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Job Title: Production Engineer
Category:  Engineering (4447)
Tech USA is searching for an energetic and motivated Production Engineer to join a leading Automotive Supplier in the Lexington / Frankfort area.  The 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.
This is a direct-hire role offering competitive pay + benefits!
  • Create and evaluate process plans and production preparation plans for new manufacturing processes.
  • Assists with development of new product designs and/or production process that meet company and customer safety, quality, and productivity standards.
  • Create and evaluate process flow, layout, work combination and equipment specs.
  • Supervise supplier selection process for sourcing of tools and equipment.
  • Control budget and track budget related activities.
  • Develop reports to allow for growth and development of the PE team.
  • Coach team members on production processes.
  • Collect and organize data in an orderly fashion to be accessed and used for future programs.
  • Discuss agreement of equipment specifications with plants.
  • Participate and guide the design, construction and installation of new tools and equipment.
  • Understand, analyze and elevate production preparation issues in a timely manner to allow for countermeasures.
  • Report production preparation status to PE management and related groups.
  • Work hands on modifying existing equipment, tooling, and/or process designs to improve safety, quality, and/or productivity.
  • Troubleshoots and diagnoses daily production and quality problems.  Monitors ongoing data and makes systemic process improvements.
  • 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.
  • Assists production groups with technical problem solving, training, etc.  Authors and edits relevant technical work instructions.
  • Conducts, supervises, and documents trial manufacturing procedures including standard development, technical problem solving, dimensional issue resolution, etc.
  • Attends and participates in various company meetings relating to design projects, technical and production problems, safety and quality issues, etc.
  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Similar is a Requirement.
  • 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.
  • Basic understanding and working knowledge of the industrial equipment and manufacturing processes. Ability to follow company policies and procedures regarding safety, quality, and operations.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, good math skills.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Solid working knowledge and demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office and other computer-based applications (Experience programming production machines and equipment).
  • Manufacturing experience  in automotive components and managing design work from concept to production
  • Experience with PFMEA (Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis).
  • Basic understanding and working knowledge of the industrial equipment and manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to work in a team environment to support demanding automotive customer requirements.
  • Ability to program production machines and equipment
Location  Frankfort , KY
Minimum Experience (yrs):  1-5
Required Education:  Not Specified

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