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Automotive Division Job Opportunities

Chicopee, MA | Portland, TN | Troy, MI

Chicopee, MA

Available Positions:
Industrial Maintenance Electrician |Second Shift Production SupervisorProduction Supervisor 1st Shift | Die Repairer, 2nd & 3rd shift | 

Industrial Maintenance Electrician

**This is a weekend shift-full time position. Must have a valid electrical license**

Essential Job Functions:

  • Plan, layout and perform all required operations in the installation, maintenance and repair of all electrical equipment and wiring used in various plant departments, services, offices, lighting and power circuits, starters, cranes, hoists and other auxiliary equipment. 
  • Disassemble ordinary units, determine extent of troubles, troubleshoot electrical problems, repair and/or replace defective parts or wiring and reassemble.
  • Install computer or numerical controlled equipment, troubleshoot and diagnose problems, determine the extent of the trouble and remedy the problem. 
  • Disassemble, clean and repair motors and reassemble.

Requirements:

  • Manufacturing background preferred. 
  • Work conforms to the details of the Electrical Code of Massachusetts and the incumbent must be licensed to work in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
  • Must have valid electrical license, PLC experience preferred.
Please mail or e-mail your resume with salary history to Tsubaki at 106 Lonczak Drive, Chicopee, MA 01022 or email autocareers@ustsubaki.com and reference job title in subject line.
 

Second Shift Production Supervisor

Essential Job Functions:

The Production Supervisor directs and coordinates union personnel within the various departments involving the various stages of manufacturing and assembly of automotive parts, specifically timing chain system components.

  • Shift Supervisors are responsible for directing, coordinating, training, coaching, and supervising the daily activities of assigned employees that are directly and/or indirectly engaged in the production process of assigned products/departments/processes in a manner that ensures all safety, quality, delivery, productivity, and labor utilization goals are achieved.
  • Create and monitor daily efficient flow of material through the department by utilization of manpower and equipment in the department.
  • Determine and implement continuous improvement plans for the equipment, and overall department.
  • Monitor yearly budget for the department ensure goals are met by reducing cost related to production and MRO supplies.
  • Foster working relationships with associated departments i.e. Planning, Engineering and Quality.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication vehicles such as toolbox meetings and employee meetings.
  • Understands, communicates, and follows all company policies, work rules, and Union Contract. Effectively utilizes this knowledge to:
    • Analyze and resolve work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.
    • Correctly maintains time and attendance records.
    • Confers with Group Leader(s) and employees to coordinate activities of individual
    • departments.
    • Ensure department inventory is accurate.
    • Make daily decisions on production schedules and personnel related matters that affect the delivery and quality.
  • It is the expectation of the company that Supervisors will accomplish these goals by working to a high ethical standard and consistently complies with all company policies, work rules, Union Contractual agreements, and applicable laws with little to no direct supervision.
  • Must be able to work 1st, 2nd or 3rd Shift, depending on the current operational needs.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred but Not Required
  • Manufacturing environment a plus but not required.
  • 3+ Years of Automotive Manufacturing Experience; Five (5) to seven (7) years of Supervisory experience, heat treating, metal finishing or working with metals is preferred
  • Intermediate knowledge of Excel, Word required;
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in Lean Manufacturing, Project Management and ISO procedures is required
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work; excellent time management skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate good judgment and decision making with the ability to analyze situations and present a resolution(s).

Please mail or e-mail your resume with salary history to Tsubaki at 106 Lonczak Drive, Chicopee, MA 01022 or email autocareers@ustsubaki.com and reference job title in subject line.


Production Supervisor 1st Shift

US Tsubaki Automotive, LLC a world-class manufacturer and supplier of Timing Chain Systems to the automotive industry is seeking a Production Supervisor in Chicopee, Massachusetts.

