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Manufacturing Engineering Lead Technician

Location: Monroe, Georgia, United States
Job ID: 46108
Date Posted: Nov 19, 2020
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Manufacturing
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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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 3,600 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 a unique opportunity for a strategic, dynamic, and forward-thinking Manufacturing Engineering Lead Technician looking to “shift gears” and join the team in our Monroe, GA facility.  You offer us your determination and work-ethic; we offer you very competitive pay and top-notch health benefits.


The Manufacturing Engineering Lead Tech Assist Manufacturing Manager to plan, direct and coordinate all activities of Manufacturing Department with other departments and functions.  Recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods, and controls. 


Chief Duties and/or Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinates the manufacturing launch of new/revised products/ process including training team members and evaluating production results (KPIs).
  2. Develops process documentation and operator work instructions (OWIs) to facilitate operator training on equipment operation, part processes and part quality inspection.
  3. Manages the production training process to improve skill level of new and current Operators, Line Assistants, Group Leaders, and Supervisors.
  4. Manages the daily production scrap review process for cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiency activities.
  5. Utilizes production and machine data for driving scrap reduction and process efficiency improvement projects.
  6. Leads Kaizen activities to ensure continuous improvement in processes, products, components, raw materials, and equipment.  Uses systematic methods such as collecting and analyzing downtime / scrap data, dimensional data, etc.
  7. Troubleshoots assembly and/or machining processes and equipment as required to meet quality and production requirements.
  8. Leads cross-functional team for solving quality problems by using root-cause analysis tools.
  9. Give recommendations to Production Engineering department regarding improvements for future equipment and processes.
  10. Practices 5S and Plan/Do/Check/Action cycles.
  11. Supports TS16949 and ISO 14000 audits.


Qualified Applicants will possess the following: 


  1. Minimum 10 years of experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in automotive field.
  2. Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing techniques.
  3. Technical skills in manufacturing processes and methods including flow, layout, machining, assembly, and production equipment.
  4. Familiarity with TS16949, ISO14001 and OSHA regulations.
  5. Problem analysis and problem resolution.
  6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  7. Excellent organizational skills.
  8. Ability to motivate team efforts to accomplish goals.
  9. Must be proficient in MSWord, Excel, and PowerPoint. Some Access experience preferred.


Supervisory Responsibilities:



Physical Demands:

Required to sit or stand and move about the facility.  Occasional lifting of items not to exceed 50 lbs.


Work Environment:

Combination of office and plant environment.  May be required to use safety glasses and wear steel toe shoes while performing specific tasks or while in specific manufacturing areas.

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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