General Assembly Production Engineer

Date: Jun 28, 2024

Location: Westpoint, GA, US, 31833

Company: Kia Georgia, Inc.

General Summary:

Perform engineering functions and responsibilities, in support of production, for the entire assembly shop, including Trim, Door, Final and Chassis areas, as well as, connected areas such as the Wheel Alignment, Off Line Test, Shower, Repair and Logistic Area.

Essential Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, coordinate, buy off and support installation of equipment required for production.
  • Develop training materials and plans for team members in support of Group Leaders.
  • Support production lines and associated team members.
  • Perform line balance activities for new model, take up/down.
  • Support a continuous improvement program to ensure corporate success.
  • Plan/design and implement tools, production aids, assist devices, etc. that are required for production.
  • Evaluate, plan and implement new model launches including equipment, tooling, process sheets, and work instructions.
  • Lead problem solving activities in the production environment to ensure quality products including development of short/long term countermeasures.
  • Develop, implement, and follow countermeasures on annual plan in support of corporate goals/targets.
  • Analyze trend data to develop, implement, and follow-up with countermeasures to existing production concerns using available indicators.
  • Develop, implement and follow-up a proactive ergonomics program in production.

Qualifications and Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field along with two (2) to five (5) years of progressive experience in a similar field in a manufacturing environment preferably within the automotive industry, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Possess strong self-responsibility.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Flexible schedule to work overtime, holidays and weekends as required.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Strong analytical problem solving skills and effective decision-making.
  • Ability to perform multi-tasks with multiple priorities within a designated time frame.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in making recommendations, exercising company decisions and carrying out essential job duties that affect efficient business operations and its objectives, policies, practices, and conditions.

Specialized Skills and Knowledge Required

•    Experience using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Access.
•    Experience with SAP system preferred.

Competencies Required

  • Monitoring and Feedback
  • Problem Solving
  • Prompt Judgement & Action
  • Teamwork

Nearest Major Market: Lagrange