Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Knoxville, TN, USA Req #1822
Tuesday, June 8, 2021




Senior Manufacturing Engineer


JTEKT North America


Manufacturing Engineering


Vonore, Tennessee


Salaried Exempt


M.E. Manager









Provide technical support for continuous improvement of plant operations and the execution of new/modified programs.

Essential Duties and Accountabilities:

·       Design and execute trials to reduce cost: scrap reduction, cycle time reduction, Gentani, and short stop reduction.

·       Support Maintenance and Manufacturing as required on breakdowns, startups, and set-ups.

·       Recommend and assist in creation of effective set-up and maintenance procedures.

·       Investigate and formulate actions to mitigate “why make” side of non-conforming product flow-out issues.

·       Participate in new program manufacturing planning reviews.

·       Plan and execute process development trials to achieve initial process capabilities required.

·       Support manufacturing improvement and Kaizen teams.

·       Work daily/weekend overtime when directed by immediate supervisor or, as necessary, to complete essential job duties.

·       Perform other duties as assigned to achieve departmental objectives provided.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

    This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.


Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·       Proficiency in multiple types of CNC controls, tooling geometry, machine tool processes and fixture design    


·       Proficiency with automated, semi-automated, and manual automotive assembly equipment and cell design.

·       Sound understanding of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical circuits and controls. 

·       Strong organizational skills, able to work well under pressure and manage several tasks simultaneously.

·       Basic knowledge of applicable quality, health, safety, and environmental management systems.

·       PLC programming experience and robot programming experience desired.


Education and Experience:

BS in Engineering (ME or EE preferred) plus minimum 5 yrs experience in metal removal and/or close tolerance assembly manufacturing.

 The above may be modified by the department Manager and the Human Resources Manager if the candidate is otherwise qualified.


Work Environment/Physical Demands:

    Able to walk approximately 3 – 7 miles per day

    Perform repetitive motions while walking or standing

    Stand/walk for duration of shift

    Visually check for minute details when performing quality checks, detect color

    Able to lift 35 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.

Employee may perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.


Other details

  • Job Family 2019 MAPPING
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Knoxville, TN, USA