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Forming Process Engineering Co-Op at Metlasa in Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

About Metalsa:
Metalsa Structural Products, Inc. is part of a global company that manufactures structural components for light and heavy vehicles. Our mission is to help our customers move the world more efficiently, while protecting the environment and ensuring long term economic and social value generation for our stakeholders. We provide our customers innovative solutions focused on safe and sustainable product and process technologies, exceeding quality and service at a competitive cost. While serving both the automotive and commercial vehicle market we strive to make sure 'Quality is a Way of Life' at Metalsa.
EEOC Statement:
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Academic and Experience

  • Pursuing 4-year degree in industrial engineering - Required
  • Completed 30+ hours toward degree - Preferred
  • In final year of school - Preferred
  • Experience with production inventory & control systems - Preferred
  • Participation in a significant role on the MOS, either deploying a practice, training in a tool or methodology, leading problem solving or other applied leadership experience - Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear
  • The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or touch
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arm
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to visually focus


  • Able to multitask and work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (facilitate meetings and present training to small and large groups)
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent control of stress, proactively
  • Team orientation, safety and quality oriented
  • Willing to deal and resolve conflict effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a positive attitude
  • Prompt and regular attendance
  • Other duties as assigned


Essential Functions and Key Accountabilities


  • Assist with problem solving activities to improve efficiencies
  • Support department as needed to make improvements
  • Gather data that can be used in solving concerns
  • Conduct problem solving to make recommendations and implement improvements


  • Work in a safe manner and encourage others to do so.
  • Report all unsafe acts and conditions immediately
  • Use our Innovation process and the team concept to improve safety in the plant
  • Be proactively involved with improving working conditions.
  • Maintain the appearance of a World Class Facility
  • Actively support full implementation of the 5S's, using it to approach and keep all areas clean, neat and properly maintained.


  • Offer ideas for improvement of all systems and help implement them
  • Lead area in achieving plant quality objectives/goals
  • 100% on-time delivery to customer
  • Target 0 PPM on parts for all our customers (Metalsa and customer standard: 25 or less PPM)
  • Understand customer needs and work towards meeting and exceeding them


  • Actively involved with the Metalsa Model practices and promoting MOS principles.