Engineer - Manufacturing

Avanzar Interior Technologies
San Antonio, TX
Oct 10, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Businesses & Consultants
Institution Type
Outside Academe

Job Description

. Responsible for providing direct interface to customers, suppliers and product engineering organization, specially focused on Seat assembly and process.

Develops and implements Seats related processes, methods, tools, equipment, and controls for the manufacturer of products and components consistent with obtaining and maintaining design integrity, optimum costs, quality, inventories, and investment in facilities. Activities will include all aspects of prototype development and builds.

Actively applies new manufacturing technologies and aggressively evaluates and reports on manufacturing opportunities which will contribute to the JIT plant's objectives and goals.

Participates in the product design activity to assure optimum productivity and costs. Suggests alternative designs, materials, or processes. Must be capable of resolving all problems while maintaining good rapport with customers.

Maintains effective communications with all people affected by projects and issues operating instructions when required. Issues periodic status reports to keep affected personnel informed.

Prepares manufacturing studies to determine optimum manufacturing costs, quality, and inventories and/or evaluates feasibility for new or existing products, processes or materials.

Recommends changes for the most practical and economical manufacturing processes, including material, labor, tooling, equipment, and ancillary factors.

Participates in selecting, approving, and developing tooling and equipment to satisfy manufacturing requirements and product design intent.

Provides customer liaison as relates to product design and engineering matters.

Coordinates new processes implementation and training. Insures that all relevant tooling is capable of making required product to meet all timing goals.

Serves as resource person to process changes, problem solving committee, etc., to insure product design intent is not jeopardized.

Actively pursues quality improvements in the manufacturing process.

Serves as champion of Pre-Launch Team of all new programs. Issue minutes of the meetings. Maintain and issue status of all required reports of new programs, ie., A.Q.P. checklist, issues lists and feasibility assessments. Creates and maintains new program review documentation.

Researches and implements state of the art technology to assure that product design is manufactured in most capable/cost effective manner possible. Insures that product design allows for these state of the art technologies.

Works closely with Advance Manufacturing Group in Plymouth to provide direction to ensure plants are pursuing latest technological advances.

Work closely with lean manufacturing matrix teams to ensure key measures such as:

• Quick Tool Change

• Press Utilization

• Die Performance


• Scrap and off-fall reduction meets or exceeds world-class standards.

• Minimization of indirect labor to increase productivity and efficiency

• Lean Manufacturing Implementation.

• Six Sigma Projects
  1. Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Manufacturing Engineering Manager


EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years in Seat Assembly

Manufacturing engineering, quality, and production in a JIT environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Leads Quality function within their area of responsibility, typically providing direct leadership to Quality Engineers. Provides leadership to a large area of responsibility.

Education and Experience: B.S.M.E. or equivalent

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, blueprints and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Must be computer literate and familiar with appropriate software programs. Ability to

create visual aids for communication purposes.

  • Duties also include assisting in the day-to-day management of the Environmental Management System. Following all environmental work instruction and / or cleaning up spills or other duties required of the Environmental 1st Response Team.

Company Description
Tier 1 Supplier to Toyota

San Antonio, TX


Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:43:01 PDT