Website TG Kentucky


Lebanon, KY

TG Kentucky, a Tier One Supplier to the Automotive Industry, is currently seeking applications for an experienced:

Technical Engineer – Automation

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  1. Lead integrator for Automation in the plant. Expert level resource for automation projects utilizing robots/cobots and programming/communication between devices.
  2. Develop and manage master engineering schedule for all projects. Lead, coordinate, and supervise others to achieve all plan objectives of the master schedule.
  3. Actively investigate, justify and implement automation improvement projects
  4. Write equipment/tooling specifications, coordinate and oversee or perform the design, construction, installation, start-up and trials of new equipment/tooling against the master schedule.
  5. Create all documentation required for capital investment & obtain approval from upper management.
  6. Implement automation improvement processes that meet all KPI targets for capital investment, part cost, scrap, part performance, delivery, layout, cycle time, efficiency, safety, ergonomic, and quality deliverables.
  7. Develop all documentation for the process including but not limited to specifications, PFMEA’s, risk analysis, process plans, PFD’s, work combination tables, design reviews, trial reports, work instructions, condition standards, and capacity tracking.
  8. Lead and support Kaizen activities after process is in production.
  9. Proactively work to produce processes that are not capable of flowing out defects to the next process while working to countermeasure those that do and yokoten to similar processes
  10. Problem solving and investigating problems utilizing root cause analysis and reporting
  11. Perform all tasks in accordance with OSHA, EPA, and TGKY procedures and best practices.

QUALIFICATIONS:To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Extensive equipment designing, building, and integration experience

Expert programming and troubleshooting ability with PLC, HMI, Robotics, electronic control circuits.

Ability to write complex PLC programs from scratch and design/build the control circuits for them.

Thorough understanding of networking protocols including Ethernet, cc-link, serial comm. and addressing

Writing programs and teaching IAI’s and 6 axis robots

Fanuc and/or Universal Robot certified for cobot installing is strongly preferred.

3D Solid modeling and design experience

Experience in writing macros and IP addressing

Ability to communicate and direct requirements effectively with customers and suppliers

Demonstrated Project Management and leadership skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and creating technical presentations/documents.

Ability to read drawings, identify critical characteristics, lead design reviews, and develop PFMEA’s

Capability to lead and conduct root cause analysis for current problems and potential occurrences

Knowledge of Toyota Production System and lean manufacturing concepts

Strong work ethic, take ownership/responsibility for projects, and maintain high level of productivity

High aptitude to pick up on engineering principles and new technology

Knowledge of TS and ISO requirements

Excellent attendance and punctuality

Experience working in a cross-cultural work environment

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  BS in Engineering or related discipline or equivalent experience.

COMMUNICATION SKILLSAbility to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Clear, concise written and verbal skills and problem solving skills required. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of team members.


Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Visio, and Project experience

Skilled in using AutoCAD, Solid Works, or other 3D solid modeling software

TG Kentucky offers a competitive wage and benefit plan as well as opportunities for professional growth and development.  Interested persons should send resumes to:

TG Kentucky, LLC

Attn:  Human Resources

633 East Main Street

Lebanon, KY 40033

Or  E-mail:

TG Kentucky, LLC (TGKY) is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

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