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Assembly Engineer/Process Engineer
Ashland City, TN

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$85,000 - $95,000 / yr


Position: Assembly Engineer/Process Engineer

Location: Ashland City, Tennessee

Company Overview: Join a global industry leader in water heating and treatment technologies, a $3.5 billion company with a rich history spanning over 140 years. With a commitment to continuous improvement, our client employs over 12,000 individuals worldwide, dedicated to providing innovative water technology solutions.

Primary Function: As an Assembly Engineer/Process Engineer, you will perform advanced engineering tasks under limited supervision, overseeing a significant engineering project from inception to completion. Reporting to you will be two technicians.  Responsibilities for two assembly lines dealing with insulation and painting.




•             Identify, lead, and execute projects that target improvements to key plant metrics: safety, quality, on-time delivery, and efficiency.

•             Work closely with maintenance personnel in troubleshooting problems as needed and equipment installation and set-up.

•             Lead cross-functional teams to investigate and define root causes of issues and prevent reoccurrence.

•             Responsible for evaluating and providing recommendations for production issues discovered on the shop floor. This includes data collecting, research, leading, and collaborating with other team members.

•             Analyze and develop plans for improved workflow, space, and labor utilization, and design equipment layout and workspaces for maximum efficiency.

•             Evaluate plant operations and procedures to improve productivity, improve throughput, reduce non-value-added activities, improve operation efficiencies, and promote a safer and more ergonomic working environment.

•             Analyze ambiguous problems utilizing demonstrated proficiency in Lean tools such as Visual Shop Management, Problem-Solving Flow Charts, Process Observations (time-study); and other Lean/statistical tools.

•             Develop, maintain, and improve Process Control Documentation.

•             Evaluate new technologies and possible capital expenditure opportunities for improvements.

•            Participate in industry groups.

•            Perform advanced engineering tasks under limited supervision.

•            Oversees all aspects of a significant engineering project, from start to finish, so that it is completed on time and within budget.

•            Perform other duties as assigned.



•             Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field

•             3+ years of manufacturing experience. Experience with lean manufacturing and conducting capability studies preferred.

•             6 sigma or FMEA experience a plus

•             Excellent analytical and organizational skills; solves complex problems.

•             Experience leading Kaizen related or Continuous Improvement Activity

•             Ability to analyze and resolve issues quickly through root cause analysis

•             Strong communications via written and oral

•             Knowledge of  SAP and MRP systems is beneficial

•             Knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques

•             Proficient in Microsoft Office, Access, Excel, Power Point and AutoCAD. SolidWorks preferred.

•             Excellent written and oral communication skills.

•             Uses team management skills to lead the design group during the conceptual phase of product development.

•             Conduct project meetings and prepare reports to communicate the status of the project within and b

They Offer:

  • Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans.
  • Medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs, and tuition assistance.

This presents an excellent opportunity to work for an industry leader. This is a full-time position. Please submit your most recent resume for quick and confidential consideration.


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