Powertrain Engineer

Randstad
 Jackson, TN

job summary:

A Powertrain Engineer is needed for a renowned manufacturing organization in the Jackson, TN area. The primary responsibility of this role is to set equipment & die specifications, follow ordered items through delivery, set process parameters, lead adjustment & quality confirmation trials, lead defect countermeasure activities.

Qualified candidates must have BS Degree(or above) in Engineering or 4+ years equivalent professional experience in Automotive/Manufacturing. This is a long-term contact opportunity slated to last a year or longer, and our client is only local candidates or candidates willing to relocate themselves.

location: Jackson, Tennessee

job type: Contract

salary: $30.00 - 34.37 per hour

work hours: 8am to 5pm

education: Bachelors

responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the procurement of high pressure casting dies and quality confirmation equipment including: CMM fixtures and programming, Manual leak test fixtures, and gauges required to confirm product quality. Goal is to achieve on-time delivery to achieve trial schedules
  • Study and gain expertise in understanding the casting condition settings for specific product models; adjust machine settings and seek engineering controls for inputs to match a desired output condition for each casting parameter. Standardize condition settings and control methods through Operation Drawings.
  • Lead root cause & countermeasure activity for NA-unique defects. Communicate frequently with TMC for information share. Visit manufacturing plants (Kentucky, West Virginia, & Alabama) for Genchi Genbutsu during major trial activity and countermeasure fix effectiveness confirmation
  • Output of this specialty is to achieve quality KPI; and prove-out through production preparation trials to SOP timing

Execute Equipment & Installation Specialty:

  • Lead and manage the procurement of process equipment (New production lines or modified lines) from JPN and local US sources; needed to process casting parts on a production line; Casting Auxiliary equipment, Finishing, Heat Treat, and Palletizer Equipment. Goal is to achieve on-time delivery for installation timing to achieve trial schedules.
  • Identify local contractors (Primary and subs) to modify equipment or build new process equipment lines. Manage installation with daily safety meetings, setting work targets for each day with the general contractor, managing progress each day to towards major milestones; ex: Power-On, Machine motion checks,etc.
  • Schedule vendor-provided specialists to confirm equipment on-site (ex; Robot Teaching, Machine programming checks and running in manual and continuous)
  • Manage equipment trials; develop punchlists to countermeasure safety issues, and continuous and manual running conditions
  • Output of this specialty is to achieve productivity KPI; and prove-out through production preparation trials to SOP timing

Requirements:

  • BS Degree(or above) in Engineering or 4+ years equivalent professional experience in Automotive/Manufacturing
  • 1+ years of Production Preparation and/or Manufacturing in Casting for Powertrain.
  • 1+ years of major model change experience in Casting process (equipment, fixtures, tooling, transfers) & impact to part quality / manufacturability
  • 1+ years of experience as Casting project leader with resp. for a working group including job responsibility coordination and overall project milestone management
  • Bachelor Degree (or equivalent related engineering experience) -Mechanical Eng, Metallurgical Eng, Electrical Eng, Industrial Eng, Mech Eng Tech, Manufacturing / Industrial Tech
  • 3+ years of Casting or Metals related manufacturing engineering experience
  • 1+ years High Pressure Die Casting Experience
  • 1+ years direct working experience with NC machining
  • 1+ year working knowledge with Fanuc Robot including system integration and troubleshooting
  • 1+ year working knowledge with Toyopuc PLC including system integration and troubleshooting
  • 1+ years working knowledge with 2D / 3D CAD systems for equip layout and part/die modeling applications
  • Proficient with AutoCAD, Creo or other 2D/3D programs
  • Proficient with programming / troubleshooting industrial PLC platforms
  • Experienced with preparing documentation, presenting / gaining approval for capital projects and cost justification proposals.

qualifications:

  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Education: Bachelors

skills:

  • Manufacturing
  • Casting
  • PLC

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