The Production Supervisor directs and coordinates union personnel within the various departments involving the various stages of manufacturing and assembly of automotive parts, specifically timing chain system components.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Shift Supervisors are responsible for directing, coordinating, training, coaching, and supervising the daily activities of assigned employees that are directly and/or indirectly engaged in the production process of assigned products/departments/processes in a manner that ensures all safety, quality, delivery, productivity, and labor utilization goals are achieved.
  • Create and monitor daily efficient flow of material through the department by utilization of manpower and equipment in the department.
  • Determine and implement continuous improvement plans for the equipment, and overall department.
  • Monitor yearly budget for the department ensure goals are met by reducing cost related to production and MRO supplies.
  • Foster working relationships with associated departments i.e. Planning, Engineering and Quality.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication vehicles such as toolbox meetings and employee meetings.
  • Understands, communicates, and follows all company policies, work rules, and Union Contract. Effectively utilizes this knowledge to:
    • analyze and resolve work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems;
    • correctly maintains time and attendance records;
    • confers with Group Leader(s) and employees to coordinate activities of individual departments;
    • ensure department inventory is accurate;
    • make daily decisions on production schedules and personnel related matters that affect the delivery and quality.
    • It is the expectation of the company that Supervisors will accomplish these goals by working to a high ethical standard and consistently complies with all company policies, work rules, Union Contractual agreements, and applicable laws with little to no direct supervision;
    • must be able to work 1st, 2nd or 3rd Shift, depending on the current operational needs.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred but NOT Required
  • Manufacturing environment a plus but not required.
  • 3+ Years of Automotive Manufacturing Experience; Five (5) to seven (7) years of Supervisory experience, heat treating, metal finishing or working with metals is preferred
  • Intermediate knowledge of Excel, Word required
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in Lean Manufacturing, Project Management and ISO procedures is required
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work; excellent time management skills required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrate good judgment and decision making with the ability to analyze situations and present resolutions

Please mail your resume with salary history to Tsubaki at 106 Lonczak Drive, Chicopee, MA 01022 or email us at autocareers@ustsubaki.com and reference job title in subject line.


Die Repairer, 2nd & 3rd shift

US Tsubaki Automotive, LLC a world-class manufacturer and supplier of Timing Chain Systems to the automotive industry is seeking a Die Repairer for 2nd and 3rd shift in Chicopee, MA facility.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Repair various carbide progressive, pierce & blank dies
  • Troubleshoot die problems
  • Maintain control & inventory levels of tooling, gages and precision measuring instruments for Automotive Chain, Fabrication & Assembly Dept.
  • Proof tooling in machines to ensure conformance to quality standards

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in fabrication or assembly technologies, using shop arithmetic, decimals and fractions, working from prints and specifications
  • Able to read and interpret various precision measuring instruments
  • Keep inventory records and maintain inventory levels
  • Must have carbide die repair experience & knowledge of surface grinders & punch presses

Please mail your resume with salary history to Tsubaki at 106 Lonczak Drive, Chicopee, MA 01022 or email us at autocareers@ustsubaki.com and reference job title in subject line.



Portland, TN

Available Positions:
3rd Shift Assembler | Material Handler—2nd Shift | Quality Engineer  

3rd Shift Assembler

Essential Job Functions:

  • Following work instructions and/or route sheets, assemble and/or pack products for various departments.
  • Inspect machinery at beginning of shift and notate on check sheet.
  • Clean and/or lubricate machinery as required.
  • Inspect and place parts in designated trays.
  • Meet specified quantity and quality guidelines.
  • Maintain equipment in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Report faulty operation or defective material to supervisor.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior assembly experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with EDI, QAD, or other manufacturing software and MS Office Suite a plus.

Please mail or e-mail your resume with salary history to Tsubaki at 138 Davis Street, Portland, TN 37148 or email autocareers@ustsubaki.com and reference job title in subject line.


Material Handler—2nd Shift

US Tsubaki Automotive, LLC a world-class manufacturer and supplier of Timing Chain Systems to the automotive industry is seeking a Material Handler—2nd Shift in Portland, Tennessee.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Operate fork lift trucks.
  • Remove materials from warehouse racks using lot control and FIFO control as directed.
  • Prepare and place material boxes for Assembler’s access.
  • Load conveyors with empty trays and remove completed trays.
  • Inspect and palletize completed trays.
  • Remove kit pallets, shrink wrap and store in designated location.
  • Maintain production line flow by providing constant flow of material to line.
  • Maintain equipment in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Report faulty operation or defective material to supervisor.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior assembly related experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with EDI, QAD or other manufacturing software and MS Office Suite a plus.

