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Controls Engineer
Evansville, IN

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We have an awesome opportunity for a Manufacturing Production Leader with an Automotive Tier 1 Company. This is a chance to join a world class company with 13,000+ team members across multiple locations in the US! You will be leading and maintaining the manufacturing and production system of the assigned area within the plant. This key role directs Team Leaders and other Team Members in the execution of the group’s responsibilities. This is an opportunity to work with the best and grow in your career!

You will get:

  • A Fantastic Benefits Suite that includes low-cost flexible options including multiple health insurance plans, HSA, Dental, Vision, FSA, Disability Insurance, Accidental/Life Insurance, Maternity Leave, Tuition Assistance, a 401k with a great company match, 13 paid holidays and Paid Time Off (PTO) and discounts.
  • A great area for your family with many attractions
  • A fantastic Cost of Living that is 20% below the US average and very affordable housing
  • A Cadillac Relocation package is provided to make your move a positive experience to the our plant in KY and IN!
  • Working with a company that is known for it’s positive culture, values, and career opportunities!

Duties

  • Provide direction and motivation to team members emphasizing safety, quality, efficiency, productivity, cost reduction, and morale.
  • Responsible for leading and maintaining the manufacturing and production system of assigned area,
  • Accomplishing Hoshin goals, and keeping on task with targets and implementation schedule.
  • Partner with the Quality department to initiate investigation and containment activities.
  • Troubleshoot daily quality, safety, and production issues.
  • Coordinate hiring and placement of team members.
  • Track staffing conditions, work hours and overtime, job rotation, and absenteeism.
  • Ensure consistent compliance with all company rules, policies, and practices
  • Managing and appraising team member job performance and recommending corrective action.
  • Maintains positive team member relations centered on mutual trust, dignity, respect, fairness, consistency, two-way communication, and teamwork
  • Standardize current/new processes and methods, reduce process variation, identify waste, and eliminate waste.
  • Designing and/or documenting the best work sequence for each process.
  • Direct the work by assigning/re-assigning work stationing and analyze production requirements based on current work situation and production schedules.
  • Direct floor activities to ensure all aspects of manufacturing are effective and correct sub-standard situations.
  • Maintain the highest level of quality and efficiency possible.
  • Monitor the flow of parts, materials, productivity, and quality including kanbans and inventory levels
  • Ensure quality goals are met and use the quality feedback loops and systems and escalation procedures.
  • Confirm that team members use the quality systems correctly.
  • Be proactive in predicting abnormalities and finding innovative solutions to correct.
  • Evaluate problems involving machinery and equipment and coordinates repair of tools and machinery.
  • Participate in the setting of Key Performance Indicator (KPI) targets including safety, quality, operational availability, PEFF, scrap, etc.
  • Update department and KPI board and graphs, daily, and initiate continuous improvement activities.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements
  • Participate in ergonomic exercises, 5S housekeeping, accident investigation, and safety audits and related activities.
  • Maintain productivity and quality standards, in TS19649, ISO 14001, environmental, safety, quality, job performance, setups, trouble shooting, and continuous improvement.
  • Maintain, plan, and prepare department instruction manuals.
  • Develop team members through performance evaluation, training plans, feedback, and coaching.
  • Maintain specified records, files and logs of department/shift activities and prepare business reports
  • Monitor and maintain team member time, attendance, and training records.
  • Keep team members informed on issues relevant to them and encourage two-way communication.

Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in Business, Manufacturing, or related field required, or will consider extensive manufacturing experience
  • 4+ years of relevant manufacturing experience required.
  • 2+ years of previous manufacturing supervisory experience required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job functions of a leadership role.
  • Must be able to work a fixed or rotating shift schedule, including daily or weekend overtime.
  • Thorough understanding of manufacturing, quality management and control systems and techniques, including material controls, work flow, scheduling, kanban
  • Can work in a fast-paced, multicultural work environment.
  • Must be able to multi-task, handle diversity, and provide leadership through problem resolution.
  • Interact with multiple departments and prioritize activities.
  • ERP System experience (e.g., Oracle) is a plus
  • Automotive parts production, quality, or production control experience a plus.
  • Advanced education is a plus.
  • Professional certifications/ trainings are a plus. i.e. Six Sigma, Lean, TPS and Production Efficiency (PEFF) system


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