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Process Engineer

Company: Toyota Boshoku America, Inc
Location: Gainesboro
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

I. General Summary: Utilize the Toyota Production System and engineering skills to perform production engineering functions for production processes. Develops, coordinates, and implements manufacturing processes, procedures, and techniques including process improvement activities to improve the production department's overall efficiency, product quality, productivity, and profitability in accordance with company and customer requirements. II. Essential Job Functions:A. Act as process engineering support to production, maintenance, and kaizen department personnel.1. Assists in the development of process plans for new automotive products.2. Prepares and updates plant layout/process flow as needed for new equipment, new/modified processes, and new/revised products.3. Assists with preparation for and conducting of buy off meetings for new products and processes prior to mass production.4. Completes test runs, adjustments, safety checks and capability studies for new/revised equipment, products and processes as required by company quality and safety standards.5. Creates, modifies, and reviews process control details relating to new products or product design changes.6. Tune manufacturing processes and handover complete processes to manufacturing teams.7. Provides technical assistance and training for team members on new or revised processes and procedures. 8. Support production and maintenance departments to ensure successful product development and launch.B. Provide technical support to production for corrective action activities and countermeasure development and implementation from process related defects.C. Utilize Key Performance Indicator (KPI) data to focus, drive, and monitor process improvement activities.1. Evaluate production department daily performance indicators to monitor process stability to ensure process improvements are sustained.2. Complete and maintain project sheets and activity sheets for continuous improvement tracking.D. Researches, develops and implements new manufacturing methods and techniques in order to optimize efficiency and cost of manufacturing processes and procedures.1. Tests cost reduction ideas to ensure no compromises are made in product/process quality, safety, or workability and develops countermeasures if necessary.2. Evaluates and analyzes new concepts or applications for manufacturing processes and presents relevant data to management for further study. III. Minimum Qualifications/Requirements: Education: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, or related technical field required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Experience: Greater than 4 years of experience in automotive tier one manufacturing and/or engineering required.Personal/Technical Skills: Practical knowledge of Toyota systems and terminology. Able to read component, assembly, and equipment drawings. Thorough understanding and working knowledge of process engineering. Proven technical competence in applicable major subsystem (i.e. seats, door trim). Basic understanding of the industrial equipment and manufacturing processes relating to automotive interiors. Must have a thorough knowledge of the principles and theories of manufacturing and industrial engineering. Must have an understanding of ergonomic principles and company safety procedures, regulations and requirements. Must know the requirements and procedures for the start up and introduction of new products into the manufacturing process. Thorough understanding and working knowledge of automotive plants and processes/principles, company products, trade terminology, manufacturing processes, tooling and equipment, and machine operation. Advanced math skills. Effective time management skills. Strong problem solving experience. Ability to work in a team environment. Ability to adopt a self-directed work style. Ability to compile effective and concise visual reports. Able to work in a fast paced, multicultural work environment. Strong organization, planning, scheduling, and analytical skills. Ability to communicate and work well with all levels of the organization. Ability to multitask, manage diversity, and facilitate problem solving and resolution. Active listener with effective communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills. Strong ability to work and utilize resources and tools in a multicultural environment. Ability to function both independently and with good judgment in a team environment. Must be able to work flexible hours to support production on all shifts during new product launch. Ability to collect and organize data in an orderly fashion so that it can be accessed and used for future programs. Must be able to compile information and report that information to the appropriate people in the organization in a timely manner. Language Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.Computer/Software: Solid working knowledge and demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office and other computer-based applications (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, Outlook, Internet, etc.).IV. Work Environment/Conditions:Office: Open Office Environment, moderate noise level while performing manufacturing automotive production engineering operations.Plant: Standard automotive plant environment with moderate noise level. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as safety glasses, steel toe shoes, hearing protection, etc. may be required in engineering, manufacturing, or industrial areas. Personal attire standards may apply.Travel: 0-5%V. Physical Demands:While performing the duties of this job, the team member is required to talk, see, and hear. The team member must be capable of walking, sitting, and standing for extended periods of time and may be occasionally required to lift up to 30 pounds. Disclaimer: This job description is intended to identify the general nature and level of work performed by team members within this classification, as well as certain essential job functions. It is not intended, and should not be interpreted, as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of team members assigned to this job. To qualify for this job, however, a team member must be able to perform its essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Under no circumstances may this job description be construed as altering the at-will nature of the employment relationship between TBA and any team member.EOE

Keywords: Toyota Boshoku America, Inc, Murfreesboro , Process Engineer, Engineering , Gainesboro, Tennessee

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