Please mail your resume with salary history to Tsubaki, 138 Davis Street, Portland, TN 37148 or email us at autocareers@ustsubaki.com and reference job title in subject line.


Quality-Engineer

US Tsubaki Automotive, LLC a world-class manufacturer and supplier of Timing Chain Systems to the automotive industry is seeking a Quality Engineer in Portland, Tennessee.

The Quality Engineer works directly with Tier Two suppliers to ensure compliance with Quality System requirements. Performs audits on suppliers to rate actual performance against standards. Issues and follows up on Corrective Actions for non-compliance. Coordinates activities with both Manufacturing and Quality Assurance, particularly on issues related to daily production and/or new products. Responsible for day-to-day Supplier Quality function. In addition, this role will be responsible for all packaging designs, working with the customers, suppliers, and internal departments for the most cost efficient design that maintains a quality part. This position will also be responsible for continuous improvement activities related to packaging to support safety, quality, cost, and process. The Quality Engineer role will be the APQP liaison. This means that they will work with the current CFT (Cross Functional Team) and APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) team to ensure good communication with manufacturing departments especially during PPAP and launch events. This position is responsible to ensure that all APQP related items are tracked and support CFT as required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develops Supplier Quality Manual to outline Supplier Quality expectations, including elements based on the TS16949 standards.
  • Develop Supplier Audit Check System to review Supplier compliance with Quality Systems standards and document Supplier performance.
  • Develop process expertise for supplier operations. Critical commodities include Powdered Metals, Plastics, Aluminum Die Casting, and Cast Iron along with commodity products such as Springs, Limiters and Bolts.
  • Responsible for tracking occurrences per month directly related to supply base non-conformities.
  • Hold accountability to 20-30 major automotive tier two suppliers while maintaining and continually improving upon relationships between both USTA and the supply base.
  • Perform monthly, quarterly and annual supplier audits based on high, medium and low risk suppliers.
  • Manage, maintain and improve USTA Supplier Development and Monitoring scoring system.
  • Track, record and hold accountability to various corrective actions up to and including official OEM complaints.
  • Develop thriving and positive relationships and lines of communication with various tier two suppliers. Partnership approach vs Supplier/Customer.
  • Work directly with customers, suppliers, and internal departments to develop packaging designs that meet safety, quality, cost, and process goals.
  • Evaluate current packaging to improve safety, quality, cost, and process improvements.
  • Organize packaging submissions, trials and testing to meet customer timing, quality, cost.
  • Meet with offsite CFT, APQP, Management team to understand the APQP requirements for each project launch.
  • Coordinate APQP activities ensuring that team members understand requirements.
  • Track APQP activities, communicate status to CFT, APQP, and Management. Support CFT and Manufacturing in APQP and related activities in order to meet timing and customer expectations.
  • Prepare APQP documents (Customer required documents, Control Plan, PFMEA, Process Flow Diagrams, etc..) and Work standards as required. Report to management any issues prior to missing an objective.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • 1-2 Years of Automotive Manufacturing Experience; Two (2) years Quality Engineer experience is highly desired
  • Engineering or in a related field of study and at least five years of QE leadership experience in an industrial and/or automotive environment. Experience with lean manufacturing, project management, and ISO procedures is preferred.
  • Use of SPC, AQP tools and metrics to proactively identify and introduce improvement to tier two organizations.
  • Proficient with the use of SPC and C.I. activities to reduce waste and prevent quality non-conformities throughout tier two supply base.
  • Effective in control plan auditing and process verification.
  • Experience with effective corrective action implementation and root cause evaluation, using methodologies such as: 5Y, Fishbone, 5P, 8D’s, DMAIC Six Panels, Six Sigma.
  • Effective presentation and communication skills when speaking in front of large groups of people.
  • Comfortable with public speaking and communicating effectively.
  • Familiar with automotive fast pace of work environment and high priority customer requirements.
  • Experience with the IATF 16949 requirements and specific clauses for supplier monitoring and development.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively in high stress situations. Must be able to work independently while maintaining a distinguished level of time and priority management.
  • Management of cross-functional teams to resolve open and repeat corrective actions. Strong leadership skills with ability to take various teams towards data driven goals based around COQ, CAPA, and SCARS.
  • Proficient problem solving and root cause analysis skill; Ability to lead regular meetings via teleconference or in face with various tier two suppliers.

