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Production Engineer, Plastic Fuel Products

Department: 003000 – Maintenance Functional Rubber
Location: Lebanon , KY
Shift: 2nd Shift (2pm-10:30pm)
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The Production Engineer function is to maintain and continually improve production processes and documentation.


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


  1. Maintain and continually improve production processes and documentation (i.e. FEMAs, Work Combination tables, Process Flow Charts, Standard work check sheets, Spare parts lists, PM schedules, PFUs, BOMs, WIS, Condition standards, Daily check sheets, PCRs, etc.).
  2. Support Internal Audits.
  3. Develop and implement documented corrective actions for customer complaints.
  4. Analyze scrap and labor inefficiencies, identify root cause and implement countermeasures to reduce. Summarize and report savings.
  5. Pre-trial evaluation and involvement on new parts and programs.
  6. Maintain awareness and understand the roles and responsibilities regarding the environmental policies, management system, and objectives and targets by attending the required training. Perform all tasks in accordance with the EMS procedures and practices and minimize the impact of their activities on the environment.


Additional Paint Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and manage Preventative Maintenance project schedules. Negotiate timing with vendors and production.
  2. Maintain paint working environment. (i.e. HVAC, Air Handling Equipment, Boilers, Air Compressors, RTO, Palin, Etc.)



This job has no supervisory responsibilities.



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.


Excellent communication skills.

Able to print, read, and identify critical characteristics on a drawing.

Knowledge of Toyota Production System.

Experience in a cross-cultural work environment.

Ability to negotiate and communicate requirements for product/process improvement with production, quality, vendors, and contractors.

Demonstrated Project Management skills

Skilled in visual management and presentations.

Ability to perform PFMEA development/updating and root cause analysis.

Strong analytical skills and interpretation of data.

Skilled in gage or check fixture use and interpretation of data.



Additional Paint Qualifications:

Able to setup and run hand spray.

Able to relieve production for breaks and lunches on all positions.

Fully capable to clean and rebuild paint guns, mixers, trees and lines.

Capable of programming Kawasaki and Fanuc robots.

Ability to judge color and other key critical quality characteristics.


Additional Injection Qualifications:

Thorough understanding of injection molding operations with respect to plastic automotive parts.

Thorough understanding of thermoplastic resins.



Associates or Diploma in Industrial Maintenance, BS in Engineering discipline, or 16 years equivalent experience as an engineering technician in paint.



Ability 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 required, MS Project experience a plus

Skilled in using AutoCAD or other drafting software



Ability to perform medium level mathematical calculations and to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as data analysis, percentages, flow rates, calibration slopes, etc. Also capable to control variables in an experiment to determine root cause.



Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several variables.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, equipment or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand and occasionally required to walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to chemicals or molten resins which will require special PPE.



This is a full-time position, and hours of work should be set to that of the department you support. Typical first shift is Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 7 to 4, or 8 to 5. Typical second shift is 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. or 4 to 1:30. Typical third shift is Sunday through Thursday 10:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Overtime throughout the week and weekend may be required as job duties demand. It is an engineer’s responsibility to maintain and kaizen capacity, scrap, and cycle time to prevent overtime.

Salary Range

$68,000 – $90,000 Per year


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

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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