansion has afforded us an opportunity to seek an additional PRODUCTION ENGINEER for the Production Engineering Department at our MONROE, GA facility. You offer us your determination and work-ethic, we offer you very competitive pay and top-notch health benefits. Relocation assistance will be available to qualified candidates.

The primary role of the Production Engineer is to develop and implement optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. Additionally, the Production Engineer recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods and controls. The Production Engineer may also coordinate manufacturing launch for new or revised products.

Chief Duties and/or Responsibilities:

Performs research, design and development of manufacturing processes including production flow, assembly methods and production equipment.

Prepares and maintains detailed layouts of buildings and equipment.

Coordinates the manufacturing launch of new/revised products including establishing goals, training team members and evaluating results.

Create manning plans based on volume forecasts for new programs.

Gives input to product design based on design for manufacture/design for assembly philosophy.

Designs, develops and tests and/or sources and cost-justifies various tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods.

Performs product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiency.

Develop and document quality system for new programs (control plan, PFMEA, process flow, work instructions, and inspection plans.)

Coordinate and document all Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) activities.

Develop and maintain documentation such as downtime, scrap, and efficiencies.

Utilize data such as downtime, scrap, efficiencies, etc. to plan and strategize countermeasures for equipment and process problems.

Leads or participates in Kaizen activities to ensure continuous improvement in processes, products, components, raw materials, and equipment.

Qualified Applicants will possess the following:

Bachelor's degree in Engineering with three (3) years Engineering experience. Experience in automotive manufacturing industry is preferred.

Knowledge of and experience with Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing techniques.

Experience in machining environment utilizing equipment such as using CNC lathes and mills.

Able to create and/or modify programming for CNC machine.

Have an understanding of CNC fixture designs.

Experience in cutting tool / coolant selection.

Technical skills in manufacturing processes and methods including flow, layout, assembly and production equipment.

Problem analysis and problem resolution.

Familiarity with current automotive standard and OSHA regulations.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Excellent organizational skills.

Ability to motivate team efforts to accomplish goals.

Must be proficient in MSWord, Excel, and PowerPoint. Some Access experience preferred.

Since we only hire the best and want to maintain a safe and pleasant work environment for all, final candidates are subject to drug screen and background checks. Hitachi is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

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