Please mail your resume with salary history to Tsubaki, 138 Davis Street, Portland, TN 37148 or email us at autocareers@ustsubaki.com and reference job title in subject line.

 


Troy, MI

Available Positions:

Account Manager |  Sales Analyst

Account Manager

US Tsubaki Automotive, LLC a world-class manufacturer and supplier of Timing Chain Systems to the automotive industry is seeking an Account Manager in Troy, Michigan.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Managing customer accounts as well as supporting data collection, manipulation, analysis, and reporting of bi-monthly and bi-annual five year sales forecasting.
  • Managing customer quote preparation including supporting documents. Provides support for business planning, sales analysis, sales staff support, market and volume forecasts, and market analysis.
  • Manage assigned OEM and related Tier 1 accounts for year-on-year sales growth, and meet or exceed annual business plan expectations.
  • Must be able to translate the customer requirements and USTA capabilities into a variety of value propositions to differentiate USTA in front of the customer's purchasing and engineering organizations.
  • Develop and execute a communication “cadence” to maintain routine customer contact.
  • Build strong relationships to leverage/maximize the Company’s product and service content.
  • Develop and maintain customer purchasing, engineering and other appropriate relationships.
  • Support closure of open receivables payment, as appropriate.
  • Provide direct support to the APQP Team’s in the ongoing development of existing and prospective USTA customers.
  • Remain current on all USTA products from a technical, application, pricing and selling benefits standpoint.
  • Regularly attend meetings with customers. Establish and build strong relationships in purchasing and engineering to identify and follow-up on new product development opportunities.
  • Analyze cost estimations from the manufacturing plants and complete customer cost breakdown/pricing forms.
  • Support Bi-Monthly and bi-annual updates of sales and forecast data.
  • Market share analysis support. Volume forecast reporting and analysis (IHS)
  • Product marketing support.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration degree required.
  • 3-7 years’ experience working for an automotive OEM or tier supplier in powertrain systems (engine components preferred).
  • Experience in calling on OEMs and major Tier 1 suppliers desired.
  • Working knowledge of product costing and automotive industry purchasing, quality and supply requirements desired
  • Automotive Account Management experience is desired. Program management experience highly desired.
  • Good understanding of manufacturing processes and equipment
  • Experience with manufacturing cost allocations and profit analysis
  • Basic knowledge of internal combustion engines and transmissions.
  • Ability to interface directly with all levels of customers during the product life cycle.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Attention to detail is critical.
  • Should be a self-starter with good organization skills.
  • Ability to handle and meet multiple deadlines and coordinate priorities accordingly.
  • Excellent organizational skills – able to perform duties with minimal supervision.
  • Experience in analyzing data to support business strategies.
  • Self-starter with excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills along with a Team attitude.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications with emphasis on Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Ability to travel – both domestic and international if required

Interested candidates should submit resumes and salary expectations to autocareers@ustsubaki.com and reference job title in subject line.


Sales Analyst

Assist Sales Manager and Account Mangers in all Sales department functions including but not limited to completing customer cost breakdown forms, maintaining customer contract log, support sales forecasting, marketing activities and processing customer orders.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Complete necessary customer cost breakdown and tooling forms and manage customer RFQ systems.
  • Assist in data analysis and creating reports for customers and internal groups · Maintain customer pricing contract log.
  • Support market data analysis and internal distribution of automotive market trends on a periodic basis
  • Run QAD (ERP) reports as and when required by the Sales office staff
  • Provide general administrative support for the Sales Office Staff
  • Other tasks as directed by management

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration and/or Engineering degree required
  • 0-2 years’ experience working for an automotive OEM or tier supplier
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and equipment is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Attention to detail is critical
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications with emphasis on Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint .
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to travel 10% of the time– both domestic and international

If interested, please submit a completed “Job Opportunity” form to the Human Resources Department by the posting closing date. If someone you know is interested, contact Arin Langan-Wytas, extension 7294. This position is being recruited both internally and externally.


Tsubaki is an EEO Employer of Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities 

Tsubaki offers competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits, including health benefits effective on date of hire, 401(k) match and profit sharing.

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