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Process Engineer 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.

I. Mission / Objective

Seek for high efficiency on all production lines to increase safety, quality and productivity through the continual implementation of Lean Manufacturing practices as well as the improvement and innovation of equipment, processes and procedures.

II. Essential Functions and Key Accountabilities



Lean Role

Define manufacturing standards.

Seek the continual improvement of manufacturing processes (productivity and profitability) by applying the principles of Lean Manufacturing and engineering.

Track process performance (safety, quality, productivity and costs) indicators; identify problems and set countermeasures by applying Metalsa's Problem Solving methodology to avoid reoccurrence.

Research and develop new applications (technology) to production processes.

Guarantee the processes are safe and ergonomic for the Team workers.

Collaborate in the design of new lines projects.

Lead changeover reduction strategies

Develops manufacturing processes and provide cost estimations for new business.

Approve tooling, fixtures and process designs.

Coordinate and/or Lead Meetings with specialty teams for troubleshooting, project implementation and engineering changes.

Assist product management group on processing, quoting, implementing, launching, and maintaining of engineering changes.

Manage control, documentation of PFMEAs, work instructions, and assets.

Comply with the internal control of its area (audit current practices and update procedures) Attend and respond to internal and external audits.

Comply with Safety, Quality and environmental guidelines and systems that apply to the plant, process or specific areas.

Comply with and supports implementation of MOS and Metalsa Model practices.

Plan and manage daily, weekly, and yearly projects for production.

Educate and Train organization on MOS lean principles and tools such as Standardized Work, Change Over, Just in Time, etc.

Process KPI's follow up.
Ø Weekly meetings
Ø KPI's boards (OEE, PR, OA, MTBF, MTBR, JPH, Frames x people, etc.)

Natural Business Teams (NBT's) Support

Local Vendor/ Supplier Development

Ensure Plant Design Standards are Maintained

Maintain, Manage, Control Mechanical Drawings

MIFC (Continuous Improvement)

Implement Pull systems

Changeover control and improvement

III. Working Relationship


Assembly , Maintenance, and Tooling personnel






Engineering Degree (Mechanical or Industrial) or Equivalent experience




Manufacturing Experience (Automotive preferred)

  • Technical Skills

  • Technical Skills

    · Problem Solving.

    · ISO/TS 16949 quality system and environmental systems.

    · Proficient with CadKey light or AutoCAD.

    · Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA).

    · Project Management

    · Lean Manufacturing

    · Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point, etc.)

    · Knowledge of the APQP process (advanced productive quality planning).

  • Key Success Factors: Leadership Competencies

  • Competency



    Customer Focus



    Problem Solving

    Developing Direct Reports and Others

    Personal Learning

    Interpersonal Savvy

    Conflict Management


    Motivating Others

  • Physical Requirements

  • 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 occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.

    · Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to visually focus.