Industrial Electrical Engineer

Job Purpose

To learn, understand, and actively support the execution of a professional maintenance system to achieve world class status in tire manufacturing: Eliminate forced deterioration of equipment and prevent accelerated deterioration > Reverse deterioration of equipment using breakdown analysis > Establish concise maintenance standards > Develop countermeasures against equipment weak points > Build a periodic maintenance system > Build a predictive maintenance system > Establish a cost management based Planned Maintenance System

  • The System Equipment Engineer focuses primarily on AGVs and Warehouse Management System equipment.
  • Supporting Metrics: Reduction of machine faults / Improved OEE / Improved Planned Maintenance activities / Reduction of labor and material costs / Improved product quality through a robust error-proofing process / Improved ergonomics and safety at work-stations / Extended useful life of equipment / Reduction in set-up and change-over times / Increased percentage of Planned Maintenance / Reduced equipment life-cycle costs / Elimination of conditions for accidents

Key Accountabilities

  • Work with a “Safety Always” mindset through supporting and promoting continuous improvement of safety and health in the workplace.
  • Perform all duties with a “Quality First” mindset through improvement of work processes and procedures to eliminate and prevent defects.
  • Develop and maintain a “big picture” focus and understanding of the complete tire manufacturing process within the first 3-months of employment
  • Establish good rapport and build working relationships and networks with peers, technicians and other employees to develop a strong network/ support base.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with suppliers and other third parties
  • Remain current with professional practices and maintain a high awareness of new products and procedures in the industry. Monitor trade publications and actively participate in professional organizations.
  • Communicate information timely and clearly.
  • Support the designation of serial numbers for components, placement of orders and record-keeping of purchases in SAP to ensure required inventory levels.
  • Learn and develop the necessary skills and know-how to complete Consultation Forms accurately and timely.
  • Assist other engineers with proposal development, contract documentation, and other activities as required.
  • Establish a working pattern where all work activities and plans are “audit ready”.
  • Develop a flexible personal work schedule as TP is a 24/7 operation to ensure necessary work is completed to meet required deadlines through taking ownership in your area of responsibility.
  • Perform routine duties requiring application and knowledge of basic engineering principles.
  • Prepare simple and routine plans, calculations and cost estimates by following standard engineering practices and procedures.
  • Interpret engineering specifications and solve routine problems by applying defined procedures with proven precedent.
  • Systematically identify causes of problems and identify possible solutions in a Plan-Do-Check-Act methodology.
  • Research, learn, and drive introduction of enhanced maintenance techniques.
  • Drive cooperation between operators and maintenance staff to support equipment up-time objectives.
  • Support improvement of Planned Maintenance activities and schedules to reduce costs.
  • Support definition and application of efficient, sustainable cleaning, inspection, lubrication, and re-tightening cycles (5S).
  • Support activities related to improving equipment uptime, e.g. MTBF, MTTR, through application of know-how and skills and using Fault Analysis tools.
  • Support the restoration and maintenance of basic equipment conditions through analysis to stop deterioration.
  • Participate in Value Stream Mapping activities to identify NVA and eliminate redundancy and waste.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by management

Core Competencies

Required Knowledge

  • Engineering and Technology – Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Production and Processing – Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Mathematics – Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Mechanical – Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Design – Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Required Skills:

  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Technical Comprehension – Understanding of technical documents, the ability to translate to the job and effective application.
  • Analytics – Ability to generate relevant data, to analyze the data and to implement fact-based solutions to problems in a systematic way.
  • Active Listening & Speaking – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times; talking to others to convey information effectively.

Qualifications

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required; field of science or learning major required (Electrical Engineering major preferred); advanced degree in a related field preferred

Experience:

  • 0+ years of proven engineering experience in the manufacturing industry required
  • Relevant experience preferred to include internships or Co-ops.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to frequently move about the manufacturing plant campus, general office environments, production areas, and occasionally ascend/descend stairs.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.
  • Must be able to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.
  • Must be able to position self to file documents including the top and bottom drawers of file cabinets.
  • Must be able to occasionally move office equipment and supplies weighing up to 25 pounds.
Employer: Hankook Tire Manufacturing USA
Job Category: Manufacturing Technology
Job Type: Full Time